I want to pan-fry a burger tonight, but I don't want the smoke or smell in the house (we don't have a range hood, just an anemic exhaust fan that dates from the Truman administration). I considered grilling, but I don't want the trouble of cleaning up the grill.
So, in true mashup form, I figured I could combine the two and heat the cast iron skillet outside on top of my chimney starter.
Is this okay? I've seen people sear tuna above a chimney starter, but I haven't heard of using it like a campfire.
Cooking-wise, I don't care too much about having the heat concentrated in the middle of the pan - I'm more concerned about unwittingly damaging the seasoning on the pan or something.