Its just my wife and I 99% of the time. One of the neatest mods I did for my Akorn was to buy a 7.5qt stainless steel spaghetti strainer from BedBathBeyond. It sits on the charcoal grate filled with 3/4 chimney of lit coals poured in.
Gives me a great area for grilling a less hot area for veggies, and cleanup is just lift the cooled strainer and pour into trash. I believe cookers are like pets. No one loves them as much as their masters. But I do love mine so.
Primo XL Oval, Pit Barrel Cooker, Tiernan SOB Custom 24, New Braunfels Black Diamond, Big Green Egg Mini, SJS WSM Mini, Lodge Hibachi, Weber Jumbo Joe
"They'll never forget you 'til somebody new comes along". Eagles-New Kid In Town