How do you clean your MES smoker?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by deltadude, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok basic newbie question:
    How do you clean your MES?

    First the inside, the manual says no soap or cleaner, what do you do and use to clean the inside?

    What if the inside is really bad what do you do?

    2nd the outside, especially stainless models, what do you use and do?
  2. I don't know about your fancy electric models but what I do is load mine up in the back of the pickup and go to one of those DIY car washes with a high power sprayer. Cleans them up nice and quick.

  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't done anything except wash the racks.

    Outside I found the best thing is from Sam's Club, Sprayway, stainless cleaner and polish, works great!!
  4. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I have the non-stainless model, so I don't worry about the outside. Nor do I really worry about the inside. I wash the racks in the dishwasher after each use, and scrub the waterpan with soap and water, but the inside itself I've never touched. I have used a wet rag to wipe off the temperature sensor every so often but that's it. The rest is just seasoning.

    Shoot, my lil' chief is probably 20 years old and I don't think it's been cleaned since day one.
  5. I tie a rope to the top and drop it off the end of the dock into the lake for about 30 minutes or so. works for me!
  6. kielbasa kid

    kielbasa kid Smoke Blower

    Grade #4 Extra Coarse steel wool pad and warm water for the inside.

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