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Buyers remorse ( eggcessories that are useless)

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  • SkinnyV said:
    Love C Q ... Always keeps it real....and frugal I'm with you on oven pizzas.... Bge burns too much lump not that much of a difference
    I got over the egg honeymoon some time ago. The egg does many things better than a kitchen stove. But, there are plenty of things that are just as well done indoors. And done a lot easier. While the cook stays a lot warmer this time of year!
    My wife can't count my beers as accurratly when I cook outside on my BGE.  Cooking without drinking is no fun. 
    Columbia, SC

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793

    Yeah I agree on the BGE cook book I have read or should I say leafed thru it when I 1st got it and did cook one dish from it but now I get almost all my info from right here what a waste of $50.00

    Mine came with a free membership to eggheadforrum.com so not a complete waste.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • A good craftsman doesn't blame his tools.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,955

    BGE's old second level grill grate with the swing out legs.  Wobbly and just about useless since you couldn't put anything under it. 

    Sorry that no one told you how to spring those legs to grip your grate real tight! I can lift the combined grates off as one rigid piece!
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 635
    Where dat spring is?
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,539
    RRP said:

    BGE's old second level grill grate with the swing out legs.  Wobbly and just about useless since you couldn't put anything under it. 

    Sorry that no one told you how to spring those legs to grip your grate real tight! I can lift the combined grates off as one rigid piece!
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    Even more rigid if you spread the legs further apart.
    canuckland
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,136
    RRP said:

    BGE's old second level grill grate with the swing out legs.  Wobbly and just about useless since you couldn't put anything under it. 

    Sorry that no one told you how to spring those legs to grip your grate real tight! I can lift the combined grates off as one rigid piece!
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    That's the one.......mine was for a medium and definitely wobbled all over the place even when installed like that.  And by the time you removed all the food from that half to swing it up, what was the point?  Might work for some, but worthless for me.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149
    grege345 said:
    Yes I forgot the BGE cookbook. What a waste!!!

    +10000000
    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: 16,149
    Platesetter
    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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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 635
    edited February 2014
    That's my issue with garbagge I thought @rrp had mod for mine to actually do that. Also medium
    RRP said:

    BGE's old second level grill grate with the swing out legs.  Wobbly and just about useless since you couldn't put anything under it. 

    Sorry that no one told you how to spring those legs to grip your grate real tight! I can lift the combined grates off as one rigid piece!
    image
    That's the one.......mine was for a medium and definitely wobbled all over the place even when installed like that.  And by the time you removed all the food from that half to swing it up, what was the point?  Might work for some, but worthless for me.
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,735
    Mickey said:
    Platesetter

    +1. Returned mine 3 days after buying the egg. At least I didn't get stuck with it. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,955
    I know mine work fine for me - in fact I have two of them and use on a regular basis! Could it be you haven't noticed the 90 degree relationship between the lower and upper grates? Also the more you spring them the tighter they grip - unless your folding grate has some broken welds I suppose.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,231
    RRP said:
    I know mine work fine for me - in fact I have two of them and use on a regular basis! Could it be you haven't noticed the 90 degree relationship between the lower and upper grates? Also the more you spring them the tighter they grip - unless your folding grate has some broken welds I suppose.
    I got to tell you @RRP I'd rather have spent the money on that instead of some of the other stuff I have bought
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • dfrelichdfrelich Posts: 60
    edited February 2014
    The BGE 3-Tiered Rack.  It was 25% off everything when buying new egg.

    Please note, it does give me space but it's not very friendly when it comes to cooking anything over 350's.  Hard to get into between racks with tongs.  Too much time to work between racks… then the cooker gets too hot.
    Large BGE
    Frederick County, MD
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,452
    edited February 2014


    SkinnyV said:

    Love C Q ... Always keeps it real....and frugal
    I'm with you on oven pizzas.... Bge burns too much lump not that much of a difference

    I got over the egg honeymoon some time ago. The egg does many things better than a kitchen stove. But, there are plenty of things that are just as well done indoors. And done a lot easier. While the cook stays a lot warmer this time of year!


    I don't agree with you often, but I'm right there with ya. The egg is just another cooking toy for me. I use whatever helps me achieve the best results...If that's the egg, great!

    You don't see me posting steak cooks now cause I do all my steaks indoors. I can make a steak on my stovetop with a CI pan better than any steak anyone can grill on the egg (unless they're using a cast iron pan on the egg). It's quicker and gets me superior results.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,141
    edited February 2014

    I use both the plate setter and the AR and the Woo2. I regret buying the Woo3 because I already had a Woo2 and a spider. That grid extender for the adjustable rig is a pain to use so I bought another oval grid and used some bolts to make my own extender.  That works well when I am using the Woo2 also.

    Every half moon thing I ever bought I never used. A couple of long forgotten cheap thermometers have been ditched. Who knows how many little things I picked up here and there that I never used.

    I never posted in the thread about the cost of owning my egg because I really can't add up everything I spent and really don't want to know.    

    :>
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Not necessarily "useless" but the accessories I could do without:
    -Ash Tool for the Small/Mini - does not work well on the Small Egg due to its tiny blade and the lip on the bottom of the Egg. It works on the Mini as there's no lip but I prefer to clean it from the top.
    -Grill Gripper - doesn't work on CI grids & not as functional as a Thirdhand tool from ThirdeyeQ.
    -Maverick thermometers - my ET-732 is unreliable and pretty inaccurate even with new probes. This is my second and last Maverick thermo (first one had a limit of about 15 feet instead of the 100 feet it was supposed to have). I know the ET-732 is popular and works for most but I'm batting 0-2 and won't step up to that plate again.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,735
    @R2Egg2Q - the small/mini ash tool can be fixed to work better for cleaning out the small. 

    It took maybe 15mins to do. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,541
    I like my plate setters. I have one for my XL, large, small, and mini and I always use them for indirect. I put the plate setter feet up then grate then my adjustable rig on the grate in my XL and it works great. I also have the AR for my large and a woo for the small and mini but I really like to use the plate setters better than stones.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,957
    edited February 2014
    cazzy said:

    I don't agree with you often... 
    That's okay. You'll figure it out. Eventually.   :D
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    Foldable grill/grate... fell apart and didn't hold anything.
    BGE Cookbook.... SWMBO bought it for me

    Otherwise I have held off buying too many accessories.  Love the PSWOO, spider and platesetter I have.
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    Keywords: Gator, Nashvegas, LBGE, Looftlighter, Thermapen in Racing Green (faster than the red one!), PSWOO2, Spider with CI, IQ120
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    cazzy said:
    SkinnyV said:
    Love C Q ... Always keeps it real....and frugal I'm with you on oven pizzas.... Bge burns too much lump not that much of a difference
    I got over the egg honeymoon some time ago. The egg does many things better than a kitchen stove. But, there are plenty of things that are just as well done indoors. And done a lot easier. While the cook stays a lot warmer this time of year!
    I don't agree with you often, but I'm right there with ya. The egg is just another cooking toy for me. I use whatever helps me achieve the best results...If that's the egg, great! You don't see me posting steak cooks now cause I do all my steaks indoors. I can make a steak on my stovetop with a CI pan better than any steak anyone can grill on the egg (unless they're using a cast iron pan on the egg). It's quicker and gets me superior results.

    Only problem with doing steaks indoors is my lack of a good ventilation system. Doing them in CI on the Egg prevents the smoke detectors going off, opening windows in winter with fans going to clear the smoke, and the smell inside the house. Better on the Egg with CI? Probably not. But a lot cleaner and just as good. And if I want to add some smoke I can.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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  • I love and use my PS all the time. I don't have an AR but am considering it.  I would say Vertical Roaster and Beer Can Chicken holder. Runner up, the BGE cookbook. The cookbook is kind of like that carnival ride: it looks cool from far away but once you get up close you say "Nah".
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    Oh boy. Where to start? I'd have to say a lot of my "eggcessories" aren't really "eggcessories" as I had them prior to getting an egg.

    Worst - BGE cookbook. There has to a be a recipe of two I've tried in there, but none stand out that I can remember. Never did follow their suggestions for cooking. Time and temps were always off from how I would normally do it.

    BGE grate extender - not the greatest tool in the world, although I have dropped it straight down in the egg to get closer to the coals to cook steak and have used it on top of my AR to get another level. Mostly it sits in the shed.

    Maverick 73 got it right before the 732 to came out. Crappy signal. Can't sit inside less than 10 feet from my egg with a glass door between us. I've had better luck with crappy Home Depot and Target knockoffs over the years although they would only last about 2 years. But for those two years they would at least work. I never use remote temp probes anymore.

    Auber Pit Controller - overshoots and undershoots quite a bit before finally settling down. No open lid detection. Ok for a cheap pit controller, but kinda wish I would have gotten the IQ110 at the time (I hear they FREAKIN Rock!!) Glad I have a Flame Boss now. More $, but more features.

    Beer Can Chicken Stands ok, I admit, I used to use them a lot years and years ago. Would fill up my whole offset smoker with them. Now, they live in the shed collecting dust somewhere.

    Cheap cooking utensils. Just buy good quality stuff. Nuff said.

    As for the placesetter, I still use mine interchangeably with the AR. I like using it for pizzas and baking bread. So I don't find it useless.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    nevr bought a platesetter so i cant complain about that :)) now i dont like the cast iron grate and my wusthoff paring knife. dont know what that paring knife is good for, have often thought to take it off the knife strip and put it by the coal bin to open bags with it to get some use out of it. the cast iron grate is just so overated
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,300
    Not exactly an eggaccessory but worst thing I ever fabricated had to be this thing.

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    I forget what the goal was, maybe something to do with my swing grid way back when, as the black porcelain grid with the notch (background) was for that set-up.  It was a true one and done attempt........lol

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • nevr bought a platesetter so i cant complain about that :)) now i dont like the cast iron grate and my wusthoff paring knife. dont know what that paring knife is good for, have often thought to take it off the knife strip and put it by the coal bin to open bags with it to get some use out of it. the cast iron grate is just so overated
    They are for cutting pares....duh

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 740
    ++++X on the BGE Cookbook.  Ouch!!!  I hate it when I get sucked in by Brand marketing.  My platesetter was part of the package on the XL.  It ranks right up there because of the amount of space it consumes buried in my deck cabinet.  Beer can chicken stand - can't believe I fell for that hype.  It could be worse, but I don't know how...
    Santa Paula, CA
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    nevr bought a platesetter so i cant complain about that :)) now i dont like the cast iron grate and my wusthoff paring knife. dont know what that paring knife is good for, have often thought to take it off the knife strip and put it by the coal bin to open bags with it to get some use out of it. the cast iron grate is just so overated
    They are for cutting pares....duh

    well that expains it, i grow asian pares and here i went out and got a european knife, i need an asian style paring knife
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,539
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    canuckland
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