cleaning the glass on my MES?

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  1. rocswx

    rocswx Fire Starter

    Ok I need to know the best way to clean the glass on my MES. I'm thinking vinegar? Please let me know. I've used it twice and now can barely ser thru it. Smoking a pork loin today. Would like to watch it cook. I know it's not necessary but.... Thanks in advance.
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    single edge razor scraper to get the heavy stuff then vinegar and a rag.
  3. rocswx

    rocswx Fire Starter

    Cool. Thanks eman. Have u tried this? Seemed like a logical idea to me.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Only way i clean mine . When i clean it. After a few years lookin aint so important LOL
  5. rocswx

    rocswx Fire Starter

    Well, I've discovered that my built in internal temp probe is way off, so until I get a good digital one I'm relying on an old fashioned metal instant read so I have to b able to see it.
  6. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Every masterbuilt internal temp probe is way off. I could talk about masterbuilts short comings till im blue in the face. It's annoying, and makes me wanna.... Yeah, best if we just move on.

    Buy a good external thermometer. I have an igrill. Kinda gimmicky but both my probes are within a degree or two of the boil test. So is the external probe I bought for it. I'd recommend it.

    I use a magic eraser for the mes window. Soon as I pull the meat off I hit it with a bucket of soapy water, and the magic eraser and it works well. I've heard of people scrapping with blades, using harsh chemicals (I don't want that near my food) and even using vodka! Lol! Whatever works and you feel safe with is the best answer. Just keep on trying and find what you like.

    In the meantime and in between time but a good probe.

  7. I don't clean the window after every smoke unless it gets so bad that I can't see through it. I always hope that the smoke

    is thick enough that I can't see through it anyway!

    When it gets really bad, I use isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel. This is only for the glass in the door and the glass over the light.
  8. jayskibum

    jayskibum Fire Starter

    Never tried vinegar but a method I fund that works well is using the ashes from your ash tray. Take a damp paper towel dip in ur ashes and scrub. Takes it right off. Then just take a clean damp rag and wipe the ash residue off. It will look
  9. jayskibum

    jayskibum Fire Starter

    Just like new
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. jayskibum

    jayskibum Fire Starter

    Yep that is the one bear. I knew I read it on the forum but couldn't remember who posted it

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