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Plate Setter

JanetJanet Posts: 102
edited 9:32PM in EggHead Forum
I got the egg on Saturday - so far smoked chicken, ribs, marinated chicken breasts, and, last night, sun-dried tomato/basil/garlic chicken sausages. I find that I am even cutting back on eating during the day in anticipation! May be a solution to dieting???[p]Question - what is a plate setter? I think I may have seen one at the store where I purchased my egg - but am not sure. What is it used for? I assume that it provides a surface for indirect cooking, but why so specialized?[p]Thanks!

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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Janet,
    try the whats new button at the top of the forum page..or I`ll put it here for you[p]Wess

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Janet,
    See Wess's post below for a picture of it. A plate setter combines an indirect "shield" with ceramic mass. It can be used upside down to create a barrier for indirect cooks, with the main cooking grid sitting on top of the legs, and a drip pan (or just foil) in the surface of the plate setter. It can also be used upright with a pizza stone on top for baking.[p]I have been cookig for 2 years without one, but I just purchased one at the Eggfest. There are many ways to set up indirect cooks, and baking setups with drip pans and/or firebricks. The setter is a handy item, and easy to set up, but it is not toally necessary. Depends on your budget whether or not to add it to your goodies box.[p]Cheers!
    NB

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  • JanetJanet Posts: 102
    WessB and NB
    Thanks for the info. In my enthusiasm for the forum, I missed the "What's New" button![p]

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Janet,
    LOL..I was hear for some time myself before I discovered it also[p]Wess

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