Cleaning your electric smoker is one of the most important things to do if you want to use the smoker for a very long time. Without proper maintenance, the smoker may easily develop faults. It could get rusted or food particles can easily clog some areas of the smoker. Here are some tips to help you easily clean the electric smoker.
Make use of non-abrasive cleaner
Abrasive cleaning agents will cause more harm than good to your smoker. Instead, make use of soft non-abrasive agents whenever you want to clean your smoker.
Clean after every use
Wipe off the surface and other areas after each use. Take out the ashes by pulling out the ash collector. Empty and clean the tray before replacing back to its position. Remove the cooking racks and clean mildly with a damp cloth before replacing.
Do not dip the meat probe into the water as it can lead to wrong temperature readings and damage the probe. Instead, clean thoroughly with a damp cloth.
Before replacing the ash box back to its position, clean the cooking chamber with a soft brush. Remove all residues in the chamber and wipe clean with a damp towel dipped in soapy water. After cleaning, allow it to dry or wipe it dry using a soft dry towel.
Cleaning the external pats
After cleaning the interior, it’s important to do justice to the external area of the electric smoker. This is often the easiest part. Use a soft damp cloth to move over the body of the smoker, picking out any dry residue. After cleaning, allow it to dry naturally before using. The thermometer is also very important to clean. This will prevent rust and prolong its lifespan.