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SonnyE

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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 marbles short of a full bag, I pulled the racks and put everything in for the load.
I must say, I was very impressed with how sparkly clean the racks, mats, reservoir, and even my little catch pan* came out of the dishwasher!
I don't know what they put in Cascade, but it knocks the snot out of Creosote build up. Almost every speck came off.

The only downside is a mild smoker smell inside the dishwasher now. So far the Admiral hasn't noticed it. Or if she did, my selective hearing did not register the complaint. :p

But whoever you was, running the racks, mats, and dilly wacks through the dishwasher sure cleaned them up.
Thank You Again for the idea! ;):D

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* - Catch pan is a little SS BBQ Sauce pan I put in the upper back corner to catch anything that drips from my stack. Condensation occasionally drips from the stack, and the little pan catches it.
 

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SonnyE, glad they came out clean. I've never used the dishwasher for my BBQ tools, but if your dishwasher has a filter you may want to check it out. It may need cleaning. I wouldn't want my misses mad at me because I did something to her dishwasher. Also I don't want to be the guy who gets stuck hand washing the dishes. Speaking from a dad whose son will dirty every pot, pan, plate and piece of silverware just making a peanut butter sandwich(and he doesn't even live here anymore).

Chris
 

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I doubt that Judy would let me put anything that has been in the smoker in the dishwasher.
I have my own pots & pans that are stored outside for smoking. She will wash them in the sink, but that is about it.
As far as the grates go I just hit them with the weed burner before I put any meat on them.
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SonnyE, glad they came out clean. I've never used the dishwasher for my BBQ tools, but if your dishwasher has a filter you may want to check it out. It may need cleaning. I wouldn't want my misses mad at me because I did something to her dishwasher. Also I don't want to be the guy who gets stuck hand washing the dishes. Speaking from a dad whose son will dirty every pot, pan, plate and piece of silverware just making a peanut butter sandwich(and he doesn't even live here anymore).

Chris
I doubt that Judy would let me put anything that has been in the smoker in the dishwasher.
I have my own pots & pans that are stored outside for smoking. She will wash them in the sink, but that is about it.
As far as the grates go I just hit them with the weed burner before I put any meat on them.
Al
Well, I'm sneaky. She was staying over babysitting the 3 youngest Grandkid's, And I figured why not.
Since I haven't faced reckoning yet, I still don't know why not. :confused:
I even tried out the Sanitize setting.

I did check the filter, Chris. No evidence left there Whew! :rolleyes:

I've been hand-washing my used racks and mats. (I try to remember to remove as many as I can. No use smoking empty racks.)

If I disappear, tell the cops to check the smoker and BBQ.... :eek:
 

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Sonny, I've been washing all my smoker stuff in the dishwasher for years with no problems--and that includes from Miss Linda. When I say "all" that includes racks, frog mats, jerky screens, grease drip trays, and various pie plates I use for cold smoking butter and spices etc.
BUT.....I always scrub all the equipment in the sink with a dishpan brush and wipe out the grease pans BEFORE I load up the dishwasher. Heavy on the BEFORE!!!
Love the results.
Gary
 

SonnyE

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Sonny, I've been washing all my smoker stuff in the dishwasher for years with no problems--and that includes from Miss Linda. When I say "all" that includes racks, frog mats, jerky screens, grease drip trays, and various pie plates I use for cold smoking butter and spices etc.
BUT.....I always scrub all the equipment in the sink with a dishpan brush and wipe out the grease pans BEFORE I load up the dishwasher. Heavy on the BEFORE!!!
Love the results.
Gary
Thanks Gary. Yeah, I do scrub the stuff to get off what I can. I use one of those brush things, and a soapy scrubby sponge. But Betty soon tosses the sponge, especially if it is darkening. :rolleyes:
But I have been wanting to run them through the dishwasher.
I was pleasantly surprised with the results. ;)
 

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