- Joined Oct 24, 2016
My wife got me a 24" Paella Pan for Christmas this year. The other night in trying it out I realized I don't have a great setup to use it. My gas stove doesn't heat it enough, my grill is too small to close the lid, and my turkey fryer only heats the 12" center scorching it, while not cooking the outer parts. I was considering using some sort of a baffle to distribute the flame on the turkey fryer. I did a google search and found that there are premade heat diffusers that people use for this reason on their stovetop and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a DIY version that I could make to whatever size works best for me place on top of the Turkey fryer "ring" (similar to how some people cook oysters). What material would you consider? Would you drill some holes in it or leave it solid? Would you make it to fit inside the fryer ring or so that it overhung for more surface area? Thanks for letting me pick your brains!