I just got a Bradley Stainless Steel Smoker. I have read the owner's manual and it has made reference to cleaning. Naturally I'd expect to clean the smoker before using it, especially the grates, drip pan, etc. The manual said in one place, clean the smoker after each use. In another place, it said to "season" the tower.
I know to clean the grates after each use, and the tower does not look like it would be hard to clean after each use, but I'm thinking that cleaning the tower would inhibit the seasoning.
This is my first electric smoker. I have been using a charcoal smoker and I never clean the unit itself, just the grates that the food comes in contact with.
The seasoning makes sense to me, so which is it?