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Really burned on grease on stainless steel

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Really burned on grease on stainless steel

Midlife | May 16, 2011 11:24 PM

This is, hopefully, a legitimate cookware question though the piece is a built in outdoor gas BBQ grill. I'm doing my regular Spring "make sure it's as clean as possible" thing and am running into some very stubborn, caked-on build-up under the front edges of the grills. This is probably from significant grease build-up, and complicated by a couple of incidents of leaving a burner on overnight. Anyway................. I've tried several things, but the blackened stainless underneath the build-up is not cooperating.

I'm using a plastic scraper and every solvent I can find that says it's safe on stainless. I've seen some online material about a paste made from baking soda and vinegar but haven't tried it yet. Any ideas of what might loosen up this stuff will be much appreciated.

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