Thanks, Jted! Now I guess I am confused. I've had a #2 for a couple years and it is coated on the inside with creosote. I've never really tried to clean it, but it certainly can't be classified as "sanitary".
I also own a Big Green Egg and maybe once a year I build a very hot fire and burn off the accumulated creosote. That raises the question of how people clean the accumulated creosote in their Smokin-It smokers, or if they clean them at all?
To tell you the truth if you have ever watched ( Pit-Master's ) on TV it looks like they never clean there equipment but on the other hand either do I other then the racks ..