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#4716326 - 04/04/18 03:14 PM Anyone use GrillGrates?
LeakySeals Offline


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#4716345 - 04/04/18 03:43 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
SirTanon Offline


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I have not.. heck, never even knew about them until now. Might have to give them a look.
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#4716352 - 04/04/18 03:51 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Nope

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#4716354 - 04/04/18 03:55 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Those cost more than I paid for my grill(on winter clearance)

I paid 110$ for a stok quattro.. would cost me 170+ for those grates.
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#4716376 - 04/04/18 04:32 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Registered: 08/15/08
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Loc: USA
I like flare ups. Makes everything taste flame kissed and makes the fat on steak taste wonderful.

This product seems like it turns your BBQ into an oven. I don't need multiple sources of clean dry heat.

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#4716377 - 04/04/18 04:34 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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I get that they are anodized but they is going to get damaged for sure if you use metal utensils, which you almost have to on a BBQ. I would not use them because they are made of aluminum.
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#4716426 - 04/04/18 05:29 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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I had something similar on a grill from MHP, they are called SearMagic and are excellent. Unfortunately I couldn't take the grill when I sold my home https://www.grillparts.com/MHP/jnr.asp?s...AiABEgIZEfD_BwE IIRC they give you wooden tools to clean the grates.
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#4716456 - 04/04/18 06:10 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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I use the copper mats instead. Made by the same people who make the copper skillet. Works great, easy to clean. Wife throws them in the dishwasher.
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#4716498 - 04/04/18 06:53 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Those GrillGrates look like they could turn the cheapest gas grille into a real grate grille. I will remember these. I like to spell grille with an e.
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#4716644 - 04/04/18 09:39 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Im confident they are good. I typically trust amazingribs.com for advice. However, i do feel they are heavily overpriced. I have an old BBQ and I just picked up some cheap grates from walmart for 5$ each that you just put on top of the cast iron grates, they dont replace the grates.
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#4717038 - 04/05/18 09:38 AM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Registered: 05/27/08
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Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
I'm fed up with cast iron grill grates. I would like to replace them with "GrillGrates". Anyone using them? Is cooking on aluminum ok? (I think its anodized)



There is such a thing as anodized aluminum cookware that some people buy.

What's wrong with cast iron? Don't like the maintenance?
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#4717068 - 04/05/18 10:14 AM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: UG_Passat]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
Originally Posted By: UG_Passat
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
I'm fed up with cast iron grill grates. I would like to replace them with "GrillGrates". Anyone using them? Is cooking on aluminum ok? (I think its anodized)



There is such a thing as anodized aluminum cookware that some people buy.

What's wrong with cast iron? Don't like the maintenance?

The maintenance was bad, the rust was worse. Brand new Sams Club $400 grill. I followed the seasoning instructions. Constantly spraying them, keeping them lubed up. But in the spring when I took the cover off they were rotted like a 54 chevy.
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#4717078 - 04/05/18 10:18 AM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: Reddy45]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I like flare ups. Makes everything taste flame kissed and makes the fat on steak taste wonderful.

This product seems like it turns your BBQ into an oven. I don't need multiple sources of clean dry heat.

Flare ups are a big problem because of where the grill resides. So windy on my deck sometimes the burners blow out. So I was thinking these would help.
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#4717080 - 04/05/18 10:21 AM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: maxdustington]
LeakySeals Offline


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Loc: Hudson, NH
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
I get that they are anodized but they is going to get damaged for sure if you use metal utensils, which you almost have to on a BBQ. I would not use them because they are made of aluminum.


That was my concern as well. I heard somewhere aluminum was bad to cook on. But then I see expensive aluminum sets with famous names on them. Assume they would not want their name on a potentially dangerous cookware.

Rachael Ray Aluminum cookware set.
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#4717229 - 04/05/18 01:09 PM Re: Anyone use GrillGrates? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Given your rust problem during the Winter, perhaps storing just the grates in the garage would prevent rust? Covering metal with a non-breathable cover traps condensation and invites problems.
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