Cleaning the Cooker

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Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
Jan 25, 2007
Want to clean the pit this weekend, not so much the inside as Bud cleans that up very well after each cook, but the outside. Was wondering if ya'll think it would be safe to take a power washer to it, or do I run the risk of chipping some paint off?? What I really am trying to do is get the grease marks of the front under the door. Also should I rub the outside down with anything afterward???
Just my .02 cts worth Theresa, but how bout getting something like Dawn (anti-grease) dish soap and a brush, then rinsing it off with a hose? Just be careful and dont get any in the cooking chamber.
Sounds like a brush and some Dawn might be the smart way to go Geoff, thanks. I think I just want to play with the power washer today.....I'll find another victim for it..
Probably a good idea. Bud said that the driveway, siding on the house, and that pretty new motor-home could use a power washing.
Lol....I'm sure he did!!!

Hijacking my own thread here but have to tell you Chad that we had some of your Buckboard Bacon for breakfest yesterday.......OMG, incredible(we fought over the last piece
)..all Bud could talk about yesterday is we have to do some of that!!! I have the cure I bought some time ago and will do a couple Butts towards the end of the month. Outstanding Chad...thanks again!!!
Coincidence! Had Chad's Buckboard Bacon for breakfast yesterday also! Jane fried up a batch of the thicker bacon, close to ham. Outstanding. Hashbrowns, eggs, toast with applebutter. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Oh yeah. Some detergent dishwashing liquid and brushing should cut the grease buildup. Can't see how the powerwasher would hurt it, and if it did you can always touch up with a spraycan of high temp black.
As Homer Simpson would say "DOH"
I knew I was forgetting somthing....Applebutter is in the coach pantry
Will go rescue it today and enjoy some tommorow morning Mike, sorry.
I find things in the toyhauler every once in a while and go "Wow! So that's where it went!"

Enjoy the applebutter.
Mike, I understand what you mean: We have duplicates of all kinds of things from mustard to bottled water to carving knifes.

By the way, Chad, that bacon was out of this world!!! Can't wait to make some more of that.

Looking forward to the comp in GR next weekend. Mean while, have a great weekend!

That Bb Bacon Chad gave me was gone quick. The boys love it. Some time I will have to get to making some of that. And the apple butter is great stuff too... Love it Mike

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