SS Pans with Racks
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This is a pan with a rack that I’ve been using for several years now and they are super nice to have.
These are heavy duty stainless steel, very resistant to warping in heat although I rarely use them in high heat. I typically use them in the smoker at normal smoking temperatures.
The rack holds the food up about ½ inch off the bottom of the pan and the smoke and heat is able to get all around the food easily. Because of this, I can prep my food and place it on the racks in the kitchen then carry it out and place it directly on the smoker.
I cook the food on the rack which sits in the pan.
This helps in several ways:
- Keeps my smoker clean
- limits the amount of time my smoker door/lid is open
- Makes it easy to bring everything back in when it’s finished
I have cooked everything from ABT’s to whole spatchcocked turkeys on these things and the racks don’t swag under the pressure.
First and foremost, order you a set of these. The ones I got come as a set of (2) but the company does have other sizes and packages so if you deviate from the link below, make sure you know what you’re getting before you order so there won’t be any surprises.
Secondly, get a big roll of heavy duty foil.
I use foil on the bottom of the pans to keep them clean from whatever drips off of the racks. That way, I only have to wash the racks when I’m done.
By doing this, I don’t have to clean the smoker grates or the pan, just the rack. That’s a LOT LESS WORK and let’s just say I’m a huge fan of less work ;-)
To clean the racks by hand:
I recommend using the sprayer on your kitchen sink with full hot water to knock off the loose bits.
Then use a plastic scrubber or even a ball of foil with plenty of heavy duty dish washing soap to knock off the stuff that’s more stuck on.
I rinse mine under a hot water spray just as soon as I’m done with it then give it a 15 second once-over with a plastic scrubber. Once I’m ready to run a load of dishes in the dishwasher. I place the racks into the bottom dishwasher rack and 9 times out of 10 it comes our sparkling.
If you have one of those super high efficiency dishwashers that’s more concerned with saving you water and electricity than getting the dishes clean, you might want to spend a little more time on it initially and let the dishwasher have a go at it.
I personally prefer to wash them by hand and that’s usually what I do.
Did I mention you need a set of these?
Mine are 19-½ x 13-½ inches and about ½ inch from bottom to top of rack
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