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Cast Iron Grate - to buy or not to buy

edited 6:45AM in EggHead Forum
Is it worth the money to buy a cast iron grate? I'm considering it. Any other advantage besides killer grill marks?


  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,926
    Scooter McGoo,[p]Worth the investment.
    Never have to replace an enamel grill again. and it conducts heat in a very efficient manner.[p]Bite the bullet and buy it, you won't regret it.

  • I'd also consider a stainless grate from tjv. I love mine.
  • Sundown,
    I used mine for the first time last night. I cooked some awesome steaks. I would highly recommend it.

  • Scooter McGoo,[p]I use mine ALL the time. Works great when grilling shrimp for appetizers etc. Hamburgers , steaks ... really get a lot of use out of it. [p]
    [ul][li]Cast Iron Grate[/ul]
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    Scooter McGoo,[p]I wouldn't do without it. I use it for everything but chicken. It holds heat better, less stuff falls through, and the searing is great.[p]Worth the $$$ in my opinion.
  • Fidel,
    I'm about to get one and was just curious as to why you don't use it for chicken?

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    Crawdaddy,[p]The cast iron tends to hold a little too much heat. With whole or spatchcock birds I have no problem, but doing b/s breasts they tend to burn on the grid lines. I just use the OEM grid for chicken parts.
  • Thillin,[p]agreed, i just got min from Tom and used it twice so far, awsome, i hated to use it at first cause it looked so nice :-)

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