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ddog27ddog27 Posts: 2
edited 12:31PM in EggHead Forum
I was cooking pizza in my large egg and I left the lid open a little to long and the fire flamed up. When I went to use my egg again the lid was stuck shut. Any tips to get it back open again? Or do I need to pry it open?


  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    If you can get a sharp knife or razor knife in between the 2 gaskets, you can most likely "carefully" cut them back apart..doesn't always work, but I have seen it done..
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    You probably toasted your gaskets.

    You might try putting a starter cube in throught the vent and see if a little heat will help it open.

    If that doesn't work, you probably will need to use a thin knife blade to cut it open.

    Whichever, your gasket is toast, but you can cook most things without it.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Slip a lit starter cube in through the draft door, don't have anything on top. That should get your coal lit and I'm guessing it will open around 400 degrees. -RP
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    If he can cleanly seperate the 2 halves I wouldn't necessarilly say that the gasket is "toast"
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    do NOT pry near the handle location top and bottom in the front, there is a weak section that will chip out on you if you do.
  • PWisePWise Posts: 1,173
    You're most probably gonna have to pry it open very carefully... It happened to me once with the lump on fire... it wouldnt budge even near 700°F until we bumbed it a little with a 2by4....

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Just slightly warmed bread..

    greasy gaskets will stick too..
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I been burnin up the bandwidth today.... :)
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    I have noticed :D
  • JeevesJeeves Posts: 461
    For some (newbie) reason, I decided to clean mine one time by cranking it up as hot as it could go.

    Next day, it wouldn't open.

    I ended up using a metal scraper (used for drywall). I wedged it in on a couple spots.

    Needless to say, I ordered a Rutland, which still has yet to be installed.
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