One tip for using the pan with no water in it, wrap it in heavy duty foil but don't push the foil all the way into the bottom of the pan. Drape the foil over the pan, push the center down enough to form a concave shape but don't let it touch the inside of the pan. Then wrap the overhanging foil around to cover the bottom of the pan. Leave about an inch of airspace and that will allow you to catch the drippings and it will prevent them from burning. Nothing is better than gravy made from smoked turkey drippings.
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