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Rusty Daisy Wheel

edited November 2011 in Off Topic
I live 2 blocks from the ocean.  The salt air is killing my daisy wheel.  While perfectly functional, its completly rusted in less then 8 months. I'm thinking about getting a new one.  Does anyone have any solid methods to prevent this from happening? 

 "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

Med & XL

Comments

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Get it plated. Check with your local plating shop and see what they recommend for cast iron and that the color is what you want.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited November 2011
    sounds like you leave it on the egg 24/7?

    instead, after cooking, toss it in the egg and throw the ceramic cap on it.  the daisy should get a decent seasoning on it eventually from the soot and fat.

    if you don't want to wait, you might wirebrush the surface rust off, season it with a little crisco or bacon fat (any fat, really, even cooking oil), and set it in a warm (maybe 200-250) egg for a few hours.

    i did these, and they don't rust anymore as long as they aren't cleaned too vigorously

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    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • When I'm not using it, I store ithe DW in the egg with the rain cap on and the vent closed.  The salt air is brutal. I'll try the your suggestions.  What do you think about cooking spray?

     

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    cooking spray is nothing but cooking oil in a spray can.  would be fine
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,546
    the daisy comes painted, you may have overheated it at one time. the rust is more cosmetic than anything with cast iron, mines really rusted on one egg, the other is gunked and black on my mostly low and slow egg
  • You do not need to buy another, unless you do not want to season your old one. 
    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Information/CastIronPans.htm- This website is very good for explaining seasoning and hot to season .  Hope this helps.



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
  • edited January 2012

    Daisy Wheel after 8 months of use

     

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     Daisy Wheel after seasoning

     

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     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    not even sure the thing is painted, to be honest.  i think it has a coating of oil on it at best.  which i think is fine.
    i store mine in the egg. in the less used egg (small) it will get  rusty.  but that's cosmetic.  if it gets bad, i wire-brush halfheartedly, and hit with some oil, toss it in the egg after cooking, and it seasons itself for the most part.


    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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