Today we’re gonna take a look at a device that really hits home for me. I love grilling and one of the things I hate is cleaning the grill.
Let’s check out the Grillbot.
This is gonna work on any sized grill, whether it’s gas or charcoal. It’s also important to know that this is designed to be used on a grill with the lid closed. Not designed to be used when the grill is open because it’s supposed to bump into the walls.
I have a few grills in my back yard and house and I use them quite often and I’m also the kind of guy that grills during the winter. I grill all year round and it’s a pain in the butt to clean.
So having something that looks like Roomba caught my attention. It actually cleans your grill on its own! It has batteries, it has electronics and it has some smarts too.
It has a lithium ion battery that’s built into the unit. It requires charging so you’ll charge it for 30 minutes, 8 hours the first time. There’s a charging port where you will plug in the AC adapter which is supplied by the Grillbot.
On a full charge, it’s gonna run for up to about 90 minutes. but no one’s ever gonna leave this on for 90 minutes at a times. You’re gonna get multiple uses out of this before you have to recharge that battery.
This unit does have the ability to clean your grill automatically. One of the really nice features about the Grillbot is you get to decide how much of a clean you want.
It has three modes: a 10 minute, 20 minute and a 30 minute mode that you’ll control by just pressing a button, once for 10 (a light scrub that allows a little flavor to be left on the grill), two for 20 and three for 30. Thirty minutes would be overkill, in most cases you won’t need 30 minutes.
You’ll be able to get your girl clean multiple times and the duration of the cleaning periods or how long the battery lasts between charge is gonna be based on do you do 10 minute cycle, 20 minute cycle or 30 minute cycle.
It’s designed to work even if your grill is warm. As long as it’s under 250 degrees, you can put it in there but let your grill cool off a little bit. You also don’t necessarily need to put any kind of cleaning solution or water. It is so powerful, it’ll work hot or cold.
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Let’s take a look at the unit itself.
As you look at it, this is where you get why I’ve made the reference of one of those robot vacuum cleaners. Because it looks just like one.
It’s round, it rotates, it has rubber bumpers on each side that are going to protect your grill surface, especially as it’s bumping around and cleaning.
It has three types of cleaning bristles. It has one that is for stainless steel and one which is a brass, which is a softer material, especially good if you have those type of grills that have the enamel on top of it. You just don’t want it to whisk it away. They do offer them also in nylon.
There are three bristles on the machine and they are removable. So if you push a button, it comes out and you can wash it in your dishwasher or just put them in soap. They’re very easy to maintain and keep clean and when they wear out in about a year, you simply replace them.
So literally all you do is you put this in your grill, you press the button once, twice or three times depending on your duration, close the cover and you let it do its magic – scrubbing your grill for you.
If you look at where the bristles come out in regard to the bottom of the Grillbot, it does not get really deep into your grill grates. It’s probably going in an inch so you may still have some food leftover or some grease really deep and that’s where your brush is gonna come in real handy.
It has the built-in alarm and timer so once you set it, you’re back to your dinner, you’re back to your party, you don’t need to stand there and wait for it to finish.
How it performs
The first time I used it, I run the Girllbot through a 30 minute cycle as recommended by the manufacturer.
When it was done it produced an audible beep.
Looking at the unit, I was definitely able to tell it’s doing something because it was covered with dust.
Looking at the grill grates, I can say it did a pretty good job. There were some spots, some sticky stuff that was still left on the grates but for the most part, I was very happy with the results.
Definitely makes it for an easy job on the dirty task. So you just put it in there, hit the button and go.
So with that being said, I’m giving a big thumbs up to the Girllbot. Really simple to use and it does what it’s advertised and what it says.
When I use it, I’ll put it on for 10 minutes before I barbecue and then 10 or 20 minutes after and I always have a clean grill.
It’s a really cool tool. If you don’t like to clean your grill after you use it, this could be something that you’d be interested in.
I really like the whole automation part of it, I like the fact that it do it on its own and despite the fact that it is making a noise in the grill, it do not damage anything or any of the internals.
This robot is available in four different colors: black, red, orange and blue.
It comes in a great carrying case. It’s great for transporting, maybe you’re gonna go away for a family vacation, rent a house on the shore or you just want to have a way to store it when you’re not using it. It’s high impact, it protects it from the weather, there’s a hook on it so you can hang it off the grill.
Now I’m never gonna scrub my grill again, I’m not gonna get out my grill brush, I’m not gonna have to get out there with a sponge and soapy water and all those. This is great.