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How do you keep your DFMT from rusting?

Let's hear the tricks of the trade...

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    Replace the wheel thingy with the ceramic cap and place the thingy inside the egg while it cools.
    That's it right there.  When you are finished cooking and it is time to shut down the egg, DFMT comes off and into egg, ceramic cap goes on.  Will keep the DFMT in good shape with no extra work.

    You can also hit it with some pam or wipe down with oil from time to time if it is starting to show signs of rust. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Replace the wheel thingy with the ceramic cap and place the thingy inside the egg while it cools.
    Yup
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,708
    If you don't have a ceramic cap keep it oiled like a cast iron pan.
                                                                        
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Just use the darn thing!!  Mine is greasy from plenty of use!
  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    JRWhitee said:
    If you don't have a ceramic cap keep it oiled like a cast iron pan.
    But if you use the ceramic cap you kill the fire that much quicker....
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,193
    Stored in the cooling egg, and twice a year hit it with the pressure washer (If I remember) Otherwise it is a maintenance free item. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • GA_DawgsGA_Dawgs Posts: 273
    What everyone else said. Occasionally I also oil it before I put it in the egg when cooling down.
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 580
    I put in the BGE after the cook, took it apart and painted with high temp black Rustoleum BBQ paint. Looks brand new
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,708
    EddieK76 said:
    JRWhitee said:
    If you don't have a ceramic cap keep it oiled like a cast iron pan.
    But if you use the ceramic cap you kill the fire that much quicker....
    I can't find mine!
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Do yourself a favor and get the SS vent cap from Eggware.net. Awesome product and even better customer service.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,394
    Plano_JJ said:
    Do yourself a favor and get the SS vent cap from Eggware.net. Awesome product and even better customer service.
    Ha!  You beat me to it.  Those are pretty sharp aren't they?

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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 580
    Plano_JJ said:
    Do yourself a favor and get the SS vent cap from Eggware.net. Awesome product and even better customer service.
    Ha!  You beat me to it.  Those are pretty sharp aren't they?
    agreed, great to cook with and looks good.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    I think I gotta get me one of them ss thingies.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 580
    use AUSTIN for a 15% discount until the 15th if I remember correctly.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • Simple enough.  Thanks doods.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Never take it out of the plastic it came in and put in the garage. I never use the thing, no reason. And makes life simple. Sat one was full of ham and other fill of turkey. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,330
    edited May 2013
    Toss it in a cooling egg. Already been said, but I just Pam'd mine after the last cook. Opened my egg this morning and they look good as new!!


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,483
    i let mine rust, if it were really that important to me i would have it chromed
    :))
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,330
    @mickey

    I've noticed I use my dw less and less. Really can hone in with the bottom vent and its so much easier and quicker.

    I do still use it for some things under 300


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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,874
    It opens/slides in two spots. The bottom or big one and the small or top one that rotates completely.
    My bottom opens/closes like normal. My top is basically stuck in current position. Can't budge. But zero rust anywhere ha
    Boom
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    It opens/slides in two spots. The bottom or big one and the small or top one that rotates completely. My bottom opens/closes like normal. My top is basically stuck in current position. Can't budge. But zero rust anywhere ha
    mmmm sign of good smoke there. just give it a tap, it'll budge

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Plano_JJ said:
    Do yourself a favor and get the SS vent cap from Eggware.net. Awesome product and even better customer service.
    Ha!  You beat me to it.  Those are pretty sharp aren't they?
    Awesome, and the guy (Matthew) that sells them is great. I had a problem with the first one with one of the holes being cut wrong and he promptly sent me another one AND money to ship him the bad one. He also took the time to call me on the phone and discuss it.
  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189

    Just use the darn thing!!  Mine is greasy from plenty of use! and going to get worse with use

     
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