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Dealer told me the eggs are not sold with ceramic feet any longer? Is that true?

bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

Hi eggers,

My dealer told me that the eggs are no longer sold with ceramic feet any longer. Is that true? Does anyone know?

Any comments from your experience will help. Thanks.

Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,056
    I was given feet in Feb, but I have heard that feet are being phased out by a few here.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I didn't get them with my XL in may, but I did get them with my large last month.



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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    Try the search. It's a huge topic boss man. I personally feel like ya a gimmick but some others have said its being phased out.


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  • banjomanbanjoman Posts: 51
    No feet with XL in July

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    XL has never come with the feet.

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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Never feet with XL... For other sizes, no green feet because they want you to buy the newish table nests.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739

    Thanks MrCookingNurse. Yes I just called the BGE mothership directly and heard firsthand that they have stopped manufacturing the ceramic feet. I bought one egg in April and got one but didn't get one when I bought another egg this July. Thanks for all the responses.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • wkenta86wkenta86 Posts: 17
    No feet for my large in July...
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    So they've stopped manufacturing them? Or just quit selling them with the Eggs? Wonder if you could buy them separately if you wanted to and what the logic behind this new decision is?

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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    They want to sell the table nests seems like why they are doing it...
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739

    Not sure what's the logic beside what Mighty Quinn said about maybe incentizing us to buy the table nests. But I asked a direct question "Are you no longer manufacturing the feet?" and a follow up question "How can I get ahold of ceramic feet?" and the response was I can only get it if some dealers still have some old models that comes with it, they can probably sell you the feet.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,305
    I haven't been able to find these table nest that big green egg sales.

    Glad u called then to clear up hearsay. I never used my feet. Shipped em to someone on here


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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,675
    Seems like a corporate cost-cutting move to me.  They obviously thought (for many, many years) that the feet were of value.  What's changed...
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    edited July 2012

    I see value in it but I guess I'll have to live with not having one for my small.

    Now, I probably need the firebricks more for my eggs or if Cazzy can get the blacksmith to manufacture those custom stands, that'll be perfect :)>-

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • fourwindsfourwinds Posts: 4
    There were no feet with my large that I bought a few weeks ago. I watched them cut the factory bands on the box prior to inspection and the box never left my sight. There were no feet to be found. 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982

    I don't know about cost cutting. They can't have cost much to make, but they stand to make quite a bit more if they can get people to buy the table nests instead.

    Oh well, I guess people will just have to find something else to use as spacers between the place setter and whatever they put on top of it. You can always pick up a few of these cheap at a home depot or lowes or a nursery.

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,526
    Griffin, I did see these at HD and noticed they are made in Italy. Do you have them and have you used them in high heat? They are clay and was wondering about heat tolerence.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    I have not, but I did see a picture either here or the other place yesterday where somebody was using them. Not sure on how hot you could get them. You could always use some kind of metal spacers (invite for the argument about using galvanized metal argument to begin shortly)

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    No argument here.  Metal spacers would be fine.  Anything flame resistant and strong enough.  Whatever you do, you just don't want any wood under the egg without an air gap and some kind of heat shield like a brick paver between the egg and the wood.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    they could certainly take the heat.  they're fired earthenware.  freeze/thaw would be the issue (if it was sitting on the ground like mine).

    the bottom of the egg gets hot, but not so ho that the feet would be compromised
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    Would firebricks with air gap in between the split bricks be better to hold the heat than these? I would assume these will cost much cheaper than firebricks.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    these lift the egg and allow the air to be the insulator.  they aren't heat sinks
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • if you're looking for something to use as a spacer & you don't have the feet, and the big-box stores are closed - rolled up balls of aluminum foil work quite well!!  :-B
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    edited July 2012
    I have my egg on the ceramic feet which are on a paver sitting on a wood shelf.  Still gets hot with pizza, not hot enough to be dangerous but still pretty hot when I'm fired up for a long time for pizzas.  I'm thinking the air gap fixes the convective heat, but not the radiant.   I'd like to put a mat of this heat screen on top of the paver facing up.  Basically a radiant barrier.

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=heat+screen&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=1lc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1437&bih=904&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=15720349726384690258&sa=X&ei=RR8YULUKzobRAYeDgLgH&ved=0CGQQ8wIwAA
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    Interesting idea Nola. Let me know how it turns out.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    Thanks, only problem it's about 50 bucks a roll and about 4 times more than I need.  Might just pull some off a firewall at the junk yard.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    something i find interesting is that the xl never had feet and it was strongly recommended by bge to not use feet with the xl because the wider flat bottom on that egg needed full support. does the xl table nest offer much more support
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  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    I got my new large VGE last week, and it came with ceramic feet. Of course, I do not know how long it had been in stock at the store, but I have the impression that the store sells a lot of them.

    Tim
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    the aluminum balls won't do much to support the egg, if that's how they are using them.
    :))
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