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Help! - Dutch oven on the plate setter?

ItmightbemikeItmightbemike Posts: 6
edited September 2017 in EggHead Forum
Following up to my last post regarding "Over the Top Chili". This might be a dumb question, but does everyone put the dutch oven directly on the plate setter? I feel like a cast iron dutch oven full of chili and a giant meatball is a lot of weight to put on a ceramic plate setter. My dutch oven has 3 "feet", so that would potentially be a lot of weight on 3 little legs. Or does everyone put the dutch oven directly on a grate. Thanks everyone!!

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  • I put my on the grate with the legs up. I've cooked pot roast , soups and mac and cheese that way, it works fine. Someone else probably knows better than I how much weight it can hold.
  • I think the biggest concern with respect to placing a cooking vessel directly on the PS is the potential for too much heat. For those of us who have Dutch ovens without the feet, it's important to place an air gap between the cooking vessel and the PS to recent burning. 

    Sounds like your DO solves that problem.
  • RRP said:
    No - you are fine - I have done many pots of this and that. BTW your 3 legged Dutch oven is called the camp style. It is my favorite one as the legs allow the heat to surround evenly without ingredients on the bottom getting stuck and burnt.
    I need to get a 3 legged pot for my medium
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,412
    You said Dutch oven 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,055
    Woodchunk said:
    RRP said:
    No - you are fine - I have done many pots of this and that. BTW your 3 legged Dutch oven is called the camp style. It is my favorite one as the legs allow the heat to surround evenly without ingredients on the bottom getting stuck and burnt.
    I need to get a 3 legged pot for my medium
    Watch for sales or discount coupons etc, but it is nice to have both the legged camp style for on the egg, but the non-legged style is best inside on the stove. If SWMBO can't understand your buying two then the first choice should be the flat bottom style without legs...you can always figure out some way to provide the risers for the air flow...even though the camp style has a curved bottom in addition to the feet. 
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,286
    edited September 2017
    You're fine.
    My Emeril CI do just about everything pan is 26.8lbs empty.  

    Full of lasagna, easily approaching, if not, mid 30s with the lid on for the first half of the cook..and on the rack above the platesetter.


    The DO with legs will ride on the grid if you want to try it, the legs will fit through the grid.

    For this ott chili, lower, and directly on the platesetter, with a grid on the DO, would be best.

    I've had a #12 Lodge DO with legs fully loaded  with beans and chili, directly on the platesetter, no issues.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    I use a camp oven on the egg from time to time. I set it on the plate setter - although I am careful.

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  • On grate, on PS, on the lump, however no lid.  That's like taking a shower with a raincoat on.  Save the lump & put it in the oven or use kingsford.
    GG

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,985
    On grate, on PS, on the lump, however no lid.  That's like taking a shower with a raincoat on.  Save the lump & put it in the oven or use kingsford.
    GG

    Not really. That lid is designed to put coals on it while cooking so you get even heat. It's a campfire oven not a BGE accessory. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,286
    edited September 2017
    On grate, on PS, on the lump, however no lid.  That's like taking a shower with a raincoat on.  Save the lump & put it in the oven or use kingsford.
    GG

    A DO with the lid off the entire time picks up too much smoke IMO, and dries things up, requiring additional liquid.  And I like smoke.

    Midway on pot roast, mostly waiting and adjusting for the right simmer, I'll put the lid on cracked just a bit, to braise at the optimum temp.  

    For PSB for ex., the chuck gets smoke for the first stage, so it gets a cracked lid from the beginning of stage 2.
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    Quad Cities
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