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Drip Pans

I've been using foil, rectangular drip pans in my LgBGE.  I'm thinking about getting a round 16" diameter, 2" high stainless steel pan to use as a drip pan on top of the inverted place setter..  Does this make sense?  What do you folks use?
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    I use a 10" Stainless Drip pan on my small egg and love it. I got it from the Ceramic Grill Store and they have bigger ones for the large BGE. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I never owned a stainless steel drip pan, but i went thru three galv. pans and went to foil and it is cheap and easier since i throw it away at the end of the cook, plus i keep the foil just long enough to protect me probe wires IF i am using them...
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,009
    edited April 2013
    I work in a kitchen so, when we get the frozen lasagne in or other itmems that have the foil liners I just wash them and take them home.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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  • I use an 18 inch aluminum cake pan on my XL. Works great.
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  • I found these at Costco this weekend.  A pack of 30 cost $5.00-ish.  Works out to $0.20 each.  SWMBO says she pays around a dollar for one in the grocery store.  They don't cover the entire grilling surface obviously, but one provided perfect coverage for a 5.3LB brisket this weekend.image
    Sometimes I skip the water.
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 336
    I bought a 14" Deep Dish Pizza Pan made by Nordic Ware. Perfect!


    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • A 16" won't fit on the large placesetter.  I found this out the hard way.  A 14" fits almost perfectly.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,242

    I found these at Costco this weekend.  A pack of 30 cost $5.00-ish.  Works out to $0.20 each.  SWMBO says she pays around a dollar for one in the grocery store.  They don't cover the entire grilling surface obviously, but one provided perfect coverage for a 5.3LB brisket this weekend.image


    I use these almost exclusively. If I need more coverage I just cut some 1 inch slits and fold the edges out. At the price you can't go wrong.
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,009
    I found a 16" round aluminum cake pan that I fit inside my platesetter legs up. I use a cake cooling rack for the air gap.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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  • trup0241trup0241 Posts: 35
    edited June 2013
    I also have a 16" round aluminum cake pan. The pan is 2" tall. I use some aluminum nuts (3/8") as spacers and it fits perfectly.
    Pittsburgh, PA
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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 587
    Let me throw this out ... I have been thinking about the same thing and thought about going to a sheet metal shop to build a drip pan that will fit exactly over the profile of the plate setter. CGS if you build it, I expect a royalty.... (Or at least a free trial) Affectionately,    The Idea Man .....  A lot of thinking but no doing - too busy with other things ....
    Milton, GA.
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  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    U_tarded said:
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    I found these at Costco this weekend.  A pack of 30 cost $5.00-ish.  Works out to $0.20 each.  SWMBO says she pays around a dollar for one in the grocery store.  They don't cover the entire grilling surface obviously, but one provided perfect coverage for a 5.3LB brisket this weekend.
    I use these almost exclusively. If I need more coverage I just cut some 1 inch slits and fold the edges out. At the price you can't go wrong.
    Agree - the half size steam pans from COSTCO make clean up easy and are the best solution to transport brisket or pulled pork to a potluck.  They fit right into the cooler for foiling, wrapping in a towel and keeping warm until time to pull the pork or slice the brisket.  
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  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 455
    fljoemon said:
    I bought a 14" Deep Dish Pizza Pan made by Nordic Ware. Perfect!


    What size egg are you using?
    Southern California
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 336
    bicktrav said:
    fljoemon said:
    I bought a 14" Deep Dish Pizza Pan made by Nordic Ware. Perfect!


    What size egg are you using?
    Large BGE
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Take the tongs and remove the foil  -- let it cool a minute --  in the garbage, end of problem.  Cost less than a nickle per cook.image
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,287
    Bought 13.5" from CGS...nice pan.
    Seattle, WA
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  • The grilling pans from Papa Murphy's Pizza are the perfect size drip pans for the LBGE!  Free for the asking.

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  • +1 for Costco pans.
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    Solson005 said:
    I use a 10" Stainless Drip pan on my small egg and love it. I got it from the Ceramic Grill Store and they have bigger ones for the large BGE. 
    I use the 16" SS pan from the Ceramic Grill Store and it is perfect for my LBGE.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I used a 2 dollar pizza pan that I found at the supermarket. It was shallow but I line it with foil.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 119

    Here's my thought, and granted I am a relative newbie....about 6 weeks experience on a Lg BGE, but I did have an old bullet style propane smoker before the BGE and it had a procelain enameled water pan that I used to line with HD Foil to try and save the having to scrub it with SOS to get the smoke/grease etc off.  No matter what, you still ended up scrubbing with SOS or Brillo pads to clean. 

    Now? I use the same disposable aluminum pans that Makers_N_Water and Milesbrown4 speak of...$5.00 for 30 pans at Costco(15 cents a piece!!!)...then when you are done, toss it into the garbage..woo whoo...NO scrubbing with SOS, Brillo, or anything else!

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674

    yzzi said:
    I used a 2 dollar pizza pan that I found at the supermarket. It was shallow but I line it with foil.
    +1 - to be exact, 16" round pizza pan (not stainless steel) and covered it with foil. This way, I'm covering quite a large area and prevent fire hitting direct on the side of the platesetter where there are much more opening. 

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,389

    Rats!  I've looked all over Costco's web site (at least I think I have) and I can't find those half size steam table pans anywhere.

    Any help?

    TIA

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 119

    Jaydub58 - I am not sure Costco shows them on the website...but I can tell you they have the half size in-store, long with the full size.  On the Full size they are the same price, but you get half as many...

    Also - One other thing...I realized I had a brain cramp in my first post when said these were $5.00 for 30...that is not correct...they are $8.00 for 30 (27 cents ea), but still I would gladly pay 27 cents not to have to scrub a water pan clean!!!  

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,389

    @EagleIII. I certainly won't yell at you about 3 bucks!

    I'll check with my local Costco right away.

    Thanks.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674
    Just FYI @jaydub58 I've found some of those half size steam table pans at my local HEB as well if you're looking for them and couldn't find it in Costco. I think I've seen some as well at Wal Mart (can't remember where I bought mine but it's not at Costco).

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,389
    Thanks, but no HEB here.................................
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 336
    BJs warehouse (www.bjs.com) also carries a smiliar steam table pan. They are 10.5"x8.25"x2.15".

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    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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