VC Resolute 2 griddle handle

TonyP Posted By TonyP, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:03 PM

  1. TonyP

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    I have a Resolute 2, and the griddle doesn't have a hole drilled into it for a handle, like the larger models do. I assume the makers had in mind that the user would use a fire glove or a lifter to open and close the griddle. I currently use a glove, but if the stove is >500, it gets too hot, and I'm not interested in using a lifter because I know the griddle would slam shut accidentally when the small lifter slides off the hot cast iron tab on the front of the griddle.

    Has anyone drilled it out and put the aftermarket griddle handle on? And if so, is that little handle cool enough to operate without a glove? I primarily top load, and I'm wearing through my heat-resistant glove.
     
  2. DougA

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    I used to use a piece of wood to lift mine. The tab sticks out enough to do that. I used a lot holder to lower the top but sometimes the holder accidentally fell into the fire. Any cheap pot holders from the dollar store should work fine. Drilling into cast iron is easy but I would not do it in this case.
     
  3. TonyP

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    Thanks, I'm hesitant to drill into it as well, considering the stub is so small that if it cracks, it renders the entire lid useless. Plus, the part isn't made anymore.
     
  4. Old puffer

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    I am a top loader too, not having a hole there would drive me nuts. I think the Resolute 2 has enough of a lip to put a C clamp on it. Wrap or cement some cheap gasket to the C and you have a handle that should save your gloves.
     
  5. TonyP

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    Thanks. Y'aint kidding about the 'save your gloves' part. I'll think of a solution for next winter.
     
  6. chzuck

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    I started using welder's gloves to handle the lid and top load the stove. Sure saves the forearms from getting scorched.
     

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