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fastcat
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 10:09 am    Post subject: making a flat top griddle Reply with quote

I want to make a flat top griddle to place on my gasser when i need it. i have a peice of 1/4 dimond plate that is of course smooth on one side and dimond on the other but it has rust on it. what is the best way to remove the rust so that it will be safe to cook on.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fastcat, a little rust never hurt anyone to my knowledge. But if you have a 4.5'' grinder you can use a twisted wire cup wheel and clean that plate up very nicely. I would recommend a good face shield and long sleeves as the wires tend to get to flying around from the wheel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didnt think that a little rust would hurt anything but wanted to make sure. i didnt think that you would want to put a chemical rust remover on it because there not food grade. i will probably try to get off what i can then use vinegar or backing soda to get a little extra off.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, isn't that iron and rust fortified food. Nothin' better. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wire brush it , wash it, dry it completely (heating it works well) than give her a nice coat of oil or bacon grease and turn the heat up and let her smoke till she dont smoke no more and cool her down and ya might do the oil thing one more time and than let her cool down. Enjoy many cooks from this point on.

Put your meat on while it warms up not hot that will help for the sticking problems. If it does stick a bit wait for a crust forms before flipping. Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20 10 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets see the metal,....no pics it did not happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20 10 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the local hardware store here in South Texas this morning looking through the "Q" stuff. They are selling a flat top griddle with a front removable grease catcher for $99.95. It would cover a two burner grill top, they had a single wide for $79.95 This place is an Ace affiliate, so I don't know if you might want to check it out. Maybe it is an Ace item, maybe not. Rolling Eyes Embarassed Shocked Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20 10 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went by my local welding shop and they gave me a scrap of 10 ga. sheet, 10" X 18". I had them punch 6- 3/4 inch holes in it. Works great. I cooked a steak on it a few minutes ago. Couldn't ask for anything better.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21 10 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i just got done "burnning" the bacon on my griddle. i cleaned it up completley with the grinding wheel down to the shiny steel so it was extra clean. i have the bacon grease sitting on there now and it is cooling down. when it cools should i scrape the extra bacon grease off or just leave it and scrape it off before the next cook.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21 10 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a pic of the griddle i made. i cooked some spares on the uds today so i decided to cook some shrooms, asparagus, and zuchini on the griddle. both turned out perfect.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08 13 2:10 am    Post subject: Great Griddle Top Reply with quote

I was going to make my own but then I found a great place for Griddle Tops. They custom make them and ship it to you, shipping was already included in the low price. All you need to do is measure your grill like they tell you to in the video on the website. I have a griddle top for my home gas grill and I have one for camping. Go look for yourself. It a great product. Even made right here in the USA. Go to http://www.griddlemaster.com or click here on Griddle Top[/url]

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