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Cleaning outside of Egg

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,148
edited 1:25PM in EggHead Forum
A few months back I asked for some advice on cleaning the accumulated soot from around the outside rim of my Egg's top vent. It does not wipe off and I surely don't want to damage the glaze by trying something mechanical to brush it off. A couple of folks mentioned some methods but I did not write it down. Can anyone give me some pointers.[p]Spring Chicken
Spring Texas USA


  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Spring Chicken,[p]Sudsy ammonia, worked in with an old tooth brush if necessary (rubber gloves suggested) will cut the nastiest of stains without harming the glaze. be ready to catch the drips with an old rag. [p]No, I'm not a clean freak hehehe just know what works[p]K~G

  • Spring Chicken,
    another Rutland product I use is their Stone and Brick cleaner made for removing that same creosote build up around fireplace edges too. I mention it as I use it with just a rag and no gloves. Ammonia works too as suggested but just one whiff of that stuff drives me up the wall!

  • Spring Chicken,[p]I use "Simple Green" ;)[p]Kevin

  • Kevin Klostermann,
    Simple Green didn't work, even with some elbow grease mixed in. Thanks anyhow.

  • KennyG,
    Ammonia may work but I really, really hate the smell of that stuff. I think I will try the fireplace cleaner first. Thanks anyhow.

  • kat,
    I don't happen to have any fireplace cleaner around but yours may be the suggestion I was looking for. I haven't thought of it being built up creosote. I just thought it was an extra heavy collection of soot. I'll get some this weekend. Thanks[p]Spring Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    spring Chicken,
    Spray it on and let it set. Works for the bugs on my car. gots to work on the BGE.

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Spring Chicken,
    I use the plain old citrus cleaner from Home has taken off all the black gook from the outside of mine..I just spray it and wipe wih a paper towel.[p]Wess

  • MAC,
    Tried your soaking suggestion. No good. Didn't do a thing. Thanks anyhow.[p]Spring Chicken
    Spring TX USA

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