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seattlepitboss 07-22-2009 07:14 PM

the REALLY FAST way to clean smoker grills
 
Yesterday I bought a cheap broken electric pressure washer and fixed it. Today I used it to clean the grills & water bowl from my Bandera, in about five minutes. Water still beads up on them, and they are still seasoned and black, but they have almost no food particles hanging on them at all.

Very fast, very easy. Takes a lot of the drudgery out, making the whole experience of smoking on a meat smoker more fun.

I know that most of you probably know about this already and do it all the time. But some of you might not have known. It *really* works.

seattlepitboss

eagle697 07-22-2009 09:40 PM

I have thought about doing this before, and have done it on the cooking grates. Would you do this on the smoker itself. I would wonder about rust, especially on the firebox. Would you just oil it really well? Would it take the seasoning of the inside of the smoke box? I may try it on one and see what happens.

bbq ron 07-23-2009 05:36 AM

i power wash my lang all the time, inside and out. just oil it back up and good to go. very easy. :-P:-P

warren 07-23-2009 06:51 AM

i have done that before

TN_BBQ 07-23-2009 07:19 AM

I have a pressure washer but find myself using a stiff bristle brush, paint scraper, and a water hose most of the time.

jgh1204 07-23-2009 08:06 AM

I just wait for the occasional pit fire myself. Gets the adrenaline going and cleans everything up nicely. :-P

Ashmont 07-23-2009 08:26 AM

Try to pressure wash the bottom end of a WSM. It comes back at you real quick. I leave the lid off after a long cook and it looks like the jet engines of a F18 taking off for about 30 min...... Then hut her down and cool

seattlepitboss 07-23-2009 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eagle697 (Post 979090)
I have thought about doing this before, and have done it on the cooking grates. Would you do this on the smoker itself. I would wonder about rust, especially on the firebox. Would you just oil it really well? Would it take the seasoning of the inside of the smoke box? I may try it on one and see what happens.

This would be one reason to build in a damper between the firebox and smoke chamber. I generally line my firebox bottoms with firebrick, and you don't want to get that wet. Otherwise, I don't see any problem power washing the inside of the smoke chamber, as long as you get the water out of the bottom.

I have never felt the inside of the smokebox needed to be cleaned to the same standards as the cooking racks. I like the cooking racks to be cleaned CLEAN.

seattlepitboss

Kevin 07-23-2009 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgh1204 (Post 979289)
I just wait for the occasional pit fire myself. Gets the adrenaline going and cleans everything up nicely. :-P

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