Cleaning the beast

First time poster/new to the forum. Have two cookshacks. The 55 and an Amerique. I need some advice.

I have owned a Model 55 for about four years and recently bought an Amerique. The interior of the Amerique is SS and the whole smoker is easier to clean. How do you guys clean your racks and do you completely clean out the interior of the smoker over time??? I have put my racks into my dishwasher but never again. The grease it left in the washer came off onto dishes for more than a week. I am using cascade for washing detergent. Is there a better one for grease? In the past I have taken them to a car wash to bust the junk off of them. Not easy to do there either. I have soaked them in ammonia water etc. Not happy with the technique I use at all. I spray all cleaned racks with pam prior to cooking and this goes for the cold smoke baffle also.
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