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    TVWBB Super Fan Lynn Dollar's Avatar
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    I received the Kona brush and used it on my gasser Wednesday evening. It is sturdy. Its not gonna bend no matter how much pressure applied. It did not clean my grill as quickly as a standard wire brush , but it got it done. I was gonna use it a few more times before concluding anything.

    They offer special instructions for use. In this vid, they have the grill flipped over, I use the flat side of the grill and the brush did not work as well as it would in their vid.


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    Those grates are totally upside down. Not sure why anyone would want to use the grates with the cross bars sticking up in the field bars

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    Do any of you use this? https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...3L1Q7A/tvwb-20

    If so, what has been your experience on a variety of grates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFletcher View Post
    Do any of you use this? https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...3L1Q7A/tvwb-20

    If so, what has been your experience on a variety of grates?
    Yes, I have one of these. It is specifically designed to "sweep out" the lower parts of GrillGrates. For that it works very well. I use one of those wood things to scrape the flat tops, but grease and small bits that fall off wind up getting incinerated in the lower part. This lets you easily brush them to the back keeping the vent holes open. The material works on warm but not scorching hot grates. I don't know if it would be very useful on stainless rod or even cast iron grates, although cast iron like on the Q where there are some solid flat areas to protect the burners below would probably benefit.
    Genesis Platinum Skyline 3200 Q1200"Flat-top" 26 Kettle Red,Black 22s 1Touch Platinum, Black '74 18, JJ & SJ. Projects: Genesis 4, 2 many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    Those grates are totally upside down. Not sure why anyone would want to use the grates with the cross bars sticking up in the field bars
    Larry,
    I agree those grates are upside down, at least to the extent that the cross bars would suggest their primary use would be flat side up. But, as I have posted earlier, I use them my old style Weber OEM cast iron with the pointed sides up. These grates don't have any crossbar or other suggestion that I am wrong. In fact, the trademarking would actually tend to point to pointed side up. It is all a matter of opinion which does better.

    You might remember my "LarryGrates" experiments. Here are my Weber OEM with one side flat up and other pointed up. For me, I like the pointed side. You and others may well see it differently, but I can see why I choose to do it this way.

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    I prefer fat side up, pointy side down when using cast iron. Of course, now that I've gone RC, I don't need a brush (using the chagron) and the grates are completely fantastic!
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    I haven't used cast iron grates in years and don't expect to ever again. But when I did i preferred the pointed side up. I know Webers official stance is flat side up though.

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    The grill gloss is another interesting non brush cleaning tool. The shape looks identical to the chargon do I imagine it would work pretty well.

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...PAV28E/tvwb-20

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    Looks good, but I would be a little skeptical of the durability of that thing. It seems the head on it isn't all that thick of SS.
    Some people rescue dogs and cats. I rescue Webers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg M View Post
    I haven't used cast iron grates in years and don't expect to ever again. But when I did i preferred the pointed side up. I know Webers official stance is flat side up though.
    Greg,

    I am always dreaming up tests and comparisons that I never have time to do, but I have most of what I need for one last one. I mentioned salvaging thick stainless bar grates from my Summit fiascos. I plan (after April 15) to cut them down to fit in a Genesis 1000 or Silver. When I get that done, I am hope to use my Skyline for an all-out, unbiased as possible, showdown between cast iron on one side and thick stainless bars on the other. I know it won't be "rcplanebuyer" but my Summit grates are, I believe, the same thickness and so will at least be a close proximity. I am very open minded and curious myself. I have a real affection for cast iron, but maybe it is just sentimental. Hopefully I will have some concrete results that will answer that.

    Maybe I can then let the winner take on GrillGrates!
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