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Porcelain Wok Basket? Can you use them?

realtorterry

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Alright guys I can smoke, but I'm not very capable of knowing my way around a garage, or metals, just plain not very handy. I just bought a wok basket to use as a charcoal basket for my new Brinkmann. I just realized it says porcelain coated. My question is, will this be able to handle the high heat. Will I need to pre burn this? Can I just go with it?
 

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So, my best guess is it's "Made In China"....Correct?

These are the same people who use lead paint on kids toys.

If it's cheap enough, I would burn off the coating, or spend a few bucks more and get a stainless basket.

Todd
 

ak1

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It may, or it may not. It all depends an how thick the porcelain coating is. Worst case, the high heat of the charcoal may cause the porcelain to crack & chip and expose bare metal. Either way you're good to go. There is no harm in using a porcelain coated basket. 
 
Alright guys I can smoke, but I'm not very capable of knowing my way around a garage, or metals, just plain not very handy. I just bought a wok basket to use as a charcoal basket for my new Brinkmann. I just realized it says porcelain coated. My question is, will this be able to handle the high heat. Will I need to pre burn this? Can I just go with it?
 

chef willie

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I would say no harm until it starts to chip..and then rust. Burn if off good with no food involved and see what happens
 

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Since you already bought it, either give it a shot, or like Todd say's take it back & get a stainless one.
 

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