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Howard S

Grease PAn Question

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Hi folks,

 

I just bought a Summit s-470. It's fantastic.

I was reading the manual (....can you believe that??? A guy actually reading the manual??) and I came across a little note that said you shouldn't line the grease pan with aluminum foil because it might prevent greas from draining down to the grease trap. I maybe could see where that might happen if the foil were not applied smoothly, but other than that, is it a real concern? Do you folks line your grease pan?

 

Thanks,

 

Howard

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Hi folks,

 

I just bought a Summit s-470. It's fantastic.

I was reading the manual (....can you believe that??? A guy actually reading the manual??) and I came across a little note that said you shouldn't line the grease pan with aluminum foil because it might prevent greas from draining down to the grease trap. I maybe could see where that might happen if the foil were not applied smoothly, but other than that, is it a real concern? Do you folks line your grease pan?

 

Thanks,

 

Howard

No Weber here (well, at least not the big ones), but I don't bother with the foil. When my grill was new, I started out that way, but then just kinda faded out with the extra effort. Mine is stainless steel, cleans out very easily, actually easier to clean than applying the foil, taking it out (carefully so as not to drip onto the (what?) drip pan (hee hee), and discard. And foil is not so cheap anymore! :lol:

 

Mike

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Howard -

 

Glad to hear you like your 470! I am with Mike, I don't line mine. However, like you pointed out, I have no idea why you couldn't if you really wanted to. I have a feeling that is one of those directions meant for people that don't understand instructions to begin with...if you get my drift.

 

Mike

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I'd even add that the non-stick Reynolds Wrap might be the best solution, as it does seem pretty slick and would provide a good way for the grease to drain. I'd much rather dispose of that every few weeks or so than scrape all the junk off the pan.

 

Let us know what you do!

 

 

- dustin

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Hi folks,

 

I just bought a Summit s-470. It's fantastic.

I was reading the manual (....can you believe that??? A guy actually reading the manual??) and I came across a little note that said you shouldn't line the grease pan with aluminum foil because it might prevent greas from draining down to the grease trap. I maybe could see where that might happen if the foil were not applied smoothly, but other than that, is it a real concern? Do you folks line your grease pan?

 

Thanks,

 

Howard

 

I have my S-470 lined with hd aluminum foil but check it after each cooking session. I usually don't cook heavily fatted foods, and if I do, I use a drip pan under them, so my foil is relatively clean.

 

But the front and back side angled metal plates do need more frequent cleaning. I use a retractable razor (used for scraping paint from glass) to gently lift the baked on sauces that usually caramelize on these panels. It all falls into the bptpm aluminum foil and can be easily discarded.

 

Shelly

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I have my S-470 lined with hd aluminum foil but check it after each cooking session. I usually don't cook heavily fatted foods, and if I do, I use a drip pan under them, so my foil is relatively clean.

 

But the front and back side angled metal plates do need more frequent cleaning. I use a retractable razor (used for scraping paint from glass) to gently lift the baked on sauces that usually caramelize on these panels. It all falls into the bptpm aluminum foil and can be easily discarded.

 

Shelly

Oh geez! Just when I thought I wouldn't have to clean that well, you come along with this tidbit, and now I've got to start "shaving" my grill? :lol: Does anyone know of a good "grillcream" for this" ;);)

 

Seriously, thanks for the tip, Shelly! That should make life a lot easier for some of the crud I've fallen behind on with my lackadaisy maintenance schedule! :(

 

Mike

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Does anyone know of a good "grillcream" for this" :):lol:

 

Mike

 

Dawn Power Dissolver in the little blue bottle. Can usually get it a Wal-Mart or Kroger. Now I haven't used it on any painted metal, but it works wonders on cruddy grates. I'd probably spray it on top of a garbage bag or something instead of on the grill. But I'm just paranoid. :lol:

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I'd even add that the non-stick Reynolds Wrap might be the best solution, as it does seem pretty slick and would provide a good way for the grease to drain. I'd much rather dispose of that every few weeks or so than scrape all the junk off the pan.

 

Let us know what you do!

 

 

- dustin

 

Im not sure how hot it gets at the pan, or how much heat the wrap can take. However, that is something to pay attention to. Id hate to have Reynolds Wrap ignite under my burners, or in the cabinet. Although, I bet it would be a quick fire that goes out fast. :lol:

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Im not sure how hot it gets at the pan, or how much heat the wrap can take. However, that is something to pay attention to. Id hate to have Reynolds Wrap ignite under my burners, or in the cabinet. Although, I bet it would be a quick fire that goes out fast. :)

 

Good point - I hadn't thought about that. Obviously the heat wouldn't be directly on the foil in the Weber, but it still gets hot in there!

 

I'd try it out this weekend, but it's gonna be in the 90's and highly humid. No outside time for me if I can help it. :P

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Good point - I hadn't thought about that. Obviously the heat wouldn't be directly on the foil in the Weber, but it still gets hot in there!

 

I'd try it out this weekend, but it's gonna be in the 90's and highly humid. No outside time for me if I can help it. :P

They just told us we have a severe heat advisory here in the mid atlantic for the next 10 days. Thats 10 days of temps over 92 and it aint even july yet. With that kind of heat .The only thing that will be used to cook on is the grill. It's going to be hard enough to cool off the house without cutting the stove on.

 

This will be a real good test of the foil.

It will also be interesting to see if anyone can hold a low temperture in all that heat

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