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Well folks I have worked out a deal with my past supplier who will be shipping the Cartens to me for for assembly. This will mean a little higher price for the Cartens but I think I can make them available again for those who are still in the market If interested please check out the blog spot at http://eggcarten.blogspot.com/
I also want to make clear that the Carten is not affiliated with Big Green Egg in any way.
Hey guys...not on here much but had an interesting call with a potential vendor today and just had to pass it on. So, as you know I am working on finding some new good suppliers to make our Cartens again. I ask this person "so what kind of products do you normally make"...He says brakes shoes and pads! Then asks do you want your Cartens lined with brake shoe material? I immediately thought of Mickey! Talk about heat resistance. Good news is they seemed to have the right stuff to make the Cartens. Hopefully their quote is good enough to get us going again.
Thanks to all of you who continue to compliment the Carten design. For those who are patiently awaiting, I am working on it and will update on this site when they are available again. Hopefully soon.
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The mini looks almost as good as the burgers! Was looking at the rave reviews from Salado and saw the questions regarding temp of the Carten while cooking. I have had many folks say that they are seeing very low temps while cooking and don’t use a barrier between the Carten and the table it sits on. This is not recommended especially if you are sitting the Carten on a flammable surface. Table tops made of plastic or even wood may be damaged for sure. Many variables come into play when discussing thermal transfer between two surfaces. For instance Solon’s pict shows a wood table top that is actually slats that likley are allowing air to circulate and reduce the temps. Also the teak wood may be more tolerant of higher temps than other wood tables. The Carten is actually made to make transport much easier not to provide the thermal barrier that is needed at the bottom of any green egg. The aluminum material is designed to withstand the heat that it sees at the bottom of the egg without any problem so there is no need to remove the Egg from the Carten while cooking but you do need to protect the table if it can not withstand the temps. I would recommend that a 12x12 landscape tile be used if there are any questions as to if the table being used can withstand the temps. Let me know if you or Springram have any further questions I can help with, I want happy and SAFE customers!! By the way...congratulations on your new Mini Springram!
Thanks again Mickey and Spring Chicken for a great Fest this year.