Yes, he said if he dont power wash it out every 3 cooks it will drip down at the top seam of the lid. He thinks its because they don't put a flange on the top. So he watches where he sets his meat. I don't want to cross out peoria cookers on my list but, thats the only contact I've gotten on that cooker. If you can think of another way to contact more owners I would be forever in your debt. I'm new to the site and not sure if I'm doing this right.They look well built but I need to know if they work well.