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Platesetter tool?

BullibeBullibe Posts: 132
edited July 2012 in Off Topic
Is there a tool available to hook and lift a platesetter in/out of a BGE? Seems every time I do it is either hot, greasy or both.
Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama


  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Heavy duty, welding gloves, but move quick, that thing gets hot!
  • 10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
    Yes it's called the pswoo from
  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 566
    I've been yelled at fer using the ole lady's pot holders.....I've ruined a few of em!!!!  hahahaha  I still need to buy some gloves fer that thing!!!
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  • I think it's Mickey that uses channel lock pliers when it's hot. If you are worried about getting dirty.......well, can't help you there.
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  • Boy that pswoo is expensive, like 60 bucks. Looks like a great item to have for the egg.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    Ove Gloves. They get dirty, bit who cares? I don't was them often and they stay with my egg stuff.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,724
    PS3 woo. Works like a charm. No burns. easy in and out.


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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,776
    PS3 woo. Works like a charm. No burns. easy in and out.
    I agree, I have the PSWoo2 and in my opinion, it is a must have.

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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    Just beware that oven mitts, gloves, and/or pot holders will lose heat resistance if they get soaked through with grease.

    Trust me - I know this from a past life not associated with cooking in any way.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    I need to get the PSWoo3.  It's on my list!
  • noid1037noid1037 Posts: 33
    I vote welding gloves for ALOT of the things to move items in the BGE.... there are many discussions I read about on the forum where someone comes up with some fancy tool to move a grate or poke around something... the welding glove will replace all those things and they are alot more reasonable to pay for, plus I use them to stoke my fireplace next to BGE and move logs around.  Again a multipurpose tool ...
    My Vote... Welding Gloves.  and again be quick the platesetter is hot!

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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Ove Gloves are fantastic.
  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    I bought three pairs of welding gloves at Harbor Freight for $10.00  They work just fine, and i have two extra pairs for when i need them!

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,778
    +1 with the gloves and good balance if bringing the drip pan along.  Have the landing zone already scoped out so you aren't spending too much time with it in-hand.
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  • Dave in FloridaDave in Florida Posts: 1,147
    Will handle any placesetter out there.

    Z-Flex 300 Series gloves and mitts are made from Z-Flex MLA aluminized fabric to provide protection against sparks, molten splash, and radiant heat to 3000°F.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,701
    hmmm....pswoo is on sale.
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  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 547
    I bought a pair of grate tongs that are made to pick up hot grates.  They work on the plate setter and hot pans that have a grip edge on them.  The jaws open up about 3/4" and they are angled for a perfect grab.

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  • ncbbqncbbq Posts: 257
    I use grilling gloves and move fast.
  • Ranger908Ranger908 Posts: 44

    Made one for a couple dollars


  • WickedIslandWickedIsland Posts: 153
    Agree with woo, welding gloves and landing spot. I learned about all of these thing on this forum and so happy with my set up
  • I'm a new guy - Egg'in since beginning of june.  I've got the Ove Gloves.   Very reasonably priced (they are sold as single gloves - get them on Amazon) and they work great.  I use paper towel to tough anything that's greasy to keep the gloves from getting grease on them too much.  

    Have handled the plate setter and iron grates with no problem at all - and Egg was over 500 degrees.
  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 132

    Made one for a couple dollars


    Thanks, I think I will try something like that. Could possibly even have a hook on it to hang while I am getting things ready. That way there is no need for a "landing place".
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    I use the basic heavy leather work gloves you can get at Home Depot etc for like $4 a pair. They are not heat resistant for long, but I have never burned myself. Most time when I try to move a hot platesetter the egg is at less than 400. I never attempt to move platesetter on hotter indirect cooks, like pizza.

    A tip on the greasy part. Soaking the gloves in grease will make them less insulating. When you use your platesetter without a drip pan, wrap some aluminum foil around it to keep the grease off it.

    Moral of the story is make sure you know what you are going to do with the hot stuff before you grab it. Unless you buy expensive, fancy sheilding gloves you will feel the heat eventually. I trust my hands more than a wire tool to hold on to the platesetter, I would be upset if it dropped and broke.
  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 132
    edited August 2012
    Tools I made for my MBGE, ash tool and a tool to lift and hang the platesetter.
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 132
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
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