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    Cleaning the WeberQ Grates

    What do you members use to clean the grates on your Weber Q? Can you use the Weber Cleaning Brush?

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    If you are referring to what grill brush, I prefer this one. I use it upon completion of cooking while it is still hot.

    If you are referring to how to refurb nasty grates, I like sos or Brillo soap/steel wool pads.
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    When I had my Q300, I found they were quite sensitive to metal cleaning brushes.
    That was the biggest drawback of the Q for me - that if you tried to really clean the grates off with a metal brush, you scratched the porcelain coating off and they started to rust.

    After years of metal brushes, in May I ended up going to a plastic brush used when the grill was cool and found that worked well in conjunction with keeping my new grates well-oiled.
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    When I was using metal bristle brushes I used one similar in shape to what Mark linked, though mine were marketed by Cave Tools. In terms of their effectiveness at cleaning a variety of grates I LOVED using them. But now that I've abandoned metal bristles I'm using the Char-Broil nylon brush. Of the several other cleaning tools I've tried, it is my next favorite, including for use on a Q series. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...J3C28I/tvwb-20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark B in STL View Post
    If you are referring to what grill brush, I prefer this one. I use it upon completion of cooking while it is still hot.

    If you are referring to how to refurb nasty grates, I like sos or Brillo soap/steel wool pads.
    I got one of these a few days ago. I really like it, Thanks Mark B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan RS in Mass View Post
    When I had my Q300, I found they were quite sensitive to metal cleaning brushes.
    That was the biggest drawback of the Q for me - that if you tried to really clean the grates off with a metal brush, you scratched the porcelain coating off and they started to rust.

    After years of metal brushes, in May I ended up going to a plastic brush used when the grill was cool and found that worked well in conjunction with keeping my new grates well-oiled.
    I too have the same concern regarding a metal brush scratching the porcelain coating off and then gathering rust, thus, the reason for my question. Thanx to all for your excellent advice!
    Last edited by Richard Garcia; 09-25-2018 at 05:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFletcher View Post
    When I was using metal bristle brushes I used one similar in shape to what Mark linked, though mine were marketed by Cave Tools. In terms of their effectiveness at cleaning a variety of grates I LOVED using them. But now that I've abandoned metal bristles I'm using the Char-Broil nylon brush. Of the several other cleaning tools I've tried, it is my next favorite, including for use on a Q series. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...J3C28I/tvwb-20
    BFletcher - this is very similar to the brush I have, which is also a Char-Broil.
    I liked the way it worked on the Q.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan RS in Mass View Post
    BFletcher - this is very similar to the brush I have, which is also a Char-Broil.
    I liked the way it worked on the Q.
    Thanks for the update, Ryan; I was curious as to what you were using.

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