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I've been making a lot of chicken on my AKORN, and I was grilling pizza last week, and when I opened the lid, the Smokin Stone heat deflector was on fire. I guess all the chicken fat had dripped onto it and it lit up.  I normally give it a bit of a scrape with the grill brush before I use it.  Should I be cleaning it more thoroughly?  If so, how?  

 

Thanks! 

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On 11/26/2018 at 11:36 AM, lunchman said:

For future cooks, cover the stone with aluminum foil which will make cleanup easier. 

The problem with that, is the grease has to go somewhere. I’ve cooked a few different briskets that way and ended up with grease in my ash pan, which is also no good. I’ve turned to aluminum drip pans or high temp cleaning of my deflectors. 

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Gas grill method would probably work. But in the future I would use foil or drip pan depending on fat content of what you're cooking. For really fatty items like a pork shoulder use a drip pan, for a steak or chops use foil. I find these methods simpler than constantly doing burn offs.

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