Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
As we round out National BBQ Month, we hope you’ve gotten to try some new recipes that will keep you cooking all summer long. Check out our Smoking Basics Publication. For delicious recipes, try Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp, Greg Bate’s BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Thighs or Dr. BBQ’s new Maple Brined Pork Chops. Need dessert? Finish off your meal with some Planked Twinkies. Get ready for some fun summer happenings!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Plate Setter

DynaGreaseballDynaGreaseball Posts: 361
edited 8:58PM in EggHead Forum
Yesterday, I cooked a tri tip with a recipe that called for searing first. Then removing and wrapping the meat to let it rest while the Egg temp is reduced to 350* to 400*, finishing with smoke at this low temp. It worked great. Once I removed the meat, and got the temp down, I changed the the setup to indirect cooking with my new plate setter. The result was a really good tri tip, and no broken egg parts. [p]Was I lucky? Is it ok to put a room temperature plate setter in a 350 to 400 degree egg? Could it ever crack at these temps? Does anyone know what the temperature range is so this can be done without endangering the plate setter?


  • mb168mb168 Posts: 265
    DynaGreaseball,[p]I haven't gotten one yet but you could preheat the plate setter in the oven for a bit for some added insurance.
  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    That's not going to hurt that plate setter. Don't worry about it.......

  • DynaGreaseball,
    The plate setter is made out of the exact space aged ceramic as the grill itself. Don't worry about putting it into the hot grill it will be able to handle it. I do it all the time. Though I have heard of a couple of plate setters breaking it was probably not due to this. And it will be covered under warranty if it does. So have fun don't worry and grill away.

  • DynaGreaseball,[p]OK Thanks, everybody. That's what I was hoping to hear.[p]
Sign In or Register to comment.