New MES 30" Owner - Maintinance Question

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by twothphry, Jun 12, 2010.

  1.   How much maintainance and cleanng should I do to my smoker after a smoke. Is it better to leave thing as there are and build up a crusty ambienance or should I kepp my smoker spick and Span? What makes for the best smoke?
  2. smitty20

    smitty20 Newbie

    I've been soaking the grates and drip pan, then wiping down the inside with just water (no soap!).  Also be sure to wipe down the door seal each time.
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Let the inside go.  If it gets to much I just gently scrape off a little.  The grates, water pan, and drip plate (in The Bottom) can go in the dishwasher.  Do not put the black grease collector from the outside into the dishwasher.

    I usually line the water pan with foil if I am not actively using it.
  4. jeffrey98335

    jeffrey98335 Newbie

    I have yet to clean the inside of mine.  I just clean the removeable items IE racks, drip pans ect. 

    The maintance book says to only wipe out the inside, no soap,  as the stuff builds up inside, you get more flavor IMO

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