I've been looking for a cheap way to melt my large bars of linotype lead down to fit my lee production pot. My wife said no way to the kitchen stove, sooo I started looking around for a sutable place out side. I spotted my propane BBQ grill that has a small cooking burner. I put my Lyman lead pot on the burner and in 10 min. I was able to melt 10 lbs. and pour it my lee mold. Problem solved.