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Offline GoingMyWay

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Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« on: October 23, 2022, 09:11 PM »
I really let our Blackstone griddle go!  It was in rough shape from the last time I used it.  I thought I was being careful to oil the griddle after each cook, but evidently I wasn't being that careful.

I started off with 40 grit Granat on the ETS EC 150 and the paper loaded up pretty quick from the burnt on gunk.

The whole restoration took just over 1 hour between the ETS EC 150 and DTS 400 and 3 re-seasoning coats.  I thought about using the RO150, but I thought that might be overkill.




















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Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 05:25 AM »
Wire wheel on a grinder might have been easier?

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2022, 08:24 AM »
Maybe a flapdisc on a grinder or the RAS115
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2022, 08:57 AM »
Yep based on the YouTube videos that I watched, it looked like a wire wheel and grinder was the easiest way to refinish a Blackstone.  Unfortunately, I don't own a grinder so I just used what I had available, although that would have been a good excuse to buy a grinder...
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2022, 10:29 AM »
I've had the same issues with a soap stone pizza stone and a cast iron grill pan. Two different materials so I use 2 different methods.

Soap stone is relatively soft so I scrape 90% of all the gunk off with a simple scraper. Then I'll use 180 grit on a ETSC or ETS EC sander. Even though most of the gunk is already scraped off, I still go through 4-5 discs because they plug up so rapidly.

For the cast iron, I again scrape the pan first with a 5-in-1 tool and then use wire wheel brushes on a RA grinder, that works really well for cleaning the bottom ridges on the grill pan where all the debris and oil seems to collect.


Offline Koamolly

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2022, 12:50 PM »
That wouldn’t fit in an oven with a cleaning cycle?

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Blackstone Griddle Refinishing
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2022, 01:00 PM »
I don't think it would fit in our double wall oven because the oven rack brackets encroach about 1.5" on either side of the oven.  I also imagine it might get pretty smokey or put off a strong smell being baked in there.
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