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Egg Cleaning

tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Who often should I run the self-cleaning option on my lg BGE?  I use it 3-5 times a week.  How do I know when it's time to clean it?  Thank ya much!
Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge


  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    It's never NEEDED. I do my plate setter every so often just so I can touch it with my hands and not get filthy.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    When it starts to look disgusting.  I did my large two days ago, after about 100 cooks.  It was really prompted by how greasy my Woo and grid looked.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    When it starts to look like this


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777
    +1 with Travis on this one-I guess if the state of cleanliness (or lack thereof) is impacting your cooks or the significant other's opinions of same then time to clean, otherwise save the lump for something you can enjoy.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153
    @Bear007 Oh my gosh!... You actually eat stuff off that?... Bet you can tell us whippersnappers a thing or two about cookin egg style?
    Bear do you ever cook hot on it or is that only used for low/slow cooks?   How long did it take to get that buildup? 
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,941
    I figure its a necessity when there are big hairs of creosote up around the top vent. Those fall into anything, it will be most nasty.
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    edited April 2012
       My small really doesn't go to much above 450°-500°, I do at least one pizza cook a week on the large so that stays clean. If you let it get this bad then let it get up over 600° your going to get black chips in your food, not good. The last clean burn I did was over 7 or 8 months ago. I really can't do them in the winter because I usually have to replace the gasket, its hard to get them to stick up here in below zero temps.

    I finally did do a clean burn a couple of weeks ago, you can still see a little bit of creosote around the edges.



  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153
    @Bear007 what gasket are you rocking on that totally diff egg?.. lol
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    Now that's a whole different story.
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