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8 Even with new pans—but especially with used ones—take a moment to inspect the pan rails to make sure they aren’t bent or warped. Use light taps with a hammer to straighten if necessary. Also, remove the windage tray to make sure the innards are clean and no debris is left behind. Finally, inspect any trap doors if the pan is segmented to make sure they swing freely and aren’t sticking either open or shut.