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Unread 06-02-2011, 12:58 AM   #8
JMSetzler
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Originally Posted by {Midnight ☼ Smoke} View Post
So, you got the Cast Iron grates for the Kettle. How do you like those? I would like a set.
I can't speak poorly about anything I actually own, you know ;)

The cast iron grates are very nice. I bought them because I simply love cast iron grates. They take more maintenance than the regular grates if you wanna get a long life of use. I'll be taking mine out of the kettle after each use, brushing them down and oiling them just as I would a cast iron pan. They make excellent sear marks on steaks and burgers (which is why I bought them).

What these grates are NOT good for:

I don't think these grates will lend themselves exceptionally well to indirect cooking unless its gonna be a cook that doesn't require additional charcoal. I bought a set of the weber charcoal baskets (left that off my first list along with the Smokey Joe and Weber Chimney starter) and they are a LOT easier to use with the hinged grate that comes with the One-Touch. It's a little more difficult to lift these grates out of the way for charcoal maintenance so I'll be using both grates depending on what I'm gonna cook on the kettle.

I'm also gonna buy the cast iron grate for the Smokey Joe, because I'll always be doing direct heat cooking on that grill.
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