we finally kicked out the unwanted tenant living in the grill. that "thing" actually bulked up his cozy abode since the last time i saw it. unfortunately, we had to do the unthinkable. anyway, later i cleaned, brushed and sanitized the grill from top to bottom. several hours later, we had homemade burgers, corn and asparagus for dinner to kick off the 2008 bar-b-que season and it was absolute delicious and tasty:).