May 25, 2010
You may love barbecue, but before you can cook, you have to clean the grill.
If you didn't do a good job at the end of last year, you may have a mess on your hands this year.
However, the $15 Grill Daddy says it can handle that. It's a brush that claims to steam away baked on food, grease and residue. So we headed to the Back Lot Barbecue----where Paul White smokes food every day---to put it to the test. His food is wonderful, but cleaning the rotisserie shelving can be a mess.
Step one: fill it with water. But the opening is small enough Paul wishes it came with a funnel. The brush head has little holes where the water comes out while you're scrubbing.
However there is one big key to using the Grill Daddy. The grill has to be hot. That's supposed to turn the water to steam.
After just a few moments, Paul sees some progress. He's discovering clean metal that used to be covered with what he calls "black gunk."
With just a little more elbow grease, his shelf is clean! And, he laughs, that beats pulling out the power washer to get the job done.
The Grill Daddy's brush comes off so you can wash it in the dish washer, but there isn't anything in the instructions about ordering new brush heads when the first one wears out. We did call around and found you can buy them at Bed Bath and Beyond and at Target.com.
Overall, Paul is impressed.
"That's a pretty good little gizmo!"
We bought our Grill Daddy at Walgreens, though they only list the "Grill Daddy Pro" as being sold now on their website.
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