Best BBQ Smoker and Kitchen Cookware Cleaning and Care Guides

How to cleaning BBQ Smoker?

All cookware: Before first used and after each use, wash pans thoroughly with mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. If food remains on the surface, boil a mixture of water and vinegar into the pan to dislodge the food particles.
Copper bottom pan: A protective layer has been applied to the copper base to prevent tarnishing during packaging. BEFORE FIRST USE, remove this layer by dissolving 3 tablespoons of baking soda in 3 quarts of hot water and soak each pan for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water and dry.

Never use oven cleaners to clean cookware. They will ruin the cookware.

Hard-Anodized: To lessen a stain, make a paste of baking soda and water, apply to pan and scrub with a nonabrasive plastic mesh pad such as Scotch-Brite. Do not use steel wool coarse scouring pads or powder. Please note that plain hard-anodized exterior cookware is porous. Staining will occur if food is spilled or allowed to boil over onto the exterior of the pan. You can read this great article about best bbq smoker thermometer:
Stainless Steel or Nonstick: A spotted white film may form which can be removed with a mild solution of water and lemon juice or vinegar.

Some cookware materials are NOT dishwasher safe. Placing these types of cookware in the dishwasher will result in the discoloration of your pans due to high water temperature and harsh detergents.

The following types of cookware materials are NOT dishwasher safe, Using them in the dishwasher will void your entire warranty.:

  • Copper Bottom cookware
  • Plain Aluminum cookware
  • Hard-Anodized Aluminum cookware
  • Porcelain Enamel-exterior cookware

The following types of cookware materials are dishwasher safe:

  • Stainless Steel cookware (with or without nonstick coating): Over time, the harsh dishwasher detergents may dull the stainless steel exterior.
  • Aluminum cookware with exterior color coating (silicone polyester) with or without nonstick and Best Barbeque Grill Cleaning Tools.
  • Machined base cookware with rings of exposed aluminum: Over time, repeated use in the dishwasher will cause slight discoloration of the exposed aluminum but will not affect performance.
  • Some hard-anodized cookware is specifically designed to be safe for use in the dishwasher. For your hard-anodized cookware to be dishwasher safe, all hard-anodized surfaces need to be completely encapsulated such that there is no exposed hard-anodized surface. Hard-anodized cookware that is dishwasher safe will be noted on the product packaging and reheat bisket.

To avoid scratches or chips on the cookware exterior, place paper towels between pans when storing and buy an offset smoker.


Hot handles and knobs: Handles and knobs can get very hot under some conditions. Use caution when touching them and always have potholders available for use.

Handle position when cooking: Position pans so that handles are not over other hot burners. Do not allow handles to extend beyond the edge of the stove where pans can be knocked off the cooktop.

Loose handles: Periodically, check handles and knobs to be sure they are not loose. If the handles are attached with screws, re-tighten the screws, being careful not to over-tighten. If the screw cannot be tightened, please contact Consumer Relations for a replacement. Handles that are attached with screws that are loose can separate from the pan and cause personal injury or property damage. Never use a pan that has a loose handle.

By Nancy DuPont

Rob and Nancy DuPont have been in the restaurant industry a combined 50+ years, serving in a variety of capacities. Although this is our first venture in Quick Service food, we also own a successful fine dining restaurant in Mundelein, IL.

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