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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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I bought a 2002 WSM (18.5) off CL for a C-note and it needs new cooking grates before my spousal unit is gonna eat anything cooked on it. Is there such a thing as an upgrade (cast iron?) grate for these things or is it just better to go to HD and buy the standard issue Webers?
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I would get the OEM parts since you won't be searing.
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I've never seen cast iron grates for the WSM and to be honest, I don't know why they would help anything.

When the grates just don't clean up anymore, I just buy new ones at HD.

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Thanks. I knew some of you guys would have the answer.
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I don't know if you'll find both grates at HD as they are different sizes.

The top cooking grate is Weber part # 70601 (17.5"), and the lower is 70701 (17").
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You can call Weber for replacement parts:
1-800-446-1071

Their customer service is among the best I've ever experienced with any company.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rksylves View Post
I've never seen cast iron grates for the WSM
here is one:



http://www.charbroil.com/cast-iron-k...ill-grate.html
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Standard issue. Academy should have them.
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The old grates usually clean up rather easily. A little oven cleaner on them then into a garbage bag for a day or so. A little rinse, a little scrub, a good slather of veggie oil, and a little time on the heat and they should be good to go. If the missus insists on new grates, keep the old ones as spares or for making double racks.
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Cast iron grates don't make sense for a Low & Slow cooker like the WSM, but if you can find Stainless grates you are set for life
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I would go with the regular grates for sure. Cast iron would be nice if you were searing food, however....the WSM is all about the low and slow! Enjoy!
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