Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Cleaning the grill

HayhillHayhill Posts: 11
edited 12:24PM in EggHead Forum
A newbie question. I got by first BGE about 2 weeks ago and just love it. Everything we have doen has been great. The question : How is the best way to clean the cooking grill? Scrape? Oven cleaner? Brillo? Leave it alone?


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    HayHill, Welcome to the world of the BGE - you are in for lots of fun.[p]I thought about cleaning mine once, but it remained just a thought... probably just best to leave it in and let the heat rise.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    HayHill,[p]I use a brass brush now and then to remove the big stuff - do a pizza and it will self clean.[p]Tim
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Some folks go all out and clean it spotless all the time.
    I have a long handled brass brush, and usually brush the chunky stuff off after it is preheated. The chunks fall into the fire and are quickly consumed. [p]If it is really dirty (like it gets when you use a finishing sauce), I will set it on some newspapers, and get most of the thick stuff off before putting it in humpty.[p]Cheers
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
    Instagram: @DizzyPigBBQ
  • Forgot to mention something important.
    Cleaning the grill is less important if you are cooking the same thing you did last time. If you cooked fish last, and you are doing chicken now, then you want to get most of the crud off so you don't have salmon-flavored chicken.[p]Q on.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Nature Boy,[p]I thought you were going to say that you opened those Eggs and sprinkled bird seed in there. It would stick to the crud and the birds would pick it clean for you. You have squirrels? They would be big helps with the larger chunks of crud. To bad we don't have bears in these parts - they would do a good job.[p]Tim
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.