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Plate setter left out in overnight light rain

bcrawfo2bcrawfo2 Posts: 85
edited 1:13PM in EggHead Forum
I don't have a cabinet for all my "stuff" so I usually store it in my egg. My gasser is a long walk away, so I take my unused stuff for this cook and spread it out on the concrete.
Last night (no beers involved) I didn't go out and put things away when I was done. This morning I noted that it had rained some. My biggest concern was my plate setter.
I placed it in my cold oven and then turned the oven to "keep warm". Should I leave it there for most of the day and call it safe?
I plan on doing a brisket tomorrow during the day, so I need my plate setter.

Thanks for any opinions.


  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Hi Scott, don't worry all is well :) they will absorb moisture even from the air when it is humid. If it was soaked and wet then I would not put it on an established hot fire :) but you should be fine ;0 but you can turn off the oven
  • danny285danny285 Posts: 360
    I dont see the problem, i leave mine out all the time. and it has been raining here in AR for a long time, got 2 inches last nite.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,804
    Never left mine out in rain but did leave sitting out one night in near 100% humidity.
    It was dripping wet in the morning.
    Brought it up to temp slow on the Egg and it's still going strong today.
    Cook away.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Thanks everyone.
    I'm a little sensitive as the last time I used my pizza stone I cracked it. It was a cheapy tho.
    I turned off the oven will move forward.

    Outdoor egg storage cabinet is in the works.
  • Can’t say for sure BUT…
    The very first cook I did (a smoked turkey) I had both temp. and moisture troubles. The bird turned out very nice, but I fought to keep the temp. up with EVERYTHING wide open and actually had moisture dripping from the bottom vent at one point.
    A bit different than your scenario…I got caught with all the innards (fire box, fire ring and plate setter) out in an all day / all night rain…Putting it together that morning for the cook.
    My thought is / was that everything had taken on too much water.
    I now try to keep everything dry.
    As to your concern: I don’t think you have to worry about hurting anything. My parts are still in one piece!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Hi, the pizza stones that are not the egg ones or really heavy duty do not fare to well. a lot of P Chef ones have bit the dust on an egg. just not meant for those high temps :)
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I store some of my things in my gasser with a cover over it. I have noticed that when it rains for a week solid, the next time I throw it in the egg it takes a little bit for the egg to heat up. I figure it's struggling a little bit trying to dry the stone out.
  • My platesetter sat out overnight in the cold pouring rain along with my pizza stone two days ago. Last night was pizza night. I put both platestter and stone in at around 350. Temp dropped to 200. After 5 mins up to 250. After 10 mins 250, after 15 mins still 250! I lifted the lid to see what was happening and got a steam bath. The temp didn't move until I'd driven all the moisture off.

    Stone and platesetter were just fine - after they dried out - and pizza as always was just awesome.

    My wife says I have to stop making it because she can't stop eating it!
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