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BBQ Burner Box/Grease Tray Replacement?

When I first got my place, I had a hand me down BBQ given to me.

I was able to keep it running pretty good, and it still cooks just fine. But my issue is that the bbq burner box/grease tray has developed a "hole"

Its a Black and Decker BBQ, and believe it or not the base tray is NOT metal, and some other cardboardy feeling material? I dont even know what its made of, but basically its not metal like shown below
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The entire bbq works just fine, but its just this bottom part seems to now have a hole. So far I been using aluminum foil to just sort of cover the hole for the season, then when winter hits I just clean it all out.

Does anyone know what this base tray or whatever is called? And can it even be replaced?

Since it works just fine, I feel bad just throwing it out and having it end up in a land fill.

If it cant be replaced, I may just have to chuck it to the curb.
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^ how did you manage to get a hole in that?

In Webers that tray slides out - have you tried that?
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I have purchases replacement parts from grillspot.ca for my 18 yr old Weber.

Not sure if they have any replacement parts for your black and decker.
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a lot of BBQ parts are interchangable, or a similar one but slightly different one from another brand may very well fit. you should take it out, and clean off the grease, then bring it into a BBQ shop and find a compariable one, make sure the hole in the bottom is as close to your old hole as close as possible. the new ones now are a thin metal or alloy type of material but def not carboard
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If you want to do it cheap..suggest instead of the regular household aluminum foil, get yourself a foil oven liner or even big foil sheet pan of some sort. Oven liner or sheet pans are thick aluminum and should last a lot longer than the stuff coming off a roll. Cover almost the entire grease tray with it and cut the hole.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/hand ... 0622p.html

You don't have a pic of the actual thing you want replaced? What are the dimensions of the part - even though it's a Black and Decker, it can have different names. That pic looks similar to my Vermont Castings drip tray.

Eg. maybe this $30 for a Cuisinart grease tray fits the bill [11 1/2" x 17"]

https://www.grillspot.ca/cuiainart-oem- ... 8NEALw_wcB

$30 Coleman grease tray
https://www.grillspot.ca/coleman-oem-qu ... UDEALw_wcB
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Might be better to put up an actual picture of the drip pan from top and bottom to give a better idea of how tray fits.
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gr8dlr wrote: You don't have a pic of the actual thing you want replaced?
lamin wrote: Might be better to put up an actual picture of the drip pan from top and bottom to give a better idea of how tray fits.
Yes, provide a photo of the actual tray.

I can imagine something I've seen in other applications which is a "cardboardy feeling material".
It is heat resistant, smooth, and resembles a resin impregnated paper.
It may be a phenolic.
I believe I've seen it in toasters, for example.

I'd look at something like a piece of aluminum flashing (from Home Depot, etc.)
I'd pop rivet (or machine screw) it to the tray as a patch.

Without actual photos, I'm just speculating it would work in your situation.

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