IrvinF wrote:I have left ashes in my pan for a couple of burns now. It is not much but makes me want to clean it out more often. Maybe the ashes will help to absorb any grease maybe just cause another problem not sure. Makes you always want to have a drip pan in too.
Some people leave the ash trap quite full with the idea that it absorbs the grease and will slow a fire down.
With the AKORN IMHO you want to catch as much grease as possible and keep an eye on the bottom gasket and around the air inlet on the ash trap for grease residue. My Traeger is set up with a pail to catch the grease and i have emptied half a pail before---mostly from making pulled pork.. My gas grill is designed to burn the grease off of the ceramic plates and has a pull oiut tray the width of the entire grill to catch the grease that falls below the burners. The AKORN dose not have any set up to deal with the grease from say making pulled pork.
Some people tried to say my fire was from improper use -----and at that time I said that I was not the first and would not be the last to have a grease fire. Sadly it seems I was correct.