I have been wanting to try some new things with the mini. Most use a clay pot pan for a heat sink. I wanted to try and use the tamale steamer tray to see if that would work. Amazingly enough it does. However it really cranks the heat out, so for long smokes it won't work that well. But for cooking some burgers at 265* it worked really good! Barely seasoned new tamale pot with the steamer tray in place. A few burgers on there. Kingsford blue, with cherry wood. Melted a bit of Tillamook Extra Sharp white cheddar Extra spicy Habanero pickled pickle burger Just a plain old burger Yummm!!!!!