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 Oval XL, Tiernan SOB, The Pit Barrel Cooker, BGE-Mini, Blackstone Griddle in current rotation