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My new Eggcessory

I have wanted one of these for a while - the gas burners you see professional chefs use to do omelettes to order, etc.  In that the Egg does not have a side burner, this seems to be just the ticket for sauces and sides.  Today I am going to do a saute with bacon, onions, and green beans to go with the beef that is now foiled on the egg.  These things get really hot really fast, and the gas canisters are only about $2.00 each.  Like most stuff I acquire, they have these at Amazon.  I have never found at a local retailer, though the local restaurant supply store had them for twice the $25 price I paid.
XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
Rochester, NY
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  • CP92CP92 Posts: 200
    Nice addition.  As from the movie "That'll do Pig, that'll do".
    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 364
    Very nice, and you can store it without taking up a great deal of space.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    I've been looking for one. Name?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I do a similar thing but with a Duxtop induction burner (electric) from Amazon. It heats up my cast iron cookware almost instantly, does not get hot, is silent, is easy to clean, is relatively cheap, and does not run out of fuel. The side burner is convenient for sauces and sides.
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    edited October 2013

    henapple
    said:
    I've been looking for one. Name?
    Brand is GasOne, Here's a link to it at Amazon.  You can also buy the gas canisters at Amazon, but through other suppliers.  If you look carefully, some suppliers have free shipping.  

    Here's a pic of tonights side - bacon, green beans, and onions in bacon fat and butter - can't lose!  This is the first time I have used it, it has a built in starter and it does get real hot real fast, but temp control is very good.  I am really pleased with this thing
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    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • I've been looking for a side burner but I want one that runs on natural gas. I have the gas line coming right out of the house from when I had my gas grill. This unit does look nice. How long does a canister of fuel last?
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    I've been looking for a side burner but I want one that runs on natural gas. I have the gas line coming right out of the house from when I had my gas grill. This unit does look nice. How long does a canister of fuel last?
    i don't have enough experience yet to say how long they last.  Of course it depends on how hot you have the burner set.  I would say this gets much hotter than my gas range in the house, so unless I was boiling water in a hurry, the heat will be low and usually not on for too long.  Lots of reviews on Amazon may give you some insight.  You can buy a case of 12 for $22 with free shipping, so they are way cheaper than lump charcoal :)  I like the portability - I will be be able to take this on a picnic or wherever.

    Only issues seem to be wind and cold temps.  I can easily shield wind if I have to.  For cold temps, I guess I'll do something else.
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • Thanks
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • Looks like a great addition and really good price
    Albion, PA
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,351
    Nice toy. 
    The side burner is all I use on my gas grill.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,978
    That's a great idea. I think I have seen similar stoves in Asian grocery stores.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,322
    I do a similar thing but with a Duxtop induction burner (electric) from Amazon. It heats up my cast iron cookware almost instantly, does not get hot, is silent, is easy to clean, is relatively cheap, and does not run out of fuel. The side burner is convenient for sauces and sides.
    I have an indoor cooktop but I would like to get one for outside too. Mainly for deep frying. So much safer with induction.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    caliking said:
    That's a great idea. I think I have seen similar stoves in Asian grocery stores.
    I am told that they do sell these stoves and gas in Asian grocery stores, I have never checked though.

    As for induction burners mentioned above, I personally would rather not mess with a cord.  Deep frying may be safer with induction, but I don't deep fry at the present - I would probably buy a deep fryer if I decided to pursue
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,441
    I've been looking for a side burner but I want one that runs on natural gas. I have the gas line coming right out of the house from when I had my gas grill. This unit does look nice. How long does a canister of fuel last?

    I am looking for a real hot burner as I also have gas set up. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    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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