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Platesetter Storage?

Hello All,

I recently purchased an XL Egg...Finally!  I've been longing for one of these for the past 5 years!  I have it stationed in a stainless steel cart that I bought along with it.  When I bought it, the dealer matched an online price; which saved me a little $$$ (nice).  The cart itself is fantastic - two drawers and a closed cabinet underneath and drop-down tables on either side (one with a removable cutting board).  The other good thing is that it's manuverable to the point that I can roll it around wherever I want on our covered patio.  With all the smoke this is a great deal.  The only rub I have is that the cabinet isn't big enough to hold the platesetter.  With that, I'm trying to come up with ideas to store it when it's not in use.  I place it in the Egg when I'm done cooking, but when I don't need it, I find myself leaning it up against the brick wall of the patio.  I can just see the dog, or someone knocking it over.  I've thought of hanging it. on the wall somehow, but that might be unstable, or look tacky.  Sorry I don't have pics.  I understand it's a subjective situation without a visual.  I might be able to upload something later. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any advise!!!!
XLBGE, SS table
McKinney, TX.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I keep mine, along with other accessories like baking stone and grill tools, in a plastic bin that rolls under my table. 
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  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    I just keep mine in the egg. It rests on the grid just fine.
  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 539
    edited May 2014
    Somewhere there is a post about a Wheelbarrow rack that was used to hold the platesetter, but I can't seem to find it. There were some pictures that showed how guys were using them.  Maybe you could attach it somehow to the outside of your cart?

    I'm looking at putting one inside my Eggcart when I get it done.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WRYOI8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2U0KXZKUPVN63&coliid=I2IE26CZKWOX7X&psc=1

    Here is another idea from the forum Plate-Setter Storage Method.  I had it on my Amazon wish list, but not available through them.  Found it on http://www.countrystoveandpatio.com/shop/big-green-egg-grate-racks/.


    No Name City, just between Scottsbluff and Mitchell, NE   Crown!  More Crown!
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  • MCRyanMCRyan Posts: 89
    Thanks all.  I think I'll keep it in the Egg to store it.  That seems to be the safest place.  I might go over to the Depot and look at their area that has the wheelbarrow/hooks & mounts.  I'm sure I can rig something up for temporary placement during cooking when not in use.
    XLBGE, SS table
    McKinney, TX.
  • CaymaniteCaymanite Posts: 57
    I store in the original box with the styrofoam and in my garage.
    Large BGE - Jupiter, FL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 25,470
    If you have enough clearance under the cart, you can install a wire mesh drawer that pulls out.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,973
    Just use the egg
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 25,470
    I like to have a place to put that hot mother when I transition from indirect to direct.
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 819
    Here's one I have
  • MCRyanMCRyan Posts: 89
    That's real close to my setup.  I like that holder on the side.  Did that come on the cart like that?

    Nolaegghead, no room underneath and I'm with you - it would be nice to have a good place to set it between direct and indirect.
    XLBGE, SS table
    McKinney, TX.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,618
    Mine sits securely along with pizza stone on its own shelf in my egg table.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Mine rests on flagstone under our wood burning stove.
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,381
    I only have the nest now and I've seen on Amazon brackets that go into the existing holes in it to hold it and the grate, but I don't want to spend money on it if I build a table or cabinet. Here is what I'm talking about. http://www.amazon.com/Grate-Rack-Big-Green-size/dp/B00ITV0OGW/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1400718111&sr=1-4&keywords=xl+big+green+egg+accessories Now it won't work with your setup, sorry. Welcome the club by the way.
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,618
    @Ladeback69‌ when I had my egg in the nest before my SS table I had one of these. I used it maybe 3x for CI grid. Not worth buying IMHO.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 918
    @Tspud1‌ yep, I've got a similar table and PS holder. It's perfect.
    Richmond, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. No FireWires Yet. Hoping to win some soon.
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 819
    MCRyan said:
    You can get it for left or right side. Nice to have a place to put cooking grate when adding char coal.

    MCRyan said:
    That's real close to my setup.  I like that holder on the side.  Did that come on the cart like that?

    Nolaegghead, no room underneath and I'm with you - it would be nice to have a good place to set it between direct and indirect.

    MCRyan said:
    That's real close to my setup.  I like that holder on the side.  Did that come on the cart like that?

    Nolaegghead, no room underneath and I'm with you - it would be nice to have a good place to set it between direct and indirect.

  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    I only have the nest now and I've seen on Amazon brackets that go into the existing holes in it to hold it and the grate, but I don't want to spend money on it if I build a table or cabinet. Here is what I'm talking about. http://www.amazon.com/Grate-Rack-Big-Green-size/dp/B00ITV0OGW/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1400718111&sr=1-4&keywords=xl+big+green+egg+accessories Now it won't work with your setup, sorry. Welcome the club by the way.

    I have one of those brackets.  It holds the platesetter or grids.  I want to get another one for the other side so I can have a place for the platesetter AND the grids. 
    Flint, Michigan
  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 539
    @Fred19Flintstone‌ - do you have a nest handler? I looked at my large tonight with the nest handler and there are three bolts and nuts on each side of the back two legs. Wonder if I could get away with taking out the middle bolt on each side to get the rack in. Thinking I would like to keep the greasey grates out of my Eggcart.
    No Name City, just between Scottsbluff and Mitchell, NE   Crown!  More Crown!
    Egg: 1 Large with 18" BGE CI Grid, Plate Setter, Lg V-Rack
    Maverick ET-73 and Bear Paws
    Eggheads Everywhere Map
    Eggheads Everywhere Stat Sheet
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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    Yeah, I got a nest handler. I took the simple route and drilled another hole through the nest handler & nest leg.
    Flint, Michigan
  • IdahoEggManIdahoEggMan Posts: 14
    I only have the nest now and I've seen on Amazon brackets that go into the existing holes in it to hold it and the grate, but I don't want to spend money on it if I build a table or cabinet. Here is what I'm talking about. http://www.amazon.com/Grate-Rack-Big-Green-size/dp/B00ITV0OGW/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1400718111&sr=1-4&keywords=xl+big+green+egg+accessories Now it won't work with your setup, sorry. Welcome the club by the way.

    I have one of those brackets.  It holds the platesetter or grids.  I want to get another one for the other side so I can have a place for the platesetter AND the grids. 
    Can you put more than 1 SS grid in this rack? I have an assortment of round and oval grids from the ceramic grill store. I'd like to get a rack for both sides of the nest but would need to hold several grids in each of them to make it worth it.
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    I haven't tried storing CGS grids on it. I figure I would store the platesetter in one and the stock grid and the large CI grid I sear with using the spider in the other. Stuff I use a lot & want handy. I keep an oval grid in the AR and the other on a shelf because I don't use 2 very much. The AR is stored in the egg. I hope this helps.
    Flint, Michigan
  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 539
    Thanks @Fred19Flintsone. Going to see about pulling a bold before I drill.
    Pulled the trigger this afternoon on a pair for my Large.  Did some searching on Amazon and found them.  Shipping was quite a bit better than Country Stove.


    No Name City, just between Scottsbluff and Mitchell, NE   Crown!  More Crown!
    Egg: 1 Large with 18" BGE CI Grid, Plate Setter, Lg V-Rack
    Maverick ET-73 and Bear Paws
    Eggheads Everywhere Map
    Eggheads Everywhere Stat Sheet
    Barbecue is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions. – Woody Allen
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    I bought mine at an egg dealer near my Mom's house. I gotta get another!
    Flint, Michigan
  • IdahoEggManIdahoEggMan Posts: 14
    I haven't tried storing CGS grids on it. I figure I would store the platesetter in one and the stock grid and the large CI grid I sear with using the spider in the other. Stuff I use a lot & want handy. I keep an oval grid in the AR and the other on a shelf because I don't use 2 very much. The AR is stored in the egg. I hope this helps.
    I would think if you could store a Cast Iron and Stock Stainless Steel grid together on one of these racks that I could probably get 2-3 of the Oval CGS grids on one side a couple round SS grids on the other? I'm getting overloaded with cooking options thanks to CGS and need more storage space for the grids I'm collecting.. :)
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    I'll try it and post a pic.
    Flint, Michigan
  • IdahoEggManIdahoEggMan Posts: 14
    That would be great!! I'm ready to pull the trigger on ordering a couple of these and a chimney cap from Smokeware but would prefer to know it will work for what I need.
  • MCRyanMCRyan Posts: 89
    Again, the only problem i have is that I have a stainless steel cart.  Very limited clearance underneath and I don't want to have to alter the design of what I have.  I'm not against mounting is on some type of hanger on the brick of my house, or even one of the cedar timbers that hold up the roof of my patio cover.  Just brainstorming...  I'm a tinkerer.
    XLBGE, SS table
    McKinney, TX.
  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 306
    I just pulled the trigger on these grate racks. I purchased one for my M and one for my XL. I found that prices for shipping varied on different sites so I ended up going with Amazon for my M and Ebay for my XL.

    I have a lot of accessories so I'm sure these will come in handy.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,503
    I have built a table for my platesetter.
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,327
    Please forgive the crummy cell phone pix. The regular camera is MIA. I have a XL with composite shelves. YMMV
    1. Platesetter only.
    2. Composite shelves must remain in their upright position with hot items in the bracket.
    3. Stock grid, 2 oval CGS grids and my large CI grid for searing.
    4. Closer look at 3.

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    Flint, Michigan
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