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Dockmaster

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Bella Generator Cleaning
« on: June 24, 2021, 05:10:50 PM »
I'm looking for suggestions about cleaning the Bella.  Had not given it much thought until I read on smokin-it.com that it should be cleaned with drain cleaning and then rinsed well to remove the chemicals.  This is to prevent creosote build up.  OK.  I've got that, but the response I got from Steve didn't answer my question.  Do we mix the Drain-O with water and scrub Bella; or buy liquid cleaner and let it soak . . . ?  Looking forward to any info.  Fair Winds, Dockmaster.
Steve, Jacksonville, Florida -- SI #2; Started smoking in 1982 on a Weber kettle grill; then a Masterbuilt charcoal bullet; then a Masterbuilt propane fired bullet. Retired Navy Submariner; Retired Dockmaster.

Lonzinomaker

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Re: Bella Generator Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2021, 06:44:07 PM »
I use a wire brush to knock the loose stuff off and then spray with Easy Off oven cleaner. Put it in a plastic garbage bag overnight tied shut.  Rinse with vinegar and plain water a couple of times.
Dave
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Dockmaster

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Re: Bella Generator Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 07:24:38 AM »
Thanks so much for the good info, Lonzinomaker.  Really appreciate it.  Fair Winds
Steve, Jacksonville, Florida -- SI #2; Started smoking in 1982 on a Weber kettle grill; then a Masterbuilt charcoal bullet; then a Masterbuilt propane fired bullet. Retired Navy Submariner; Retired Dockmaster.

OldeSmoker

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Re: Bella Generator Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 03:16:24 PM »
I agree with Dave. I use commercial foaming oven cleaner I get at Samís club (Members Mark brand). Spray it on and let it do the work. It works great!
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Dockmaster

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Re: Bella Generator Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 09:43:57 AM »
Thanks a lot, OldeSmoker!
Steve, Jacksonville, Florida -- SI #2; Started smoking in 1982 on a Weber kettle grill; then a Masterbuilt charcoal bullet; then a Masterbuilt propane fired bullet. Retired Navy Submariner; Retired Dockmaster.