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BGE Safety

RCBRCB Posts: 16
edited 9:27AM in EggHead Forum
I am a newbie but I did read about 'burbing' an Egg when you open the lid. I have tried to make it a habit of 'burping' but I don't always remember.

I'm OK but I wanted to file an observation as a reminder this Holiday weekend.

I had a hot Egg and opened the top without 'burping.' Within seconds the fire turned color and grew rapidly into a frightening ( probably alittle exaggerated ) menace. I closed the lid but this visual has helped remind me about 'burping.' I had now stared at the danger.

So please make an extra effort to 'burp' your Egg and enjoy the three day weekend!

Comments

  • Peter CreaseyPeter Creasey Posts: 253
    RCB wrote:
    make an extra effort to 'burp' your Egg

    R, Burping can damage your gasket.

    Another option is to open upper and lower vents all the way a few seconds before burping and/or opening.
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    What Pete said - feed the beast some oxygen for 30 seconds or so, then burp (not you, the egg)
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    I wouldn't mind burpin the darn thing......but it's too hard gettin it up on my shoulder!
  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: thanks, I needed that this morning!
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Personally, I don't recommend burping. As has been pointed out, it can hasten the demise of your gasket. I open the top and bottom vents for 10 seconds or so to allow air into the cooker, then gently open the lid.
    The Naked Whiz
  • fdxeggerfdxegger Posts: 69
    The Naked Whiz wrote:
    Personally, I don't recommend burping. As has been pointed out, it can hasten the demise of your gasket. I open the top and bottom vents for 10 seconds or so to allow air into the cooker, then gently open the lid.

    I take top vent off first, my hairy legs weren't as hairy when I opened the bottom vent first. No harm done, just a "gee whiz".
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