Fellow Cheapskates. Brand new to the forum and smoking da meats. Been drooling over Myron and Tuffy`s food for quite awhile so finally made the plunge. I`ve had the EECB-Electric El Cheep-O Brinkmann for just a little while now, with around 7 smoking's under my belt. Been sticking to chicken thighs and pork chops, because they are cheep and on sale most of the time. Kind of mixed results, since I`m trying different rubs, marinades, and woods. I do have ONE question though. I found an aluminum, no stick coated WOK for cheep and cut the handles off of it to use as a wood holder. It`s a really good fit, with like a 1/2" less diameter than the smoke chamber(?) and 2" under the water pan. It holds a goodly amount of wood chunks and being 1/16" thick it holds the heat very well. NOW THE QUESTION, Will this thing do any harm sitting on the heating element?