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Cover my egg?

I've been enjoying my XL egg since April of this year. I have it nested in an outdoor kitchen (right beside an over-priced gas grill who is beginning to feel neglected). Question: do most of you cover your egg when not in use? Since mine is nested I can't bring it in from the elements, but as of yet, I haven't covered it. Should I? Thanks.


  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 214
    I think you should cover it.  The ceramic is probably fine in the elements but the hinges, handle and nest will definately benefit from being covered.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,412
    edited December 2012
    I only cover the egg if there is a hail storm forecasted or when we go out of town. Otherwise large egg sits out in the elements.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • mine sits uncovered 24/7/365 in the colorado sun, snow, ice, wind...we get it all.
  • mine sits uncovered 24/7/365 in the colorado sun, snow, ice, wind...we get it all.
    Same here - no problem although the wood on the handle and wings of the nest are showing wear - getting loose after 8 years of exposure.  Probably would last longer if covered but I use it too much to deal with that hassle.
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