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How do I get plate setter out in middle of a cook???

FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,882
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
So I want to cook something indirect and then finish direct for a few minutes. And there was a time I wanted to cook something indirect that took awhile, then while it rested cook something direct that doesn't take long. Other than buying a 2nd Egg what's the easiest way to remove a plate setter to continue a cook?


  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Welding gloves! 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    +1. on Heavy duty gloves, and don't try to move it far.Quick is your friend.
    I think I once saw a pic of someone who used some big channel locks.
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    Here are the steps in order:
    Figure out where to put a hot stone after holding it for less than 5 seconds.
    Open the egg and remove the cooking grate & food
    Remove the plate setter with heavy gloves and put it in the place you figured in step 1
    Put grate and food back 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,644
    + 1with the gloves-and good balance if you are bringing a drip can with have a set-up here  to convince the SWMBO you need another BGE.  May want to see how it plays!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,875
    +1 lousubcap
    Large, small, and a mini
  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    I just toasted my gasket last week trying to take mine out
  • DougQDougQ Posts: 30
    Get a Woo from Ceramic Grill Store. That's exactly what it's for.

  • Ranger908Ranger908 Posts: 44

    I made this tool to lift it out. Mine is a Med Egg


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,990
    there is nothing that says you have to use a platesetter as an indirect setup, a simple pan and a second grid is all you need to cook indirect. save the platesetter for pizza and bread cooks where you need more thermal mass
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    I use Ove Gloves.  Got a pair online for about $20, and they work great.  Do have a plan as to where to put it, though.

    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Before I got my Woo, I just used a pair of heavy leather gloves. You still need the gloves when using the Woo, but it's much easier.
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    a pair of good and thick gloves and a non combustible surface. I have the BBQ bravo gloves and have done it multiple times, you can definitely feel the heat, so make it quick
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,210
    I took my plate setter out once, put it down on the concrete driveway.  Couple of minutes later I heard a crack and the damn thing split in two.  We only had it for a few weeks.  Took it back to the egg store and they replaced it no questions asked.  Must have been defective, and the thermal shock of cooling down caused a fracture.
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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    that, or the concrete underneath it popped, spit out a little piece and split the stone. 
  • 10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
    +2 on the woo. Of course you need gloves but it's so quick and easy to get the thing in and out.
  • 55drum55drum Posts: 111
    Welding gloves! 
    Same here........
  • AirwolfAirwolf Posts: 76
    Make sure you move it quick, I burnt my ring finger good over the fourth.  Held onto it just a little to long and didn't want to drop and break it either. 
  • njlnjl Posts: 837
    Pit Mitts will do if you don't have to hold it for long.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Pit Mitts will do if you don't have to hold it for long.
    Get the new PSWoo.  It comes with handles for lifting the grid and platesetter out of the BGE.  Still need the gloves but you don't have to handle the platesetter over the fire and it is really easy.
  • uncledaveuncledave Posts: 87
    Use the bge high heat gloves. They work great.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    I grab mine all the time with just leather work gloves. But I am very QUICK with planned movements!! And I feel the heat when I sit it down. Going to invest in welders gloves but this is working fine for now.


  • galengalen Posts: 56

    I use welders gloves.  Just picked up a new pair from Lowes $15.00  Also pretty spiffy looking as they are bright red.

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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,034
    +1 on Ove gloves. You can get them at Wal-Mart or any kitchen store.
    Mark Annville, PA
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