MES30 Full of mold, mildew, etc

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by drakethib, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. drakethib

    drakethib Newbie

    Folks could use a little help / advice and I already feel like a dufus.

    I haven't used my smoker in a couple of months and opened it up to find a bunch of mold in it.

    While I would bet my last nickel I cleaned it after last use, maybe I didn't.

    This may be a noob question but how do I clean this thing.

    Right now I am heating it up to full temp (275) and probably will let it set up a couple of hours with the hopes it will kill a bunch of this mold, then I will wash the trays in the dishwasher.

    Is were something else I need to be doing? Should I spray it with something.

    Please help.

  2. bbqwillie

    bbqwillie Smoking Fanatic

    Vinegar undiluted, spray directly on the mold, let sit for a minimum of 1 hour and then clean with fresh water. Vinegar will kill about 85% of all mold types. Heat to max temp and let sit for 5-6 hours. Nuke from orbit just to be sure (j/k). Optionally use hydrogen peroxide, it kills everything and is non toxic and produces no toxic fumes. More expensive than vinegar. But not as expensive as a ER visit.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015

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