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[Costco] Nature Scraper Wood BBQ Cleaner $9.97 Calgary

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Nature Scraper Wood BBQ Cleaner $9.97 Calgary

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Saw this at Costco Sunridge in Calgary. I bought it couple months ago when it was around 20 bucks I think.
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Jul 20, 2006
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Should be able to use this on a Blackstone griddle. Would prefer this over the metal scraper from Blackstone.
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Do these work as well as wire scrapers?
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werent these been giving them away for memberships?
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Probably not as good quality but the one I got from dollarama for $4 has served me well so far

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Can't believe people would pay $9.97, let alone consider a deal, for a piece of wood that has a hole in it for your fingers to go through...
At this price, the entire (1) tree would have a value of something like $6000+. That's crazy.
Note: very simple calculations used, assuming 30 units per diameter, times 20 (conservatively) in length per tree.
That's just how I see it....

Edit: Just saw how thin the Dollarama ones are, make that 50/diameter trunk.
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aandaleb wrote: Can't believe people would pay $9.97, let alone consider a deal, for a piece of wood that has a hole in it for your fingers to go through...
At this price, the entire (1) tree would have a value of something like $6000+. That's crazy.
Note: very simple calculations used, assuming 30 units per diameter, times 20 (conservatively) in length per tree.
That's just how I see it....

Edit: Just saw how thin the Dollarama ones are, make that 50/diameter trunk.
Most consumer products have triple or quadruple digit markups.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburders eat people
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aandaleb wrote: Can't believe people would pay $9.97, let alone consider a deal, for a piece of wood that has a hole in it for your fingers to go through...
At this price, the entire (1) tree would have a value of something like $6000+. That's crazy.
Note: very simple calculations used, assuming 30 units per diameter, times 20 (conservatively) in length per tree.
That's just how I see it....

Edit: Just saw how thin the Dollarama ones are, make that 50/diameter trunk.
I’m with you. So today I went to the forest and cut down an old growth tree. It wasn’t easy, but it sure does make an excellent bbq scraper.
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steven80 wrote: I’m with you. So today I went to the forest and cut down an old growth tree. It wasn’t easy, but it sure does make an excellent bbq scraper.
Well done.
Despite is superiority i hope you were able to make one spare from the same tree.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburders eat people
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I have a cedar one and the smell after using it on a hot grill is worth the money
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aandaleb wrote: Can't believe people would pay $9.97, let alone consider a deal, for a piece of wood that has a hole in it for your fingers to go through...
At this price, the entire (1) tree would have a value of something like $6000+. That's crazy.
Note: very simple calculations used, assuming 30 units per diameter, times 20 (conservatively) in length per tree.
That's just how I see it....

Edit: Just saw how thin the Dollarama ones are, make that 50/diameter trunk.
Obviously we pay for convenience and for someone to turn raw materials into products.

However, this is just a piece of cedar. I use an extra shake that I had from roofing my BBQ shed, but any piece will do. You can use fence paneling.
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As a honest question for people who bbq often - Why do people use this instead of the metal brushes?

I recently got into barbequing, and I bought some basic equipment including a metal brush.
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I have one of these. they suck. But I got another as a gift from a friend so I'll be using this for a while.

Metal bristles can be dangerous, but the cases are so far and few inbetween I'm lead to believe that people are a) using their wire brushes season after season until it's clearly time to toss it and b) not inspecting the grill after brushing it.
Yes it takes time to inspect the grill (and they can be hard to spot), but these paddles just don't really remove certain types of build up. That being said, I've been grilling just fine with them, it's just not pretty.

(I even have the spiral wire brushes, and they suck more, worse than these.)

I should just buy a heavy wire bristle and clean it once in a while, then use the wooden paddle as a mental thing to know I've cleared it of any bristles.
Bigboy16 wrote: As a honest question for people who bbq often - Why do people use this instead of the metal brushes?
There were a lot of news stories that got popular about people ingesting wire bristles that had fallen off the brush, stuck to the grates, then got stuck to some food. Lead to surgeries etc.
Small risk but big impact. If you want to basically not deal with that risk, that's what these wooden paddles are for.
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During use the wire bristles can break off of the wire brush and stick to the grill and then to whatever you're grilling. If it is then ingested with the grilled food it can get logged/stuck in your throat, intestines, etc. leading to serious injury, hospitilization, surgery to remove, etc.
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Sypsy wrote: I have one of these. they suck. But I got another as a gift from a friend so I'll be using this for a while.
It will work best if you start with squeaky clean grates, and use this after each use of the BBQ and before a reheat bakes the residue into the grates.
If you get in the habit of using it just before you heat up the BBQ (without fail) they will work great and without too much extra elbow grease.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburders eat people

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