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Daisy Wheel Stuck

edited 1:48PM in EggHead Forum
Hello,[p]The daisy wheel on my large egg is stuck. The inside is coated with gunk and I can't open it.[p]Any ideas on how to get it working again, or do I need to break down and buy a new one?[p]Thanks in advance.


  • FlatEricFlatEric Posts: 56
    Heat it and the gunk will loosen. Do you use a Mapp?

  • El JefeEl Jefe Posts: 96
    fire up the egg and put it inside. also, when shutting down, put it inside. keeps it out of the weather and burns off the gunk.

  • FlatEric,[p]I don't use the mapp torch. I usually keep it inside the grill when I finish grilling, so I assumed that would keep the junk from building up on it.[p]Should I just put it in the coals tonight instead of leaving it on the grid?
  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    not a big deal, once it heats up it will be fine, you dont need it any way till the egg is hot, so no worrys

  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    I put mine in a pot of boiling water to get all the gunk off. It takes about an hour to remove most of the gunk. If you can't get it open now just whack the top with the holes with your ash tool. That will get youe going. Good luck, Tom

  • JakeJake Posts: 92
    Do not put it directly on the coals. It will get too hot and rust.

  • DrivrDrivr Posts: 163
    when mine got that way I put it in the egg then brougt it up to nuke temps for a few minutes. put the cap on the egg to put it out and the next day it was clean.

  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,157
    It is kind of like an old cast iron skillet....All you need to do to clean cast iron is throw in on the hot coals...[p]I did this to a 100 year old skillet that was nasty...I just fired up the egg and then threw the skillet onto the coals...[p]Same goes for the daisy wheel...[p]after it is clean spray it with pam..or it will rust.

  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    Quick23,[p]Bucket, warm water, cup of amonia. Set outside or in the garage for a couple of hours or over night. Should loosen up.
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