Steel Pan

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  1. Dammitjim

    Dammitjim New Member

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    I will be cooking with my DO this weekend at a campsite that only has a grill (no firepit) and I'm not looking to carrying a whole DO table with me. The type of grill at this campsite has a non-removable grids so I need to put some kind of steel plate on top of the grids so I can cook up high and not on the floor. I keep reading that there are round steel pans to put the coals in and the DO in it, but I can't seem to find any. Or does someone have another suggestion of what I can use? I don't want to spend $20 on something like this (I did find one 18" steel pan for that much online)
    Thanks!
     
  2. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    Nothing, an ole skillet, cookie sheet or a disposable aluminum pan works.

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  3. Dammitjim

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    Easy peasy! I guess the aluminum pan won't break with the weight of the DO, right? I think I have a 12"
     
  4. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    I think you could spin the DO around so each leg is on the grid.
    I cook on the ground at times and want something underneath.

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    Cheap $3 Wal-mart pizza pan is what I use. Works perfect! A little more durable than aluminum and reusable.
     
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    Awesome! I like the pizza pan idea. Is it deep or does it not have a lip?
     
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    DO?

    Never mind...I got it!!

    Ha, ha!
     
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    It's pretty flat, does have a slight curve around the edges.
     
  9. Dammitjim

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    I went to Walmart at lunch and I got the 16" pan for $4 and 12" for $1. When I get home I'll see if the 12" will be enough. I really hate to have to carry more stuff when camping... it all adds up quick!
    Thanks for the recommendation. I almost bought the liners, but I think I'm going to try not using them for now.
     
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    I use an old cookie sheet. Works great and keeps everything neat for easy clean up.
     
  11. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    I have a pan from a residential ac unit that I carry for this reason, especially when I am going camping at Fort Desoto...you described them to a "T".

    I will try and find my picture later for you of my metal plate. (at work and cannot log on to my picture hosting site...)

    Also you could get a cook table like this:

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    FL Bill
     
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    I believe she has one but did not want to carry one for this trip as stated in her OP
     
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    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    You are correct...I started typing it around lunch and finished at after closing. I forgot what the original post said...lol

    This is the only picture I could find of my tray...
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    It is kind of behind the fan. Can you see it? I cannot believe this is the only picture of it I can find.

    FL Bill
     
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    Dammitjim,
    Blackpot turned me on to the Tractor utility pans. About $4
    SKU Number: 2171344

    Fits the DO great & cuts the wind.
    Craig
     
  15. Dammitjim

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    Craig, where do you buy such tractor utility pans? Tractor Supply Company?

    FL_Bill, thanks for the pictures. I can't wait to get there! Yeah, it's funny 'cause I was looking for pictures of the grills at Ft DeSoto and only found 1 'cause I wanted to make sure I wasn't kidding myself about the non-removable part.

    It seems that I will only be doing 2 recipes... the Pineapple Upside Down cake on Friday night and beef stroganoff on Saturday night. I don't want to have to worry about cleaning the DO, pan, etc on Sunday (we are staying 'til Monday and checkout is 11am). Then I can put away all that stuff and have an easy meal Sunday night.
     
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    Tractor supply pans are no more than metal fluid change pans. Check your local auto parts store as well.
     
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    In my grill at home, I just use a piece of sheet metal.
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    PATMD SOILENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!

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    I used a metal chicken feed pan found at Tractor Supply this past weekend and it worked like a charm !!!! [CP]
    PATMD
     
  20. Craig57

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    The one JJkach posted is what I have. They are just the right size for a DO. At the spring rally Blackpot showed this to me. We stopped at the Sebring Tractor Supply & picked up a couple on the way home. Saved the freight charges that way too! These are heavy enough to last a camping lifetime.
    Craig
     

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