Cast Iron Plate Setter | Big Green Egg Medium Cast Iron Plate Setter
The New Medium Cast Iron Plate Setter is an extremely versatile Big Green Egg Accessory having all of the same functions as the ceramic plate setter with the added ability to cook and sear right on the cast iron plate setter surface. Turn the plate setter with the legs up and cook indirectly while using the stainless steel grid on top. Or, turn the cast iron plate setter with the legs down and you now have a grilling and searing cast iron cook plate.
When cooking with the medium cast iron plate setter you are able to combine indirect cooking with direct cooking. Let me explain: the cast iron maintains indirect contact with the charcoal heat, and will not allow flames to flare up that will burn your food when cooking higher fat content meats like steaks and burgers. The cast iron will provide a barrier between your meat and the direct flame. This allows the charcoal and wood smoke flavor to circulate within the dome resulting in convection cooking. On the other hand, your meat is cooking on direct heat since there is no air space between the plate setter and your cooking surface. Cast Iron Large Plate Setter temperatures can reach upward of 600 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for searing to lock in juice and flavor.
The Cast Iron Plate Setter for the Medium Big Green Egg allows you to have the best of direct and indirect cooking with one accessory. The cast iron construction increases the durability of the plate setter and can it can withstand minor bumps and drops.
Use the medium plate setter with the legs down when cooking burgers, steaks, fish, pork chops, vegetables and shrimp.