Silly Little Grease Buckets - Mod

Steevo

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Note: This thread applies to ALL TRAEGERS and MANY others!

Why do so many of the pellet grills have the silly little grease buckets that hang precariously from the "grease drain" of the grill?
Where I live, a windy day could send that little tin bucket skittering across the patio, trailing grease stains in its wake.

So, today I modified the grease bucket on my Ironwood, to make it a little more solidly attached.

I took a small mounting magnet that came from the local surplus store:

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And bolted it to the edge of the grease bucket:
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And hung the bucket from the grease spout:
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making the grease bucket stay firmly attached to the grill leg panel, which keeps it from blowing off, or falling off when installing or removing the grill cover.


Problem solved!
 
Very cool! I like it.

Here's another idea. I happen to love olives and the Kirkland Spanish Queen olive jar makes a great grease collector. I save the lid and when it is full, swap it out for another empty jar. The full jar goes in the fridge to solidify and then in the trash on pickup day.

Easy peasy! Thanks for the magnet idea!
 

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Very cool! I like it.

Here's another idea. I happen to love olives and the Kirkland Spanish Queen olive jar makes a great grease collector. I save the lid and when it is full, swap it out for another empty jar. The full jar goes in the fridge to solidify and then in the trash on pickup day.

Easy peasy! Thanks for the magnet idea!

Yup I use pickle jars in my pail and it's nice to be able to screw the lid on as it helps to keep animals away and easy clean up
 
I just use safety wire to secure the grease bucket to the grill.
 
Great idea and awesome mod!
 
Yup I use pickle jars in my pail and it's nice to be able to screw the lid on as it helps to keep animals away and easy clean up
I use the pickle jars also.
 
Sounds like a great idea, I need to look into this, have knocked my bucket off a couple times now putting the cover on. usually pull it off and put it on the bottom shelf but sometimes I forget!
 
Note: This thread applies to ALL TRAEGERS and MANY others!

Why do so many of the pellet grills have the silly little grease buckets that hang precariously from the "grease drain" of the grill?
Where I live, a windy day could send that little tin bucket skittering across the patio, trailing grease stains in its wake.

So, today I modified the grease bucket on my Ironwood, to make it a little more solidly attached.

I took a small mounting magnet that came from the local surplus store:

View attachment 325
And bolted it to the edge of the grease bucket:
View attachment 327
And hung the bucket from the grease spout:
View attachment 328
making the grease bucket stay firmly attached to the grill leg panel, which keeps it from blowing off, or falling off when installing or removing the grill cover.


Problem solved!
Nice! I like this,,, the first time I tried to put the new cover on, the can spilled all the oil from the first cook. It was a bloody mess
 

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