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Cleaning Exterior of Egg?

FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
edited 9:53AM in EggHead Forum
Quick question - I bought my small, used, and it showed some signs of use - it looks like tiny black particles on the exterior and doesn't easily scrub off with a towel or sponge. I also reseasoned the daisy wheel, and have some "drippings" from the seasoning that is stuck pretty well on the exterior - likely from the heat, melting some of the left over cooking oil, and I have a few streaks I'd like to clean up.

What's the best way to go about rejuvenating the exterior of my egg? What can/can't be used for cleaning and is the yellow side (rough) of a sponge, safe on the glaze?



  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Yellow side of the sponge won't cause a problem. At least it didn't on mine.
  • FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
    Morro Bay Rich wrote:
    Yellow side of the sponge won't cause a problem. At least it didn't on mine.

    Did you use water? Want typically can't be used?
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Simple Green, or one of the citrus-based cleaners should do you fine.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226


    I have found this type of black, runs, spots and globs come from heating up (cooking on) an egg that has moisture on the inside. The ceramic heats and the moisture heads to the outside of the egg through the micro cracks in the glaze that's used on the egg.

    If one watches the egg as it heats up and wipes those drops & spots with a dry paper towel at that point the clean up is a simple wipe.

  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    I used the Grandpas Grub "heat it up and wipe method" quoted below.
  • FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
    Good stuff - makes sense. :)
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Good point GG, I am still thinking about that Egg that BobbyQ posted, dang thing was growing barnacles. :laugh:
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    A nylon scrubber/sponge and some BonAmi work great.

    Make sure to wipe down with plenty of water when done.

    Safe, and very effective!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Eggs by the Bay????
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,807
    Why don't you just call BGE and seek their advice?
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    I've had a lot of success with Tilex.
  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 566
    They make a non scratch abrasive pad (I think by Scotch) that is blue on 1 side and white on the other. I have used it on glass and painted surfaces w/ out fail...It's a great product and I would use it on my egg if it needed it. I bought it at wallyworld and it's in a plastic container half as small as tissue box ;) :ohmy:
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    Dawn Power degreaser is the best I have found.
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