How To Remove Rust From Your Disc Cooker

To get the absolute best flavor from your FIREDISC® portable cooker, you need to make sure that you focus on cooker cleaning before and after every use. The powder-coated exterior and ultra-high carbon-steel cooking surface are built to last, but they can rust when not taken care of properly. We want you to love this portable cooking solution for decades. With the right type of cooker maintenance and dedication to caring, that’s exactly the sort of longevity you can expect.


First and foremost, your FIREDISC® was designed specifically for our chemical-free one-minute clean-up process. To clean the cooker, simply:

  • Brush off excess food and material
  • Wet a cloth or paper towel
  • Wipe the surface clean
  • Use multiple paper towels if necessary
  • Once it is clean, dry it off with a fresh towel
  • Coat it lightly in cooking oil

These last two steps are critical to keeping it from rusting. Always store your propane cooker in a clean, dry place. Remember that rust happens when oxygen, water, and iron combine. Your iron cooker is always in contact with oxygen, so the only contact you can prevent is water.

It’s simple to care, but that 60 seconds of cleaning extends the life of the cooker tremendously, reduces the amount of cooker maintenance you must do in the future and improves the flavor of every meal you cook.


Even with proper cooker care, if you do get any rust, you want to remove the oxidation as soon as possible. Don’t let it spread. Minor spots can be removed with ease and the disc cooker will still work as well as the day it was purchased. Here are the easy steps to follow for cooker rust removal:

  • Get a good pair of gloves that are thick and heat-resistant.
  • Run the cooker on high, with water, letting it go for anywhere from 15 minutes to a half an hour.
  • Turn the heat off and use a brush to scrub the rust away. The rust should already be loose from the heat, so it will come off easily at first.
  • Be thorough! Keep scraping until you know you got everything.
  • If you need to, get a smaller brush and use it to really go after those hard-to-get spots.
  • If you still can’t get them, turn the heat back on and repeat the process. Often, though, all it takes is some good muscle.
  • Wipe cooker clean.
  • Lightly coat the surface in cooking oil. Make sure you get every inch.
  • If needed, use steel wool to scrub any hard-to-get areas that show up now that they’re coated in oil.
  • Wipe off all of the oil, grime, and debris with a paper towel.
  • When you get all of the hard material off, lightly coat the cooker in oil a second time.
  • At the end, when it’s clean and beautiful again, coat it one last time with oil to protect it in the future. This helps to prevent rust.
  • Cover the cooker and store it properly in a dry area.

Remember, when you catch rust early, it’s just a minor surface issue. With a half-hour of serious cooker cleaning, you can get your FIREDISC® propane cooker back up and running perfectly again! If you always keep it seasoned and oiled, not only will you prevent more rust in the future, but you’ll cook in that delicious, authentic flavor.