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CI plate setter anybody?

Saw this on G+, I had not heard of this and thought I will share. Pardon, if old news.



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  • I saw Fred's YouTube video about this, it looks pretty interesting. Kind of neat how there is the grill on the top of the platesetter for burgers or whatever.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,317
    Could be an option if you bust your PS and don't currently Have a CI skillet or cook top.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,296
    It would be great for reverse sear. Have it in legs up position with the grid for the roast and crank the heat and remove the grid for the sear. Just like searing in a skillet.
  • Would cast iron deflect or absorb the heat as well as the ceramic?
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,968
    edited November 2013
    Kind of like the Tuff Guys I had fabbed :

    Mine dont have the ridged surface  though. 

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,296
    I think it would work the same for deflection.
  • The ceramic platesetter radiates heat once its hot and the CI platesetter would as well. Since CI is a better heat conductor than ceramics, I would think it would give off a bit more heat. Both materials deflect the direct heat from the fire which is its job. I happen to think a grill surface is a gimmick and ironic since the platesetter is made for a grill. The bonus of the CI is durability.


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