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Cast Iron Grate

GeneGene Posts: 99
edited 11:39PM in EggHead Forum
I was at the Big Green Egg Store in Atlanta today and they have Cast Iron Grates. I bought one for my 18 in. Egg for $39.00. Anyone have one? It says to season it before use. Gene


  • Gene,
    I bought one for my egg last year. I love this accessory. I wish it had come as standard equipment. Mine did not come with any instructions to season it before use, and frankly I am at a loss to understand why you would want to season it.
    I don't know about you, but I am not concerned if my lump sticks to my grate :-) (BTW it doesn't)

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    Gene,[p]I just picked on up from my dealer but haven't used it yey. I will be seasoning it in my BGE. The dealer has benn using his and likes it a lot, we'll see. [p]Chuck

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    basselope,[p]I think Gene is talking about a cast iron cooking grid. I just pick one up but haven't tried it yet. [p]Chuck

  • Gene, Seasoning probably has more to do with preventing rust than anything else. I've owned and used a cast iron frying pan for 15 years. It came with seasoning instructions that required me to coat it with peanut oil and bake it in the oven a 400 degrees or so for 30 or 40 minutes as I recall. This baked on the peanut oil. Since then I wash with mild detergents or, if possible, water only. If I get it too clean, I reoil it and put it away shiny. If you don't oil the iron, it will rust in the drawr.

  • GeneGene Posts: 99
    Chuck ,yes it takes place of the porcelain one that comes with the Egg new.

  • D'oh!
  • Gene,
    I recently purchased a cast iron cooking grid from BGE. I have used it on steaks and chops. Gives big grill marks.
    After using mine a couple of times I notices it had cracked in three different places. I am going to contact Bge to see if it warrenty. I think they will last muck long than the regular grid.

  • Buckiquer,[p]You just bought it (cast iron)and it already has cracks but you think it will last longer than the original? I don't understand. I still have the original after three years. Did something happen to your original grid to make you feel that way? Seems that a brand new grid should not crack. Mac
  • Mac in NC ,
    It was made by a man not god. I'm sure they will replace it[p]

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