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counterfeit plate setter?

A few days before Christmas I dropped my medium plate setter on the concrete patio.  8^)  I bought a replacement online from a reliable source.  It came in a cardboard box with a Big Green Egg label that says "code PSM" on it.  The setter itself is stamped Big Green Egg (c) in the right font but it has an unusual code on the bottom.  It is slightly oversize: it fits tightly against the sides of the egg and the 15" grate rests on top of the wide legs, not in the little groove on the edge of the setter.  Did I get a counterfeit?


  • LitLit Posts: 4,330
    No my buddy had to take a dremmel to his to get it to fit better. The grate didn't fit the plate setter correctly on my old medium and I have noticed the same thing on mediums in stores.
  • How old is your medium? Pretty sure when BGE switched cooking grates a few months ago the size of the cooking area in the medium changed.  Haven't heard of it affecting plate setters but I guess if cooking are grew a little the plate setter would grow a little.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Tough to answer without knowing online site.
  • Thanks for the information.  My medium Egg is about ten years old; I remember cooking on it for my 60th birthday.  If the Egg dimensions changed did they make the ceramic thinner?  I ntoice that the firebox is no longer solid, probably because so many, including mine, cracked.
  • I thought I had read that somewhere, the original medium with the black grates was 15 inches.  The new stainless grid is 15.75. Like I said before, didn't know it was affecting the plate setter but it is a possibility.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Dear Zen Master,  :))

    The company I work for is a BGE dealer.  I just checked our stock.  The PSM is the code on the box.  The PS in our medium display model has the BGE name and registered logo on the leg side up and the leg side down has MC Mexico and a "serial" number.  Maybe just a sloppy mold at the factory? 

    Ernie McClain

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    (in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 16,037
    Plate setters have been around much longer than the egg - comes from the ceramics industry (to stack ceramics without touching in a kiln). They adopted it because it worked - nothing BGE invented.  That said, looks like the wrong size.  Or bad quality control.
    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 

    edited December 2012

    Older platesetter, newer Egg.

    Should work if you don't use the slots on the new firering, sit it on top like they used to have them.

    Give that a try.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Thanks for all the responses!  I'm going to do what Smitty suggested and balance the 15" grid on the setter's legs.  I probably will get a new 15.75" stainless grid eventually, as the 15" grid can fall off the legs, something I wouldn't like while smokin' a brisket!
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