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How to Repair a Broken Plate Setter on a Big Green Egg

Vincent Runyon

The Big Green Egg is a modern version of the ancient kamado clay cooker and is an efficient way to cook outside. However, the Big Green Egg barbecue can get quickly ruined if a piece of it breaks. The plate setter is ceramic and brittle; it breaks easily if dropped. Luckily, repairing it is easy and can be done at home.

Step 1

Clean the broken pieces of the plate setter. Wash off any grime on the plate setter, and sweep off any particles on the pieces that you'll be reattaching.

Step 2

Ready the J-B Weld. A cold welding solution, it comes in two squeeze bottles--one black, one white. Squeeze the contents of both bottles out on the piece of cardboard, then mix them together with the stirrer to activate.

Step 3

Apply the J-B Weld. Using the stirrer, apply the J-B Weld to the sides of pieces of plate setter that need to be reattached.

Step 4

Reattach the broken pieces. Put the plate setter back together, and the J-B Weld will adhere them. Leave the plate to dry for 24 hours, and it will be repaired.