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cleaning daisy wheel

Gravytrain84Gravytrain84 Posts: 57
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
Is there any trick or secret to get the grease and gunk off of this thing? I have to tap it with a hammer to get it loosened up now.


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,766
    When you get done with a cook, throw it on the egg for about 30 minutes and let it cook off.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    After each cook, store the daisy in the egg. It will render excess fat but retain enough to be seasoned
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,766
    I wonder if that will work for me?
  • bigearlbigearl Posts: 25
    I dipped mine in vegetable oil and threw it in directly on the fire for about 30 minutes after it got pretty old/ rusty/ stuck.  The fire cooked all the gunk off and when It was done, I coated it in oil again and put it inside the egg and sealed it up.  Its like a brand new daisy wheel now.
  • Thanks for the info fellas. I'm gonna give it a try today.
  • I always store mine on the grate inside the egg.  One time I couldn't move the daisy wheel with even a hammer & a screw diver.  At that point, I had to spray oven cleaner on it, let it set and spray it off.  It did work and get a lot of the gunk off of it.  I've only had to do that once.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,076
    I wonder if that will work for me?
    I don't know if we could cram you into an Egg....maybe that giant Eggzilla one they display. =))

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  • Had the same problem. After cooking I place the Daisy wheel in the open postion and onto the grill,And put the ceramic top in place.
  • I knew I'd find a better reason to have that ceramic top... I kept wearing it as a hat while grillin'
  • Thanks guys. I threw the Daisy wheel on the grill for about an hour and all grease and been charred off. took a wire brush to it and she looks brand new again.
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