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Missippijim

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WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:43:05 PM »
Thought I would check if anyone knows of a source for replacement cooking grate for the ranch.  I know Weber and ereplacementparts have them. Just not looking to spend $245 on a grate.

Thanks,

-Jim
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 08:46:49 PM by Missippijim »

Grillagin

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Re: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:47:50 PM »
I asked the same question here a few months ago.  Everyone said Weber has the best price.

Missippijim

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 08:58:14 PM »
I didn't want to hear that. I only paid $50 for the grill. 

Travis

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:58:30 PM »
@crowderjd  didna neat little trick with his cooking grate. I believe he laid expanded metal over it. That would be much cheaper than replacing it.


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Grillagin

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 11:28:25 PM »
I didn't want to hear that. I only paid $50 for the grill.

$50 for a Ranch?  It should be hard to bitch about the cost of a new grate when you got it for that.  Consider yourself very lucky. Welcome, BTW.

JEBIV

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 02:45:31 AM »
If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00

Mike in Roseville

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 07:41:20 AM »

If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00

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crowderjd

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 08:45:02 AM »
@Missippijim the expanded metal grate trick is worth a try...I use the Ranch probably 4-5 times a year only.  It's still in excellent shape.  Not to hijack this thread, but I missed a FREE Ranch YESTERDAY...I'm still bummed about it.

Missippijim

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 09:15:22 AM »
I did think of that approach. I have only been able to locate in 24x48. I guess I could just use two pieces. Just don't want a seem. Maybe putting a support rod at the seem would hide it enough not to bother me. The grate isn't in bad condition to justify the Weber replacement. I'm just to lazy to put in the effort of cleaning it, if I could find a better option. Never know what is under that funk left by the previous owner. And new shiny grates are nice.
A free Ranch would have been really awesome.


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LiquidOcelot

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 10:45:58 AM »
I would leave work in the middle of the day, drive 100 miles on an empty tank and put my bank account in the red for a chance at a 50 dollar ranch lol

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 01:25:37 PM »

If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00

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+1... shit I'll give you 75 for the ranch and cover shipping if replacing the grate is too troublesome for you.

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 03:18:49 PM »
If itís a newer Ranch...or one that isnít super old, the grate is stainless steel. Just saying.


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demosthenes9

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 08:27:16 PM »
I did think of that approach. I have only been able to locate in 24x48. I guess I could just use two pieces. Just don't want a seem. Maybe putting a support rod at the seem would hide it enough not to bother me. The grate isn't in bad condition to justify the Weber replacement. I'm just to lazy to put in the effort of cleaning it, if I could find a better option. Never know what is under that funk left by the previous owner. And new shiny grates are nice.
A free Ranch would have been really awesome.


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Dude, are you kidding ?   If you don't already have them, grab 2 bags of Kingsford at the next holiday sale.    Lay a single layer of charcoal down on your charcoal grate.   Fire up 3 full chimneys and spread them out over the bed of unlit coals.  Quickly and carefully put the cooking grate in place.   DO NOT put the lid back on.  Set it off to the side in the grass.  Let the thing burn wide open.  When the heat dies down, hit it with a long handled wire brush.  Shouldn't take more than 10 mins to clean.


1ROW

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 09:00:13 PM »
My ranch cooking grate was quite rusty when I got it, despite the fact that it's stainless. I used my drill with a wire cup and cleaned it that way. Then I greased it up. Been fine ever since. Took a few hours but it was definitely worth the effort vs spending for a new one.

Missippijim

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Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
I have done 3 other kettle restores and with the ranch I just find my time better used doing something else than cleaning a grate, if I were to find a better price. I like to have new unused grates for my projects.
Other than it being dirty, there is a popped weld on a couple of the steel rods and it sticks up causing the hinged part to not work correctly. It's out of shape, like it was dropped hard. So I see it better to replace than to try and salvage.


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