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uncledaveuncledave Posts: 90
edited November 2011 in EggHead Forum
I let my egg go over 700 degrees to clean it. I burnt my gaskets. I have read that some have replaced the gaskets with a rutland. Where would I find this? Does it last better than the supplied gaskets? My egg is only a few months old and I love it.


  • FrankCFrankC Posts: 414
    This is a great resource for installing a rutland gasket....

    Hope it helps!

  • Contact RRP (Ron) at the link below.  He's sold tons of Rutlands to fellow eggers for very little money and he sends instructions as well:

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • I tried my first pizza last night...could not get my egg hot enough. I rearranged my plate setter with legs down and raised my pizza stone. Temp got got enough, but my gasket caught on fire. It is an old gasket, but I was wondering if this was normal?
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,909
    edited November 2011
    ...but my gasket caught on fire. It is an old gasket, but I was wondering if this was normal?
    The original felt gaskets can't handle high heat.  Eventually they burn up.
    Most people who regularly do high heat pizzas or steaks etc., either go with no gasket at all or put on a high heat gasket like a Rutland.

    Personally, I don't like the idea of not having a gasket.  It's too easy to bang the ceramic lid/base together when closing the lid and you burn up a lot more lump when you shut it down after a cook because you don't have good seal.

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • I have the easiest answer to gaskets. My original also burned up on my third cook while making pizza's at around 700 degrees.  Here is the link for the Nomex gasket which is basically what firefighters use. The best part is now you do not have to disassemble the egg to install it. Just scrape off the old gasket then use acetone to clean, then peel and stick!I have been using mine with no problems for close to a year. I even put the extra from the roll around the top where the metal vent goes(no leaky smoke). 

    Kiss Principle (keep it simple stupid)

  • I also used the Nomex gasket. Initially concerned about the thickness, but it compressed down quickly. Great product

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