As some of you may know i had some large chunk lump warming up in the mini and i forgot about it for about 20-30 minutes. When i got back to it the temp gauge was pegged, the grates were white and the steamer diffuser was all but gone and I lost most of my ND painted on the outside!!!...lol The temps must have been over a thousand degrees. I love using it with out the diffuser for grilling type smokes but I still needed a replacement for regular smokes. The most important thing was trying to repair my ND logo! I had the bottom cutout from my stainless steel mini build which ended up being the perfect size. Got holes drilled in it a little bigger than the original steamer now she's hums along from 250* to well over 400*. and holds even better steady temps than she did before thanks to the SS in there. My little Notre Dame girl is all patched up and back in full action!