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Fried Gasket

Hi guys,

Quick question: If one has "fried their gasket" due to too high of temps, how can one tell that their gasket is fried?  Does smoke billow out around the edges of your egg?  Thanks



  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,493
    Basically if you can't hold temperature @250 you need to replace your gasket.  There are many that cook without gaskets, alot depends on how well the base and lid are aligned.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    edited January 2013

    Mine has NO gasket and works fine, all of them.

    IMO the gasket is more for a cushion closing the lid than anything


    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MarkzzzMarkzzz Posts: 24
    Damn, maybe that's my problem. Thanks!
  • MarkzzzMarkzzz Posts: 24
    Thanks Mickey
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