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    Hobart 1612 cleaning and disassembly--frozen adjustment knob

    I just picked up a Hobart 1612. It looks great and even came with the sharpener. The index knob is frozen and the gauge plate won't move. I assume the gauge plate guide rods either were never lubricated or were lubricated with vegetable oil which has gummed up. To get that plate out I need to...
  2. skippy997

    Hey from NE Iowa

    Question how many folks cover their Grease tray with tin foil? Also is everyone using to decrease and clean the outside of their smoker.
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    What tool should I use to scrape my porcelain coated grill grates?

    Hi there, I'm looking for a tool to clean my porcelain coated Pit Boss grill grates - I have done a bit of searching and I'm really not thrilled with the choices, so I figured I'd see what you guys use. Here are some notes regarding a few of the possible solutions that I've considered already...
  4. rob gebby

    Advice for drip pan....please

    i just bought a new stack smoker and it, strangely, doesnt have a drip pan. The outside dimensions of the legs are 18x21. Initially, I was thinking of getting a pan the whole thing would sit inside but that is hard to find what i want in those dimensions and I thought that it will get the legs...
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    Help a rookie!

    Good morning y'all! I just bought my first house and a masterbuilt 30" electric smoker to match- I bought it from a gentleman who used oven cleaner to clean it and now has left a residue. What is the best way to clean out the chemical residue to make sure it is good to season then smoke some...
  6. old smokey nj

    Disgusting Moldy Smoker - HELP!!!!

    Hello All, I made the mistake of lending my MES to a buddy about 6 months ago. He used it a time or 2, and returned it about a week ago. I just went to fire it up for a smoked venison roast, and, much to my dismay, my buddy never cleaned it. EVERYTHING is covered in mold - walls, shelves, door...
  7. SonnyE

    Just want to say Thanks Again....

    Somewhere there was a post where a guy had these squeaky clean racks in his smoker. They looked brand new in a well educated MES, and I asked if they were new, or how'd he get them so shiny clean? Well Saturday I was going to run my mats in the dishwasher to clean them. Since I was several...
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    Cast Iron Dutch Oven secreting sticky substance

    recently purchased a cast iron pan / Dutch Oven brought it home knocked off the rust and let it sit prior to seasoning. When i returned there was a sticky substance that had began to emerge from the surface you cook on. Almost like old cooking oil that has become somewhat cold and thick. I left...
  9. hillbilly69

    Any hope for my MES40 or should it be trashed?

    Sometimes there are just no words. I am almost embarrassed to post these pictures of my neglected MES40 but I was hoping for input on how my smoker can be saved, if possible, or whether it should be thrown in the trash heap. Yesterday I spent several hours scrubbing away residue from inside of...
  10. smittybbq

    Cleaning the glass

    I have a Charbroil smoker and was wondering if anyone has tried cleaning the glass with a magic eraser and how it worked out? Or what are some better ideas if anyone has any?
  11. smittybbq

    Cleaning the glass on my Charbroil electric smoker

    I plan on trying to clean the glass on my smoker with a magic eraser. I see a lot of people have done it with some success I am assuming. Just wondering if anyone of y'all have tried it and how did it work?'