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Here is a Stainless Steel Grate Holder that is made here in the USA! I recently purchased one of them and after seeing the quality and craftsmanship, I wanted to pass on this information to all of you with permission from its maker, William. The one I currently have is the 1/4" stainless steel version. These holders are made from 304 Stainless Steel. It works great for my 2 tier rack setup from Ceramic Grill Works. Those of you that have that setup know how heavy the bottom rack is, especially the 24" grate for the BGE! I estimate the 24" grate from CGS weighs about 11lbs. I cooked a 8lb Butt on it the other night and use my Grate Holder with out any issues. It lifted out of the egg easily!
There are 3 different version of the Grate Holder:
One is made from 3/16" stainless steel. $20.00
One is made from 1/4" stainless steel. $25.00
One is made from 1/4" stainless steel, but it is shaped differently (looks like a duck head) as you will see in the picture and has a "heel" at one end for the bigger and heavier lifts. $30.00
All these prices INCLUDE S/H to you! I will NOT handle any $$ from this. You will be in contact with the maker of the grate lifter.
Here is a video showing you how well this grate lifter works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0uDH5nt3Q&feature=youtu.be
In one of the pictures below you will see he 1/4" thick tool next to the 3/16" thick tool. It is only 1/16" thicker, but it is much stronger and can lift larger grates that may or may not have food on them
Here are some pictures:
Email the maker for questions or orders... firstname.lastname@example.org