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Cleaning your egg

CoachTbushCoachTbush Posts: 0
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Whats the best way to clean your egg.  During my first use i let the egg burn very hot which i learned later not the best idea.  Anyway is their a correct way to clean the ceramic parts of my egg.

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  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Actually that is what most of us do, let it burn really hot for a while after a cook.  It does fry the stock gasket, but still seems to be the only way I've heard of to clean the parts and the inside.
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 323
    edited September 2012
    A really hot first burn may compromise the integrity of your gasket.  It's best to do a couple of moderate temperature cooks to start with. 

    This thread begs the question: What is the tipping point for cleaning the inside of the egg?  Number of cooks?  Types of cooks?  Accumulation of residue?  Time?  Having had an egg for less than a year, it's not even on my radar.  Yet. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,392
    I've never done a clean burn on purpose.  I do enough pizzas (once every 2-3 weeks) where I preheat the egg/plate setter/pizza stone to around 550-600.  That keeps everything pretty clean.  If you capture dripping fat from roasts with a drip pan or foil or something, that helps keeps you from getting in a situation where you have, for example, greasy pig fat smoke impacting your spatchcock chicken.
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  • EggdamEggdam Posts: 223

    I've never done a clean burn on purpose.  I do enough pizzas (once every 2-3 weeks) where I preheat the egg/plate setter/pizza stone to around 550-600.  That keeps everything pretty clean.  If you capture dripping fat from roasts with a drip pan or foil or something, that helps keeps you from getting in a situation where you have, for example, greasy pig fat smoke impacting your spatchcock chicken.

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