Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Plate Setter Question

PakakPakak Posts: 523
edited 4:13PM in EggHead Forum
I asked this question in a thread below that got buried -[p]Has anyone had problems with breakage/cracking with the plate setters? Looking at them, it seems they would be very susceptible to breakage, through thermal shock, at the legs. Just wondering, as I've thought about getting one.


  • JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
    Haven't heard of anyone having that problem. I have my original plate setter that is about 5 yrs. old.[p]Jim
  • Pakak,
    I've had mine about 2 years, also with no problem. However, I do treat it with care since I agree that it LOOKS very fragile. I know my dealer insisted on taking it out of the box and making sure it was delivered to me intact, as if he'd had a problem with people claiming they were damaged in shipping. So I'd say treat it with care and you won't have a problem.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • JethroJethro Posts: 495
    The Naked Whiz,[p]I hope he still let you keep the box - that's the best part.[p]Jethro
  • bbqbethbbqbeth Posts: 178
    pizza stones are the ceramics that are very fragile....should be heated at the first of a cook.
    don't know if this helps, but hope you take the heed....

  • PakakPakak Posts: 523
    Really? I would have thought, from the shape, they were safer from any type of breakage. I have one and haven't had any problems so far. I guess anything would be susceptible to thermal shock, if extreme enough temps were encountered.
  • bbqbethbbqbeth Posts: 178
    you should never put a pizza plate on a hot will break. and also should be stored in the oven...more heat for baking increases it's body strength.[p]

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,709
    Pakak,[p]My medium platesetter has a hairline crack - I noticed it the other day and was very surprised since, to-date, I have only used it for low temp cooks (< 350 F). I think this is the exception to the rule though.[p]It's still intact, though, and I'm still using it. Hopefully it will remain a surface crack only.[p]TRex
  • Pakak,
    They seem very durable. Plate setters are actually used in ceramic ovens that go much higher than our eggs. [p]Davens sells lots of them to ceramics afficianados.[p]

  • Sorry ... I gave the email address.[p]The web site is[p]It's located in Atlanta

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.