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Heat Deflector

OK, Busten another plate setter. Had a chipped leg, no big deal, but now it's in two pieces.
I was going to hang a lower grid and use a pizza stone. Is it out of the question to use a terra cotta plate saucer? The kind that is normally placed under a potted plant. Would attempt to breack the rest of the platesetter to fit on the lowered grid, but am sure it'd bust into pieces if I tried to break it neatly. They seem to be designed to breack neatly only when accidently dropped.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,743
    BK,
    don't know if you have the tools, but maybe a friend does, but using a masonry cutting wheel you can cut it precisely to size and shape. Blades are realatively inexpensive and available for angle grinders and even circular saws. HTH

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,743
    BK, hopefully C~W will pass this way tonight and give you some ideas about use of terra cotta as I know he has tried several things - in fact I'll ping him.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    RRP, Good advice...Got your e.mail. I have made mini pizza's in terra cotta clay saucers, (not recommended) and have not broken them. Best is firebricks use as legs.
    The reason I don't recommend using anything but a proper stone or dish is the off flavor of the crust when I did them in the terra cotta clay saucers.
    I also have a two legged stone and use the FB's for the extra leg.
    Cheers..
    C~W[p]

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    RRP, :-) been here, did that...cheers..
    C~W[p]

  • Char-Woody,
    As usual I'm in need at the last minute. Ended up placing a tin foiled terra cotta saucer on top of a pizza stone. Filled the saucer with orange juice (guess it's a florida thing). Have two turkey breasts on grid with foil lined terra cotta saucer below for gravey.

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    I'm sending a smooch your way, old friend.
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