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Cleaning Daisy Wheel Grease/Gunk, Help Please

EGCEGC Posts: 448
edited 2:24PM in EggHead Forum
I'm cleaning up the egg to get ready for Christmas cooking, inside and out. So far, I've placed a broken metal fire grate, shop-vacced the egg, and discovered multiple cracks in the firebox. I used to perform this cleanup about once a year, but haven't done it in many years since the kids started arriving.

Now I have nearly a decade of build-up on my daisy wheel top. Any advice on getting rid of the gunk?


OT: NFL cheerleaders in red Santa suits are pretty hot.


  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Next time you do a high cleaning burn (600 degrees), put the daisy wheel inside. Presto... chango... clean.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Burn it off :evil: I always place the daisy wheel in the egg after each cook to keep it clean.The heat will burn the crud off.If you have a weedburner,you can just blast it with that,if you don't,you should really get one(they're fun) :woohoo: :)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Also,with the weedburner,you only need to light your lump in one place :laugh: ;)

  • A little over kill but they ARE fun and better than all the other methods of lighting lump!
  • DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
    One thing I've noticed about this site, a lot of folks have a morbid preoccupation with raging infernos. No wonder all those posts about blown gaskets.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    The weedburner has nothing to do with my one,yes one bad(5yr old)gasket.I have four eggs,and have yet to replace a gasket(my medium could use one though).My gasket crapped before I got the weedburner though :pinch: I think that this was the cause :whistle: :lol: BTW,the recent gasket problems are caused by bad adhesive,not bad gaskets ;)


  • EGCEGC Posts: 448
    Thanks for the replies, guys. Not really sure why I didn't think of that on my own. I was thinking the soaking in something route followed by a scrubbing.
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