The other day i was cleaning out the plastic bin that holds my BGE accessories and other grilling items. I have an adjustable rig, spider (no small grid yet so i can't use it yet), cast iron grid, plate setter, pizza stone, and a bunch of other misc items that rarely gets used. Various spatulas, tongs, forks, brushes, mops, that were either given to me or that i have purchased thinking that i would use them. So i was just curious what you guys use the most... here's my rundown:
Adjustable Rig: Haven't used this much at all. Alot of people swear by it, but i just haven't seen a need for it. I know it would be handy to have to cook multiple tiers, but that's also kind if a pain in the butt if you want to flip something, move something around etc.I guess with the amount of food that i normally cook a platesetter works better for me.
Spider: i bought this with the intention of searing steaks closer to the fire. However i do not have a grid that fits, i didn't buy it at the time. And i just never got around to it. Allthough i understand it is great for wok cooking. unfortunately i don't own one of those either. Maybe i will get a small grid at next eggfest and try this out. See what searing closer to the fire does...
Platesetter: use this about 50% of the time when i fire up the egg. just depends on if i'm going direct/indirect. Whenever i have gone indirect, i use this. Good for pizza set ups too. I have tried using the adj. rig and then a pan as indirect setup, but for 99.99% of indirect cooks this is easiest way.
Pizza stone - Use it all the time when doing pizzas. Wouldn't do a pizza w/out it. Allthough i have cooked directly on the platesetter before, and it does work. Just have to watch food closer.
Cast Iron Grid - Bought this for searing mainly. Used it for a while, then I kind of stopped using it. I didn't like hanging it off my mate with thirdeye's grid lifter. I thought it would be too much weight on the mate. Went back to using regular grid that came with the egg. Of course i had this outside (in plastic storage) and has rusted. I have recently cleaned, reseasoned, and put it back on the egg in an attempt to use more often.
Thirdeye Grid Lifter - Use this everytime i fire up the egg. along with his ash tool. Nothing better. Love being able to hang the grid from a my mate or other table.
Thermapen- used pretty much every day. None better bar none.
misc. tongs spatulas - I must had at least $50 woth of "BBQ" tongs, spatulas, forks, etc. Most of the stuff i cook on the egg i use a cheap long handled pair of kitchen tongs. I like using a metal spatula from time to time..
Sorry for the rant guys, just thought i'd share my experience with the different things i've purchased for the egg. Some i use not so much and some i use all the time...
Future purchases: not sure.. half pizza stone so i can go indirect while direct on other side? :side: