MES cleaning, I am going to show you my way of cleaning the MES 30. I have read a few threads on how folks keep their box clean Here is what I do. You will develop your own method. This is my box before I started.
I keep everything I can foiled but things happen. I clean good every few months or after 20 or so cooks
You will notice the seasoning flaking, It sort of self cleans. This happens after some hot cooks (260 or 270). I like to get that stuff off. I use a spray bottle that mists as well as has a spray. I mist most all of the box being careful around the burner I only spray a stream when I really need it like in the back left corner.
I use a diluted amount of apple cider vinegar and water. I very lightly scrape any flaky stuff and use a long handled spatula to clean it out. I spend some time on the door face and the cabinet side and when finished I light up the AMPS for a 1 or 2 hour smoke.
a clean corner
Just enough to re season it and hide any vinegar smell. I probably don”t need to do this but It drives the neighbors crazy.
Put it back together and be ready for Meat loaf Tuesday
That's how I do it. Jted