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Cooking on the platesetter

I've just joined a UK based BGE group. There is a chap on there cooking mackerel directly on the platesetter. Surely this isn't what it was meant for? Won't the rest of his cooks for ever more taste of fish???
Northamptonshire, UK
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  • BobDanger
    BobDanger Posts: 323
    Yea the least he should do is through a little cedar plank under it.😀
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • EggbertGreenII
    I would think it would take a lot of cooks to get rid of the mackerel smell. It will be the center of attention for the neighborhood cats.
    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • jtcBoynton
    jtcBoynton Posts: 2,814
    BobDanger said:
    Yea the least he should do is through a little cedar plank under it.😀
    Cooking directly on the platesetter and cooking on a wood plank are quite different. Wood insulates the food from heat transfer and the ceramic promotes rapid heat transfer.  Results will be quite different, especially if you want a crispy skin.
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,524
    Interesting. Reading the title I thought it was CI platesetter!
  • unoriginalusername
    I’ve done it but only in a foil pan as I was doing three spatchcock chickens so one one the setter, one main grid and one raised grid so I just rotated them around throughout the cook. Came out great