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The drip tray is accessible from the rear of the Grill. It is necessary to lift up the pan slightly while pulling it out. Or depending on how old your VC grill is, it may be located on the left end of the grill (you should see a small handle). In which case you pull it out and was you reach the end of the drip tray, lift it up slightly to remove it.
TIP: To make clean up of the drip tray easier. Spread a thin layer of Speedy Dry (It's what NASCAR & garages use to soak up oil) on the bottom of the drip pan or tray. You can purchase a bag of it, at any auto parts store, When it comes time to clean the drip tray or pan. Just remove the tray or pan and dump the used Speedy Dry in the garbage. Then, spread a thin layer in it again. Actually, because the Speedy Dry absorbs so well, you'll find that you'll only have to dump the tray or pan occasionally.
When you cooked the chicken on the rotisserie, did you remove the cooking grates and place a disposable drip pan on the flame tamers below the chicken? This will prevent the grease from dripping down into the bottom of the grill when you use the rotisserie. The bottom of the unit needs to be kept clean so the grease will run to the drip pan and not get caught in the bottom of the unit. When you are done cooking, if you will close the lid and turn the grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes it will help to burn off any grease build up and prevent fires in the future.
If you have a great amount of caked on grease build up, using a plastic putty knife is a good way to go. It won't scratch the finish and will remove the lion's share of the grease. Follow that, by scrubbing the remaining residue with a wet sponge and Simple Green in a spray bottle (it's biodegradable and won't hurt the finish.? Spray the Simple Green on, wait a minute or two and wipe of with a wet sponge. Rinse the sponge often Do not wet the heating element/burner. Use a grill brush to gently remove any any residue. Actually, it's best to remove the burner to clean it, because it also gives you the opportunity to clean the Venturi valve. As far as the drip pan is concerned, the plastic putty knife will work there too. In the future, lining the drip pan with aluminum foil, will eliminate having to clean it.
The grill grates can go in the dishwasher. Just do not allow them to go through the dry cycle.
My best advice on keeping a grill clean, is stay a head of the cleaning. Not allowing grease and residue to continue to build up. I say this, both as a grill dealer and as an avid professional grill-er.
Hope this has helped you. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!
I'm wondering why you have not receive a free greese pan for your model. My guess is you are not aware that your model FG50069 is one from the list of RECALLED Fiesta Blue Ember products by the government due to safety and hazard issue.
First of all check this list your grill may be recalled!
the Grease pan is at
the cup is at
lol, ours does that too, we raised the rear of the grill up so the grease didnt roll under the grill and onto the counter. try that, i even think the new ones come with feet extentions to change the angle
May be one of the models (FG50045, FG50057,
FG50069) which is on recall. Blue Ember (Fiesta) will send you a
new stainless steel drip pan along with a replacement hose. Here's a
list of serial numbers qualifying for the recall. Blue Ember's phone is
Since I accidentally left my drip pan inside the unit and preheated the unit without checking, I am now without a drip pan. The unit really heats up fast and likes to melt plastic. Anyhow, I used a cookie sheet underneath that has a lip around it to catch the drippings. I would suggest that you place your whole unit on a cookie tray so no matter where the grease runs out it will go on the cookie sheet and not your counter.
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