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Necessary to clean Egg lid?

IllinifanIllinifan Posts: 35
edited 12:41AM in EggHead Forum
We are on our 3rd year of a lot of Egg use. Must say all enjoyabe years of Egging. We are getting quite a buildup of soot(?) on the under portion of the lid. We have never cleaned it and wonder if we should. If so, what to use. Thanks in advance for your usual good advice!!!


  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
    Cleaning discourages those tasty flakes from falling into your Dutch Oven Chili and on top of your briskets and spatchcocked chicken. Then you have to start using more store-bought seasonings LOL...

    Some say a loosely balled up handful of foil and some beer for the foil-user will do wonders for cleaning, if you are into that sorta thing.

    Spring "Fire In The Hole Is The Perfect Cleaner" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • c tredwellc tredwell Posts: 575
    Great idea with the aluminum foil, but use water and don't waste the beer ;)

    go dawgs
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    after following mr chicken's advice. burn it for an hour at about 600. like a self cleaning oven. do not fall prey to the hotter the better. i burnt off 2 years of sludge at 900-1000 for an hour with out the foil scraping part. very very bad idea. will spare you the details
    happy cleaning.
  • C,

    The scrubber gets to drink the adult beverage.
    Wilson, NC
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I never intentionally clean my dome. I'll notice the flakes beginning to form and I'll knock off the loose ones with the ash tool, but that's about it....
    The Naked Whiz
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    That all I do,just knock off the chunks.I have used both these eggs since 2004,never cleaned the domes.


  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    same here..knock off the loose crap ever six months or a 600d burn once or twice a year..that's bout it for me....
  • Michael BMichael B Posts: 986
    Illini Fan,
    No need to get fancy. You can scrub off the loose stuff with a loosely balled piece of aluminum foil.

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