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What accessories should I get ?

Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
edited 10:56PM in EggHead Forum
I'm going to look at eggs today.
Can you suggetst some accessories that you feel are worth the $$ and help make cooking easier on the egg.
I was thinking a plate setter,grill extender, and grill gripper.Do you like the 3-tier grill extender?
I have a DigiQ.
Thanks in advance,


  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Forget about the platesetter. Go to ceramic grill store and pick up a spider and adjustable rig. Also, get the BGE pizza stone to use with the spider. Get a Large Egg.
  • Don't forget an ash tool. The baking stone is a good idea also. Thermapen is also handy to have.
  • I use the plate setter a lot so I think it is a wise investment. For a grill gripper, I took the suggestion of one of the sages here on the forum and bought a 21 inch wonder bar. It keeps you a little farther from the fire and has other uses as well.

  • milesofsmilesmilesofsmiles Posts: 1,345
    The dealer should comp. you to yous first bag of lump, grill gripper and an ash tool and maybe starter cubes. I would do that for you. Smiles to you.
  • B) Cast Iron grate from BGE
    Grate lifter and wiggle rod from
    and some welding gloves :woohoo:
  • AshmanAshman Posts: 375
    I use a timmer almost every cook. I thought I could remember when I put something on, but a few beverages later, I can't remember. :pinch:
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,972
    This link should help.

    I have the 3 tiered BGE rack and 2 inch fire-ring and after 3 years only used it twice. Hard to get to the meat to baste and turn without removing from BGE. Welcoame to the "CULT"
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    first is the thermopen .. will make you a better cook , period.
    as far as eggcessories i wish i had bought the woo with pizza stone and adjustable rig from ceramic grill store instead of the plate setter.. i will be getting that soon and with the sliding shelves.
  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    What fieroguy and Bill said. Thermapen is one thing I can't do without. I have the platesetter but never use it since getting the tiered rack and pizza stone.

    I also like the Digi GuruII (name?) because I do overnights and with kids at home I need the sleep. It is expensive compared to the rest of the stuff, and you don't really need it to do lo-and-slo, but I sleep much better now.

    Welcome and good luck.

    Oh, yeah, get a gym membership and use it. If you've heard of the "Freshman 15" when kids go off to college, we have our version called the "Egg 20+" if you aren't careful.
  • MaynardMaynard Posts: 55
    I agree, the thermapen is necessary. I balked at the cost a little bit, but they are on sale right now. However, it is worth every penny. No other "instant" thermometer will give you the temp as quick, and accurately. Read their website, and search it on this forum.

    I got the plate setter, but hindsight, maybe the woo & stone would have been better due to versatility.

    I did order a pizza peel and wok the other day. can't wait for them to arrive!
  • golffergolffer Posts: 144
    Get "third eyes" grill lifter. Like it much better than gripper.
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    if [when] you get the cast iron grate you will need a thirdhand it works great for all grids as well i would not be with out mine
  • DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
    Maynard is right. I bought the PS but after a couple of uses realized it's limitations and put it back in the box, never to be used again. I got the Spider, Woo2, 18" Stainless grid, 14" drip pan and grid extender from CGS (Best in quality and versatility IMHO). I picked up the 14" stone and a couple of 13" cast iron grids, an ash rake and grid lifter from BGE. Have never needed anything else. This was for my large. Got in the habit of totally shop vacking after each use so I don't use the ash rake anymore. The grid lifter is handy. Get a good pair of long fireproof gloves. That's a must get.
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Forget the grill gripper and get the thirdhand from thirdeye (this thing works!), ceramic grill store stuff is great - could get away with out a platesetter using the woo, adjustable rig, spider etc., but you'll need a stone or two. Depends on just how much bakng you'll do (IMHO).

    You'll get a lot of postive advice on getting a thermapen - I haven't beem wooed with it yet but I'm doing my first mutliple steak cook tonight so the thermapen might earn its stripes tonight. :unsure:

    Most important is a pair of good gloves - go to Home Depot or Lowes, etc., and get a pair of welding gloves. ;)

    I made my own ash tool from a piece of aluminum stock. A Billy Bar and wiggle stick are handy items. IMHO not a must up front but a couple of the cheaper items to buy.

    The list could go on forever, sorta like a boat.... you know - a black hole in the water you throw money into :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: except we get great grub from our efforts. :woohoo: I'm lucky for gettng a medium and not a large as the no. of toys are a lot more limited for the medium vs the large - there's a rainbow in there somewhere :unsure: :whistle: :ermm:

    Good luck and welcome to the cult.
  • Fieroguy,
    Thank you for the suggestions and help.
  • Thanks for the suggestions and help.
  • Thanks for the tips..I like saving money!
  • Thanks for the smile and tip :laugh:
  • Thanks for the tips and link.
    That helps.
  • THanks..I forget with or without a timer LOL :woohoo:
  • Thanks for the tips and help Richard.
  • Thanks for the help Bill.
  • Thanks for the tip on the Third eyes.
  • Thanks Nova Bill for the suggestions and help.
  • I got my tickets to the Colorado EggFest and put money down on a demo large Egg. :) Can't wait to go and bring home the egg.
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Good choice...
  • rosrosrosros Posts: 408
    Forget the 3tier and grill gripper.

    After you purchase the guru,pizza stone, placesetter, spyder, ash tool, grill extender, cast iron grill; go to amazon and pickup the cooking accessories such as instant read thermometers, mr bbq grill ss toppers/wok, cedar planks, rib rack, dutch ovens--most of which is buy 3 get 1 and free shipping.

    replenish your funds; then get the ultimate effessory, a mini. :)
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Grill gripper is free in the accessory pack that comes with the egg.
  • GeoduckGeoduck Posts: 76
    Grill gripper may be free from YOUR dealer but not from mine! I got a pack of starters and a bag of lump - that's it. Everything else I had to buy.
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