Electric smoker mold

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kccosmoker, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. kccosmoker

    kccosmoker Newbie

    I left my electric smoker covered on the deck all winter and never got around to cleaning it before the winter, I usually continue using it through the winter as well but this year I did not. Anyways, I have mold growing in it now. Could I use some kind of oven cleaner or stripper to clean it back to the bare metal and then reason it? What would be the best approach for this, or would it be just as worthwhile to buy a new one? Thank you for your input.
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

    I don't see why you can't clean the mold very thoroughly and then re-season it...if you use some kind of oven cleaner or something, it'll be important to do a high heat burn-off to make sure there is no chemical residue left behind.

    Good Luck!

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Simple Green is the best choice as it is less caustic than Oven Cleaner and leaves no residue to mess with...JJ
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    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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