Steel vs non steel decks; easier to remove wet grass off of?

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I have had a cordless mower for 23 years now with a plastic like (unknown the exact material) and it tough to scrape the wet grass buildup off.
I see EGO has dropped steel decks except for one and that is self-propelled which I don't want since it's not necessary being as light as these are compared to gas mowers.

The question is, this "polymer' materiel EGO uses (according to them), how is that for removing grass buildup? I always clean off the buildup after I finish, I never leave it until the next time.
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Try cleaning, let it dry and spray with silicone; that should help keep grass from sticking. Also mow when it's dry after dew has evaporated.
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The polymer deck is pretty smooth and easy to clean in my experience
Some folks like to wax it or apply a spray to help minimize any build up.  I never have and do not have any problems.
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I'm reasonable sure when it's new, it's probably not a problem.
You can't always wait 'till the grass is dry, especially in the spring. Dew isn't the problem, that goes away quickly, rain with saturated soil doesn't.
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I have been using my mower for 3 years.  It is no longer new.  It is not a problem to clean.
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I have a Ego dual battery self-propelled lawn mower.  I spray the underside with a special Teflon spray made for lawn mowers.  After I cut my lawn, I spray the underside with Simple Green and wait around ten minutes and then wipe the grass particles off.  They usually comes off pretty easily.  If the grass I cut is dry, there is hardly any grass particles stuck underneath because of the Teflon sray.
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I have a steel deck. I didn't think about cleaning until a few days later. I guess the grass was a damp. Grass was caked on. I was able to clean the chunks of grass off with my fingers. The next time I there wasn't much grass stuck. I used a rag to clean it. I am noticing scratches in the paint though. I may have to take some paint it doesn't rust.