Just Found The Best Tool For Scrubbing MES Racks

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bogview, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. bogview

    bogview Newbie SMF Premier Member

    After letting them soak overnight, I used a Barbeque scrubber on them. These are about $4 at HD and have a synthetic Brillo on one side and a stainless brush on the other. There is also a scraper on there. This made for the easiest clean up ever.
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Presoak, scrape the chunks off and in the dishwasher.

    Cleans up nice!

  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I fired up my gas brinkman, got it blazing hot and burned them off.  Dishwasher after that,
  4. I put them in the sink to soak with some oxyclean. They clean right up..
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "Oxyclean".....Never thought of that!

    Got some racks to clean right now and gonna try this trick.

  6. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how well it works.

  7. Spraying the racks with vegetable oil before use makes clean-up a lot easier too. Maybe most everyone already knows this and does this, but I thought I would mention it anyway.
  8. bogview

    bogview Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Just had a service call on the new Profile dishwasher for a clogged drain. Got it done under warranty. It wasn't from the racks, but general clean up. Soak and scrub will always be the last part of the fun. 
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Judy cleans them!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can I send mine down to ya for her to clean too [​IMG]

    I just soak them for a while and they wash right off easy
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I must caution everyone one regarding the use of abrasives and scouring pads on chrome plated cooking grates. I have a small GOSM which I can no longer use the grates for food contact due to wearing off the chrome plating from cleaning with scouring pads. 3M Scotch-Brite and hot soapy water, along with a dish cloth to finish it up, were my weapons of grate destruction for the past year that I used that smoker, and I quickly learned how fast the chrome can be rubbed off with that method of cleaning. The chrome is gone on the majority of the grate wires, with copper-clad now showing, which causes oxidation of any meats that contact it during cooking...nasty green colored grate marks are the result. I have noticed a few spots which the copper-clad has worn off, and bare steel wite is now exposed.

    Since learning of this, I now just fire my smokers to high heat and run a brass or stainless grill brush across the grates to knock off the crud. If it's charcoal fired smoker, I run the grate over an outdoor cooker propane burner while brushing it off.

  12. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nothing like the words of experience to put an angle on the situation.  I've always found a good soaking with Joy and a nylon brush work good enough.  Oh yes, I do use a Food Release Spray that works wonders.  Same thing as veggie oil or pam but intended for hot flat grills.

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