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Stone Cabinets and grout

hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182
edited 2:50AM in EGG Table Forum
I am in the middle of an outdoor kitchen build and came home to find that the stone counter tops were completed and that the stone guys had already placed the Egg into its new home and grouted it in. I'm wondering if the grout can withstand the heat?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,238
    It will probably crack over time, but my bigger concern would be will I have to mess up the beautiful top if I ever need to remove the BGE? Nice Job!
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I would be more concerned about possible damage to the EGG. Maybe some others with more knowledge of the characteristics of ceramic will chime in or it might be worth a call to the Mothership. No sense taking a chance.
    BTW, that is going to be one beautiful setup :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    Why would you want the egg permanently installed in a countertop. Ditch the grout - before you ever light the egg. Different rates of expansion will crack something... most likely the egg. imho. Plus, what if you want to remove the egg? Even if it hasn't already cracked, you won't be able to.

    Looks like a great setup, but lose the grout. Leave some space between egg and stone.

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • Looks like what they did to my neighbor's egg.. His has been that way for about 2-3 yrs and hasn't cracked... Still, I agree that it doesn't make much sense.

    Beautiful outdoor kitchen by the way!!!!!!
  • JimFJimF Posts: 80
    Is the grout right up to and tight against the Egg? I would leave a little room for expansion, could caulk around the Egg and cabinet top if you want to seal.
  • hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182
    It's already done......the mason grouted all the way up to the Egg. They even grouted the base of the Egg ot the stone beneath it. It looks great!

    If there is a need to remove it, I will. If it is going to crack soon, I will remove it. If it won't harm anything and there is a good chance that it won't crack and break up, I'll leave it.
  • cuanglercuangler Posts: 22
    My girlfriend's father has a Primo :evil: grouted into his outdoor fire place and hasn't has any issues with it.
  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    I'm more amazed that the crew did more work than they were supposed to. :laugh:

    Nice kitchen.

  • MemphisQueMemphisQue Posts: 610
    I hope it can. That looks like an impressive outdoor kitchen.
  • hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182
    Cooked steaks night before far so good.
  • sew quiksew quik Posts: 25
    My 2 large eggs are grouted in to a flagstone outdoor kitchen and have been for 2 years. No issues to date with expansion/cracking. I am not convinced that ceramic Egg expands that much with heating. The grout will crack before the Egg does. I worried about this but it has not been a problem. Good luck and happy grilling.
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