Large drip pans are one accessory that can often be overlooked, but they are an essential piece to any grill master’s barbecue arsenal. Grillers always need and use them, but they can easily run out of them if they aren’t careful.
Considering this, can you cook on drip tray?
A drip pan can sometimes make grilling fun and easy; it is perfect for meat and for what chefs call “indirect cooking” or even for preparing vegetables in case you are making a vegetarian meal.
Moreover, can you use charcoal in a gas grill?
For the majority of gas grills, you should not be adding charcoal. They are designed to handle the heat created by burners and not the heat created by burning charcoal.
Do gas grills have drip pans?
So, they made grills where the bottoms of the grill were separate pieces. While some are riveted together, in most cases, you can remove these pieces. These trays are what we call “grease trays” or “drip pans.”
If you are using a smoker you will want to put the 2-3 liters of water, beer, apple juice or wine in the water pan. You can then put a drip pan on bottom cooking grate with a dash of water in it to collect the drippings.
Drip trays on most bbqs should be lined with river sand or special fat absorbent found at bbq stores. The use of beach sand will cause the trays to rust out quickly due to the salt in the sand. It’s a good idea to clean the drip tray out frequently but it depends on the oil content in the food you are cooking.
The bottom of the grill is called a grease tray / drip pan. It is a separate part in some grills that catches the grease and drippings from the delicious food you cook on your gas grill. If you have a little cup that catches all the grease, that is called a grease cup and count yourself lucky.
- Place a drip pan over the heat medium, under the cooking grids, on the side of the grill where you will be turning off the burner.
- Preheat the grill on HIGH and then turn off one burner.
- Brush or spray the cooking grids with cooking oil.
Water pans help to stabilize your smoker’s cooking temperatures. This is because water can’t go above its boiling temperature of 212°F, or 100°C, regardless of how hot you try to make your smoker. Target smoking temperatures are usually around 225°F.