Originally Posted by WATERRAT
There is already the best pan out there! Go to strongbox fire pans and see.
They are 3" x 16" x 24", all stainless steel and light weight. They too are engineered un like other pans. Sure they are spendy but what good isn't. 5 year warranty, and offer other features nobody has. They are at Cascade outfitters, 4 corners, www.visionmetalworksllc.com
That looks like a good pan. I'd probably get that over any on the market. You seem to be invested in the product so can you answer these questions?
Do you know what gauge and grade the stainless steel is?
How is everything held together, welding?
What are it's packed dimensions? Looks to be about 3x16x24.
What is the burning temperature of powder coating?
Is the powder coating smooth or rough? If its rough it might be tough to clean food drippings off. The food drippings can cause hot spots that cause warping. How to clean it effectively to prevent this is one issue we are dealing with.
How much weight will the pan support?
How much weight can the base and cooking racks support? I see a baking pan in one photograph but can they support a dutch oven an coffee pot respectively?
Thanks for all everyone's help. I think we'll stick with our planned sizes. The 12.5x18 is kind of useless but it won't add any manufacturing processes or cost. We also might add a 18x36 but that one might get heavy.