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cleaning egg..

Hello eggheads, what do you guys & gals use to clean the inner walls of the egg.
Thanks..
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,976
    Heat!  You can just load it up with lump, and let it burn for 45 minutes or an hour (or longer if you want it to look brand new).  Only warning is it will likely fry your gasket. 

    When I feel my egg needs a cleaning, I just plan for a pizza night.  As long as your getting the egg hot, no need to waste a hot egg! 

    I have heard some folks use balls of foil to scrub it if it's still not clean.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • smokey is right. Don't ever put chemicals in there. Just load it with lump, light it, open up the vents and take the top off and let er rip. People do use foil but I never do. Heat works wonders. It can fry your gasket (and will fry your gasket if you have the original). I switched to the nomex gasket last time it fried and have had much better luck with that.



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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    Clean it? Why clean it? I never do, unless you mean when you get a build up on the dome. I've never done a clean burn in mine in over 2 years.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    I am like Griffin only lazier. But it works.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Well, I've had my lrg. For 2yrs. Gasket been fried and it still does the job
    But its the big cake buildup I have on the egg wall. I have done many high temp burns in two years for about 20min. But never for an hour, and the build up is still there.

    Thanks...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,426
    I think burning hot longer - maybe 750F for an hour - will take care of the creosote and oil deposits.  You can throw in anything else that needs cleaning - the daisy wheel, any other grates you have, etc.  If you put in the plate setter, make sure you heat up and cool down with it in so it doesn't crack.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    Mickey said:
    I am like Griffin only lazier. But it works.


    Naw ah, I'm lazier. :P

    I've scraped mine with foil for heavy creosote but that's about it.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
      Griffin said:
    Mickey said:
    I am like Griffin only lazier. But it works.


    Naw ah, I'm lazier. :P

    I've scraped mine with foil for heavy creosote but that's about it.

    Who the hell wants to scrape one I-)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i will do a clean burn now and then but if i need to clean it i go to the cold egg with a balled up bunch of aluminum foil and scrub away. knocks off all the build up but it wont make it white again

    happy eggin

    TB

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  • Thanks Nola, will try that. Thx to all...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,426
    no problem, let us know how it works out. 
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,406
    I find that even after I do a good long hot burn, I still need to do some scraping. I have often had a thin crust of charred crust left high in the dome. Nothing I want falling down into the food, but at that point, it is very easy to flake it off w. a spoon or putty knife.
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  • A flexible plastic putty knife works well on a cold egg also, but its more work than a good long hot burn.

     

     

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