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Grease Build Up on Dual Function Metal Top

CFMCFM Posts: 1
edited September 2011 in EggHead Forum

Whenver I start my Egg, the DFMT cannot spin free due to it being cold and the grease build up from the previous use.

I start my Egg with a chimney and the lid open...which eliminates the DFMT from warming up and becoming unlocked.

Any ideas on how to keep it free wheeling without washing it each time?

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,041
    When I finished with my cook, I throw the DFMT in my Egg and cap it with the raincap.  Mine never sticks so maybe the heat helps.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • Like 4Runner said, when you are done cooking use the green cap and put the DFMT inside the leftover heat while it burns out will burn up some of the gunk on your DFMT.
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    I always put mine in the Egg while it's cooling down, but I overdid it once and cooked off all the paint/seasoning/crud.

    I've since re-painted it and it looks great.

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    Maybe you need to take some drastic action.


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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,041
    How hot was your Egg when you threw it in?  Mine has been pretty hot and it has never turned out like in your first picture. 
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • DominicMagesticDominicMagestic Posts: 108
    edited September 2011
    no need to repaint dave.  simply coat with cooking oil.  spraying with pam works well.

    putting the dfmt in the egg while cooling down will take care of the gunk.  i like a little gunk so the settings don't adjust opening and closing the egg.
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  • @4Runner - I was doing steaks, so it was over 800°F easy.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
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  • I think I will take a day here soon and clean up all my metal tops, burn them off, brush them good, hit them with high temp paint and oil with pam.  Good as new- for a while...LOL.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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