Grill drip guard material

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by wlkwichita, May 15, 2011.

  1. A grill rather than smoker question.

     I have replaced the burners and cooking grates on my gas grill. When I looked at the price for the drip or splatter guards that go over the burners I was shocked. $12 for generic ones times three??

     What material would be safe? It seems to me I could buy angled stock and cut to fit. Is bare aluminum OK?
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don't see why aluminum wouldn't be OK.
  3. I don't think aluminum would last very long. Those guards get really hot. I'd use steel. If aluminum was good for that I believe they would have been made of it originally since it is lighter and easier to fabricate.

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