I thought this should be interesting. Our gas bottle ran out of gas back home in Barbados so we got a little fire going in the backyard. My grandma had the pots and pans occupied so I cooked the chicken on a sheet of galvanized pailing! Arrgh! I can't describe it so Ill show you. Its the steel sheets used to make the roof or fence of chattel houses. Ive also used a baking sheet to make pancakes and a heavy duty pie pan to make scrambled eggs. So what were you desparate enough to cook on?