How to clean your Muurikka Electric Smoker
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a natural mineral used in baking. It also provides an inexpensive and nontoxic alternative to chemical cleaners.
Add enough warm water to ½ cup of bicarbonate soda to make a thin paste (you don't need too much water.) Apply the paste to the inside and then all the way to the back of your electric smoker where necessary,
Place some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on top of the baking soda.
The combination of baking soda and vinegar will foam in a non-toxic chemical reaction that will help dissolve the grime.
Allow the mixture to sit for approximately 3 – 5 minutes.
Take a damp cloth or scratch free pot scrubber and gently wipe the foamy vinegar / baking soda mixture off.
Add more water or vinegar to your cloth as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
Once complete, dry the inside of your electric smoker with a soft cloth and allow to completely dry before replacing the electric smoker heating element and other trays.
Cover your electric smoker with the Muurikka protective hood provided and store in a safe, dry place.
Do NOT immerse your smoker in water to remove the cleaning foam.
Do NOT spray the inside of your smoker with an appliance cleaner. These cleaners do tend to linger around in the inner parts of your electric smoker and can contaminate your food.
HOW OFTEN DO I CLEAN MY MUURIKKA ELECTRIC SMOKER?
As long as you rinse all three trays in your electric smoker after use, the decision to clean the inside is entirely yours. It also depends on how often you use the unit.
Some users LOVE the smokey aromas "seasoning the walls" inside their smoker and seldom clean it, while others tend to it more often.