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Old 07-22-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 07-22-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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i power wash my lang all the time, inside and out. just oil it back up and good to go. very easy.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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i have done that before
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #5
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I have a pressure washer but find myself using a stiff bristle brush, paint scraper, and a water hose most of the time.
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I just wait for the occasional pit fire myself. Gets the adrenaline going and cleans everything up nicely.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:26 AM   #7
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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
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:48 PM   #9
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I just wait for the occasional pit fire myself. Gets the adrenaline going and cleans everything up nicely.
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