Spider for the XL Big Green Egg® - Introduction


The XL Spider drops inside the Big Green Egg® fire ring and creates a platform to:

  • sear or blacken on a grid or griddle;
  • set-up indirect with a ceramic stone; or,
  • wok for an Asian flair.  

Plus, the Spider can be inverted (up) to create a platform above the fire ring for specialty cooks.  And, lastly, the Spider works in tandem with the Adjustable Rig for big indirect cooks.

Quick Specs:  Sitting atop the fire ring, the Spider drops 1.25" into the fire ring.  Sitting in the platesetter notches, it drops 2" into fire ring.  The ring's outside diameter is approximately 14".  The Spider can hold up to a 20" diameter object.  It's fabricated with 5/16-inch, 304 stainless steel round bar.  It weighs 1.2 pounds.

xl spider in the fire ring inside xl big green egg  xl spider inverted, sitting up above the fire ring


Please read the warnings and safeguards below:

For self protection, anyone using a ceramic cooker needs to understand the principals and preventive methods surrounding a Flashback, including Flashbacks from the lower slider vent, felt rim opening and/or top daisy wheel vent.  Please consult your ceramic grill manufacturer or retailer for Flashback details and preventative measures before attempting any cook in a ceramic grill, including cooks with or without, the Spider, Woo Rings or Adjustable Rig.  Keep children away from the grill, especially the lower slider opening, at all times.

Only remove the Spider, grid on Spider, pan/skillet on Spider when the grill has cooled to ambient temperatures.  Do not remove the Spider, grid, pan or skillet during a high temperature (>300 degrees Fahrenheit) cook.  The grill can flashback.  The dome thermometer or remote sensing probes positioned above the fire ring are not an accurate measure of the temperatures in the fire ring and firebox.  The temperatures in the fire ring and firebox can be much higher.  Lump burns in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.  Adequate hand protection is required when removing heated items from the grill.