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OU_Brad

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Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« on: April 06, 2024, 06:15:25 AM »
Hey All, I am in search of a well built stainless steel grate for a 22 inch kettle. Weber used to have a couple options - 80728 hinged stainless grate and the 65057 GBS stainless grate. I called Weber yesterday and they said they arenít showing the 80728 anymore, has anyone else had difficulty finding it?

I believe Killa Grilla was the go to place but he has been closed now for over a year. Hunsaker seems like a good 304 stainless option. I donít necessarily need the GBS style, seems like the center will fall out when hanging the grate. They have a single hinged option that looks good.

What are the general opinions here and thanks for the help!

FlashHokie

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2024, 06:48:13 AM »
SNS Grills makes a SS easy spin grate that I've used for 3+ years and it has held up well.

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OU_Brad

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2024, 07:52:37 AM »
The SNS grate is an option as well. I have a Slow ní Sear that is used a lot for indirect cooking and it has held up very well.

Kneab

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2024, 01:02:32 PM »
I like my sns 22 grate enough that I bought a 26 as well

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« Last Edit: April 06, 2024, 01:09:56 PM by Kneab »
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Chesapeake Weber

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Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2024, 01:07:22 PM »
I received a 26Ē hunsaker gbs with a SnS size hinge as a Christmas present.  I think they have standard SS ones as well.  Havenít used it yet, but excellent quality!


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« Last Edit: April 06, 2024, 01:09:02 PM by Chesapeake Weber »

OU_Brad

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2024, 01:29:39 PM »
How is the thickness of the SNS stainless grate? That is really the only complaint I have read.

Thanks for the Hunsaker feedback!

Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2024, 02:27:55 PM »
I have one of those too.  I believe SnS is thinner.  That said, Iíve had the SnS for about 8 years.  Iíve cooked many a heavy roast, bird, butt, etc.  Itís completely flat /true as the day I broke it in.  Not sure the SnS today is the same as the one I have, so take that into consideration.


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Kneab

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2024, 02:51:55 PM »
The 22" sns grate is thin but has held up well. The 26 is thin, too. I have only used it a few times but am sure it will be fine.
I have the killa grilla with the single door for the Summit and love it, but it is probably heavier than it needs to be.
I would repurchase any of them. They are all great options over the standard plated steel, and I am not a fan of the GBS grates.

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OU_Brad

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2024, 04:19:36 PM »
Thanks for all the input! I really appreciate. Itís between the SNS grate and Hunsaker with the single hinge (non GBS).

Kneab

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2024, 05:04:56 PM »
The Hunsakers are probably made in the US
The SNS are not.

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OU_Brad

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2024, 05:07:27 PM »
I think they are made in Missouri. Would definitely have liked to get a Killa Grilla from all the positive reviews and build quality. I think Hunsaker is as close to it currently available.

MoparProud

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2024, 05:49:42 PM »
Weber still makes stainless grates. You can get a new Master Touch with them. Are you not wanting the GBS?


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OU_Brad

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2024, 07:12:23 PM »
Sorry, rereading my original post made me realize I was not very clear. I only inquired about the non-GBS grate - part #80728. Does the center ring easily pop out of the grate if you have it hanging on the lip of the kettle while a chimney is firing up in the kettle? Only thing keeping from a GBS grate is some people seem to get annoyed with the center piece.

MoparProud

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Re: Stainless Steel Kettle Grates Out of Stock from Weber
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2024, 02:52:48 PM »
I hang mine on the side. Yes you have to pay attention but itís no more a work around than the hinged sections are. I donít recall ever dropping the middle section out and almost all my grates are GBS


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