Bo - agreed. The daisy wheel does seem pretty cool. Especially if it was painted like the lid. Could like nice, too.
Jeanie, your 8 holes are each 1/2"? You cook with all of them open I assume?
Jeff - I like to the 6 3/4" idea. Less drilling than 8 1/2"! I could probably get away with 4 of them and have similar area as 8 holes.
comments are STILL appreciated! :=)