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Highest Temperature on Egg?

rchawkeyerchawkeye Posts: 2
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone ever "buried the needle" on their egg?  I did pizza for the first time about a week ago and got the temperature to 800 degrees plus.  The needle had gone all the way around the dial and was over 150 degrees on the other side.  A fellow egg owner was with me to witness it and thought the temperature was impressive.

Is there anything I need to worry about when the temp gets this high, other than getting burned?  Is this unusual to be able to get a temperature that high?

BTW, the pizza was exceptional!

Comments

  • I've gotten the temp that high as well. The only drawback I see is frying the factory gasket.
  • Be careful when working at temps that high, the bands expand and will allow the dome to shift itself loose.  Had a close call myself...
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,162
    you can hit 1200 plus/minus and yess the bands expand and the dome can fall out. ive done alot of pizza between 900 and 1200. hotter than 12oo you need a fan on the lower vent
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    After taking the temp all the way around, you probably will need to recalibrate the probe.  It will more than likely be off next time you use it.  
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  • Be careful when working at temps that high, the bands expand and will allow the dome to shift itself loose.  Had a close call myself...
    Good advice here - check your bands, re-torque them. And yes, it is easy to get that hot, now you know how to do a clean burn.....
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  • Burp your egg, just crack it open just a tiny bit first, and then open it after some air has gotten it otherwise you might get a flashback and lose the hair on your arm and hand. Not fun, tends to smell funny. You might want to use a heavy set of welders glove or the like.
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  • Thanks for the advice.  I did notice a shift in the lid and the upper band being a little loose.  Need to retork the bands.  
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