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cleaning the egg

edited 12:30AM in EggHead Forum
Is there any cleaning I need to do to my egg?


  • jhillen,[p]You can clean the outside for cosmetic appearance, but the only inside cleaning needed is a brush for the grate. The heat of the Egg will "self-clean" the interior. Some people clean the inside of the dome from time to time to scrape off the ash build up, but I don't think it's at all required.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    Crank the temp up to 700º - 800º once in a while. Some of the folks occasionally clean the dome of the soot that seems to accumulate by using a ball of wadded up aluminum and scrubbing it clean. Makes my teeth itch!

  • CT Grillguy,
    I have a Shark steam cleaner that I steam my oven with, or is that overkill. It's just I did something a little stupid to my egg and now I'm afraid I have this flavor in it. I was in a rush to prepare a meal and I realized I was out of starter bricks, so rather then drag my two year and and my six year through Wally-World. I tried newspaper to start it. And when that didn't help I tried a little bit of lighter fluid (yes they know on the forum) it wasn't alot and now I'm afraid there's this ordor or strange flavor on my egg. I was just hoping there was a way to clean it. I'll try bringing it up to 750 and letting it burn for a while. [p]thanks for your help.

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