I am a huge fan of using pans and racks to carry the food to and from the smoker and I've been using the Bradley racks for years but those things are getting hard to find for some reason.

I ordered several different types of pans from Amazon and this is the one I finally settled on as my Bradley rack replacements. They are heavy duty stainless steel, have plenty of slots in the bottom to let the heat and smoke through, to let the juices run out and they are easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher.

These work very well and based on the fact that I've already had these for over a year and use them weekly with very little change to the finish, I figure these things will last several decades and for that reason, they are well worth the $20 bucks I paid for each one.

The one in the picture above gets used and “dishwashed” once or twice a week. Impressed yet?

Here's why food racks are important:

  • Allows you to setup your food in the house with the right amount of spacing between them. This means you don't have to hold the door/lid of your smoker open while you do this.
  • Prevents dropping things so easily
  • Keeps the smoker/grill grates a heck of a lot cleaner. (I'm all about eliminating cleanup time)

At 17.5 x 11.8 inches, they are a little bigger than the Bradley racks and that could possibly be a problem if you have a small smoker.

Do some measuring and if they fit your smoker, grab a couple of them and you'll use them for life most likely.

The button above takes you to Amazon.com where you can purchase one or more of these if you are so inclined. You can also read 600+ reviews from others who have purchased these to help you make a more informed decision.

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5 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Bill Steadman March 30, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Will they fit in an MES 30″

    • Jeff Phillips March 30, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      The pans are 17.5 x 11.8 x 1.6 inches.. I believe that is a little too wide for the MES 30 but you may want to measure your exact model/version to make sure.

  2. Phaelon November 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Hi, Jeff,
    My wonderful wife bought me an 18″ Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker a couple years ago, and I’m slowly getting more into it. As you mentioned, a big downside is the cleanup afterwards, so I like the idea of this pan. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it would fit my smoker. Any recommendations for something else? Thanks!

    • Jeff Phillips November 9, 2017 at 12:14 am - Reply

      These stainless steel, quarter size cooling racks on Amazon will work just fine for your WSM 18-inch. They are 12×8 with a diagonal of about 14.2 inches. You can check these out at http://www.smoking-meat.com/small-cooling-rack and see if it will work for your needs.

      • Phaelon November 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

        Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at your link, I came across the large Weber Grill basket (6678). I think it might keep the grate even cleaner. Appreciate the help!

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