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Cleaning the smoker

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Can you clean the removable parts in the dishwasher?

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I have the MES, and yes it should be fine so long as they fit. Of course mine only has racks, drip tray and water pan without removing screws.
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All depends upon the material in your smoker. If the racks are stainless steel, yes,  If chromed or nickel plated, it would depend upon the quality. I hand wash mine as they are not stainless. Only takes a few minutes.

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I have the MES 30 Gen 1 and yes, you can. But I just clean everything under running hot water with soap and a heavy duty scrub pad or sponge. Sometimes I have to use powdered stainless steel cleaner for the water pan and drip pan and a scraper for the racks. One time I put the racks in my dishwasher but I've found it faster to clean everything by hand.

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Thanks all. I thought it would be fine because they're stainless. I just got a MES 40 and used it yesterday for the first time. I smoked a brisket flat, pork shoulder, 3 racks of baby backs and a pan of Mac-n-cheese! Good stuff!!! Although i may need to tone down the smoke a bit.
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