Here are several tips using these pans: Might help to spray the pan with non-stick spray oil, depending on what you're cooking. Here's a big tip: The Grill Topper will help to cut down on flair up. Flames from the fire have a hard time reaching through the holes in the pan, so the pan protects the food from direct contact with excessive flames. Using mesquite? This pan can dramatically reduce the consumption of the mesquite wood by the flames, which cuts costs because you can use less mesquite.