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No Gasket Bread Baker

Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
edited 12:19AM in EggHead Forum
The second gasket on our Small Egg expired in spectacular fashion. I still haven't worked out exactly what happened but it involved spilled olive oil, a poor seal and a thermal runaway.

Be that as it may, I am considering removing the charred remains of the gasket, setting up the Small with the best seal I can manage with no gasket, and using it that way through the winter months for baking pizza and bread and not have to worry about burning out gasket #3.

I know it will take longer to shut down but with just one or two cooks a week the extra lump isn't a major consideration. And our Large Egg has an intact gasket with a good seal so I'll have it for lower temperature cooks.

What am I overlooking?


  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    You'll be fine - see AZRP's post below. I would take a bit of extra care to just make sure the dome does not drop too fast when you are closing it.
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