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Cast iron grid users?

BullyQueBullyQue Posts: 48
edited 9:51PM in EggHead Forum
I purchased a LBGE cast iron grid. What would be the best way to handle the heavy grid? The gripper tool at the dealer would hardley even grab onto the cast iron grate. I have a feeling that I will have to put it in well before the grill gets hot.

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  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,374
    Hi BullyQue,
    You need one of those ThreeFinger tools from here.
    http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/10/thirdhand-grate-lifting-hanging-tool.html
    Great product from a great Egger.
    He does have three eyes, I saw a picture of him. :)
    Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I think his thirdeye is a differn't color than the other two eyes. If you don't believe me just ask me!
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,374
    Hey Buddy, hope ya had a great Christmas.
    I think you are correct, but I don't remember for sure. :laugh:
    Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,527
    Go to a store that sells gardening supplies. I've been using this for over a year - works perfectly.

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    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • I think that one looks like a winner.
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,257
    I use the gripper backwards and have no problems. Try it and if you can't figure out what I mean I will try to post a picture.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,507
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,527
    I think I'd be in the market for a shear pin or two! Hahahaha

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • I did not think of that one. The dealer was trying to get me to use it like pliers. I told him he must be trying to sell me a new fire ring after I drop it. It would work like that though.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,527
    I haven't dropped my large CI grid yet, for what that's worth. Always a first time I suppose, but the garden rake is cheap ($5 maybe?) and I've used it for a year, maybe more, and haven't ever felt like it was risky. Very solid feeling. Also, by the way, I use my CI grid for every cook - so I use the rake a lot.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    I use the handle from my turkey frier. It's kinda triangle shaped with a hook on the bottom. It works for me.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Jim, We did have a great Christmas. I hope you all did as well. ;)
  • Big Green Egg has a new grid lifter for the cast iron grid, works real well. But not all dealers will have them in yet. When I first got my cast iron grid I used the ash tool to pick it up and a heat proof mit to steady it.
  • Exactly what I also do, works perfectly
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • I just use the grid lifter also. Turn it and it will get under and lift with no problems. The thirdeye lifter looks nice and I want one but the other works so easy it's hard to justify buying one right now.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I don't know if you have a wiggle rod but, I do and thirdeye makes them as well. While I find both tools invaluable I did make them myself. I use my wiggle rod all the time. So, when you do have a notion to get a wiggle rod you can pick up the third hand as well. Tim


    http://thirdeyebbq.com/WiggleRods.aspx
    http://thirdeyebbq.com/ThirdHand.aspx
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