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New cooking grate

BdcoaibgeBdcoaibge Posts: 0
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I need a new cooking great for my large big green egg
Do I go porcelain, stainless steel, or cast iron and why?
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 564
    Depends on what you do most.  If only low and slow, does not really matter.

    I would consider GrillGrates (anodized aluminum) on Groupon or  modular cast iron.  Others should weigh in.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    OK, here's my .02:
    IMHO, don't do 
    porcelain, my gasser has it, and it's nice and non-stick when new, but more delicate, and can chip.
    If you like sear marks, and don't mind weight, and some light maintenance look into Cast Iron.
    If you want pure ease of use go Stainless.

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • TripleDTripleD Posts: 14
    Received a set of grill grates for Father's day. Have only used once for burgers but they worked  great. Good grill marks and sear. More testing to follow.
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Received a set of grill grates for Father's day. Have only used once for burgers but they worked  great. Good grill marks and sear. More testing to follow.
    I'm a huge fan of Grill Grates.  They are the best thing to use in my opinion. I got onto them from Meathead at Amazing Ribs.  He gave them his highest endorsement, and so do I.
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  • frankie482frankie482 Posts: 254
    I just ordered new stainless grates for my XL and was by two dealers they couldnt order the porcelain anymore.
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,347
    I bought a set of the cast iron ones for my XL- have only used a few times with burgers and steaks but does an excellent job of searing.
    Greensboro, NC
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,340
    I'd skip the porcelain and go stainless or CI.  I used CI full time on my gasser and I have CI for use with my spider (18").  Main draw back about CI for the XL's main grate is going to be weight if you use a grid lifter.   I found that CI on my gasser required minimal maintenance when used regularly.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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