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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by farfromovin View Post
    New flame zone installed on the old crusty 2 star. I wish I had exact measurements for the old style but I donít. New flame zone goes from off to 450 in 16 1/2 minutes. Itís about as much of an improvement as the new ceramic igniter made, aka a significant one. As always, impressed with the quality of the flame zone upgrade. Now just gotta wait a couple weeks for a new thermocouple style controller becomes available!
    Although they are not yet listed on MAKís site, I believe the new controller and the new roaming thermocouple are available now. You should call Ďem. Just FYI - you do not need to buy the new controller to use the roaming thermocouple, but Iím pretty sure you will need to upgrade the firmware on your current one, assuming it is new enough to take the current firmware. Obviously MAK can give the details. I know about this as I did beta test the roaming TC on my MAK 2 Star using the 2017-2018 Pellet Boss controller. It did not need upgrading to use the new TC. I did upgrade my controller to take advantage of firmware changes that helped with some WiFi issues.
    --Sam

    MAK 2 Star #3634
    Weber Summit E450 gasser
    Blackstone 17" griddle

  2. #12
    The new flame zone gets hotter quicker and uses less pellets
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  3. #13
    i like to sear steaks, i have the griddle i have only been removing the flame zone under it, should i be taking off both?

    also the flame zone covers need handles to remove them without half burning my self when the grill is already hot...... !!!!

  4. #14
    No need to take off the flame zone covers for the griddle or other area your not direct grilling.

    We recommend only moving the covers before starting a cook when the grill is cold. The covers are too close to the grates for handles and we tried a special tool to aid in picking them up but it just didn't work very well.

    Great to see you getting the most from your MAK Grill
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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by MAK DADDY View Post
    No need to take off the flame zone covers for the griddle or other area your not direct grilling.

    We recommend only moving the covers before starting a cook when the grill is cold. The covers are too close to the grates for handles and we tried a special tool to aid in picking them up but it just didn't work very well.

    Great to see you getting the most from your MAK Grill
    weld magnet (or magnetic steal) to the bottom or top of the covers and have tool to pick it up seems like the best solution. to me? that way we retain the high grade SS but are able ot pick it up we a magnetic tool

    even some small loop on the right side would work for a tool to get under but a magnet seems easier

    I'm not really sure how i'm supposed to take them off before starting the grill when I need to smoke first, then bring grill to temp for a sear.

    i left the covers on the first time i used the griddle and it took FOREVER to get to a sear a temp the cover off under greatly speed this up and gets a much hotter temp for searing steaks
    Last edited by turbov6camaro; 07-13-2019 at 10:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbov6camaro View Post
    weld magnet (or magnetic steal) to the bottom or top of the covers and have tool to pick it up seems like the best solution. to me? that way we retain the high grade SS but are able ot pick it up we a magnetic tool

    even some small loop on the right side would work for a tool to get under but a magnet seems easier

    I'm not really sure how i'm supposed to take them off before starting the grill when I need to smoke first, then bring grill to temp for a sear.

    i left the covers on the first time i used the griddle and it took FOREVER to get to a sear a temp the cover off under greatly speed this up and gets a much hotter temp for searing steaks
    I just use a pair of cooking tongs to lift off grate or half grates, same for the covers, replace the grate/grates with tongs. Takes about 20 seconds.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by turbov6camaro View Post
    weld magnet (or magnetic steal) to the bottom or top of the covers and have tool to pick it up seems like the best solution. to me? that way we retain the high grade SS but are able ot pick it up we a magnetic tool

    even some small loop on the right side would work for a tool to get under but a magnet seems easier

    I'm not really sure how i'm supposed to take them off before starting the grill when I need to smoke first, then bring grill to temp for a sear.

    i left the covers on the first time i used the griddle and it took FOREVER to get to a sear a temp the cover off under greatly speed this up and gets a much hotter temp for searing steaks
    Good idea but magnets can't be welded and they do not last getting heated up and cooled constantly. Also our stainless is 304 series (non magnetic) so a magnet on the tool wouldn't work either. We will keep it on the ideas list and maybe come up with something else at some point. Happy grilling
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by MAK DADDY View Post
    Good idea but magnets can't be welded and they do not last getting heated up and cooled constantly. Also our stainless is 304 series (non magnetic) so a magnet on the tool wouldn't work either. We will keep it on the ideas list and maybe come up with something else at some point. Happy grilling
    if you weld a piece of "regular" steal on top of the cover, the magnet would work for that. heck even a pice on each side of the cover and magnet tool with a Y to pick up both sides would work.

    it doesn't have to big just so the magnet can grab hold.

    i found a tool i got with my grill grates for cleaning it and lifting stuff from the grates, it works okay easy to drop it though

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