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POP...HOLY CRACKED TILE BATMAN!

thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
edited 9:17AM in EggHead Forum
Fired up the BGE to 600 degrees, put on the pizza and at EXACTLY 10 minutes POP...my tile under the egg cracked. Thought I had lost my egg... Picture is not focused well, sorry.

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Comments

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    That does get the heart a beating.

    GG
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Yeah, you need something stouter than just a tile under that guy:

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    A paver is cheap, and provides a better heat shield to boot.
  • RaeboRaebo Posts: 47
    Use a paving stone with no pattern in it.
    Go for a smooth solid piece.
    The pattern groves are just faults waiting to crack.
    Happy Egging.
  • HorsedocHorsedoc Posts: 14
    I use actual fire brick designed to insulate fire places and forges. It works very well.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I vote for a paver as well. That thin floor tile just cant handle it. It barely can handle the weight of the egg.
  • Yep. I have cracked a couple of sheets of slate on my table. So I don't replace them any more. But it gets hot underneath your cooker and you need something substantial beneath it.
    The Naked Whiz
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Yep, you need a paver stone at least 1" thick. That thin tile won't work, as you found out.
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    It lasted for a couple hundred cooks...but we just got back with a 1.5" concrete paver to install for tomorrow night's rib cook.
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Couple a hundred cooks... that's less than a year.
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