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@Bachman 5 - these utensils are not a new design.  They've been around in the Primo Forum for years and have been used without a problem.  Primo has a two piece heat deflector and about the same clearance netween the deflector halves and the body of th kamado. 

 

It's trivially easy to get a heat deflector out.  Go in from one side, push both halves of the deflector to the right or left.  That closes the gap on the right and opens up more than enough room to use the tool on the left.  Conversely, it would also seem you can push the halves apart in the middle and lift that way.  This is no big deal.

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5 hours ago, CeramicChef said:

@Bachman 5 - these utensils are not a new design.  They've been around in the Primo Forum for years and have been used without a problem.  Primo has a two piece heat deflector and about the same clearance netween the deflector halves and the body of th kamado. 

 

It's trivially easy to get a heat deflector out.  Go in from one side, push both halves of the deflector to the right or left.  That closes the gap on the right and opens up more than enough room to use the tool on the left.  Conversely, it would also seem you can push the halves apart in the middle and lift that way.  This is no big deal.

 

I'm still not that convinced , got home a while ago and put the 2 plates in there is only a 3/16" gap between the 2 plates which makes them fairly tight and not enough to fit that tool in  , equally so I would say I have max. at certain spots 3/4" between plate and fire ring and fitting it between the outside plate and fire ring seems cumbersome at best , and not sure what the grip would be on the curvature.

I don't have one but can't say for sure but I'd like @John Setzler to try it out since he has one and see if indeed it does work.

Until I have my doubt's.

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17 minutes ago, Bachman 5 said:

 

I'm still not that convinced , got home a while ago and put the 2 plates in there is only a 3/16" gap between the 2 plates which makes them fairly tight and not enough to fit that tool in  , equally so I would say I have max. at certain spots 3/4" between plate and fire ring and fitting it between the outside plate and fire ring seems cumbersome at best , and not sure what the grip would be on the curvature.

I don't have one but can't say for sure but I'd like @John Setzler to try it out since he has one and see if indeed it does work.

Until I have my doubt's.

 

The problem is a simple one.  You simply use your ash tool to lift one edge of the plate and then grab it with the lifting hook.

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@Bachman 5 - there are really two quite simple indicators you never considered.

 

First, do you really think @John Setzler would ruin his reputation by endorsing a product that he knew wouldn't work?  Did you notice the red KJ in his video?  

 

Second, did you really think that Kick Ash Basket would give John a tool to review that it knew wouldn't work?  If you look at the Kick Ash Basket website, they use red KJs in their photography as marketing props.  

 

Just a few observations that should help you come to the conclusion without John's simple solution.  Hope this helps and that you enjoy using these utensils on your KJ.  :-D

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