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Old 11-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Nonstick pie pan for heat diffuser?

Hey, lurk a lot here but don't post much. But I've got a question for you guys. I've got a mini akorn kamado grill that I've been trying to find a good diffuser for. There is supposedly a plate setter available from chargriller but I've never been able to find one actually for sale for the mini.

I really want to use the mini for a small pork butt tomorrow so I picked up a pie pan and a 9in terra cotta drip tray today from ace. Is there a reason to use or not use either of these? The pie pan is coated with non stick and I'm a little worried about burning off the non stick coating on the pan. Is this a valid concern or will I be ok? I'd like to run aaround 300 but with the size of the mini the diffuser is right on top of the coals.

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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I dont know if i would use it with the coating on it. But then again then put them in the oven at 400*
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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If sitting right on coals you might burn my the coating off, but if its just "in" the cooker you should be fine. Baking temps are hotter than smokin temps!
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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Ok. While not sitting ON the coals it will be just a couple inches above them. So what about the terra cotta saucer? Any issues with that?
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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I don't use non-stick pans, except for ceramic, as I found out, when my brother owned parrots, that anything over about 200°F and the parrots would get sick or die. Decided that I don't care what other people say, parrots die from moderate heat and non-stick, I can do without.

Use a pie pan and wrap it with foil. Or, just use a few layers of heavy duty aluminum foil as a diffuser, it works.
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I'm using a terracotta saucer for a diffuser in my vision kamodo and it's doing fine
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Wrap the pan in foil.
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