Every time you use your pellet grill, it collects ash and grease. Over time, this build-up impacts how well your pellet smoker functions and can even shorten the lifespan of your grill. Here's why cleaning your pellet smoker regularly is so important:
Keeps Your Food Clean
As pellet ashes collect in your smoker, it will circulate inside the smoker while you cook, which can lead to getting ash and debris on your food. This will effect everything from the safety of your food to the taste of it. When you're working on perfecting your specialty smoked ribs recipe, or any other barbecue, you can't have the ash build-up contaminating your food. This also applies to creosote build up.
Better Temperature Control
Keeping your pellet grill’s interior clean allows better airflow, which means better temperature control. If the ash builds up too much in the burn pot, it can reduce airflow, which can cause the grill to heat unevenly or the fire to die out. It will also result in burning through way too many pellets to keep your temperature maintained. Whether you’re perfecting an old favorite or trying a new recipe, proper temperature control keeps things predictable and reliable - and that means better tasting food.
Proper Grill Function
Poor cleaning habits can cause ash and creosote to build up, which effect the function of your pellet grill. Give it a thorough cleaning to return it back to like-new condition. An uncleaned smoker can cause a clogged grease drain tube to overflow and create a grease fire. You’ll be left with scorched food, as well as potential permanent damage your top-notch wood pellet grill.
If you want to maintain your pellet grills quality for a long time, understanding how to clean a pellet grill and proper BBQ maintenance is essential. Check our Master your Grill blog and subscribe to our Hotline Newsletter for all the best grill tips and original recipes.
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