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Question for Mini users....

For those who have the MiniWoo and use a small pizza stone as a makeshift platesetter....how does the thin pizza stones hold up under the heat that the little mini produces?  Thin pizza stones in other size Egg tend to crack under heat, how does the mini effect the thinner stones?

 

-SMITTY     

from SANTA CLARA, CA

Comments

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    Thanks for posting. I need to know too
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 1,544
    Amazon stone has been to 700+ no issues.
    Seattle, WA
  • LitLit Posts: 2,544
    I bought a 4 pack and broke them all doing pizzas but they held up fine at lower temps. The 2 pack on amazon seems to be the way to go but I haven't bought them yet. The mini plate setter is awesome though and with the new mini fire ring you have way more space with the plate setter than the woo. The woo is great to raise the grid though.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 1,544
    I agree thinking the PS is the way to go if you haven't got the woo and stones yet. Raising it to use stones steals limited space.
    Seattle, WA
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 4,145
    No problems so far.  I have the Amazon 2 pack.  We 've pizza a handful of times (darn this low carb diet!) and indirect at lower temps many times.

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    Lit said:

    I bought a 4 pack and broke them all doing pizzas but they held up fine at lower temps. The 2 pack on amazon seems to be the way to go but I haven't bought them yet. The mini plate setter is awesome though and with the new mini fire ring you have way more space with the plate setter than the woo. The woo is great to raise the grid though.

    Guess I will get both. Haha. Thanks
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790

    The stones I assume most are speaking of have been available, (originally in 2 packs) on E bay and Amazon for a number of years now. I have seen and used more than a few of them in that time... and I'd say they are a little heavier and thicker than the BGE stock product...and have held up to as much abuse as I have been able to dish out.

     

    Evans

  • LitLit Posts: 2,544
    Chubbs said:

    Lit said:

    I bought a 4 pack and broke them all doing pizzas but they held up fine at lower temps. The 2 pack on amazon seems to be the way to go but I haven't bought them yet. The mini plate setter is awesome though and with the new mini fire ring you have way more space with the plate setter than the woo. The woo is great to raise the grid though.

    Guess I will get both. Haha. Thanks
    I would say both are needed. I would have burnt so many burgers if I didn't have the woo for the height and after the modification to the fire ring for the plate setter you get probably 2 extra inches of height with the plate setter. I'm not sure how I haven't got the stones from Amazon yet it always slips my mind until I need them.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,102
    Bought the 2 pak stones at amazon. I use them for every thing egg related, for indirect cooking for placing a fry pan in the egg to pizzas. Haven't had a bit of problems with them, unlike my pampered chef that cracked the second time I used it on the large.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,522
    My Old Stone Oven pizza stones have held up great. They're actually 1/2" thick and my guess is that's just thick enough to give them some durability: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    R2Egg2Q said:
    My Old Stone Oven pizza stones have held up great. They're actually 1/2" thick and my guess is that's just thick enough to give them some durability: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Yes...the packaging is updated...but that's them!!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,982
    Buy from Amazon the two pac. Have used for years and dropped several. All fine. Buy the good ones to start and no problems. @Chubbs (IMO) the Mini Woo and stones from Amazon is money better spent than platesetter.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,246
    edited May 2013
    I've got the two pack from amazon. I've not had any problems with mine 'cept I keep burning pizzas when I try to do them. User error, not the stones. (cue @Mickey to tell us to do tortilla pizzas. They are so quick and easy and his grandkids absolutely love them ;) )

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,982
    Griffin said:
    ;(cue @Mickey to tell us to do tortilla pizzas. They are so quick and easy and his grandkids absolutely love them ;) )

    So do Mickey and Linda.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 596
    @Mickey could you share why you think the mini woo and stone is better than platesetter? Just curious as I'm thinking of getting mini as well.

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

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,246
    @bbqlearner - I know you asked Mickey, but I'll go ahead and chime in with me $.02. I think the woo and stones are more versatile than the placesetter. Just using the woo by itself gives you a raised direct cook. Using the woo and one stone, gives you an indirect cook. The woo and two stones allow you to bake or cook pizzas. The placesetter does not allow for an raised direct cook. It will allow you to do an indirect cook. If you want to bake or do pizzas with the placesetter, you are still going to need to buy a pizza stone and something to create a gap between placesetter and pizza stone.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 596
    edited May 2013
    @Griffin Thanks. Never thought of that but that's a great point.

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

  • LitLit Posts: 2,544
    I have both and Griffin is correct the woo kills 2 birds. Cooking with the mini direct you either have to put almost no lump in it or have the woo to raise the grid or you will burn food.
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