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    I use a plastic putty knife that I think is 2.5" wide and--while I'm complacent about other activities--for some reason I do a quick scrape of my bowls after every use. This could be due to the fact that I roll them into our unfinished basement after use. My Kettles don't look squeaky clean (by no means) but I have just a very thin layer of buildup at any given time. For some reason, my lids don't flake and, so, I never touch them. I'm no mechanical theory expert but on the curved blade linked above wouldn't that result in only a portion of it coming in contact with the bowl at any given time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFletcher View Post
    I use a plastic putty knife that I think is 2.5" wide and--while I'm complacent about other activities--for some reason I do a quick scrape of my bowls after every use. This could be due to the fact that I roll them into our unfinished basement after use. My Kettles don't look squeaky clean (by no means) but I have just a very thin layer of buildup at any given time. For some reason, my lids don't flake and, so, I never touch them. I'm no mechanical theory expert but on the curved blade linked above wouldn't that result in only a portion of it coming in contact with the bowl at any given time?
    Probably so, but it would cover more area than a squared off scraper.

    I was cleaning creosote from the lid of my 18 WSM, and it was really tough to get off using a grill brush with a scaper on the other side. I was thinking one curved , especially if I were lucky enough to have one the shape of the WSM lid, would work better.

    And my Kettle is due for the creosote to be cleaned out from under the lid. Right tool would make that job much easier.

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    I don't have any crud build up because I grill at a high temp. I also let the coals burn out with the lid off every now and then so that helps keep the bowl clean.

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    I made a scraper, out of quarter sawn oak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBooker View Post
    I don't have any crud build up because I grill at a high temp. I also let the coals burn out with the lid off every now and then so that helps keep the bowl clean.
    I do the same with my Kettle. I also put down foil when I use the Vortex. But its the creosote under the lid that's really hard to deal with. Same with my 18 WSM. I bought this drywall bucket scoop from Lowes yesterday, for $5.50. I've tried it a little bit, I think it work well. I can already tell , however, that the flexible blade of the plastic one I posted above, might work better.


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    I made one out of quarter sawn oak, it’s so nice to have a buddy that’s a cabinetmaker! His scrap box is HUGE! I’ve made my cypress table for the replacement on the performer, my patio bar, next project is a cooler cabinet...
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