Originally Posted by rwalters
Safe to assume you are letting it burn out with the lid on? I take the lid off when I am done cooking and can usually put it back in the garage within 3 hours. It may be a tad warm still, but I just put the lid back on before carrying it to the garage, and haven't had any problems whatsoever.
I didn't have it off all the way since it was in an unprotected area (the front yard). I did have it open about 1/3. I can just see some kid walking by decide to throw something into it!
I could have dug out the leather gloves and pulled out the basket, but that seemed like too much work :)