Large Spider for Vision™ Grills - Q&A
Large Spider for Vision Grills - Q&A
What size round cast iron grid fits the Spider for searing? The cast iron grid can't be bigger than 15" in diameter or smaller than 12".
What size round griddle or skillet fits the Spider for blackening? The round griddle or skillet's bottom needs to be at least 12" in diameter. The round griddle or skillet's top can't be larger than 15" in diameter. Do not set the skillet inside the Spider ring, as the cast iron skillet and stainless Spider have different degrees of expansion when heated and cooled.
What size wok fits the Spider? 14" or 16" Round bottom woks fit. The 16" is recommended. We carry 14" and 16" woks in our Wok Section.
What size round stone fits the Spider to create an indirect set-up? Depending on the fire bowl's diameter, we offer a 13" and 15" Round Ceramic Stone. The 15" is offered as (2) Half Stones for more options. If you are concerned about airflow, the 13" is best.
Can I set a pan directly on the Spider to create an indirect set up? We do not recommend setting a drip pan directly on the Spider. If you set an aluminum pan by itself, good chance it will melt.
What is the diameter of the Spider's ring? Approximately 12.25" outside and 11.75" inside
On indirect set-ups, how much lump do I add in the firebowl? We recommend leaving a 2" gap between the lump and Spider. It should not be a problem on long cooks but we recommend monitoring the lump.
Can I set-up indirect with the Spider/Stone and have the cooking grid sitting on the fire ring? You can but we do not recommend it. If you over load the grid with food, it can act as a cap and cause temperature problems.
Wear and Tear on the Large Spider
Under normal conditions, 304 grade stainless is generally resistant to rust and corrosion. Unfortunately, given the huge temperature swings with ceramic cooking, the temperatures in and around the Spider are anything but normal ambient conditions. Exactly how many years a Spider will last is unknown, as we still have not heard of one failing. To settle our curiosity, we grabbed one that has seen heavy action and gave it a quick buffing. As you can see, it cleaned right up.