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my biggest issue

Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,104
edited 8:03PM in EggHead Forum
I always find myself looking for a spot to place hot, and/or dirty, grates and plate setters. There is always that time where I have my HOT grate on my Lawn Ranger grid lifter to change over to a plate setter (vise versa) but always settled on parts of my tables and deck, and by judging by photos of table shots here I can easily assume some of you do the same thing as this has caused some damage.
I am thinking of building a small table, with some tiles
glued to the top, just for this purpose.
Just wonderin' what u folks do for these trying times.
And might i add during those times when all other grills
are being used.
ST

Comments

  • Grillin GuyGrillin Guy Posts: 302
    I use the old gasser
  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    I use some left over cut outs from a granite counter top. The 3MM stuff is prettty thick and can handle the heat.
  • SlotmercenarySlotmercenary Posts: 1,071
    Can you say gasser??
  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    I use my gasser and/or old kettle webber.
  • I have a side table with stone top that I use.

    Of if I am just using my small, I will put the grid/stone, etc. inside my large.

    Spacey
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,642
    I also use the old Webers for that purpose. BTW, I always stop to help turtles, and any other creature in jeopardy. Just the other day I stopped to help a frog but it croaked before I got to him.
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Use my side table - granite top

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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I use an old wrought iron side table I got at a garage sale for $5.
  • I will try to post photos later tody, I posted them a while back. I use a folding trivet I got from Lodge. It is designed to give you a place to set hot dutch oven lids. Works great for almose everything hot I tke out of the egg.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,227
    Hi Todd,

    One of my better ideas when building The Coop was this simple slot that has a very large aluminum pizza pan in it. When I remove my grid to clean or add lump I just use my trusty LR Gridlifter to move my grid to the pan, grease and all. It's also deep enough to hold my cast iron grid.

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    The pizza pan also serves to set the plate setter on or any other large dirty item if I need a temporay place. Even to transport items to and from the kitchen.

    It also comes in handy when raking ash out.

    I suppose you could build multiple slots for all your grids to store them but I built in a special cabinet for those too, including my new collection of stainless steel jewels from TJV.

    I made one for my small Egg too.

    Hope this gives you some ideas.

    Spring "Cheep Ideas" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,007
    when my eggs were on the deck i had a simple planter box hanging on the back side of the raile that i could stand the grills vertically in. worked out pretty good. never had a platesetter, pizza stone would stand in the planter box as well. maybe a box to stand them vertically on the side of the tabe or even a simple hook to hang them from would work for you.
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Great post. New egger with the same issue. I was thinking about how to eventually set up a workstation. Thanks for the pics, some great ideas.
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    That is ingenious Leroy. Where you an engineer in a past life?
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,227
    I came this close (stretch arms as far right and left and add some) to being one but I decided to drop out of college and get into High-Tech Career-Enhancing Advanced Communications instead. I joined the Army to learn Morse Code.

    Boy was I ever disappointed when I returned to my hometown (population 510) and there were no Morse code operator positions available.

    Spring "Life Is Full Of Bad Choices And Some Good Ones Too" Chicken
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