So picked up a OK Joes Highland last week. Read that vegie oil was good for seasoning and assumed canola oil was close. Coated everything and got the smoker to like 250-275F (according to the temp gauge on the lid away from firebox) and ran it for 3 hours. I noticed after everything was still sticky and oil had just pooled at the bottom. So i did another fire burn and got it up to 325F on lid thermometer and about 400F according to thermacouple placed near opening of firebox. Ran for three hours. Still wet oil. A few days later I noticed it really started to stink. Then read that poeple did NOT recommend using canola oil. So I then cleaned the whole thing out with dish soap and water. Sprayed it down. And AGAIN ran 325F / 400F for three-fours hours. It smells better , but the fire box still wrecks of rancid oil. And it's STILL sticky. Man alive... Any suggestions of what I can do? I haven't even smoked anything yet, though I am having fun doing dry runs :) The last time I through in some 'campfire' wood that I had burning from a fire pit and I think it left a thin layer of brown soot on everything which was strange... Thanks in advance.