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Placesetter Cracked

After grilling chicken, I went to put my placesetter on top of the hot grate and shut the egg down.

The placesetter cracked in half instantly (Must have been the heat difference as I set it down very gently).

I have a 17" heavy duty stainless drip pan and a spyder from Tom @ The Ceramic Grill Store.

I'm going to see if this will work as a placesetter replacement.  It seems like all that is really needed is a separation
from the fire....I'm betting the thermal mass of the placesetter is less important.

Frankly, the placesetter is a pita, so I'm not really sad it broke.


  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,251
    Going to need more mass then just a stainless drip pan if you truly want to do indirect cooks. Probably need to order a stone from Tom if you despise the plate setter that much.
    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. 
  • Call BGE up and see if it covered under warranty.. Im sure it will be.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    3 yr warranty on that platesetter. You may not like it but it shouldn't cost you a thing for a replacement.

    The drip pan will likely warp on you at higher heat (mine has when I've tried it) which isn't great when it is catching drippings. At least my pan returned to shape upon cooling.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,034
    I just had my platesetter replaced under warranty last week.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 356
    Mine also split down the middle several years ago. If you're past the warranty, you can JB Weld it together, but it won't hold above 400f.  I use a Weber replacement grid (~$15) on the fire ring, with the broken plate setter legs up on that, then the BGE grid.  Has worked fine for a long time.
  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 248
    Mine also split in half. Egg and PS were cool, was just lifting it out to access fire box for new cook. Lifted it out one handed and it split. Took it down to my dealer and he replaced it on the spot. About one year old.
    Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    You have a good dealer!
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,034
    My dealer replaced mine without a hitch. The initially didn't know about the 3 year warranty. They called BGE, were told to replace it, and did just that.
    Mark Annville, PA
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