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Have you used the Weber griddle yet.

Man it is sweet. The only downside is you will be asked to do breakfast all the time.

It excels at pancakes, bacon, eggs and sausage.

If this rain ever stops I plan on trying a whole bunch of stuff. (got to keep up with Mike. He has gotten his monies worth out of his griddle :) :) )

 

Howdy! No I haven't. The cost of steaks and such over the last ten days has blown the grilling tool budget. But, I have a few items on the short list to get in July and that's among them.

 

The Weber professional grade grilling pan, #6435 too. It was very well thought of in this month's Cook's Illustrated.

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I've seen you mention it before and looked around Walmart for it, but no joy. You think it's the way to go even for the enamaled hood that mine has?

 

Oops! I'm sorry - I didn't notice at the time of my response that you had enamel! :) I'm not sure if BKF works on enamel - I've only used it on ss. And I'm not at home to read the label until tonight, so...

 

Perhaps someone else may chime in here with more experience on enameled surfaces.

 

Mike

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Oops! I'm sorry - I didn't notice at the time of my response that you had enamel! :) I'm not sure if BKF works on enamel - I've only used it on ss. And I'm not at home to read the label until tonight, so...

 

Perhaps someone else may chime in here with more experience on enameled surfaces.

 

Mike

 

LawDog,

 

Here is a quote from the Barkeepers Website:

 

 

Bar Keepers Friend® One can does it all! The best professional powdered cleanser since 1882. The unique formula in Bar Keepers Friend gently removes stains other cleansers can't. It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning stainless steel.

 

If you're looking for a cleanser you can trust to clean your stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic tile, plastic, copper, china, fiberglass, imitation marble, tile, grout, chrome, and composition sinks--trust Bar Keepers Friend. Bar Keepers Friend, the Can Do Cleanser! Our motto is, "Once Tried, Always Used! Bar Keepers Friend will be your "cleaning friend" for life!"

 

It doesn't specifically say enamel surfaces, but it sure seems to work on everything else. The only thing the can says is do not use on gold, silver, or lacquered surfaces. I would pick a small inconspicuous spot and try it. I love the stuff and have in fact used it on plastic as well as my SS grill.

 

By the way - it is in every grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc. It is on the shelf right next to the Comet and other powdered cleansers in the cleaning aisle.

 

Scott

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LawDog,

 

Here is a quote from the Barkeepers Website:

 

 

Bar Keepers Friend® One can does it all! The best professional powdered cleanser since 1882. The unique formula in Bar Keepers Friend gently removes stains other cleansers can't. It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning stainless steel.

 

If you're looking for a cleanser you can trust to clean your stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic tile, plastic, copper, china, fiberglass, imitation marble, tile, grout, chrome, and composition sinks--trust Bar Keepers Friend. Bar Keepers Friend, the Can Do Cleanser! Our motto is, "Once Tried, Always Used! Bar Keepers Friend will be your "cleaning friend" for life!"

 

It doesn't specifically say enamel surfaces, but it sure seems to work on everything else. The only thing the can says is do not use on gold, silver, or lacquered surfaces. I would pick a small inconspicuous spot and try it. I love the stuff and have in fact used it on plastic as well as my SS grill.

 

By the way - it is in every grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc. It is on the shelf right next to the Comet and other powdered cleansers in the cleaning aisle.

 

Scott

 

Thanks Scott. I'll check it out.

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Cooking With the Side Burner--Thoughts

 

Life has intruded and it's been too long since an update.

 

I've been experimenting with corn on the cob and decided after a couple good attempts on the grill to give the side burner a try. The first time, I used a Dutch Oven from my cooking set. Not ideal: the bottom is so thick that it took a looooooong time to get the water to a roiling boil. So, after that I decided to invest in a stock pot. I went looking for a cheaper one, hoping to get a thinner bottom. I found one at Ross for $13 and that was the ticket.

 

The side burner is rated at 12,000 BTUs, but I wish it were more powerful for this use. As it is, it takes about a full 15 minutes to get the water hot enough--granted we're talking 12 cups or so. So, when I want to take the easy way out and boil my corn, my technique will be to put the water on the side burner at the same time I fire the grill for warm up. Then, with a little luck, the steaks and the corn will be done at the same time.

 

Make yourself a little side bowl of softened butter with a dash of garlic and some sea salt. Take your basting brush and hit them with this when they come out of the water. Yum.

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Cooking With the Side Burner--Thoughts

 

Life has intruded and it's been too long since an update.

 

I've been experimenting with corn on the cob and decided after a couple good attempts on the grill to give the side burner a try. The first time, I used a Dutch Oven from my cooking set. Not ideal: the bottom is so thick that it took a looooooong time to get the water to a roiling boil. So, after that I decided to invest in a stock pot. I went looking for a cheaper one, hoping to get a thinner bottom. I found one at Ross for $13 and that was the ticket.

 

The side burner is rated at 12,000 BTUs, but I wish it were more powerful for this use. As it is, it takes about a full 15 minutes to get the water hot enough--granted we're talking 12 cups or so. So, when I want to take the easy way out and boil my corn, my technique will be to put the water on the side burner at the same time I fire the grill for warm up. Then, with a little luck, the steaks and the corn will be done at the same time.

 

Make yourself a little side bowl of softened butter with a dash of garlic and some sea salt. Take your basting brush and hit them with this when they come out of the water. Yum.

Lawdog,

 

Why don't you just throw them on the grill? I've done this many a time, both with and without the husk. With husk - you want to pull out the silk first, then fold back the husk. Soaking in a pot of water for a 1/2 hour first also helps, and also wrapping in foil - kind of a "steaming" effect which produces better COTC than boiling. In my personal opinion, boiling robs all the flavor of the corn itself, which is why it needs the butter, garlic and salt to give back taste. IMHO anyway. I do prefer to prepare corn in my dedicated steamer best, but will often throw them on the grill as the heat is there anyway for the meat. Naked corn also gets great sear marks to add aesthetic appeal to the corn. 15 minutes on the grill is more than enough to cook the corn - husked, wrapped or naked. I love the summer months here in Jersey as we have such awesome sweet corn here. There are stands on just about every corner around! :P

 

Mike

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Agreed on all points Mike... Like I said, I did a couple runs on the grill first. One husk on, the other off. They were both great. I wanted to justify the side burner's existence and give it a shot and thought I'd post up my thoughts there. I will only do this rarely, for all the reasons you mention.

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Cooking With the Side Burner--Thoughts

 

Life has intruded and it's been too long since an update.

 

I've been experimenting with corn on the cob and decided after a couple good attempts on the grill to give the side burner a try. The first time, I used a Dutch Oven from my cooking set. Not ideal: the bottom is so thick that it took a looooooong time to get the water to a roiling boil. So, after that I decided to invest in a stock pot. I went looking for a cheaper one, hoping to get a thinner bottom. I found one at Ross for $13 and that was the ticket.

 

The side burner is rated at 12,000 BTUs, but I wish it were more powerful for this use. As it is, it takes about a full 15 minutes to get the water hot enough--granted we're talking 12 cups or so. So, when I want to take the easy way out and boil my corn, my technique will be to put the water on the side burner at the same time I fire the grill for warm up. Then, with a little luck, the steaks and the corn will be done at the same time.

 

Make yourself a little side bowl of softened butter with a dash of garlic and some sea salt. Take your basting brush and hit them with this when they come out of the water. Yum.

Lawdog

I think I have used my sideburner twice.

If you have to boil your corn then take that dutch oven and place it directly on the grill. It will heat up alot faster.

The best use I have seen for the side burner is to warm up sauce (something which can also be done on the grill)

Actually the best use of the side burner is to use it with the smoker mod that bluesin made (it is posted in the smoker section)

 

The only reason I have a side burner is because I got an incredible deal

In truth I was buying an EP310 when I got the SP320 for 1/2 the price of the EP310

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Lawdog, Have you ever boiled your corn in the shuck, that is awesome. IMHO

 

The shuck seems to keep more sugars in while cooking, in any method.

 

You can drill the orifice hole larger or get one for NG and get more BTUs out of the side burner, it just needs to flow more gas.

 

 

John

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Lawdog, Have you ever boiled your corn in the shuck, that is awesome. IMHO

 

The shuck seems to keep more sugars in while cooking, in any method.

 

You can drill the orifice hole larger or get one for NG and get more BTUs out of the side burner, it just needs to flow more gas.

 

 

John

Try this, soak the corn in salt water for 1/2 hour with husk, and then through it direcly on the grill with husk(1st or 2nd shelf) for 10 - 15 mintutes.

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Me new to Weber but 63 years of eating well.

E-320

Genesis Blue 2 door.

Mmmmmm, good.

We pay $1,800.0 US for our Weber bargains in NZ as were "Stranded in Paradice" VMC_T.O

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Me new to Weber but 63 years of eating well.

E-320

Genesis Blue 2 door.

Mmmmmm, good.

We pay $1,800.0 US for our Weber bargains in NZ as were "Stranded in Paradice" VMC_T.O

Welcome Doug

The fact that they charge you a $1000 premium is outrageous.

If you need anything or any help let me no

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Everyone - I want to thank this thread for giving me the information that allowed me to purchase a brand new EP 320 copper. This great information was enough to convince "the one who must be obeyed" (thanks David Feherty). We have used it 4 times in the last week with great results. Birthday BBQ last Sunday evening - $56+ worth of filets and they came out perfectly. Just waiting for the cover from Amazon to arrive - hopefully later this week. The weather in OH has been perfect this week and it looks like it is going to stay that way right thru the weekend.

 

In regards to the side burner - if anyone wants to use it the best cookware to use IMO will be a nonstick aluminum pan. The aluminum will heat up very quickly compared to stainless or cast iron. You don't need anything expensive, anything in the 2.5mm - 3mm thickness will work just fine. Walmart carries a good selection in the below $50 range for a set, or if you are looking for an individual piece - try Amazon. The Hamilton Beach Elite line will work just fine.

 

Thanks again!

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Everyone - I want to thank this thread for giving me the information that allowed me to purchase a brand new EP 320 copper. This great information was enough to convince "the one who must be obeyed" (thanks David Feherty). We have used it 4 times in the last week with great results. Birthday BBQ last Sunday evening - $56+ worth of filets and they came out perfectly. Just waiting for the cover from Amazon to arrive - hopefully later this week. The weather in OH has been perfect this week and it looks like it is going to stay that way right thru the weekend.

 

In regards to the side burner - if anyone wants to use it the best cookware to use IMO will be a nonstick aluminum pan. The aluminum will heat up very quickly compared to stainless or cast iron. You don't need anything expensive, anything in the 2.5mm - 3mm thickness will work just fine. Walmart carries a good selection in the below $50 range for a set, or if you are looking for an individual piece - try Amazon. The Hamilton Beach Elite line will work just fine.

 

Thanks again!

cfmgolf,

 

Welcome to the Source! Glad to have you join up! :)

 

You've got yourself a purty looking grill! Thanks for the tips on the cookware. Be sure to start posting pictures of your new grill, foods prepared on it as well as the finished plates. We love our grill porn here! :lol:

 

cuskit

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Hi Ronald,

Thanks for the welcome.

 

Funny thing,

1) new e-320 assembled 2 days ago,

 

2)

first meal, played and looked too much,(kept lid open) was dissapointed on cooking time for 2 burgers.

 

3)

found this forum and read.

Keep hood down and preheat!" Temps shot up to 450-500 degrees F.

 

4)

AWESUM steaks, photos to follow, promised land.

Alley Lou Yah!

 

ToDay ,

all 3 burners on full, 20 minutes and cant get the temp to go above 200 f.

 

Summary,

1st try, not much heat

2nd try

GOOD HEAT

3 try,

not much heat.

 

NO SIZZLE!

 

Main bottle (LPG) open to full.

Level 1/4 full.

Assembled the E-310 and did the complete leak test, some of which require disassembly of starboard side ignition cover.

I tried with a full bottle and temps remained the same . ????

 

I remain positive but feel confused and a little hungry.....

WUT THE

HEY ! HO !

p.s. how do I upload fotos?

Will give try...

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In regard to your grill not getting above 200 degrees.....give this a read from Webers support on their website:

 

http://www.weber.com/support/faq/faq.aspx?id=1

 

Its a pretty common problem, especially if you happen to turn on the LP tank too fast!

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Hi Ronald,

Thanks for the welcome.

 

Funny thing,

1) new e-320 assembled 2 days ago,

 

2)

first meal, played and looked too much,(kept lid open) was dissapointed on cooking time for 2 burgers.

 

3)

found this forum and read.

Keep hood down and preheat!" Temps shot up to 450-500 degrees F.

 

4)

AWESUM steaks, photos to follow, promised land.

Alley Lou Yah!

 

ToDay ,

all 3 burners on full, 20 minutes and cant get the temp to go above 200 f.

 

Summary,

1st try, not much heat

2nd try

GOOD HEAT

3 try,

not much heat.

 

NO SIZZLE!

 

Main bottle (LPG) open to full.

Level 1/4 full.

Assembled the E-310 and did the complete leak test, some of which require disassembly of starboard side ignition cover.

I tried with a full bottle and temps remained the same . ????

 

I remain positive but feel confused and a little hungry.....

WUT THE

HEY ! HO !

p.s. how do I upload fotos?

Will give try...

Doug

You photo did show up.

The steak looked great

For your temp issue

What you have done is trip the tank saftey

To cut your grill on

Make sure the lid is open

Give the tank knob about a quarter turn

Then cut on the burner closest to you

After the grill lites then cut on the other two burners

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NZDoug,

 

Sorry you are having problems with your new grill. Please send it to "Sink" for repairs. I will return your grill within 10 years so you can use it after I fix it! :) Just tryin to help out the new guy!!! :lol:

 

Helpfully,

Sink

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THX! for the replies, gents.

I slept on it, and read your comments.

I tried again this morning and still couldnt get the temp. above 200f.

Trouble shooted and found the external range plate on the left, had the gas turned to on.

So that was the culprit.

Restarted with it off and reached 450ish f. in 5 minutes, so

NOW WERE COOKIN WITH GAS!

Chops tonite!

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