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Cleaning your Masterbuilt Smoker (MES)

#1 User is offline   gunksny 

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

I just broke out the MES after way too long a hiatus. Looked like there was a little mold on the side rack guides and old grease along the back floor under the pan. I used a scrub sponge and a bucket of water and bleach to wipe everything down and putty knife to scrape the bottom.

Before I smoked 2 pork shoulders, I lined the floor, and interior and exterior drip pans with foil. Since I smoked the shoulders fat side down directly on the shelves, you can imagine the mess that was left on the shelves, and on top of the smoker/heater element.

I did pulled all the foil out, did a quick wipedown and tried to chip/scrape/wipe the bigger chunks of gunk off and out. The shelves I'll soak and put in the DW.

How do you guys clean your smokers if you know you may not use it for a few months (a crime I know ...) ?
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:48 PM

View Postgunksny, on Sep 9 2010, 01:06 PM, said:

I just broke out the MES after way too long a hiatus. Looked like there was a little mold on the side rack guides and old grease along the back floor under the pan. I used a scrub sponge and a bucket of water and bleach to wipe everything down and putty knife to scrape the bottom.

Before I smoked 2 pork shoulders, I lined the floor, and interior and exterior drip pans with foil. Since I smoked the shoulders fat side down directly on the shelves, you can imagine the mess that was left on the shelves, and on top of the smoker/heater element.

I did pulled all the foil out, did a quick wipedown and tried to chip/scrape/wipe the bigger chunks of gunk off and out. The shelves I'll soak and put in the DW.

How do you guys clean your smokers if you know you may not use it for a few months (a crime I know ...) ?



I wouldn't know...I haven't cleaned mine since I have owned it...around 7 years now!

Since you had stuff growing in it, I'd just run it on high for an hour.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:59 PM

View Postgunksny, on Sep 9 2010, 01:06 PM, said:

I just broke out the MES after way too long a hiatus. Looked like there was a little mold on the side rack guides and old grease along the back floor under the pan. I used a scrub sponge and a bucket of water and bleach to wipe everything down and putty knife to scrape the bottom.

Before I smoked 2 pork shoulders, I lined the floor, and interior and exterior drip pans with foil. Since I smoked the shoulders fat side down directly on the shelves, you can imagine the mess that was left on the shelves, and on top of the smoker/heater element.

I did pulled all the foil out, did a quick wipedown and tried to chip/scrape/wipe the bigger chunks of gunk off and out. The shelves I'll soak and put in the DW.

How do you guys clean your smokers if you know you may not use it for a few months (a crime I know ...) ?

Now that you have wiped the gunk down as you put it
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