Thats brilliant ! I've been using a long martini spoon to flick the pellets about throught the cone, either towards the auger or when I want to empty the bin towards the emptying door.I removed mine, reinserted the screws, and rest the guard on the screws. That way I just lift it out when I need access. That works fine for my Ironwood; perhaps others are designed differently.
If however there does happen to be a sloth around and the worst happens there’s a great blood sausage recipe I would be willing to share. ?Unless you are in the sloth family, and perhaps visually challenged as well, the odds of getting a finger chomped in the auger is umm, ZERO.
Have you ever watched how slow it actually turns? Not to mention just how deep it is in the bin.
Good point, if there's a young kit around, all bets are off.This just happened to me this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, my grandson was caught by my daughter putting various toys in the hopper. He is 4 and we can throw the blame around as in who is not watching the kid but if he didn't get caught and I ran the Traeger without the screen in or he had put his finger in there it could have been crunch crunch either way.