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gasket war

ChainsmokerChainsmoker Posts: 106
edited 8:34PM in EggHead Forum
Which replacement gasket do y'all like best and why? Does BGE have a new one or do they endorse an aftermarket one? I know this has been beaten to death but I never paid much attention. Now it's time for me to start replacing mine!

Ryan H


  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Maybe you shoulda paid attention.....LOL
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    The Rutland seems to be the favorite. They are available through Forum member "RRP" B)
  • Rutland on the bottom. No need for a top one with it. Never look back. I've had mine almost to 1000 degrees w/o any issues.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • On Egg #1, a Nomex for about 1.5-2yrs - its been pretty good (sure beat the two felt ones I went through before).

    I am installing a Rutland w/permatex tomorrow on BGE #2. It has almost nothing left of the felt gasket it came with about a yr ago...

    I vote for a Nomex standard on new BGEs. I'd certainly have paid a the $$ to not have to replace the inevitable burnt felt.

    I doubt BGE would endorse a gasket that is not supplied by them. Take a look at the Naked Whiz's site regarding the various gaskets and make the best call based on your desire...
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Rutland officially said their gasket is not safe for food exposure...guess I'll get my saddle out for the new beating of a dead horse post...for someone who decided not to pay attention the last 50 times this year it has been debated..
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Story is that Ron has been threatened with lawsuits regarding this may want to consider talking to Ron before you offer up a reply that could land him in jail or court...then again..what are friends for..LMAO
  • Thanks to everybody that gave me a serious answer. Sorry I didn't see it the " last 50 times this year". Apparently, I have better things to do than to live online!

  • Just get the Rutland. You won't be dissappointed. The food doesn't cook on the gasket.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    No they didn't Wess. They said it is not approved - they never said it was unsafe. Big difference.
  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    I plan on relacing my original gasket next weekend.

    I'm going with Nomex...but I'm not bringing it up on here. :laugh:
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703

    What is the real difference? Isn't this the type of gasket? If it's used in a stove, why can't you use it on an EGG? Stoves get up to 500 easily and it says on their own site that its good to go up to 1000 I think it was.

    Just wondering. Is this a different product than people are installing on their eggs? I have been going without for a long time. Mine top and bottom have more holes than Swiss cheese, although it still functions fine. Just figured I'd get a gasket and it would be perhaps that much better.
  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    This might help you....scroll down to 'Gasket Information'
  • FrankCFrankC Posts: 414
    It's the same as a stove gasket...if it's not cool to get if from another forum member, you can always check out menard's, if you have one nearby. I've switched to rutlands a little over two years original felts went very quickly, and nomex lasted a while, but eventually failed for me too.

    Hope this helps! ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,006
    the 720 is the one you want - of course that reel is 157 feet long! There is an easier way, but what should I know... :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    I love my Rutland and the great service and installation help I got from a fine Forum member who will remain unnamed.

    I do not see any evidence of deterioration on my Rutland gaskets and cannot see that there are any stray fibers getting on my food and I do a lot of HOT cooks on pizza and blackened fish.

    It is clear that there is not an airborne health risk or they could not use them on wood stoves. Like someone said, the company has not said that they are unsafe -- they just have not approved them for food contact.

    I tried a Nomex(R) gasket and I think it is better, but not great for really hot cooks.
  • Hi Ryan,

    I sure hope you keep posting! Don't let this thing bother you.

    Best of luck!
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    But they never said it was safe it green or call it all stems from a liability standpoint from both sides.....and...its been debated for MANY years..
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    There is a HUGE difference between saying it hasn't been approved and that it had been deemed unsafe.

    It's never been tested, so no one knows. Twist it however you want, but this has been debated for years - and everyone seems to want to change the official opinion of the company to fit their particular point of view on the topic.

    And either way you look at it - my food never touches the gasket so I don't see the point of arguing about it.

    So many people (not pointing a finger at you Wess, just speaking generally) willingly and knowingly put harmful chemicals in their bodies all the time, choose to ignore that fact and argue over a gasket that doesn't get into your body may be harmful in some imagined way.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I was just stating a point..and also am not wanting to argue about mini...

    My small...
  • Thanks Jerry, I will!
  • red or gold RTV..... just my two cents..... no fiber risk....rr
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