Last night I made a fantastic rib dinner. My gigantic error was that the sugar based rub I used dripped onto my gasket when I pulled the ribs off the cook. Tonight after my light up the sugar re-carmelized and made a really nice gooey glue that pulled both gaskets from the top and bottom clean off my new XL BGE. I am resolved to replacing the gaskets this time but is there some secret to cleaning the gaskets should i make this error again? High heat with lid open to burn it off prior to shut down? I am very disappointed in myself after this tragic error. Thankfully I am only cooking for my immediate family and not a whole party.
This is my first week cooking on a BGE and this just makes me feel like an idiot that I erred so grievously. Any advice is welcome.
Eggheads help a newbie out. I really don't want to go back to gas.
You don't win friends with salad...