Cleaning the Traeger - Ironwood

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I find the cleaning to be fairly easy with a small vac around but spent pellet ash gets in cracks and crevices that are impossible to get too as well as underneath the metal plating in the bottom.. After about 100 hours of cooking and many vac cleanings, I took a leaf blower to it and created a small dust tornado. lol. But it's clean. Is there a better way to clean? Am I missing something?
 

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I use a shopvac to clean mine about every 3-4 cooks and that seems to work well. I haven't tried the leaf blower trick yet :)
 
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I use a sho vac as well. My point is, there’s a ton of burnt pellet ash that accumulates regardless in this thing, in places the vac can’t get too.
 

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There are 2 screws that hold the bottom stainless shield in place. I removed mine and took it out. Not much ash under it after going through 60 pounds of pellets so far. I might do this after every 10 bags of pellets.
 

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Just did my first clean and a shop vac to get all the ash out and clean the firepot, then a rag to clean off the grates and other parts of the inside.
 

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