Just bought this model as my first smoker and have a quick question. I was reading the owner's manual and it says to not spill water, marinade, or liquid onto the electric element. The element is exposed in the bottom of the smoker, so what is the best way to protect it?Ithought of putting a drip pan on the lower rack just above my smoke box and water pan(which are just above the element), but don't really want to sacrifice the rack space. Also thought of lining rack above element with foil and forming a slight funnel in the middle that would drain away from the element. Anybody have any suggestions? Any and all are welcome. Thanks.
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12/19/09 at 2:27am