Accessories

Listed are popular accessories for grilling or barbequing in the Big Green Egg® .  You might check out our ToolBox and Wok Accessory Combo packages in the Shopping cart.   We combined several popular items and packaged them to save you some cash. 

Woks:

Wok cooking can be a fun change of pace.   And, there is more than Asian foods to wok.   We carry a 14" wok for the Medium Big Green Egg®, 16" wok for the Large Big Green Egg® and 16" & 19" woks for the XL Big Green Egg®.  Each is made from cold forged steel with two riveted handles.  To hold the woks, we fabricate a wok ring for the Medium and Spiders/Woo Rings for the Large & XL Big Green Egg®.  We put together a simple wok accessory package to make your wokking more enjoyable. The package can be found in the shopping cart. 

Tongs: 

Tongs are probably the most overlooked accessory used.  The right tongs can make life so easy while the wrong pair can produce an instant migraine.  There are many types: salad, pastry, ice, pasta, and utility.  They come in several styles: spring loaded, springless, nylon coated, locking and color coded.  And, let’s not forget build: metal, plastic, 6-inch plus lengths and light-to-heavy duty.  The best tongs we have found, in fact, the only tongs we use, are stainless locking tongs with a cushion grip.  We like the cushion grip feel and locking ability for compact storage.  For use around the cooker, we typically use 16" tongs. They are long enough to grab steaks during a sear and short enough to handle single items on an elevated grid.  Around the kitchen we use 9" and 12" tongs. 

Aprons:

Aprons are a simple way to keep clean before, during and after the cook.  Plus they make a great place to wipe your hands when you misplaced your towel.   Here are a couple things we look for in an apron:  1. An adjustable neck strap so we can custom fit the apron to our body.  2. Long strap ties, so we don't fumble tying the backside bow knot.  3. A length that is above the knee, so it doesn't hinder walking.  4. Reasonable fabric density and twill blend, so the apron lasts and cleans up in the washer/dryer.  5. A dark color, so rub and sauce stains are hardly noticeable. 

Gloves: 

Leather welding and silicon gloves are popular hand protection choices when handling hot equipment.  Please note, there is no absolute hand protection apparel available.   When handling hot equipment, the best procedures include but are not limited to: advance preparation, clear pathways, short carrying distances and recognizing when something is too hot to touch.  

Welding gloves, not Tig or Mig gloves, are our preferred gloves for handling hot equipment.  Simply, they are a cost effective method and are generally fabricated to take a beating.   Glove preferences includes: comfortable to wear, insulated with some type of lining (foam, cotton, wool), stitched with Kevlar thread, reinforced thumb crease and wing folded thumb for improved thumb dexterity.  

With food handling, we do use leather gloves.  For handling big chunks of meat, ribs, brisket, pork shoulder (butts), our favorite glove is a simple PVC coated glove with a soft interior lining that fits loose to the hand.  Nothing too fancy, just a glove thick enough to provide some hand protection from the hot meat.  Note, PVC gloves are not for handling hot objects as most PVC gloves have a melting point near 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

We offer Welding and Food Handling gloves in our accessory section.       

On The Clock:

clockWhy a clock!  One of the more common questions on the forums is…how long does it take to cook such and such?   Well, we can give ball park estimates, but the best way to learn how fast you cook something is, time your cooks.   So, nothing better than a little stop & start clock to help keep time.     

We use the OXO red clock.  Why red, because it sticks out.   Can’t tell you how many times we forgot to start or stop the clock or lost the clock on a messy table.   A red clock is quite visible.  

On a side note, we’ve tried writing down start times only to use the paper to wipe up a spill.  We’ve tried remembering times, but after 10 hours and a night’s sleep, it’s generally forgotten.   We’ve tried watches only to find the watch missing in action at critical times.   The table top clock is a simple way to remember times.  And the red color is a simple reminder to use and check it.  If you are new to cooking on the Big Green Egg®, 

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