You may have owned a new smoke, and after digging online a lot, you came here. Naturally, using a smoker is not a challenging task though somehow technical; if you learn it, then it is not a big deal.
From using, let’s talk about cleaning the smoker. Do you know you to clean your smoker and how often should you clean your electric smoker or what material you should use to clean your smoker.
If you know, that’s great. But if you don’t, then no need to worry about it. Here I have elaborated a method to clean smoker with oven cleaner. Just read below and do follow the steps sequentially to clean the smoker correctly without creating a mess.
If you want to explore other methods to clean the electric smoker, then you can do it as well. 🙂
Method to Clean Smoker with Oven Cleaner
Cleaning smoker with oven cleaner is not highly recommended although you can do it because both of them have similarities; hence smoker can be cleaned by oven cleaner. Here is the step by step method to clean smoker with oven cleaner.
For cleaning smoker with oven cleaner, here is the list of material that you must have.
- Soft brush
- Clean cloth or newspaper
- Recycle bin
- Oven cleaner
Except for these things, the foremost thing that is going to be your companion is patience. Keep calm and wait for the cleaner to do its work properly.
Step1: Remove all things
As the name describes, you have to remove all the removable items. I.e., racks and trays and empty the smoker from inside so that you can easily clean it. Do not pull those objects that are fixed to the smoker because doing this can damage your smoker. Hence remove the racks and trays and move to the next step 😉
Step2: Wipe off the debris or residual from the smoker
Take a soft brush or dry clean cloth and clean the inside of the smoker to wipe off or scrape off all the debris or residual that left after cooking food in the smoker. This will help you to clean the smoker easily and within less time.
Step3: Spray oven cleaner inside the smoker
Now, if you have removed all the removable objects and scrape off the debris and residual, then its time to spray the oven cleaner inside the smoker. Spray the cleaner and wait for a while. Although the cleaner has some chemicals that could make your food bitter or it can merely spoil your food. Hence it is not highly recommended to use the oven cleaner for cleaning electric smoker.
Step4: Wipe off the moisture
After waiting for a while, take a clean cloth and wipe off the moisture. Clean the smoker until it shines. After cleaning it, then wait for a few minutes so that all the chemicals escape. For this purpose, keep the smoker in a garage or shed.
Step5: Pre-heat the electric smoker
As I have told earlier, the oven cleaner has some dangerous chemicals in it that could spoil your food; hence you should heat the electric smoker after cleaning it or before using it. This will kill all the bacteria, germs, or chemical effects in the smoker, and your food will stay hygienic and delicious as always.
Here are some precautionary measures which you have to observe while cleaning the smoker with oven cleaner;
- If the smoker is hot, then open it and wait for a while so that it cools down
- Cover your face with mask and hands with gloves because the oven cleaner may cause allergy.
- Do not clean the smoker to make it new the black sheet oven the smoker ensures that taste and juicy tender of your food, so do not wipe off that layer.
Keep your smoker in the garage or shed for storage so that air circulates in it.
As mentioned earlier, cleaning a smoker with an oven cleaner is not a great idea. However, you can utilize it if you want to save you time, but do not forget to take precautionary measures because safety comes first, and prevention is better than cure! 🙂
So stay safe and stay healthy 🙂