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Offline freddyboy

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Cleaning Information
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:13:38 AM »
Hello Fellow Bradley Smoker's  :)

I seem to have the uncanny knack of having a tough time keeping my grills clean.
I wiped the grills prior with oil /lard and even sprayed different oils ( Pam ).
The cleaning is a pain in the butt.
What is the secret?
Has anyone else run into this ?

NePaSmoKer

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 08:22:23 AM »
I have a Weber and a Traeger. The grills and drip tray in my Traeger i power wash. The racks, v-tray, water bowl in my Bradley's i wash by hand. As far as cleaning the inside of your Bradley........Don't. It will smoke better the crustier it gets.

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Offline deb415611

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 08:30:47 AM »
freddyboy,

I use these screens on my racks for everything. http://www.yardandpool.com/High-Temperature-Jerky-Drying-Screen-p1900.html    It makes the cleanup much easier. 

I got them from Bryan at Yard & Pool   
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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 10:09:47 AM »
Hi FreddyBoy and welcome to the forum.

I agree using the high temp screens helps. As far as cleaning the V-pan and racks I use regular dish soap and hot water, just let them soak for a few hours and they usually scrub right off. Some of the members use a large storage tote to do this in. I have a large laundry tube that I use for this purpose.

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Offline nickld

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 12:56:49 PM »
Welcome aboard Freddy Boy!

I simply soak my racks, V-tray, and water tray in hot soapy water with a bit of bleach. I then scrub with a scotch-brite sponge or a scrub brush if there are any stubborn bits. I will be purchasing the high-temp jerky drying screens from Bryan at Yard and Pool soon as I like to smoke a lot of salmon and salmon tends to stick even to the non-stick coated screens...  Enjoy your bradley!

~Nick

Offline West Coast Kansan

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 01:34:05 PM »
The high temp screens and using Dawn Power Disolver soak for a few minutes has made my clean up pretty easy. 

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 01:46:06 PM »
WCK has it dead on the money.  Exactly what I use as well.  Those high temp screens are incredible.

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Offline carnie1

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 07:58:18 AM »
Check this out, really effortless cleaning http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=9054.0

Offline Yooper Jim

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 01:27:40 AM »
I just soak trays and V pan in soapy water for awhile and give them a cursory scrub with a scotch brite.  Then they all go into the dishwasher with the bowl and drip pan.  Out they come like brand new.

Offline okeejohn

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Re: Cleaning Information
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 01:51:43 PM »
I soak my Bradly racks and Drip tray in soapy water. As far as my Big Green Egg, cleaning is a snap!! No electrical parts to worry about, no rusting parts, just scrape the grate andthat's all.

Okeejohn