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New plate sitter gizmo

RRPRRP Posts: 20,250
edited 10:42AM in EggHead Forum
Showing my stupidity here, but do you use the "new" plate sitter with the legs sticking up so as to place your drip pan directly on top of it and therefore under the grid? So far when the need arises I have merely placed my V rack into the dip pan and sat it on top of the grid. Am I doing this wrong? On another matter, while I bought the 14" pizza stone I haven't used it yet but I ASSUMED I would merely put it on top of the grid as well...right or wrong??? Is that why I need to get the new plate sitter so the pizza stone would go on it and leave the grid out???
L, M, S, Mini
Dunlap, IL


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />RRP, I haven't used a plate setter (not available for the medium BGE) but I would suggest putting the pizza stone on top of a few fire bricks. Suggest the firebricks in 'Z' or '|_|' fashion. Both configurations are shown on the link. The firebricks will raise the pizza to LID level making it easier to put on and take off.[p]Love BGE Pizza![p]
  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    RRP,[p]The BGE plate setter legs set directly on the fire ring (no grill used) and provide the necessary upward spacing so that a pizza can be inserted and removed at the dome opening level. Attempting to remove a hot pizza from a hot pizza stone setting below the dome opening can present a real challenge. The setter with a pizza stone on it provides a convenient and realiable cooking setup to make pizza.[p]Spin
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Spin,[p]Wow, the New Plate Setter must be darn bigger than the old one if it sits on the fire-ring with no grid. Mine sits on the main grid and is 1-2" shy of making the fire-ring. Did you get a new one at Eggfest2000? [p]Wait - if the legs touch the fire-ring, then if you invert the setter so the leg point up the top would totally cover the fire-ring. Am I missing something, it can't be that big?[p]Tim
  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Tim M, yes, the new (whatcha call it) has three legs that match the firering diameters. The center plate is small enough to allow sufficient air movement from the lower firechamber, and when inverted will allow a grill to rest on the upstanding legs. Makes a nice versatile accessory. Better than the original sitter that I also have here.
    Since I don't have the bigger model, I cannot give you the exact center plate diameter.

  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    Nice looking cutting board. Looks too pretty to cut on.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410

    Gordon, Its time you take another picture of that med BGE of yours. With the amount and regularity you cook on it - the darn thing should be well used looking by now -- I have seen Nature Boys and its obviously used alot. On the other hand, you do a lot of grilling which seems to "self-clean" them. You could do a cookbook with all the pretty pictures you've taken. [p]Tim

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Somebody out there correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the BGE folks ship the place setter directly to customers any longer. They are too fragile. They ship them to dealers when they order new stock.[p]In any case, 5 of the thinner fire bricks will do the same job as the place setter: 3 to get the grill up to the lip of the bottom half and 2 to put your drip pan (if used) on. And the bricks are usually less than a buck apiece.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,250
    Thanks, everybody...but one last shot again...would the drip pan go on top of the inverted sitter and therefore under the grid or not?...or does it matter?...or does all that just create too much heat deflection???
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Personal preference, I like putting the drip pan on the grid thereby having one less item to clean. ie: top to bottom --- v-rack, dip pan, grid, inverted setter. No noticalbe difference in heat deflection.

  • Mike OelrichMike Oelrich Posts: 544
    Char-Woody,[p] Ouside feet sit on fire ring just fine. Diameter of center plate is about 12.5".[p]MikeO
  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    MikeO, I knew the footsies matched but wasn't sure of the diameter of the new one..Thanks.. Just right for a pizza. I used my smaller sitter for that and nothing else. Next time I will use one firebrick on the lower grill as a shortstop barrier. The pizza was perfect except over direct fire the crust was a bit darker than if a barrier is used.

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