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Bull Run Smoke 03-09-2010 11:06 AM

Pans for Cambro
 
I'm thinking about purchasing my first Cambro Camcarrier, specifically the 300MPC ($99.95 @ The Restaurant Depot) and I'm looking for pan recommendations, i.e. polyethylene or stainless steel?

Finney 03-09-2010 11:45 AM

I think you'll find that the $99 price was a mis-print (but I could be wrong).

But if you want to put hot food straight from the cooker in there, get the stainless pans.

early mornin' smokin' 03-09-2010 11:59 AM

stainless all the way, you can put the meat in the pan, into the smoker, and straight into the cambro. I recommend 2 full 4 inch deep pans, and 4 half, 4 inch deep pans, give you a good selection.

fireman_pete 03-09-2010 12:25 PM

Stainless pans for hot food.

Also, could you show us where the MPC300 is $99, at that price I need to buy 3 or 4 more.

Pete

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bull Run Smoke (Post 1209653)
I'm thinking about purchasing my first Cambro Camcarrier, specifically the 300MPC ($99.95 @ The Restaurant Depot) and I'm looking for pan recommendations, i.e. polyethylene or stainless steel?


PorkQPine 03-09-2010 05:05 PM

used cambro
 
Check out Craigslist.org for Auburn, CA. I don't know how much they are but they seem to have a bunch of used ones and it just hit Craigslist today.

Bbq Bubba 03-09-2010 05:46 PM

I prefer 1/2 sheet pans supporting disposable pans. Easier clean up. :cool:

Bull Run Smoke 03-09-2010 09:07 PM

Thank you very much!

smokjunkee 03-17-2010 02:03 PM

Those boxes work good for cold storage as well. I keep a 4" full stainless pan full
of ice in my freezer, wrap it up good & tight with plastic wrap. When you're ready
to use, slide it into the top of the box(this placement is critical, remember cold air
drops). This set up keeps my box under 40 degrees for many many hours.
SJ

swamprb 03-17-2010 06:26 PM

I rummaged around a couple Restaurant supply places in Seattle and have picked up some decent used 4" & 6" full and half sized stainless steel solid and perf pans for my Cambros and paid no more than $8 for any of the fulls.
There have been so many restaurants closing around here its pathetic, just from the CL ads to the number of places selling used equipment, you can find some deals if your willing to search.

smokeshowin 03-17-2010 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireman_pete (Post 1209731)
Stainless pans for hot food.

Also, could you show us where the MPC300 is $99, at that price I need to buy 3 or 4 more.

Pete


The real price at R.D. is $155. The ad is misprinted.

For you guys in Florida, this ad is running on CL, I met and bought 9 cambros from Kevin last week at $115. Holds six 2 1/2 pans.


Cambro Ultra insulated food pan container UPC 400. I have 45 in very good condition. Paid $265 each.
Please call Kevin 321.474.9682

Jerk Pit Master 03-17-2010 11:22 PM

Thanks Smokeshowin! I'll check him out.

TheMidnightSmoker 03-01-2011 01:01 PM

Of course one must cover the Stainless Steel pans to prevent spillage. Do they come with lids or are you guys using foil? I just purchased a Carlisle Cateraide and so now I am shopping for the right pans. Carlisle also makes what they call their "Top Notch" High Heat Food Pans. These are made of Polysulfone are are rated -40 degrees F to 375 degrees F. Combined with their "Smart Lids" one has a leal proof system. So with this option do you guys still think SS is the way to go?

getyourrubonbbq 03-10-2011 06:43 PM

Equippers has Carlisle's for $189. I've got two and think they work well.
http://www.equippers.com/shop/produc...9300&pid=10338

Dr_KY 03-29-2011 11:15 AM

I use stainless with stainless lids and most of the time foil is better as you can get just that much more in them yet still fit in the Cambro.

Mooner 01-30-2012 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 1210052)
I prefer 1/2 sheet pans supporting disposable pans. Easier clean up. :cool:

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but i just bought a small cambro capable of holding 3 full size pans. I thought about the 1/2 sheet pans supporting throw aways as well but how do you do the very top pan?

The top pan hangs from the pan lips on the upper rack and obviously there would not be enough room to do the 1/2 sheet pan supporting the other pan. So does that limit you to only 2 pans using this method?


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