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Big Crack in my Enamel!

edited 10:11PM in EggHead Forum
OK - I left my egg outside all winter without a cover (used it throughout the winter) and we had a brutal one in Wisconsin this year. Just noticed that I have a large crack in the green enamel on the dome and a piece (about the size of a man's thumb) of the enamel has flaked off completely.

Looking for my purchase documents now - but just wondering. Is this normal? If not, can I expect it to be covered under a warranty? Bought the egg approx. 10 months ago.

Also, I suppose its recommended to use a cover if I'm going to leave it outdoors year round in our harsh environment?

Thanks for any answers and advice kind egg-people!!
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Comments

  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    weather should not affect the egg, covered or not. many of us do not cover the egg. temps here range from 0 to 100+ don't have a cover..... cook all year.
    bill
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    OUCH! :sick: We keep ours out all the time here in Maine. WE have a little over a year under our belt with them and no problems yet. Everyone claims the warranty is the best and the service too. I know a lot of regulars on here are at Fests this weekend :ermm: so I am sure someone will kick in with some advice. Hope it all works out. Julie
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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,358
    My hunch would be that you're covered. Many in the northern latitudes have shown pictures here of their BGE's covered with snow. I'd start rattling your dealer's cage and/or call Atlanta! Best of luck!
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  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    I had some pieces pop off of mine and the mothership sent me a new lid with no problem. On the other hand, when the movers thought it was attached to the nest and tried to lift it with one grabbing the top and the other grabbing the nest, THEY bought me a new one!
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Cover the egg. Keep the rain/snow off it, protect it from all forms of rough weather.
    Clay up in Appleton Wisconsin
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  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    First off - it ain't enamel; it's glaze on a ceramic body. If it cracks or flakes off, you've got a problem with a capital P and that rhymes with E and that stands for Egg! Take it up, as others before me have said, with your dealer and, if need be, the Mother Ship.

    My first 4 winters of Eggsperience were in Colorado; cooked year-round 24/7 and never covered. No problems with either the large or the small.

    HTH
    Ken
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