Pro 780 grate upgrade

Timmy

BBQ FEAST MASTER #traegergameday 2022 2nd Place
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Pro 780, Bronson 20 , Char grill gasser, Char griller modified offset, Blackstone 3 burner griddle
At Christmas time I found this setup from Pimpmygrill. Easy install, no holes to drill and the grates pull out and are easily removed. And it doubles the cook surface size.
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Wonderful!
 
Pretty cool!
My only personal issue is I’m not down with pulling grates out past the footprint of the grill body. Maybe the front shelf will mitigate that? I don’t want the drippings and sauces in my surface below. If there’s a way around that then I say “Giddy up”!

looks like a rib cooking machine!
 
Pretty cool!
My only personal issue is I’m not down with pulling grates out past the footprint of the grill body. Maybe the front shelf will mitigate that? I don’t want the drippings and sauces in my surface below. If there’s a way around that then I say “Giddy up”!

looks like a rib cooking machine!
I’ve been utilizing these for years. Simple to just rinse off with the hose.
 

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I’ve been utilizing these for years. Simple to just rinse off with the hose.
Sure, those catch dripping inside the cook box. If you look at his admittedly awesome setup, the cooking grids pull out well past the body of the cooker. I actually like that for access but the down side is if you have nice finished surface below it will inevitably get grease and sauce drippings all over it. Maybe an XL grill mat or something would foot the bill?
 
Sure, those catch dripping inside the cook box. If you look at his admittedly awesome setup, the cooking grids pull out well past the body of the cooker. I actually like that for access but the down side is if you have nice finished surface below it will inevitably get grease and sauce drippings all over it. Maybe an XL grill mat or something would foot the bill?
I am planning to get a grill mat when my grates arrive. I was planning to do that anyway as last summer there were multiple spills and it was a pain to remove the grease from the patio. Grill mats are cheap and you can replace them each season.
 
Sure, those catch dripping inside the cook box. If you look at his admittedly awesome setup, the cooking grids pull out well past the body of the cooker. I actually like that for access but the down side is if you have nice finished surface below it will inevitably get grease and sauce drippings all over it. Maybe an XL grill mat or something would foot the bill?
I’m not talking about a liner for inside the dang grill, do you think Advanced Auto Parts sells things for Traeger’s? These pans are heavy duty about 2’ x4’ to lay on a garage floor underneath a vehicle to keep oil and other fluids from damaging the concrete. I put one in front of my grill to catch the mess when I’m cooking ribs and such that’s prone to drip on the floor. I have an outdoor kitchen so I found out quickly how a few drips of sauce on the floor can get tracked into my house.
 
I’m not talking about a liner for inside the dang grill, do you think Advanced Auto Parts sells things for Traeger’s? These pans are heavy duty about 2’ x4’ to lay on a garage floor underneath a vehicle to keep oil and other fluids from damaging the concrete. I put one in front of my grill to catch the mess when I’m cooking ribs and such that’s prone to drip on the floor. I have an outdoor kitchen so I found out quickly how a few drips of sauce on the floor can get tracked into my house.
Shedd, I also assumed this was a cooking tray (didn't notice that it was from Advanced Auto Parts!). There is an Advanced Auto Parts close to me and I'll check it out.

I still think the mat may be a better solution. One time the grease bucket fell down (not sure how that happened) and I would like to get a large mat that goes under the grease bucket as well as the front. If I like the drip tray, I may get two and put one in front and one under the bucket.
 
Shedd, I also assumed this was a cooking tray (didn't notice that it was from Advanced Auto Parts!). There is an Advanced Auto Parts close to me and I'll check it out.

I still think the mat may be a better solution. One time the grease bucket fell down (not sure how that happened) and I would like to get a large mat that goes under the grease bucket as well as the front. If I like the drip tray, I may get two and put one in front and one under the bucket.
I had a mat when I first built my house, it was a thick rubber mat but the sparks from my egg kept melting it and I was worried it would catch on fire. I had the drip pans we used at my shop so I started using one of them. Then the Traeger came along so I just use it. I did end up flattening the rolled up lip on one long side so I don’t trip in it. I do like that design Timmy has, I can get a local machine shop to make it for less though. Definitely worth looking into.
 
I thought the pans were for inside the grill too.
On my last cook I didn’t have the grease bucket on for the first 1.5 hours. Made a mess. Oh well….live and learn
 
Seems like Shedd is the only brilliant one that thought about laying a large metal pan on the ground right in front of the cooker where I’d might stand to do my cooking. While aesthetically pleasing I’m not sure it’s my style. Hard pass here. Nope! 😂🤦🏼‍♂️
 
Seems like Shedd is the only brilliant one that thought about laying a large metal pan on the ground right in front of the cooker where I’d might stand to do my cooking. While aesthetically pleasing I’m not sure it’s my style. Hard pass here. Nope! 😂🤦🏼‍♂️
Oh I didn’t mean it that way, smart ass!!
Yep!!!
 
I’m not talking about a liner for inside the dang grill, do you think Advanced Auto Parts sells things for Traeger’s? These pans are heavy duty about 2’ x4’ to lay on a garage floor underneath a vehicle to keep oil and other fluids from damaging the concrete. I put one in front of my grill to catch the mess when I’m cooking ribs and such that’s prone to drip on the floor. I have an outdoor kitchen so I found out quickly how a few drips of sauce on the floor can get tracked into my house.
Takes one to know one Shedd. 😂😜

Maybe buy one of those fancy inspection mirrors they sell at advanced auto parts. Once you have it, look at yourself
In it. If you catch my drift. 🤦🏼‍♂️
 
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