Yep, I'd be happy with that grill plate after 8 years. I'm curious though, how often (if ever) do you cook marinated stuff on it? I find I'm often cooking things like chicken skewers, with sugary marinades, which make a mess of the grill.Recently cleaned 8 year old baby q grill.
It can't be any cleaner without fucking with 8 years of flavour build up which is also natural non stick coating.
Edit: there is zero rust, the brown is the next BBQ flavour enhancers.
I've seen you and others talking about not doing any heavy cleaning, but some of the shit marinades leave behind is just nasty. Perhaps I'll have to try to be gentler getting rid of that crap this time around.