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XL pizza setup

Fire WalkerFire Walker Posts: 233
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I have trashed two gaskets in to weeks on my XL. What is the ultimate pizza setup? I have a platesetter,GS hanger and a 12 inch pizza stone. Last week when the egg got around 500 degrees the bands loosened a bit creating a gap in the rear resulting in blown gasket. Last night with new gasket, plate setter on top of fire ring feet up, 4 fire brick 1/4s supporting the pizza stone egg got around 500 first pizza went ok, second pizza with egg still at 500 took pizza off everything ok 5minutes passed opened dome, gasket fussed and burnt. I have a new Nomex gasket on the way but this shouldn't have happened. What am I missing?


  • When cooking pizza on my XL I use the plate setter legs up and then put the grid down and the stone on top of an elevated grid. I have the older model plate setter with the short legs. I found that it needed more heat between the plate setter and the stone. The extended grid worked out great. If you dont have an extended grid just find something to raise the stone up a little. If you have the new model plate setter just put the plate setter in legs up and the grid on the platesetter and then put the stone on the grid. I usually cook pizzas between 450-500. Enjoy the pie.
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    I cook my pizzas real similer to Eddie,I went through 2 gaskets and now I don't even bother and everything cooks great.


  • I have the Nomex gaskets and they hold up great compaired to the felt. I have held 750 for over an hour and no problems.
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