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i have a question! it's bbq season again and this year i'm cooking gluten-free. so far i have been using foil on the bbq, but i hear that the bbq is hot enought that it burns all the stuff of the rack that it's safe to cook right on it. is that true??? we don't use the bbq for bread. but have put sauses on it in the past. any advice would be great.

thanks again,

Mia :)

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what did you do with your kitchen pans that you cook with? Did you wash them with soap and water? Scrub them with a scouring pad and some detergent?

I don't see how the BBQ grill should be any different :D Take the BBQ brush to it, then clean it in the sink with some hot water and dish detergent. Should do the trick, same as your kitchen pans.

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i grill all of the time and am looking forward to the season!

when i went gluten free i bought a new grill grid for 15 bucks just for my sanity...

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see for me the hard thing is i live with my in-laws. i don't live in a gluten free kitchen (i wish) soon enough i will. so i guess i will stick to the foil or clean the grill when they aren't looking. my father in law will think of it as a nice surprise. (i hope)

thanks for the advise! hoping the bbq was hot enough to just burn the stuff off!

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For heat to denature gluten, a temperature of at least 600 (650?) degrees must be met and sustained for at least 30 minutes. Self-cleaning ovens do this, but I'm not sure that barbecues get that hot. And, even if they did, if there is mixed use, you would have to preheat and hold for half an hour each and every time the grill was used.

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we have a gas grill. we *definitely* do NOT keep that thing at 600F for half an hour. it can get that hot, but you risk damaging the grill.

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Easy Off makes a BBQ Grill Cleaner (similar to oven cleaner) that can be used on the cooking grate thingies. Not to be used on other interior/exterior parts of the grill. I picked up a can at my local Wal-Mart.

Personally I don't see why regular oven cleaner wouldn't work either to remove any cooking residue left on the grill.

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I would get a new grill. The other respondent is right--the gluten is baked into the grill and won't come out except at 600 degrees for half an hour. Possibly you could stick it into your self cleaning oven and hope for the best?? But for 15 dollars it might be worth getting a new one. Maybe you could have two grills, one for you and one for the rest (who use things that have gluten in them)?? Unless of course all your ingredients used at the bbq from now on will be gluten-free -- which would not be a bad idea... Much less complicated that way so you don't risk CC.

Bea

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Buying a new grill is a little extreme, especially if you have a nice (i.e. expensive) one already, but buying new grates that go on the grill is certainly not. Another option is to use a marble BBQ stone for your food or a ceder plank with a stainless cooking tray.

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