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Drip pan for XL

What do you guys use for a drip pan, on top of your placesetter in an XL.  Been cobbing one and this weekend hand a epic fail cooking butts.  Huge grease fire and ruined the meat I was cooking for nephews graduation.

Please let me know what size or brand you use.



  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I have a large, and used to use a cake pan.  After the second cake pan failed, i started just placing a piece of thin aluminum foil across the egg, and slightly turning the edge up.  The drippings hit the foil and evaporate -- yes, this causes smoke, but i think it adds to the flavor.  At the end of the cook, i remove the grid, and with tongs wad up the foil, let it cool and dispose of it.  Been using this method for a couple of years - works for me.  Platesetters stays clean, and i have no grease dripping into the fire.
  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 755
    I have a 13.5" drip pan that I got from the ceramic Grill Store ( You could probably use the 16".
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
  • dajogejrdajogejr Posts: 12
    I found a stainless 18" pan with very little edge on it @ Restaurant Depot for about 5 or 6 dollars.
    Put foil under it and build up an edge.

    Or you can buy the 18" from Ceramic Grill store as mentioned above.  I have the 16" and did not see the 18" or I would've gone with that.  18 covers the place setter perfectly.

  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 266
    Just ordered from the CGS.  This will not happen again
  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 266
    This is what I ruined
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Now thats a shame!!  Couldn't you salvage some of it??  And that will produce a heck  a lot of grease..
  • Costco sells 10 disposible baking tins for about $8.  Works for me. 

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

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