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exterior mess

cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
edited 1:26AM in EggHead Forum
Any thoughts on cleaning this mess that happen when cleaned my grill
It really seams tuff I've tried a few things that did nothing, mabe I need to get it hot again?


  • Leave it...I love the Green Zebra Look! :laugh: Seriously - mine cleans right up with just warm water and a towel. But - that might be something much different if you were doing something with the gasket.


    PS - wife used a citrus cleaner before and it worked without any problems
  • Spray degreasure with a scrub pad.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    AWWW LAAAWWWWDDD!Sorry Anna,I thought it appropos! :whistle:
  • WOW! I would say that gasket is TOAST! Heat the egg up, and wipe it down with a damp cloth. Use gloves of course, but you don't want to just use and OveGlove by itself, because once it gets wet it is useless. Put on some cotton gloves and cover them with vinyl gloves to keep them dry.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Try a citric acid, salt and borax mix. Some boraxo in the mix also may help.

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    What method were you using "cleaning" the grill?? Please tell me you didn't try to scrub the interior?? A clean burn is all you need to do to clean the Egg...NO liquids or cleaners involved. I would try a soft sponge and warm water.... :S Next time, load it up with lump, fire it up, open it up, and walk away! ;) Four or so hours later, it looks like new. ;) A good clean burn may burnoff that junk from the outside too.... :blink:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I agree with the inside of the egg.

    Chemicals are not going to hurt the glaze on the outside of the egg. I wonder if the temperature will get hot enough on the outside of the egg to 'burn off' or soften up that tar like substance. Sure would be a well worth a try though.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Gonna take some elbow grease. -RP

  • assuming you did what i did and burned a lot of build up at a very high temp??? the stuff is like creosote and will not come off with soap and water.. i tried alcohol, gasoline , acetone , simple green etc.. ended up using goof off which is xylene and a scrubby... what i did not try and wish i had was oven cleaner,, i suspect that will be your best bet.. good luck and you have my sympaties took me all day.
  • Thanks for the input I'll try degreaser and put it back together
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    This may or may not work as I have not tried it on my Egg as it is still pretty clean outside. There is a product that is called "Bar Keepers Friend" that is kind of like AJAX cleaner and available at WalMart. It is what we use to clean the plasma torches oniunstruments at work when they become dirty. It is really the best thing to use on them and is not all that abrasive. Could do the trick. But again, no guarantees as I have not tried it. Best of luck
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