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Ceramic top

ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
edited 3:37PM in EggHead Forum
So should I have gotten a top with my egg or is that another accessory I need to purchase?
I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 

Comments

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    Two tops are included. Green ceramic and cast iron daisy wheel.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,929
    Should have been with the Egg.I have bought 3 eggs all with a ceramic rain cap.
    Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • The daisy wheel is the only top I have & don't see a need for the other one. Not sure when I would use it.
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    I use the green ceramic top for snuffing out the remaining lump especially if it's raining. another plus is that it is not as abrasive on the inside of my cover than the Daisy wheel.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Using the ceramic lid allows the DFMT to be stored out of the weather, it also helps in putting out the lump quicker.

    I put some gasket material around the inside of the ceramic top for a tighter fit and hopefully a quicker shut down.
    gasket4.jpg

    GG
  • For snuffing out the fire and keeping the rain / snow out!!
    And Scottborasjr...It should have come with the Egg!
  • srq2625srq2625 Posts: 262
    That's a pretty cool idea! It may not make for a tighter seal but, at the very least, it will soften the blow when putting the cap on the dome. Way nice!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    When I put the green top on to shut down I put the cast iron daisy wheel in the hot egg. Keeps it clean and working easy.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,836
    Both of mine came with ceramic and cast iron tops. Not only does the ceramic top damp the fire faster, but in rainy weather, provides a complete water block. Wet ash turns very hard once dry, and should be avoided.
  • Shoudda come in a small square box along with 3 green feet!
    Ask your dealer to give it to ya ;)
  • Mickey, great idea on putting the daisy wheel in the hot egg when shutting down. I am always fighting a "gunky" daisy wheel.

    Thanks.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    yes.

    the daisy goes in the egg after the cook (it'll season that way and not rust), and the ceramic cap will snuff the fire and keep rain out.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Really beginning to question my dealer, first it took two and a half months to get a plate setter, now I realize that I didn't get the feet or the ceramic top. Very frustrated. :angry:
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    If you want to be sure you're not missing anything else, the video on the BGE site (unpacking and assembling) shows the various boxes (and their contents) that come with your egg. However, if you have an XL, feet are not included as they are not recommended for that size egg.

    http://www.biggreenegg.com/videos/unpackassemb.html

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    No, it's a large. 90% positive I should have gotten a ceramic top and the feet and I got neither.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    100%. You should have received both.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    for some reason, some dealers see the feet as useless if you have a nest (do you have a nest?). they assume you don't want them, and so don't include them, never knowing you might want them for something else (as pizza stone spacers, for example).

    same for the ceramic cap. i think the diasy was once an 'extra', many moons ago. but they ship WITH the eggs now. the ceramic cap too. but again, the dealer thinks "well, he's got the fancy daisy, and won't need the old style cap".

    sounds like your dealer is a seller, not a user.

    good news is he probably has a shelf full of caps and feet back at the shop.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    Should have gotten both tops.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    first few months i used the egg, i just gave the ceramic top a spin after putting it on. after a while, the soot/fat smoothed down to a nice flat surface.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    Good idea G.G.!!
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    they come in the same box. He probably just forgot to grab it. Same thing happened to me from a great dealer that just made a mistake. Don't worry, if your dealer doesn't take care of you then Bruce will at the Mothership. ;)
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