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How to pick up a CI Grid

Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,558
edited 12:16PM in EggHead Forum
Capt Frank's post earlier (about the three-piece CI grid) reminded me that I have been meaning to post a pic of my CI grid lifter. Very easy, very cheap and many of you probably already have one anyway. No, you can't hang it from the egg mates, but I don't HAVE egg mates. :) And yes, you can use it to lift the grid with food on it if you realize that you forgot the smoke wood. Don't ask me how I know. :)

And if I need a solid surface in addition to the grid, I have several sizes of CI skillets and a couple of flat griddles. No three piece grid for me!

Anyway, here 'tis...

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I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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Michael 
Central Connecticut 

Comments

  • I like your "don't work harder, work smarter" mentality.... :)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Just proves there's more than one way to skin a cat, or a pig, or a chicken! :P That is a great idea! B)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,558
    LOL! Don't be talkin' about skinin' cats around here! People get cranky!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    mine came with the egg ;)

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    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,558
    BENTE wrote:
    mine came with the egg ;)

    I didn't get one of those with my large. I did later with the Mini, but I'd never even tried it on the Large CI. Seemed awfully wimpy for a heavy CI grid. So, I just did try it... The hand rake wins - hands down!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    mine got to be such a pain just for some grill marks i finally quit using it

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,558
    LOL... and since I bought my first egg last August, I have never even used the OEM grid! Even for a butt...........What? You don't want those cool grid marks on your butt? :lol:

    CI is kinda heavy though. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Michael, please send me that poor, neglected, porcelain coated, OEM grid that you don't use. :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,558
    Well, u never know when an emergency will arise. Actually, I did use it once - for a DO cook. Grill marks on a DO seem so unimportant, :lol:

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    LOL...I do the same thing. I had to bend the prongs a little more on mine to give it more of a 90 degree angle. Otherwise, the grid would slip off too easily.
  • Judy's EggJudy's Egg Posts: 104
    Thanks for the tip. I use the ash tool, but that looks easier.
  • I bought mine from a dealer but the bottom of it (the flat side) doesn't have near the gaps that I'm seeing in these pictures. In fact, I use that side up when doing veggies like asparagus because I don't have to worry about it falling through.

    The third hand won't fit through so I flip it over and insert the handle (single prong) through the outer gap as that's the only slot big enough. Will have to try a couple of these to see if they work.

    Bruce
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