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Mangrate vs Lodge Cast Iron Griddle

Any opinions on whether the Mangrate is worth the cost? I have a Lodge cast iron reversible griddle that I use for steaks or small stuff or use the smooth side for pancakes and such. I heard about the Mangrate but it looks similar except for the holes in it. If there's something to be gained by the holes I can always drill some in the griddle. Heck, I could get another griddle and still not spend the $$ for a Mangrate.
Thanks.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    You are new here. Welcome to the forum and KEEP your Lodge.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,952
    edited May 2013
    Mangrates are the Chuck Norris of BGE accessories. The Mangrates will decide and inform you when you need one.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Here we go again.   ~X(
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 547
    Keep you griddle and welcome to the cult.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
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  • Haws72688Haws72688 Posts: 40
    Were Mangrates the first group buy?
    Grand Rapids, MI
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,236
    Damn... Is boomer back? Just kidding john... Search mangrate review. Long story. I do have a set I'll give you... A "little rusty".
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,905
    edited May 2013
    Haws72688 said:
    Were Mangrates the first group buy?
    Mangrates invented the group buy.
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    JohnH12 please just close your eyes and cut off your computer. They are not directing/laughing at you. It all has to do with Mangrates and how well they are thought of. After this post dies ( it will ) please give us another chance, we are worth it.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,713
    I have a set. Only pee'd on them once. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    I have a set. Only pee'd on them once. 

    John meet Travis, he marks everything :ar!
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,386
     
    I have a set. Only pee'd on them once. 

    Was this before or after the raw beef?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    Here we go again.   ~X(
    AAARRRRGGGHHHH!
    [-O<

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    henapple said:
    Damn... Is boomer back? Just kidding john... Search mangrate review. Long story. I do have a set I'll give you... A "little rusty".
    Now John, henapple did not pee on his (jury still out to see if Travis got to them).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Chuck Norris is afraid of Mangrates.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,593
    I have a similar griddle and I like it.  I use it for a reverse sear for steaks, described here:


    To be fair- I think the mangrates wold have an advantage in that they would let the grease drip through and act more like a traditional grid; but for the price of mangrates I would just consider the BGE cast iron grid and get full coverage. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,218
    God created Mangrates on the 8th day. Mangrates was Noah's Ark, made from unicorn horns.

    Most of us are not worthy.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,236
    John, seriously (and I don't go there often)... It's a running joke about someone who got on the forum trying to sell something. Hope we didn't run you off. Honest question. Stay away from the mangrate.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519

     

    :)=)) >:)

    I love it. Needed a smile after reading the WGWW thread.

     

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,431
    The useful part has been said, i.e. keep the Lodge. Now get the popcorn, pull up a chair and be entertained. Mangrates bring out the best in this forum. Its damn near Pavlovian :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 625
    edited May 2013
    I heard that if you have a mangrate Wicked Good will send you free lump and Lee Ann will send you a nice note to thank you for using their product.
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  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    I heard that if you have a mangrate Wicked Good will send you free lump and Lee Ann will send you a nice note to thank you for using their product.

    :))
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  • One of them is an overpriced rusty piece of crap and the other is a lodge cast iron. Review over.

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  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    Mangrates the Magician, turning chuck steak into Kobe steak 2 inches thick.
    XLBGE & LBGE
    North Richland Hills, TX
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    EggRacer said:
    Mangrates the Magician, turning chuck steak into Kobe steak 2 inches thick.

    One steak at a time.

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • JohnH12JohnH12 Posts: 38
    Wow! Talk a bout kicking a hornet's nest! I guess I should have tried a search before I asked.
    Lots of other great info here though. I've read the board for about a year but only recently joined. I don't post much but prefer to defer any comments to the experts.
    BTW: I'm pretty sure I'm beyond any thin skin. After 30 years in the Navy I've probably seen and heard most every form of sarcasm known to man and beast.
    Y'all keep cookin' and I'll keep on readin'.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519

    @John, these comments were not directed to you at all. Please do not be offended. We here are paper tigers. We snarl and growl in bitts and bytes only. :D

    Mangrates has a history here, and has been the object of countless hours and days of fun. You just invoked the response again.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674
    =))

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,236
    JohnH12 said:

    Wow! Talk a bout kicking a hornet's nest! I guess I should have tried a search before I asked.
    Lots of other great info here though. I've read the board for about a year but only recently joined. I don't post much but prefer to defer any comments to the experts.
    BTW: I'm pretty sure I'm beyond any thin skin. After 30 years in the Navy I've probably seen and heard most every form of sarcasm known to man and beast.
    Y'all keep cookin' and I'll keep on readin'.

    Stay in here and post some cooks... The more the merrier
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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