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Grill Grates

Shpping for Christmas gift for Son-in-law -
What is you thinking/opooinion/review of GrillGrates

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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 3,283
    As replacement grill grates I think they suck. They scorch grill marks into your food while leaving pale under-developed areas between the ridges.  Stock stainless grates are 1000% better. 

    As a heat deflector for the egg I think they're wonderful. 

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1230153/lightweight-alternatives-to-stone-heat-deflectors#latest
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,610
    Some people love the sharpie looking grill marks, but I agree with @SonVolt I do not like the way grill grates leaves the bulk of my meal totally pale and steamed.
    XL, Small, Mini & Mini Max Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria, Alto Shaam 1200s, Gozney Dome, Gateway 55g Drum
  • CorvCorv Posts: 174
    When I got it for my Medium, the edges were so sharp that cleaning it was a hazard. I got rid of that thing ASAP. My opinion was that I didn't need the hazard.
    Somewhere on the Colorado Front Range
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,903
    edited November 17
    I use mine as a griddle 90% of the time. Rarely use the slotted side 
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • I bought a set for the small Egg.  I used them twice.  Not my thing.  I didn’t like the way they cooked or dealing with cleaning them.  
    XL BGE, Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
    Memphis  
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,747
    They are another grilling tool. If you cook with them at to high of a temperature they will put char lines on your food and leave the part in between looking pale. I have only used them on my XL and like them. Great for wings and I like them for slower grilling burgers. They are used by most of the completion steak cooks with great success. I think the biggest mistake is cooking with them at to high of a temp. They are different than cooking with stock grates so there is a learning curve if you really want to do it right. It’s a pretty hard split for like and don’t like on this forum.
    For cleaning, they come apart in sections so easy to soak if you want to throughly clean them. I normally just leave them on the grill when I shut it down to burn off most of the drippings and the rest flakes off during start up for my next cook.
    Search YouTube for some cooking videos or links on their site.
    Watch a few videos done by people who know how to use them and decide from what you see.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • If you are in SCA comps, EVERYONE uses them.  I use them for all my steak cooks with great results.  Facebook has a good Grill Grates group if you want to see some awesome cook pics.
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,879
    Wish they weren’t so DAMN EXPENSIVE. I have them for my rigs. My best friend has an Alfresco grill that flares uncontrollably. The grill grates for him are over $400. Crazy…
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,747
    Wish they weren’t so DAMN EXPENSIVE. I have them for my rigs. My best friend has an Alfresco grill that flares uncontrollably. The grill grates for him are over $400. Crazy…
    Ouch
    Been lucky to catch their yearly clearance sales.
    They also make a thicker commercial series but the price is even higher.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 3,283
    Wish they weren’t so DAMN EXPENSIVE. I have them for my rigs. My best friend has an Alfresco grill that flares uncontrollably. The grill grates for him are over $400. Crazy…

    I've got an Aflresco grill also. For fatty steaks like Ribeye you gotta keep the steak moving or you will get flareups. If I need to sear on a gasser I'll set a baking steel on top of the grates. No flareups, better sear.  
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • Wish they weren’t so DAMN EXPENSIVE. I have them for my rigs. My best friend has an Alfresco grill that flares uncontrollably. The grill grates for him are over $400. Crazy…
    They are doing a Black Friday sale at 25% off right now.  I bought a set of 3-15” panels w/spatula tool at my local dealer for $50.  Much less than on line prices.  The custom sets are overpriced.
  • AprèsSkiAprèsSki Posts: 112
    I use them on my gasser, great for burgers. Haven't seen a need on my eggs.
    Firing up my XL Big Green Egg, KJ Jr. or Weber gasser in Salt Lake City
  • I only cook fish on the grill side as the spatula makes a really nice way to work with fish without having scrape it off a grate. I do use the griddle side for smash burgers. I’ve never tried steak or chicken on them and never will. Not the way I like to grill that kind of stuff. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,509
    I love mine.  Those that get "Sharpie" lines, and pale meat are not doing it right.  Mine don't do that.



    That steak isn't "pale" in between the grill marks.  But, whatever.

    Here's a lot of other cooks I have done with them.  I am not a pro-photog, and this was all very good food!











    And, of course, if you flip them over, you can make great smash burgers, etc.


    You still gotta regulate your egg.  If you want something (or someone) else to get your steak to the correct temperature, go to a restaurant.

    They work as advertised in my opinion.

    Your son-in-law will LOVE them!  Buy them!  If he makes a steak with sharpie lines and pale in the middle, tell him he isn't good enough for your daughter!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,572
    My Grill Grates have taken up residence in my gas grill. I use them on the griddle side. I use them for burgers. I preheat the grill on high for 30 minutes before making the burgers. The Grill Grates do a good job on the burgers creating a nice even crust. After I finish the burgers return the heat to high and close the lid to burn off the grates. I try to burn them off for 30 minutes on high- but I have on occasion forgot to turn the grill off and found it still on the next day. In this case everything is extremely clean. 
    Birmingham, AL
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