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Cracked Plate setter

Hello,

I got the bright idea to use a chimney starter to get my charcoal started (yeah, I know). I placed it on my plate setter and it cracked the plate setter all the way through about half way across. Has anyone else ever had the plate setter crack? I wouldn't think the chimney starter would get much hotter than some of these EGGS when they are at their top end. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Steve

Comments

  • Had a couple break here. Yours might have had some moisture in it or something. I just get a new one and cook on. 
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,446
    Ceramic grill store, get the adjustable rig and an oval stone 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 558
    edited September 15
    Ceramic grill store, get the adjustable rig and an oval stone 
    +1 I haven’t used my plate setter since getting the AR combo, get the extender while you’re at it.  
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,166
    The Ceramic Grill Store is a good option... unless you can get a replacement platesetter for free. Don't know if they consider what you did to be "misuse or abuse". Also, how long have you had it?

    BGE Warrantee

    2. OTHER CERAMIC PRODUCTS: (For Residential Users Only. Does not apply to Commercial Use.) The Big Green Egg brand of convEGGtor and Ceramic Pizza/Baking Stones carry a Limited Three (3) Year Warranty to the original residential purchaser. These ceramic components are not covered for breakage or cracks from dropping, improper storage, misuse or abuse.

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

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,788
    edited September 15
    IMO it's uneven heat that cracked it. Heated centre and cool perimeter expand at different  rate. 
    canuckland
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 223
    To paraphrase some other members, it's a question of when, not if, your platesetter will crack.  My nearly 12 year old PS has developed a hairline fracture that I'm keeping an eye on . . . 
    LBGE - St. Louis, MO; MM & LBGE - around 8100' somewhere in the CO Front Range
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,979
    Cut the legs off and you now have half stones for calzones or doing split direct/indirect cooks.

    Then get yourself a Woo or AR kit from Ceramic Grill store.  It's a much better set up than a plate setter ever was.
  • SteveVSteveV Posts: 2
    I've only done 4 cooks with the EGG at this point. I broke it in like it says in the manual and also took it up to about 700 degrees in between my first and second cooks.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,979
    SteveV said:
    I've only done 4 cooks with the EGG at this point. I broke it in like it says in the manual and also took it up to about 700 degrees in between my first and second cooks.
    Doesnt matter, setting a charcoal chimney on it is a different story.   Those suckers get hot.  People blow up their concrete all the time by setting them on the driveway......then they try to blame us for "exploding charcoal".
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