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Mini & Egg Carten & Pad

MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155
edited June 2013 in EggHead Forum
Still not glued the thinner silicone pad to the bottom. But Joan gave me an idea using the feet to get Egg off the pad. imageimage
Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,876
    Great idea Joan and Mickey. After carrying the mini on my vacation, and egg carten is in my future for sure. Glad you are figuring out what works before I embark on that path.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Seems to me like you would be better served with some bottom airflow. Maybe a simple gutter shaped square of aluminum that would space the egg off the carrier bottom. Work kinda how a pizza stone needs an air gap off the plate setter. Maybe add 4 feet to the very bottom of the carrier. Or glue 4 squares of that silicone pad to the bottom. Then you would have 2 air gaps.
    I_____________l  <-- like this, but flipped upside down.

    But what do I know, I'm just a yellow sponge. :D

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  • LitLit Posts: 3,543

    @Mickey what is the purpose of the pad?

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155
    Lit said:

    @Mickey what is the purpose of the pad?

    Heat to the bottom of alum. And a little padding when moving

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,876

    What if you line it with several strips of high heat gasket material... perhaps stacked on itself to make it higher. Not sure it would stick stacked on itself, but maybe rutland material would with the perpetex or whatever you adhere it with.

     

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,465
    Cool, Mickey, that's just what I'm doing.  Mini on four feet, sitting on a 1/2 inch silicone pad, in the Carten.  At our Seaside place, where we are now, I just use it on a small wooden table.  No temp problems, works just great.  No camera here, so I can't show it.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • Chubbs said:

    What if you line it with several strips of high heat gasket material... perhaps stacked on itself to make it higher. Not sure it would stick stacked on itself, but maybe rutland material would with the perpetex or whatever you adhere it with.

     

    Ooh! or maybe 2-4 strips of thick aluminum flat or better yet, rectangular box tubing across the bottom to raise it up and provide an air gap. cut to length with hacksaw--glue down with high temp silicone. Then add 4 feet on the very bottom. Paint it all red with a big white "N" on the front. Go Huskers!

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155
    jaydub58 said:
    Cool, Mickey, that's just what I'm doing.  Mini on four feet, sitting on a 1/2 inch silicone pad, in the Carten.  At our Seaside place, where we are now, I just use it on a small wooden table.  No temp problems, works just great.  No camera here, so I can't show it.

    John I think I am there. To travel just pull out the feet and setting of the two sheets of high priced silicone should be fine. Then replace feet and set it on anything. Getting wrist operated on the 2nd and will be at Seaside (FL) on the 13th so don't need to be hauling around the large will take the Mini for 6 of us.

    Joan thanks for the idea.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • No Husker N?  :(

    Best wishes on your surgery.

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  • LitLit Posts: 3,543

    I cook on mine directly on a portable plastic table and when traveling with it I cook on a cooler lid and have had no issues with heat. The mini spent 4 hours at a braves game at 400 plus degrees cooking on my cooler and it was warm to the touch but not hot enough to do any damage. I did the shoulder below for 7 hours at 300 plus range and it sat directly on the plastic. Also seared the pork chops directly on the plastic and no issues. I used to put 4 feet under the carten but don't even bother with that anymore.image

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,465

    Hey, what wrist operation?

    Concerned Eggers want to know!

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    @Mickey - wrist operation? You may have to change hands.... :<)

    Hope all goes well and a speedy recovery.


    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155
    jaydub58 said:

    Hey, what wrist operation?

    Concerned Eggers want to know!

    Springram Posts: 210
    @Mickey - wrist operation? You may have to change hands.... :<)
    I had the same thing about 7 years ago on right wrist: De Quervain's syndrome / Thanks 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155

    @ Lit I am sure you are correct. I just didn't like what felt hot to me on the bottom of the alum. setting on wood. So I thought I would try a simple fix. But seems simple fixes cost a lot of money and don't fix crap....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • LitLit Posts: 3,543
    The 4 feet under the carten worked well. It would be nice to have a little padding when transporting like you have.
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    @Mickey -  De Quervain's syndrome is caused by selling too many Toyotas. At least I thought I read that somewhere. Maybe not.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,155
    Springram said:
    @Mickey -  De Quervain's syndrome is caused by selling too many Toyotas. At least I thought I read that somewhere. Maybe not.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    You miss-read my friend. That is what pays for it
    :D
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,696
    Mickey said:
    jaydub58 said:

    Hey, what wrist operation?

    Concerned Eggers want to know!

    Springram Posts: 210
    @Mickey - wrist operation? You may have to change hands.... :<)
    I had the same thing about 7 years ago on right wrist: De Quervain's syndrome / Thanks 
    Too much food porn perhaps? 
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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 597
    I keep telling everyone about AAC but nobody listens to me I am starting to feel like VI.
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