Hello Has anyone seen something like this? This is one of the skankiest hoppers I have seen. Gives stove cleaning a brand new meaning! Cleaning it is a real challenge. So if you have a hopper like this and I hope not, this is what I did! After vacuuming the pellets out, I tried a wire wheel and acetone but it was not enough to cut the mustard! Is there a tool that will will perk this up? I looked at dremel attachments. I could not find the emory pad in the stores. I found a Proxxon online 28594 but it is 12 volts and takes 3-5 days to get http://www.sears.com/proxxon-pen-sander-ps-13/p-00902367000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00902367000P&kispla=00902367000P I tried a Husky straight die grinder but it would not fit into the hopper very well. Finally I found a new smaller Husky right angle mini die grinder H4230 and kit of sanding disks for it at Home Depot! A 360 Deg NPT swivel for the tool fitting was also needed to keep the air house out of the way! See > http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1-4-in-Angle-Die-Grinder-H4230/203463410?keyword=H4230+Husky+die+grinder#. That was the tool to that did the trick! After I got the hopper clean and smooth, the wire wheel cleaned up the corners and the Acetone cleaned up the shavings! The VHT flame proof flat black was used on the bare metal as a primer coat. Then 2 coats of Stove Bright Satin black gave the hopper a nice smooth clean look! See pics below Click to enlarge. Pic 1 - Burned pellets in hopper Pic 3 - Pellets vacuumed and hopper brushed down. Still has sticky lumpy creasote! Pic 5 - Tool of choice, the mini right angle die grinder Pic 6 - Acetone Pic 7 - Wire wheel Pic 8 - Hopper clean and smooth but does not look pretty! Pic 9 - Primer - Flat black VHT FlameProof 2,000 Deg F Pic10 - 1st coat Stove Bright Satin black 1200 Deg F Pic11 - 2nd coat of Stove Bright Satin black 1200 Deg F -- Clean and smooth now!