I am in the process of converting my ECB charcoal to electric. I bought a 1000 watt burner from walgreens for $10. I remove the element, bought some Hi temp wire and wired the base of the hot plate on the outside to control the thermostat. I just fired it up in the basement to see how hot I could get it. I was only able to get to 210 degrees. Also there was no water in the pan. I would like to be able to hit 300 degrees. Should I add some lava rocks or just put in another burner. There is plenty of room for two burners. What do you guys think.