Cleaning mold from a big green eggPosted by Trauma14 on 5/13/11 at 11:30 am
During my wife's first trimester, I seldom cooked on my BGE because of this. It now has mold on it and I plan on cooking a pizza with it tonight. I was just going to burn it for an hour at lunch today then scrape off the residue.
Would this be sufficient or should I disinfect in someway? Also, has this happened to other BGE owners?
webstew LSU Fan B-city Member since May 2009 988 posts
re: Cleaning mold from a big green eggPosted by webstew on 5/13/11 at 5:04 pm to Trauma14
It has happened to me. I just burned it out. This is from the BGE FAQ page:
Mold has grown in my EGG. How can I remove it safely? Mold is naturally in the air around us virtually all the time. When it settles in a warm, moist environment, such as the interior of the EGG, it can readily grow and spread. When this occurs you will actually see the mold. To eliminate it, just light the EGG and bring the temperature up to 450°F and allow the EGG to "cook" for about 30 minutes. Then close the vents to put out the fire; after it cools down use a wire brush to remove any leftover mold residue. Do not use any chemicals to treat the mold! The ceramics can absorb the chemicals and emit dangerous fumes when the EGG is in use thereafter.