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I have a TEC Patio II grill for 7 yrs. now and I have replsced the ceramic stones twice now. What can I do or buy to prevent this in the future? Thanks, Danny

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What was your reason for replacement? They are good for the life of the grill and then few years to spare. I assume you are using infrared electric not gas.

They crack only and only if they were very hot and then something very cold was drop on them, if they were dropped or something was dropped on them.

To prevent that from happening in the future, I would suggest never place your food directly from fridge/freezer on your hot grill. Allow food to room temperature. Allow grill to heat evenly for at least 5 to 7min before cooking, never splash any liquid during cooking, use marinade sparingly. Never clean the plate while it is hot.

Your statement and question forced me actually to do bit of research as well on this grill... I find as well from one of my friends that they purchased they replacement from that store:

http://www.clagrills.com/

They said that plate was bit thinner but fit perfectly and work for them already two years, was as well half the price of the original including postage.

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