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Cleaning the racks
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:19:25 PM »
I was having a hard time scrubbing the crust off my racks after a smoke and someone suggested spraying them down with cooking spray before I use them. Maybe everyone already does this but I just never thought of it and it does make clean up a lot easier.
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 08:55:37 PM »
A rub with olive oil works too, but I usually go the PAM route.
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 10:01:47 PM »
Cleaning is a breeze for me.  Since I do the prep and smoke to produce that great Q, everyone else gets to clean up.  Just like lazy Q, it's lazy clean up.

All joking aside, I use Pam if I have it on hand, otherwise olive oil works just as well.
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 10:23:50 PM »
Me too, Tony!  The cleanup crew is always happy to oblige when I bribe them with great Q!  Hehe.  The dishwasher helps with the shelves, too. ;)
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 11:55:00 PM »
I did not remove my racks for the seasoning burn. I did not feel the need to at the time and doing so I may have done myself a favor. My grates come clean with a light brushing with the grill brush and a wipe of a paper towel. Multiple smokes and they haven't needed more than that.
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 09:39:21 AM »
I too am guilty, the girls usually clean up - after all, I have spent hours cooking with the smoker.   ;) 

I just let them sit in the sink soaking with dish soap and water for about an hour, they clean real easy.

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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2015, 11:55:22 AM »
My previous smoker racks wouldn't fit in the sink so I bought this mortar tray to use as a soak/wash tub. 


Now that I have a model 4, my racks won't fit.  They just barely fit in the dishwasher.

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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2015, 07:16:44 PM »
Innovative approach!   ;D
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 06:27:33 AM »
My previous smoker racks wouldn't fit in the sink so I bought this mortar tray to use as a soak/wash tub. 


Now that I have a model 4, my racks won't fit.  They just barely fit in the dishwasher.
I'm luvin the mortar tray idea...  ;D  thanks.
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2015, 10:34:07 PM »
Great idea, Dave!
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2015, 10:33:25 PM »
I gave mine a quick scrubbing in the sink and let the dishwasher do the rest.  They came out clean!  My wsm racks never came out this clean.

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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2015, 11:41:04 PM »
Big fan of the dishwasher, J! 
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2015, 05:14:15 PM »
Finally someone mentioned the dishwasher! The rest is too harh! Lazy Q - Lazy Clean!  :)
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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2015, 09:56:35 PM »
Racks and side racks and seafood racks always turn out fine in dishwasher.  Look like new.

Maybe the #3's are tool long though?

Fine for a 1 and 2

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Re: Cleaning the racks
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2015, 10:02:47 PM »
Can't fit the #3 racks in my dishwasher.
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