If you have had your barbeque for a while, you have probably noticed that the grease and fat from the meat you cook can make a mess on the different grill parts. Over time, the grates that you use to cook the meat can become encased with debris from cooking, even if you habitually clean and oil the grates. In these cases, you can get more flavor and enjoyment out of your barbecuing experience by using new cooking grates. After a while, grates often become rusty and deteriorate. Rust makes food stick more to the grates, adds bad dirt and metal flavors to your food and, in extreme cases, can be a health hazard if you accidently ingest larger shards of rust. You can avoid these annoyances by buying new grates that fit your grill and cooking habits well.
Types of Grill Grates
Stainless Steel, cast iron and porcelain are all used to make cooking grates. Grates can also leave great grill marks on meats when you let them get hot enough to sear the meat.
Measuring your Cooking Grates
Your cooking grids are measured in depth (front to back). The Depth is an important dimension because you want your grid to fit on the shelves other wise the grate will fall through. The width, measured left to right, can be off if necessary. Choose the appropraite depth range for your cooking surface.