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How to clean your Muurikka Electric Smoker

Here you will learn about  two non-abrasive cleaners which work really well.
All electric smokers should be maintained and cleaned regularly.  Excess build up of particles can reduce the smoker’s cooking performance over time.
 
With just a few easy steps, you can eliminate that risk and ensure your smoker stays in top working condition.
 
Step 1
To clean your Muurikka Electric Smoker, ensure your electric smoker is unplugged and not hot.
 
Step 2
Remove the trays and wash them with mild detergent and warm water.
 
Step 3
 
To clean the inside of your electric smoker, the heating element can be removed by loosening the fixed screw at the lower edge of the opening.   Once removed place the heating element in a dry, safe place, ensuring it doesn’t come in contact with water.
 
Step 4
Remove any loose grime or food with a dry cloth.
 
Step 5

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,

Step 6

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.

NOTE:

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.

DONT’S

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. 

 

 

2 comments

  • Thank you I will let my uncle know so he doesn’t clean it wrong again

    Helen baumann
  • I just found this. Thanks so much. Was wondering what the safest cleaning method was for your electric smoker. I’m going to get to it right away.
    Jules

    Julie Wanger

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