http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Big+green+egg+cast+iron+grate&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=843&wrapid=tlif133106423973610&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14482567682997673103&sa=X&ei=vG1WT5fELIn00gGwrvm8Cg&ved=0CFcQ8wIwAQ#, "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!". I joined Sam's Club some years ago because a coworker told me they had great meat. Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. Other then that I only use it if it is already in the egg and the other grates are not nearby. LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015), LBGE garden pot (2018). If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! The key is to make sure it's pre-heated really well, that way your meat and fish, while sticking initially, will release with beautiful grill marks. I really like the "flat side" of the CI grate for fish, shrimp, and other delicate cooks. I got one, used it once, and it's sitting in the cabinet. Cast iron has better heat retaining properties than stainless steel. I love them, but do not necessarily think they are a necessity. I have used them for steak, seafood, chicken, all with excellent results. If the two cracked ones ever become unusable, I still have the bagged grid. L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. They are grooved and have raised panels that are designed to raise the surface temp of your grill for better searing. I bought a smaller BGE cast iron for down low on the woo, like it so far. This item is a replacement cooking surface for your Big Green Egg. Another broke off the warranty replacement. My question to the form to bring the thread back on track is: 1. The seasoning of the cast iron will help to limit the ability of food to stick to the surface and is more likely to release on a well seasoned grill. I use the cast iron for steaks and it works well when we cook mahi mahi which we do a lot of. Subsequent roast was done on my standard CI at gasket level. After warming up, they’ll hold that heat, allowing you to sear delicious steaks and meats. Um never. Cast iron grill grates . But it is a toy and buy all of them once or twice or ........ Salado TX & 30A FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing. Thanks! They are enamel coated cast iron grill grates and un-coated cast iron grill grates. Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! While minimal some people are able to taste the iron and either like or hate it. (Please provide a link and/or picture). Just another weapon in the arsenal. There is nothing harmful about it, but it is a fact of cooking on cast iron. Mine also is sitting in the cabinet. Salado TX & 30A FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). I use the ceramic PS for everything else. I use the cast Iron because I have them and love the crust the cast leaves on the food. Works great! I spent my entire grilling life (longer than I care to think about) with a Weber kettle and those skinny chrome plated wire grids. It's a rusty piece of cast iron. Mankato, MN. That's why it is better for searing on an appliance with less heat production, like a stove or gas grill. i think the castiron is overrated for use in the egg, better suited for grills that cant attain the higher heats that you can get out of the egg. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! This type of grate can hold heat for a long time and are two types of this grate in the market. I don't like it. Before you get one, make sure it is the correct size for you Egg! Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q.
However, pure iron is relatively soft. Go stainless just for less work and get yourself a skillet to sear. Haven't had a steak in a couple of years now. I leave the CI on the egg. Cast iron cooking grates offer superior heat retention when compared to stainless steel cooking grates. i switched to stainless. Like you I currently use stainless steel. IMO, they serve different purposes and I find I use my CI only 15% of the time. I wanted a cast iron grate, but currently have no problem with getting sear marks from my stainless steel grate. I use cast iron on my woo 100 percent of the time. Sure enough, they weren't particularly good and I wound up never going back to Sam's. Having a solid crust is better than grill marks in my opinion. Regardless, I have a cast iron grate and use it more than the ss grate. Related Products. Steak after steak was either tough or flavorless... or both. I understand the weight issues, just wanted to know why some folks thought they were worth while etc. Happy I bought it. I like mine for steaks, but I prefer the SS for Brats and burgers. Almost always flavorless and tough. Forget getting the ci grid. I use CI on my small and large 98% of the time. As usual. No other means to cook at all. The Big Green Egg Stainless Steel Fire Bowl quickly lifts charcoal out of the EGG to allow for easy cleanup. Since I use my gasser more often in the winter that's a big plus for me. @ Carolina q:
The two convenient handles provide an easy way to shake out the cool ash to maximize airflow for quicker startups. Would LOVE to, but got tired of spending good money on bad meat. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Big+green+egg+cast+iron+grate&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=843&wrapid=tlif133106423973610&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14482567682997673103&sa=X&ei=vG1WT5fELIn00gGwrvm8Cg&ved=0CFcQ8wIwAQ. Do have a CI Lodge griddle pan and this (pureSteel). This was done on an 8" CI ($2, antique shop) right on the lump. It's not the egg, it's the steaks I (used to) buy. I have both cast iron grates and stainless grates for my big joe and classic. On the egg, this point is moot due to the high heat capacity. I hate it when I go to the
I love cast iron grates so much that I bought one of the aftermarket ones for my Weber kettle. kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!