View Full Version : New Patio and Firebox

08-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Just finishing up laying my new patio and after a weekend of cooking I noticed I probably need to put something under, at minimum, my stick burnerís firebox. Any suggestions on what to put under it to help make clean up easier and protect the patio a little? I saw some fireproof mats online but didnít know if they were worth it or if you guys might have opinions on better options.



08-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Check out a 4x8 sheet of cement board. It may even be paintable if you want to do that.
BTW... Very nice patio!

early mornin' smokin'
08-13-2013, 11:43 AM
they also have pads that are a little bit more attractive than a piece of cement board, they're at home depot and lowes and meant to go under bbq's

08-13-2013, 11:45 AM
get a sheet metal shop to break you a pan out of thin material to slide under firebox just dump when finished and keep out of way when not using

08-13-2013, 12:06 PM
What I saw at Lowes here in town was "The Original Grill Pad" but wasn't sure how it holds up or if anyone had experience with them.

08-13-2013, 01:55 PM
If you're not too concerned about the looks while you're cooking you could use an aluminum water heater pan. I use one under my Weber & propane cooker all the time. Nice patio BTW!! Cheers!!!

08-13-2013, 03:24 PM
I would line the bottom of the firebox with firebrick ( you can get them at Ace online, shipped free to your local store) to help direct the heat away from the patio, and then get a grilling pad/mat from Home Depot or Lowes to help keep the stains and gunk off the patio.

08-13-2013, 04:02 PM
Nice job on the patio.