Drip trays can be used in cooking, automotive maintenance and repair and even in home breweries and bars. For example, small drip trays can be used to collect the juices from grilling meat so that they can later be used in a stock or sauce.
Drip trays filled with water can help absorb heat and keep grill temperature level. Larger drip trays can be used to catch oil and other fluids when performing auto care to avoid staining a driveway or garage floor. Drip trays are also a common fixture in bars and are used to catch the overflow from kegs and taps.