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cleaning my egg

drbrjb01drbrjb01 Posts: 39
edited 5:16PM in EggHead Forum
just cleaned my egg for the first time and I am sure i made it harder than it should be...but out of curiosity, is there any reason why I could not shop vac the ashes out?


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    I shop vac mine out regularly. Just be sure the ashes have cooled completely. I pick out the lump I want to re-use and the pull the firebox and ring and shopvac the egg completely.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    No need to remove the firering or box just get some large flexible tubing and adapt it to your shop vac

  • That's clever.
  • Michael BMichael B Posts: 986
    Shop vacs work fine.

    While they also do an excelent job of cleaning out ALL the ashes, I would advise against using one of these:
  • BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
    Hey Gene do you ever get the outside to shine like a new penny after about 7 years of sun and weather? How's the small work'n out that you picked up?
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Mine stay inside when not in use so they look pretty good. I keep them in the corner of the garage.

    The small that I picked up went to a friend and he is still gainging the courage to use it. Honestly, they have been traveling and so have we. We hope to meet up this weekend and cook some stuff on it.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Not for cleaning, but that is one heck of a fire starter :woohoo: :ermm:
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Mine stay outside all the time, with no cover. My Medium is 11 years old, and it shines like a new penny today. I think it's been splashed with a pressure washer about 3 times in its life. :laugh:

    We won't talk about the inside. :blush:
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,699
    Pat I sent you a note last year and you posted that pic back and instructions. Went to bigbox store and got all the crap - never could get it to work.... just not bright.... so now just use the shop vac and pull guts out...
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,925
    curious here mean this is the first time you have cleaned the ashes out since you've had it? How many cooks have you made? Personally I scrape my out at least after every other use as I see a marked deterioration as the vent gets clogged. Those babies need to breathe!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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