Hi CB, I looked at doing that and I also looked at doing the stone only mod. But, I am kinda doing a review on the Blackstone for my BBQ forum and wanted it to be as stock as possible. I got it of Craig's list for $100 with a half filled propane can and a cast iron grilling tray. This way it will be stock like new and i can evaluate it accordingly. As soon as i make at least three pies in it I can start doing my mods like CCW rotation, etc.