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Burned off 6 years worth of use yesterday. Works well and very clean but gaskets will need replacing. In need regardless so no loss. Do not hot burn clean until neighbors and local fire department notified. Smoke amount is tremendous. Had the wife mad as a hornet with me and everyone in area assumed house on fire.

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On 3/1/2022 at 8:05 AM, SaltyTiger said:

Burned off 6 years worth of use yesterday. Works well and very clean but gaskets will need replacing. In need regardless so no loss. Do not hot burn clean until neighbors and local fire department notified. Smoke amount is tremendous. Had the wife mad as a hornet with me and everyone in area assumed house on fire.

Wait, what did you do?

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18 minutes ago, Barnacle said:

Wait, what did you do?

Put normal amount of charcoal in. Valve open and run Egg as hot as it will get until fire burns out. Cleans all old build up off. Recommended once a year if you care to keep grease accumulation off. I had been using the one i hot cleaned for six years. Inside looks close to new now. Will ruin gaskets so recommend waiting until they need replacing anyway. May want to take thermometer out. Left mine in but did not hurt it. Pegged out well above 850 degrees. Be ready for lots of smoke for a couple of hours if egg has a lot of grease and grime.

After burn and cool down vacuum clean with shop vac

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18 minutes ago, SaltyTiger said:

Put normal amount of charcoal in. Valve open and run Egg as hot as it will get until fire burns out. Cleans all old build up off. Recommended once a year if you care to keep grease accumulation off. I had been using the one i hot cleaned for six years. Inside looks close to new now. Will ruin gaskets so recommend waiting until they need replacing anyway. May want to take thermometer out. Left mine in but did not hurt it. Pegged out well above 850 degrees. Be ready for lots of smoke for a couple of hours if egg has a lot of grease and grime.

After burn and cool down vacuum clean with shop vac

Got it! That's crazy that it smoked that much. I've never done that with mine and owned it for about 8 years. I clean out the charcoal regularly but never hot cleaned. 

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2 minutes ago, Barnacle said:

Got it! That's crazy that it smoked that much. I've never done that with mine and owned it for about 8 years. I clean out the charcoal regularly but never hot cleaned. 

I think most folks never hot clean. Mine got to where it was flaming from build at times on hotter cooks. Hot clean works well but would notify any neighbors and local fire. Probably safe to have a hose close by with anything being that hot.

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