MSE grate chrome peeling

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by inkjunkie, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Was just washing one of the grates and noticed that the chrome is peeling already. Have used it less than a dozen times...really hope I am not on hold for an hour again. Cell phone is plugged in and charging....just in case. Think I may send the grate to a friend that powder coats.....
     
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Geez, you haven't had that baby very long. Wow! 
     
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I guess one more reason not to clean your grates too good. Hahahaha.....
     
  4. Not having a dishwasher I use a S/S parts brush and a Brillo  pad on mine. I try to keep them clean and have not noticed any pealing to date.

    I am sure they very from one chrome run to another.  Jted
     
  5. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I washed my grates once in the dishwasher. Once. It was a hassle taking out the top rack (it was an older dishwasher) but there was no peeling of the chrome or whatever the grates are coated with. I strictly handwash them with a scrub sponge and hot soap and water. My MES 30 Gen 1 is three years old and everything's still in fine shape. But then I don't use it nearly as much as many other guys here.
     
  6. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Our racks are done by the dishwasher every time, her name is Ernie lol...
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get some Q mats from Todd. They work great.
     
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Already have them.
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Then dont worry about the peeling.
     
  10. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Eventually they will start to rust....and really don't want to be "cooking" on rust....
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will be cooking on the mats.
     
  12. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I understand that but don't really want to have rust near anything I am cooking.....this is sorta like saying no point in cleaning the racks.....you are cooking on the mats.....just saying,..,..
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I understand. I have some rust on my racks but it doesnt bother me.
     
  14. I use Todd's mats and the work great. They reduce the amount of stuck food by 100% but they still need to be cleaned. Silicone cleans very easy.

    The racks are covered in drippings and smoke. I like to get as much off as I reasonably can.Since I started using the mats cleanup is a lot easier.  Jted
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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