How to Clean Big Green Egg Grills

By Holly L. Roberts

If you're one of the one million people around the world who has paid from $250 to more than $1,000 to own a Big Green Egg--a ceramic cooker based on the Japanese kamado oven that does triple duty as grill, smoker and oven--taking care of your cooking investment is an important part of ownership. How to clean your Big Green Egg depends on what part you need to clean.


Basic Cleanup


Step 1

Leave the heat in your Big Green Egg active for a few minutes after you finish cooking. It should burn off any residue on the cooking surface.


Step 2

Use a spatula to scrape off any remaining residue if necessary.


Step 3

Wipe down the exterior of the grill using a damp cloth.

Ash Cleanup


Step 4

When the egg is cool, attach the ash pan at the bottom of the Big Green Egg, at the egg's vent door. Because the egg doesn't accumulate a lot of ash in the bottom, you may not need to do this every time you use it.


Step 5

Use an ash tool to scrape the ash from the inside of the egg, moving slowly and deliberately until you have brushed all the ash into the pan.


Step 6

Dispose of the ash.

Mold Cleanup


Step 7

If you notice a buildup of mold in your egg, light it and set the temperature for about 450 degrees F.


Step 8

Let the egg cook for about 30 minutes.


Step 9

Close the vents to stop the fire.


Step 10

When it has cooled, use a wire brush to clean away any remaining mold residue.