I came home from work today, opened the garage door and there was a new BGE table for my large BGE. My wife had bought it for my birthday. Then I went inside the house and found that she had also gotten me a new cast iron cooking grate. Turned out to be a very nice birthday.[p]Does anyone know if these tables need to be treated with anything prior to use. The guy at Ace told her it was made of cypress wood. I'd like to keep it in good shape as long as I can.[p]Then with the cast iron grate. It sounds like I can cook on either side. I read in the archives that the flat side is better for burgers and the angled side is better for steaks? Does this sound correct? As far as seasoning the cast iron goes, I read where some say it's necessary and others say that because of the higher temps for steaks it's not really necessary. What do you guys think?[p]Any help or opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!