Originally Posted by Omaha
I've never met anyone who has regretted buying one. Everyone I've met who has one loves the thing.
How do they stand up to weather? It's ceramic so what happens if it rains while it's hot?
I've had mine for six years and it would look brand new if I cleaned it with some Windex.
The shape of the Egg is designed to contain the heat with only a small vent at the top to create a draft to keep the fire going. Today’s Egg is manufactured from high fiber ceramics developed for the space shuttle program designed to reflect heat and this allows temperatures of up to 650 degrees Celsius (1200 Fahrenheit) to be reached. The external surface has a high gloss ceramic glaze applied to provide crack and weather resistance.
I've never had mine above 800, but I have it over 600 weekly.