Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We’re so close to Thanksgiving that we can taste it and we’re ready to help you prepare the most delicious Thanksgiving feast you’ve ever cooked! Check out our Turkey Cheat Sheet for turkey tips, our Thanksgiving page for turkey recipes, and our Holiday Entertaining Publication for all other Thanksgiving needs to help you make this the best Thanksgiving yet! PS. Don’t forget about breakfast Thanksgiving morning either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Strange Stains (not that kind!)

Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Posts: 259
edited 11:43PM in EggHead Forum
After breaking my 7 year old used most every day large egg the other day, I noticed some of the broken pieces seemed to have a dark stain to different depths. Is that grease from thousands of cooks seeping into the ceramic? Here are a couple of pics:



Any ideas? Break your eggs open and see if they look the same... let's get to the bottom of this!



  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    Please stay where you are.. I have called 911 and told there is a crazy person on the loose..

    Break my egg open.. Yeah right.... I don't think so..

    Now egret may be able to help you out there..
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Ordinarily, grease won't seep into vitrified ceramic. It will, however, seep into the tiniest of cracks. Once there it will expand as it is heated and shrink as it is cooled - thus deepening the crack.

    My theory: your Egg got bumped somewhere along the line, resulting in hairline cracks in the ceramic body. Over the years you've added grease, and heated and cooled the body, until it was fragile enough to break.

    If you have a grinder, grind a slot perpendicular to the face of the break at the centerpoint of the stain. If my theory is correct, there will be virrtually no staining below the face.

    my $0.02
Sign In or Register to comment.