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First time

HermHerm Posts: 206
edited 11:34AM in EggHead Forum
It's -2 outside, and my egg is frozen shut for the first time ever. Any ideas?



  • Don't have that problem in my neighborhood but I have seen folks suggest dropping a starter or two down the top vent and/or sliding one in through the bottom vent. Good luck with it.
  • HermHerm Posts: 206
    Unfortunately, I don't have any starters. I've been using oil soaked paper towels as my starter for a while now.
    What about warming it up with a hairdryer around the edge?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    light some newspaper in the bottom vent.
  • Hairdryer should work. Pat's newpaper suggestion may be faster and you won't have to stand in the cold with the hairdryer. :ermm: :huh:
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    I'm sure you have it by now, but for next time, if you have a trouble light turn it on and hang it down through the dome. The heat will loosen things.
  • HermHerm Posts: 206
    Thanks everyone. I got it. I found a starter at the fireplace, so I used that and it finally opened up. And the temp is all the way up to 7! unfortunately, now I'm 2 hours behind on my ribs.

    I did find it kind of funny that I got frozen egg help from a guy in Florida and a guy in Louisiana!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    :laugh: :laugh: ;)
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