Topic Title: Cleaning Drip Pan
Created on March 30, 2008 at 07:21 PM

Cal

How does one "Season" the aluminum drip pan on The Epic? I just used it for the first time grilling ham with mustard/brown sugar. I had filled the drip pan with water/apple juice. But at the end of cooking, I got a gunk of charred mustard/brown sugar burnt on the drip pan. I tried scrapping away as much as I could with a putty knife. My manual says NOT to wash the drip pan. How can I get this looking nice and clean again?

BigGrillah

Hey Clint. No real need to clean the drip pan. It "seasons' much like an iron skillet. Just scrape it with the wide putty knife to remove the "black crunchy stuff". If you get alot of build up that's hard to remove, close the drain valve, pour a gallon of water into the drip pan, light the grill and let it "steam clean" for an hour or so. This process will loosen all the gunk and make it easier to scrape out. Just passing along some tricks I've learned.

the demonstrator

Cal, I talked to Holland today and it is fine to remove your drip pan and wash it. It will cause no harm to the drip pan. It's just something you don't want to do everytime you cook, but some people want this pretty and shiny, so if thats the way you want to do it, it's fine.

Dale

Thank Big Grillah for the cleaning tips - I poured warm water in the drip pan and lit the grill for 45 minutes, cut it off, drained the water and the grip pan cleaned up nicely. Looks like a new drip pan.

gary

I'm a Long time holland owner. I line mine with heavy duty alum, foil. works great!

Larry

On many of ocassion, I have lined the drip pan with tin-foil which makes clean up a breeze. I also use a 18 inch wood dowl rod to punch through the drain pipe when it gets clogged. I also line the drip bucket with tin foil and place a tin can inside to catch the drippings.