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Buyers remorse ( eggcessories that are useless)

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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 473
    iGrill... what a pain in the the ass piece of crap, atleast the first generation
    Chicago, Illinois
  • ibandaibanda Posts: 429

    Thanks to the forum, I haven't bought any eggcessories I regret.

    People can't seem to stop giving me sitting chicken racks as gifts. I need to start regifting I suppose, since I spatchcock chicken every time.

    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,138
    iGrill... what a pain in the the ass piece of crap, atleast the first generation

    I bought that twice when it went on sale and returned it both times. Bluetooth just doesn't work for me.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 935

    BGE cookbook, and Lump reducing ring for XL.  both collecting dust.


    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 1,945
    I would have to say my half moon stone and grid get the least amount of use, but I still use them.

    I actually like the BGE cookbook and the platesetter.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,170
    Pretty much the platesetter (not used much since AR), the Aubin controller (not needed since discovered 'turbo'), a Home Depot rib rack (not needed since AR), and a chimney starter (not needed since settling on Weber fire cubes). (I for one like the BGE ash tool but could not tell you where the cookbook ended up, it was lame.)
  • Ash removal pan...used once on the first cleanout...not since...got the bge griddle and havent used yet but I think i will...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,459
    edited February 21

    I've been Egg'n since 1999, so I've accumulated a lot of 'must have,' 'might work, and  'might need' accessories, most of which were not even around in 1999, or even 2000 for that matter.  Some got pushed to the side by new products but occasionally I will see a need for one of the old products and it comes in mighty handy.  So don't throw anything away.  You may find an entirely different use for it.

    One thing that has always fascinated me is how many people call the "Plate Setter" a "Place Setter."  I'm not sure why that is because neither term actually describes what it does.  I suppose you could cook something on a plate which is to be 'set' on the 'Plate Setter."  Or, tell someone that you are going to 'set' this three-legged ceramic device in 'Place,' or some variation of that.  It's not a 'fight over' issue but it is an interesting factor in our little, but fast growing, world.

    Meanwhile, some years ago The Naked Whiz actually posted a good description of the proper term for it and why on his web site, which by the way, is an excellent place to learn a lot about your Egg that you would never learn on your own.  Here's his site address:

    And here's what he says about the Plate Setter: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm

    "What Is A Plate Setter?
    The Plate Setter (note the spelling) is a tool used in ceramics to hold plates in the kiln. They can be stacked so as to hold many plates. It turns out to be one of the handiest tools we have for cooking on the Big Green Egg. There are models available for small, medium and large cookers. The plate setter for the large Big Green Egg will also work in a round Primo cooker. You can use it in two different positions, legs up and legs down. The first photo below shows the plate setter legs down ready to be used for cooking pizza. You would simply place the pizza stone on the plate setter and now you have accomplished two things. First, you have an additional layer of ceramic between the pizza and the fire which allows for better temperature regulation and fewer burned crusts. Second, you have raised the pizza stone up to the level of the opening of your cooker which allows you to use a peel to slide the pizza in and out of the cooker with ease."

    I hope I don't offend anyone by pointing out this little discrepancy in an otherwise wonderful mix of terms and phrases unique to ceramic cooking, especially terms that are related directly to the Big Green Egg.

    You're welcome.

    Spring "Just Saying..." Chicken

    Spring Texas USA

  • The grill gripper. Now I just use gloves.
    Houston, TX
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 603

    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. 


    Agreed. Though it does make for a logical place for the drip pan.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 473
    The swing grate accessory that everyone bought last year just doesn't seem to work very well on my XL.  It droops too much and wants to fall over when the grate is swung to the side.  Maybe I'm doing something wrong with it.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 3,637
    @QDude The swing grate works fine on my XL, make sure the wing nut clamps are perpendicular to the grid lines. 
    Vaughan, ON, Canada

  • GezrGezr Posts: 150
    The stainless steel jalapeno popper rack. The holes are too small for the larger size japs that I buy. Not very expensive so no regrets for pitching it in the recycle bin.
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
  • HotchHotch Posts: 720
    BGE stuffed burger press, useless item.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,348
    I just found a corn holder basket thingy and a kebab rack thingy. Never used either and they both are brand new. I could've bought a small egg with all this wasted crap
    -————————————————————————•———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
  • Gezr said:
    The stainless steel jalapeno popper rack. The holes are too small for the larger size japs that I buy. Not very expensive so no regrets for pitching it in the recycle bin.
    I got one too...use it for smores...holds sugar ice cream cones pretty well.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • Gezr said:
    The stainless steel jalapeno popper rack. The holes are too small for the larger size japs that I buy. Not very expensive so no regrets for pitching it in the recycle bin.
    I got one too...use it for smores...holds sugar ice cream cones pretty well.
    I did the same thing.
    Hendersonville, TN.
  • allsidallsid Posts: 323
    ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo probe thermometer is hands down the worst thing I have acquired.  Probe came free from wiring on third use at about 350F although it is rated to 2502F.  I thought it would be cool to cook and have my iPhone monitoring the temp with alarm set for reverse sear, etc. It has NEVER worked without a malfunction, or disconnect when synced with my phone for an entire cook.  I spoke with support and they spoke with me like I was full of bull-  Told me to ship it back at my cost and they would test it for a month and decide what they would do, but would do nothing about my probe.  

    What a shame-  I am done with TW! If it was not so darn expensive, and also expensive for me to replace the probe, I would be a little less pissed.  


  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,112
    allsid said:

    ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo probe thermometer is hands down the worst thing I have acquired.  Probe came free from wiring on third use at about 350F although it is rated to 2502F.  I thought it would be cool to cook and have my iPhone monitoring the temp with alarm set for reverse sear, etc. It has NEVER worked without a malfunction, or disconnect when synced with my phone for an entire cook.  I spoke with support and they spoke with me like I was full of bull-  Told me to ship it back at my cost and they would test it for a month and decide what they would do, but would do nothing about my probe.  


    What a shame-  I am done with TW! If it was not so darn expensive, and also expensive for me to replace the probe, I would be a little less pissed.  


    Can I have your Thermapen????

  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,466
    Plate setter for me. At all the way. Second mistake was the mavericks. They're good for about 4 cooks then unreliable.

    _______________________________________________________________
    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 473
    robnybbq said:
    Plate setter for me. At all the way. Second mistake was the mavericks. They're good for about 4 cooks then unreliable.
    Sounds like you got some bad ones.  I have been using mine for three years now without a problem.  Quality control seems to be suffering in every industry these days.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,348
    My name is greg and i have a problem. Bought these yesterday. I shouldn't be allowed to walk thru the bbq section at Home Depot. http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-876995/Sur+La+Table+Grill+Clips+
    -————————————————————————•———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
  • RRPRRP Posts: 12,804
    grege345 said:
    My name is greg and i have a problem. Bought these yesterday. I shouldn't be allowed to walk thru the bbq section at Home Depot. http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-876995/Sur+La+Table+Grill+Clips+
    LOL - I just make rafts out of mine!
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,348
    @RRP will you be my sponsor? I should just return them and go with your idea.
    -————————————————————————•———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
  • Half moon raised grid with drip pan, and the jalapeno holder.  Both never get used.  Even if I want stuffed jalapenos.  Both were bought when I first got my large.

    I'm a little surprised at how many votes for the plate setter there were.  I use mine for any low and slows.
    Texas Aggie transplanted in Georgia
    Large BGE, Small BGE, more accessories than I'm willing to tell the Mrs. about.

  • QDude said:
    robnybbq said:
    Plate setter for me. At all the way. Second mistake was the mavericks. They're good for about 4 cooks then unreliable.
    Sounds like you got some bad ones.  I have been using mine for three years now without a problem.  Quality control seems to be suffering in every industry these days.
    I agree with QDude.  My Maverick works great and I have had it for 2 years.  I admit, I had to replace the probes, but that was about a month or two ago.
    Texas Aggie transplanted in Georgia
    Large BGE, Small BGE, more accessories than I'm willing to tell the Mrs. about.

  • Lump reducing rings and cyberq wifi instead of just getting a digiq

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs, Even though checkered by failureThan to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer muchbecause they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat"Theodore Roosevelt
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,015
    I never use the ash rake or "dust pan".  I lift the fire grate out and clean with a whisk broom and small dust pan.  Also do not use my rack lifter - gloves work fine.

    I have a lump reducing ring and use it all the time if the cook is 3 hours or less  It has pretty much lived in my XL for the winter.  Also use my plate setter all the time, but I do not have a woo or AR.

    I think I am a minimalist compared to most on this forum
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 3,566

    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

    I actually use the c.i. grate all the time (it stays in my egg 99% of the time). But, I find myself using my homemade raised grid more and more. But, the versatility and temperature control provided with c.i. is hard to beat. + The 2 different sides of the c.i. grid provide different cooking surface for different types of food and I have liked my results using it.
    LBGE, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER and BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 715
    Pizza stone. We like pizza cooked at 550* in the oven just as much as the egg version. I already had tiles for the oven. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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