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Great Grates

Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 567
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum

I was wondering if anyone had actually compared/tested all the different grate options.  For searing and making grill marks, which of these would you recommend:
1. Grill Grates

2. Cast Iron

3. Standard grate (closer to coals)
4. Other

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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I for sure haven't tried all the options Z, but I am a Grill Grates devotee.  Even gave them to the two sons that do a lot of grilliing.

    I just set them right on top of my grid either regular height (on fire ring) or raised.  They block most of any direct flame and the grease drops down into the tracks and sizzles sending more flavor back to the meat.

    I put the Grill Grates on the lower ring of the PSW003 and did a hot sear on steaks that was really good.
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  • OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118

    I got some Grill Greats recently and they're awesome.  Super easy to clean too, when I'm done I just flip them over with wielding gloves.

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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118

    I got some Grill Greats recently and they're awesome.  Super easy to clean too, when I'm done I just flip them over with wielding gloves.

    I started a thread on here a couple of weeks ago, asking if anyone used Grill Grates and there was not much response, but those who did respond all loved them.

    I've used them for every direct cook since I got them.


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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 567

    Ok, thanks for the info.  Has anyone tried out Mangrates?  They are on sale via Google today and look similar to Grill Grates except made from cast iron, not as shiny, slightly different marks.

    https://www.google.com/offers/home?utm_source=google-offers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-offer&ss=0#!details/c652fabcb4d6c381/ABPX8NXD1NW4O3O2;r=IWRldGFpbHMvYzY1MmZhYmNiNGQ2YzM4MS9aTlIxS0FZVU5SMU1XQk1T

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  • abacobradabacobrad Posts: 12
    An Egger buddy just called and alerted me to this thread.  This link is to a nice comparision of Cast Iron vs. GG.  Aluminum is so much more conductive it radiates heat completely differently and more thoroughly- true infrared radiant heat right at the grill surface.  GrillGrate has a Father's Day Sale running through June 10th save 10% off. 

    Brad
    Disclosure- Brad from GrillGrate here!  GrillGrate, Eat Well!
    Brad B. BGEL, Weber Kettle, Refurbished old Charbroil commercial
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I have both cast iron grill grates and a set of GrillGrates, both are excellent.

    Solely based on the criteria of getting grill marks, I'd have to give GrillGrates the nod.  (Granted "you can't taste grill marks" but you do eat with your eyes first.)

    For searing, I don't like to use the GrillGrates on the spider rig so close to the coals, I prefer cast iron for that.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 567
    Ok, so maybe for now I will get the GrillGrates.  Later, I will get a spider, small flat CI griddle, and a wok that actually fits ont he egg (indoor one working fine for now)
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 435

    Ok, thanks for the info.  Has anyone tried out Mangrates?  They are on sale via Google today and look similar to Grill Grates except made from cast iron, not as shiny, slightly different marks.

    https://www.google.com/offers/home?utm_source=google-offers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-offer&ss=0#!details/c652fabcb4d6c381/ABPX8NXD1NW4O3O2;r=IWRldGFpbHMvYzY1MmZhYmNiNGQ2YzM4MS9aTlIxS0FZVU5SMU1XQk1T

    Guess nobody has tried the mangrates. Their site is quite impressive, wonder why nobody has tried them.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I've got the Woo3 and I use the GG on the lower ring to sear.  They work great and it is a couple of inches lower than the regular sear level of the BGE.
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,351
    If I didn't already have a cast iron grid to use with my spider, I'd consider trying the mangrates.  Looks like you need 2 or 3 of them as they are very narrow and I like having lots of space to move around with.  A big T-bone would overhang one of the grates.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 567
    Dugan, I am also thinking GG would provide flare protection to the higher levels.  Is this true?  Thanks.
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