Originally Posted by Protagonist
Easy-Off is a caustic chemical, and it will stip paint (and anodizing!) if left on long enough. It will cause pitting in aluminum if left on long enough, too.
But that's the keyŚ if left on long enough. I don't spray it on and let it sit overnight or anything like that. I just spray it on and in about five minutes lightly scrub with a Mr. Clean scrubbing pad or a bottle brush. Not long enough for pitting to become apparent, but just long enough to eliminate the need for a lot of hard scrubbing.
I haven't noticed any pitting to date, and I've been using Easy-Off to clean my Cobb for close to two years now.
That sounds like a solution. FYI -- Easy-Off offers a Grill Cleaner, also.
In part, Their website states :
Can I use EASY-OFF« BBQ while my grill is on?
No. Turn your grill off and let the rack cool. After it is cool remove the rack, place on several layers of newspaper over cement. Apply EASY-OFF« BBQ Grill Cleaner liberally, allow foam to work for 40 minutes. Wipe with cloth or sponge, rinsing frequently.