MES Window Cleaning Solution

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ronp, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It isn't a big deal but it used to take me about 4 sprays of alcohol and dawn to get it cleaned and a lot of paper towels.

    So, the other night I sprayed it with this after cleaning, I got it a Sam's.




    And after the smoke it looked like this tonight.



    What little there was wiped off with one try.

    Hope this helps somebody. Maybe that will work on something else.
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have you given Simple Green a try Ron?
    I use it for cleaning almost everything and would be interested in knowing how well it would clean up a window like that.
     
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Ron,
    All i got was the dreaded box w/ the red X in it.
    can ya tell me what the cleaner was that ya got at sams?
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't tried that man.

    Works good?
     
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    when i went back the pic was there . never mind.
     
  6. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I tried that stuff, and it didn't seem to work so well, how much did you need to use?
     
  7. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    I don't understand why you guys use all this fancy stuff to clean the window. I use a two sided sponge, regular yellow sponge with a Brillo pad top on one side and hot water. Cleanse right up and never have chemicals left over in my smoker.
     
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  8. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I just ended up using rubbing alcohol, and it cleaned right up.
     
  9. And this is why I didn't get one with a window
     
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  10. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    wet paper towel and some fine ash from your fireplace or where ever. The ash just rubs the grease right off in no time plus you don't have to use any chemicals or spend money on cleaner.
     
  11. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    These babies work like a champ....Just do it while the glass is still warm. RIP ronp

    Barry.

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  12. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I have some of those, I'll have to give it a shot. The only ash I have is from my AMNPS, but I don't think I wanna use those ashes.
     
  13. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    The easiest way to clean the window will be with ammonia.  Used it to clean the fireplace windows.  Years of crap came right off.  Any residue should rinse right off with water.
     
  14. I just scrape mine with a razor blade. fast easy and works great!
     
  15. This how i do mine as well!  a razor scrapper cleans it faster than anything else i have tried, including chemicals, ashes, soap and water, etc.
     
  16. papacurtis

    papacurtis Smoke Blower


    I use this.Spray-Wait 5sec-wipe off with paper towel. Like new!
     
  17. kbwilhelm

    kbwilhelm Newbie

    I used a little bit if formula 409, and it cleaned right up. Then I used a little bit of windex on a paper towel and it looked new.
     
  18. bigtexun

    bigtexun Newbie

    Don't use chemicals... just use a scraper with a new razor blade and a little pressure.  Once you find the right angle, the razor gets everything...
     
     
  19. tommy p

    tommy p Newbie

    I spoke with masterbuilt this morning and was given an idea that I was told would work.  Put a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water in the water pan and turn unit on to 250 or higher for about an hour and half then wipe the window with the same mixture on a rag or paper towel.  Hopefully this help to clean the window.  Then I am going to use the Spray Away Stainless Steel Cleaner.
     
     
  20. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    Stop with the chemicals and preheated. Just get a razor blade and it comes off very easily.
     

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