View Full Version : cleaning the dera's

05-22-2008, 07:43 PM
I have a pair of banderas that need cleaning. I normally just scrape the bottom of the smokebox out and wipe with oil and sweep the ashes out of the fire box. The smokebox is starting to build up a thick layer in some spots that i can;t get very well. Was thinking of pressure washing and re seasoning them this weekend. Is that a good idea, or should i just try to scrape real good again?

05-22-2008, 07:50 PM
Heat it up and powerwash. Reseason and ready for the season.

05-23-2008, 09:48 AM
Yep. Don't just scrape it and use it. As I discovered (flaming meat loaf and crispy fatties mod) you will only expose a layer of flammable grease!

05-23-2008, 11:25 AM
Nope; scraping is all it takes. Powerwashing is a big messy overkill.

05-23-2008, 11:32 AM
It just depends on how ambitious you are. Scraping will be quick and no reason to re-season. Power washing will be messy and require a re-season.