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How do you apply your oil?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Drd, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Drd

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    With the nice weather I've been barbecueing more.I used to have a wooden brush with fairly heat resistant plastic bristles to oil the grill once it was hot,but this fell apart last year.I've been looking for a new brush and found one at a local supermarket.It's a nice long stainless steel job so you don't burn your hands.Great!Well,perhaps not,as the plastic bristles shrivel up within 6 feet of a warm barbie.So how do you lot do it?Anyone got any heatproof bristles or any other suggestions (ideally a long handled brush with long brass bristles?)
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    barbecue......oil ??? - are you French? :rolleyes:


    BBQ law: Any food that isn't self-larding should be carefully wrapped in tin-foil, then put straight back in the freezer... :lesson:
     
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    apply oil to the food before slapping it on
     
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    I have a long metal handled brush I got from B&Q years ago - dont know what the bristles are made of - looks to be some kind of natural fibres but they could be plastic for all I know. Has stood up to abuse and close proximity to mandrid fire so far.
     
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    Maybe hijacking the thread a little.... but ...

    any tips on cleaning the bbq afterwards ?

    I always end up with black, greasy, soapy gunk all over myself afterwards.

    Any recommended cleaners ? Brushes ?
     
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    try scrunching up a sheet of aluminium foil into a fairly loose ball and using that along with very hot soapy water.
     
  7. Ian J

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    Like huhg I oil the food and not the grille.

    B&Q sell long handled brushed with steel bristles on one side and a Brillo pad type thing on the other side and I use this to clean the BBQ grille whilst it's still hot after the cooking has finished and again the next time it's used before the cooking starts.
     
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    My advice would be to apply the oil to the meat, fish or vegetables rather than the grill itself. It'll smoke less and won't be as liable to stick!
     
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    To clean - burn it clean and wirebrush the grills
     
  10. Drd

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    Thanks for the suggestions Guys.I agree there are certain foods that are better oiled before cooking,but I feel some,eg fish,are better with minimal oil so oiling the grids lightly is more appropriate.
    As for cleaning,I cheat.Mine is a gas barbie,so it gets turned to flame thrower setting and five minutes later a quick wipe down with a wire brush has it spotless.
     

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