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Degreasing DFMT?

AronAron Posts: 170
edited 12:19AM in EggHead Forum
I've had my DFMT for 5 years now and frequently find myself having to use a rock or hammer in order to allow adjustment to the daisy wheel/slider prior to a cook (I do this while not attached to my egg of course). Once I've gotten the slider to open/close and the daisy to spin, it's fine during the cook (no problem making adjustments), but then once the cook is done and I let the DFMT cool, a built up layer of grease congeals everything together again and the process repeats. Anyone ever degrease their DFMT to fix this problem? If so, what do you use? Do you ever lubricate the DFMT to prevent this from happening?


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
    when i light the egg i just put the daisy inside til the egg hits about 200 then take it out and it works fine, no need to go hitting it. if you burn it off in a high temp burn it will rust, mine is rusted ;)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    I place mine in the dome when shutting down and have the ceramic top on. Or you could do a high temp burn to clean and place inside the dome. Either way works.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i just put it in the egg during cool down. keeps it consistently goo free. just enough to keep the thing from freewheeling, but never a danger of it sticking too much
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Yep - happened to mine too. Anyway it works great. Guess the high heat eats up the daisy wheel coating.
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