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Rusty Metal Cap

BigGreenDaveBigGreenDave Posts: 149
edited 12:13PM in EggHead Forum
My cap is rusty now even though I have a cover. I don't use the other green cap that came with it I just leave the metal cap on.

Do I need to clean it it doesn't look like it would hurt my cooking but I liked it when it was new looking?

The weather is better here the last few days but I have been cooking on the egg even with the snow. Splatcocked chicken or whatever you spell it was aewsome I do that twice a week all the time.
Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina

Comments

  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    I had the same problem. I wire brushed off the rust and hit it with flat black high temp Rustolium paint .... twice. It looks great and the paint has not given way. :)
  • 407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
    Scrub all the loose rust off, wet with oil and bake in oven (or egg) for 30 minutes at 350. Repeat a couple of times and it will be as good as new. Keep in the egg when not used to avoid this happening again.
  • 407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
    Scrub all the loose rust off, wet with oil and bake in oven (or egg) for 30 minutes at 350. Repeat a couple of times and it will be as good as new. Keep in the egg when not used to avoid this happening again.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Why do you not use the ceramic cap?
  • Awesome! Thanks
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • That's cool. Like with a cast iron pan.
    Thanks

    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • I thought it was a extra thing. I will put the metal one inside now and use the green one to stop the fire.

    Thank you
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Good Idea. :)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Put the metal one in while the Egg is still hot/warm, then shut your bottom vent and put the ceramic cap on the top, residual warm, greasy atmosphere will prevent any rust. I do this with my CI grid also, whether I have used it or not. No rust on anything, and I'm in Florida where CI will rust while you are looking at it!!
    I wish I could put my toolbox in the Egg :P !

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 23,316
    Many people are iron-deficient anyway.  It's all good.
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  • KayakKayak Posts: 138
    I'm stealing "Splatcocked".

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

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