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Trying the Spider

bobSTLbobSTL Posts: 105
edited 6:25AM in EggHead Forum
Got a spider and a 13" CI grate and tried them out lst night. Also went to the box store and got a Flip grate to try this method. Went OK until I went to retrieve the steak from the CI grate. I'll tell you, it's pretty hot down there ! ! ! :laugh:


Had some left over mashed to try also

Start with the sear

Then the Flip


Another great meal for a new cook.
Thanks again for all the help here.


  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Yummmm . . . meat & tators :cheer:
    Nice looking cook!
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Last time I seared steaks on my spider/CI grid, Jana stood beside me watching. I had a leather glove that comes almost up to my elbow and 12" tongs. She was hollering that the flames were burning my arm! :woohoo: Actually no hair singed, but it sure looked impressive! :woohoo: :lol:
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,787
    Great looking meal...
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Now that would have made a great pic! :laugh:
  • Taters and steak look great. Cast iron is awesome.

    Maybe you should visit the welding supply store and check out their gloves.

    Tampa, FL
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • bobSTLbobSTL Posts: 105
    Thanks for the reminder.... :sick:

    Yes, these were sitting in the kitchen, protected in their own little box. Yes, the hair will grow back. :huh:

  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    You might take a look at a "meat flipper/hook. I got one from Lawn Ranger. I use it in the same capacity as you intend. It is fast and effective, and it looks good as well.
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,716
    howdy bob,

    I'm not sure the flip grid is such a good idea. that is a such a narrow opening to work around. Plus the grid won't sit evenly on the woo or rig's upper ring. You should have better luck with our stainless half grid or if you need a new bge grid, cut your old bge grid in half. I prefer the half grid on the rig, as it provides the greatest space between work levels.

    If you have a bed bath and beyond close by, check out the OXO 16 inch tongs. In my opinion best tongs on the market, long with a soft cushion grip. I prefer them when handling food, especially at spider level. Cost around $13.

    Feel free to email me if you have any other questions. I gotta try them mashers, look good. t ACGP, Inc.
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