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What's A "Cast-Iron Trivet"?

Anthony Up NorthAnthony Up North Posts: 205
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
The discussion below does not explain what a Cast-Iron trivet is and what is is used for? What am I missing?[p]Thanks in advance for your bit in getting rid of ignorance.[p]Anthony
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  • ChiefChief Posts: 154
    Anthony Up North,[p]Go to Tim's Site and click on eggcessories..it will show the cast iron trivet. It is used instead of the ceramic one to generate more heat as a result of more air holes.

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  • Chief,[p]Checked it all out. It is very clear.... Plan to order one right away.[p]Thanks for your help.[p]Anthony

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  • Anthony Up North, order two cauz they aren't forever and S&H charges are such that it doesn't cost you any more as I recall. You need to flip them from time to time as they sag from the intense heat. ^oo^~

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  • one feral kat,
    Good advice - will do. How long does one last assumeing you do extensive grilling?[p]Thanks.[p]Anthony

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,330
    Anthony Up North,
    My first one lasted almost a year...4-7 days a week action.
    I did not know of the occasional flipping technique, so it was a pretty deep bowl shape. Still worked, but since Tim brought me a new one I am using it now (and flipping).[p]NB

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  • Nature Boy,[p]What is the actual effect of the trivet, to get the coals hotter, faster?? Would you use this for low/slow cooking (225-275 degrees) or would you then switch back to the standard ceramic grid.[p]Thanks for your help.[p]Anthony

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,330
    Anthony Up North,
    The trivet allows the air to flow more freely, and the holes have less chance of becoming clogged. The air is still controlled as before, by the bottom vent and/or the daisy wheel. Have not used the ceramic grate since switching to the trivet. No problem maintaining 200 foe 8-12 hours for jerky...and turbo cooks are a piece of cake.[p]Happy Free Breathing.
    NB

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  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    one feral kat,[p]No need to rush to buy two. I have had mine for 1.5 yrs and it has not come close to failing. Every time I run totally out of lump I will flip it over. So far that has made it sag very little but Nature's looks like a birds nest. He has a new one ready to go on should he need it though. [p]One nice advantage is that you will be able to start a fast hot fire by placing a fire cube (I use Webber's) under the trivet. You will have 400 deg in 15 min. For lo & slo I start on top of the lump. Good luck - you'll like it.[p]Tim
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  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Nature Boy,[p]Glad to see you finally removed that old one. I'll take a picture of it next time I come up - how deep was it??[p]
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,330
    Tim M,
    Usin' that new sucker now thanks to you!! Birds nest! lol.
    Yeah, I am savin' the birds nest for a souvenir. Maybe I'll bring it along to the Eggtoberfest as a good luck charm and a conversation piece!! Yeeeee Ha!!!
    NB[p]

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  • Bud UglyBud Ugly Posts: 8
    Got me a cast iron trivet now. had to get one after hearin' NB, Tim M and others rave 'bout 'em. IT IS A GOOD THING. don't know how i did w/out one for so long. usedta do only low & slow top burnin' fires, now i'm doin' bottom burnin' blazers for rib eyes, etc. cooked up some killer tri-tips to die for. gotta get more rib eyes, must eat more red meat.

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,330
    Bud Ugly,
    Uhhhhhmmmm. Trivet good! Like red meat. Red meat gooooood!![p]NB

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