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Use cast iron grate 100%?

andursun0013andursun0013 Posts: 21
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
Does anybody use their cast iron grate for 100%the of theit cooks? I switch mine in and out depending on what I am cooking right now.

I'm thinking about using the porcelain grate to make a 2 tier rack but would deem the CI graye for everyday use.


  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 795
    Hung my porcelain grate in the garage the day I got the CIG's and haven't looked back -- that was 2+ years ago.

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    I only use mine if I want grill marks and a nice sear. I have a small that I use in my spider on my large and a large that I use on my spider on my XL. Other than that  I use the procelain.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • Always use my CI grate, I may change to using a SS grate doe Pizzas
  • I use my CI grate all the time ... that way I can keep it oiled, and non-rusty.  Not much sticks to it as long as I use some PAM liberally on it.  I do have my porcelain, but I have found these develop rust spots over time*, so I might just as well stay with my CI.   

    *that's my experience with regular gas bbq's - not BGE - on gas bbq's I prefer 3/8" ss rod grills - never rust
    Jim Camelford My BGE is in Florida ... my other stuff is in Canada I love BBQ and learning about it And, oh yeah, I also do photography
  • I've been thinking of doing this as well. Are there any cons to using CI all the time?
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,768
    I only have a CI grate for my small but keep it in there all the time. I use the sharp edge on steaks and the flat edge on most other cooks.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,664
    I've been thinking of doing this as well. Are there any cons to using CI all the time?

    I find it is heavy and the SS works fine. Have two that I do not use. For some reason I would have to to move it and move something all at the same time. The SS just works better for me.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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