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Have someone else clean your barbecue
« on: September 11, 2016, 09:03:07 PM »
I applaud the entreprenurial spirit behind this business: 
http://thebarbecuecleaningpros.com/

But, any guy who needs their services should just surrender their man card now.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 10:25:36 PM »
I applaud the entreprenurial spirit behind this business: 
http://thebarbecuecleaningpros.com/

But, any guy who needs their services should just surrender their man card now.

Here is my man card. 

I base my manliness on my ability to spend time cleaning my BBQ. 

I also don't watch Football. When asked about my favorite sports team, I don't have one nor do I care about watching any type of sport.

Oh my goodness!  I need more testosterone!  Maybe I need to go to a pig roasting party at KitKat's house so I can feel so manly. 

Let me guess you change your own oil just to say that you are mechanically inclined. 

Sorry, I may sound a bit bitchy but it's that time of the month... You know the time when sports start taking up regular conversations and ads.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 06:22:18 AM »
I applaud the entreprenurial spirit behind this business: 
http://thebarbecuecleaningpros.com/

But, any guy who needs their services should just surrender their man card now.

Here is my man card. 

I base my manliness on my ability to spend time cleaning my BBQ. 

I also don't watch Football. When asked about my favorite sports team, I don't have one nor do I care about watching any type of sport.

Oh my goodness!  I need more testosterone!  Maybe I need to go to a pig roasting party at KitKat's house so I can feel so manly. 

Let me guess you change your own oil just to say that you are mechanically inclined. 

Sorry, I may sound a bit bitchy but it's that time of the month... You know the time when sports start taking up regular conversations and ads.
+1. I only watch sports when I'm in the gym. Be it NFL, European/British soccer, NHL, F1, NASCAR. Or listening while fixing things at home or in the car.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 02:48:34 PM »
I've designed my BBQ smoker so that I can clean it with a brush burner flamethrower using propane till all the fat has singed to a crisp, also makes a handy method of evicting hornets from the smoke chamber.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 03:02:54 PM »
People clean barbecues? I just scrape/brush the crud off grates and re-oil them, and they're good to go. Cast iron grill grates are no different than a cast-iron skillet.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 03:08:28 PM »
People clean barbecues? I just scrape/brush the crud off grates and re-oil them, and they're good to go. Cast iron grill grates are no different than a cast-iron skillet.

Exactly.  I don't even re-oil.  The smoke and dripping fat will have them covered naturally enough.  Knock the big chunks off so you don't sit the meat on something that tastes off and ... you're good to go.

Once every year or so I scrape the solidified fat out of the bottom and toss it on the ground.  I leave a little behind as a rust protector.  I tried once using it as a fire starter... Don't do this.  It burns forever and it'll be hard to keep the temperature down.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 03:47:28 PM »
People clean barbecues? I just scrape/brush the crud off grates and re-oil them, and they're good to go. Cast iron grill grates are no different than a cast-iron skillet.

I just knock the big crap off or occasionally give it a 30s scrub with a grill brush. Done.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 03:51:40 PM »
Exactly.  I don't even re-oil.

I've got a pretty big grill and don't always completely cover it with food. Oiling mainly helps stop the areas near the edges from getting rusty.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 03:56:40 PM »
Here in southern California I have seen ads for grill cleaning services...but anti-mustachian stuff is quite common around here.  I also regularly see a truck that goes around town offering a garbage can cleaning service.   

The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 03:58:42 PM »
Here in southern California I have seen ads for grill cleaning services...but anti-mustachian stuff is quite common around here.  I also regularly see a truck that goes around town offering a garbage can cleaning service.   

The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

I won't PAY to have my garbage can cleaned, but it definitely needs some soap and water to kill whatever funk is currently in there. One of these days...

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 10:53:22 AM »
The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

QFT

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 02:10:30 PM »
The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

QFT

What does that mean? The only thing I could come up with is Quantum Field Theory.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2016, 02:28:18 PM »
The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

QFT

What does that mean? The only thing I could come up with is Quantum Field Theory.

I googled it and "quoted for truth" showed up.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2016, 02:30:18 PM »
The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

QFT

What does that mean? The only thing I could come up with is Quantum Field Theory.

I googled it and "quoted for truth" showed up.

Thanks!

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 02:04:12 PM »
Here in southern California I have seen ads for grill cleaning services...but anti-mustachian stuff is quite common around here.  I also regularly see a truck that goes around town offering a garbage can cleaning service.   

The list of what I won't pay for grows longer every day.

I won't PAY to have my garbage can cleaned, but it definitely needs some soap and water to kill whatever funk is currently in there. One of these days...
I occasionally clean my indoor trash can (sometimes it smells badly), and a couple times I've poured some bleach into my outdoor trash can. 

Similarly, in our old neighborhood a young entrepreneur passed out flyers saying he'd put your trash can out on the curb /return it to your house on trash day.  His price:  .50/week.  I know he did some business with the elderly neighbors for whom wheeling the trash can was a real chore.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2016, 08:49:34 AM »
I applaud the entreprenurial spirit behind this business: 
http://thebarbecuecleaningpros.com/

But, any guy who needs their services should just surrender their man card now.
I looked into being a BBQ (and stove) cleaner as a side-gig - found out there's already guys doing it in two adjacent suburbs.
It doesn't matter what you/we would pay to have done.  It matters what the people with money are willing to pay to have done - and more and more 'simple' labor tasks are being paid for.   

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2016, 03:57:10 PM »
"more nad more simple tasks are being paid for" - - - which just blows my mind.

I listen to people complaining about how their money doesn't go as far, flat income (no raises), higher cost of everything - and then people hire out those tasks they could do for themselves.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 06:20:24 PM »
"more nad more simple tasks are being paid for" - - - which just blows my mind.

I listen to people complaining about how their money doesn't go as far, flat income (no raises), higher cost of everything - and then people hire out those tasks they could do for themselves.

I say the same thing every time I am churning butter or milking Betsy. Look at those fools getting their milk and butter delivered.

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2016, 08:37:45 AM »
Hey if you can afford the services okay but why complain "life is expensive" and then choose to live as expensively as possible?

They say "I'm broke, woe is me, life sucks" and have payments and debt equal to their income...

Such a "well, duh!" situation.

I know, I know. Obvious once a person is committed to careful choices.

I'm just "pre-ranting" in the run up to the holidays - the time when we see the most friends and family and are most likely to hear these stories. ;)
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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2016, 07:28:05 PM »
Hey if you can afford the services okay but why complain "life is expensive" and then choose to live as expensively as possible?

They say "I'm broke, woe is me, life sucks" and have payments and debt equal to their income...

Such a "well, duh!" situation.

I know, I know. Obvious once a person is committed to careful choices.

I'm just "pre-ranting" in the run up to the holidays - the time when we see the most friends and family and are most likely to hear these stories. ;)

:)

Yup, I hear people talk about financial issues in one breath and then in the next talk about what a great deal they have on their $6 lunch which is like 60% cheaper than their other typical lunch.

Maybe lunch is their kryptonite? haha

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2016, 11:02:36 AM »

After I saw this thread, I looked into bbq cleaning as a side job and didn't find anyone in my area.  I did find house, office, pool, roof, carpet, furniture, driveway & sidewalk, automobile, boat, RV, gutter, and garden weeding and cleaning.  I can see why people must work to 70 if they have outsourced all of these projects. 

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Re: Have someone else clean your barbecue
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2016, 01:28:31 AM »
People clean barbecues? I just scrape/brush the crud off grates and re-oil them, and they're good to go. Cast iron grill grates are no different than a cast-iron skillet.

Exactly.  I don't even re-oil.  The smoke and dripping fat will have them covered naturally enough.  Knock the big chunks off so you don't sit the meat on something that tastes off and ... you're good to go.

Once every year or so I scrape the solidified fat out of the bottom and toss it on the ground.  I leave a little behind as a rust protector.  I tried once using it as a fire starter... Don't do this.  It burns forever and it'll be hard to keep the temperature down.

That's a great idea for fire starter. I can't toss my gunk on the ground (grill sits on a very nice patio out back) so I could begin to save it for the fire pit.  I have to clean my grill a bit more often than once a year - use it all the time.