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vwengguy

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »
Give me a break !
I said that I was sorry !!
You need to bitch at Weber and demand that the states can buy what Europe gets... and other countryís can get.
I donít understand why Weber does what they do or doesnít do.
If they sold the SS GBS grate in USA .. can you imagine how many of them they could sell?
And they would last forever... but maybe thatís the problem?
Maybe Weber knows if they offer the SS GBS grate in USA that so many people would buy them.. and then never buy a replacement grate again? Killing there replacement parts sales.


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kettlebb

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 09:24:54 AM »
I wasn't bitching at you @vwengguy I understand it's no fault of the guys who get all the colors and kick ass accessories.  Just stating it makes no sense to me why Weber makes that call.  If I could ask for the item by part number, pay, and have it shipped to me that would be sweet.  No need to stock HD shelves with SS GBS grates.  Just let me order one over the phone.
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 09:45:51 AM »
Out of curiosity, what is the material/coating of a standard issue grate, fresh out the box for all charcoal kettles?

Stainless steel grates are they that much more long lasting?

Stainless steel grates , do you buy the replacements direct from Weber for say a 22.5"?

The standard grates and GBS grates offered for sale in the US are chrome plated. Stainless Steel grates are almost twice the cost of standard grates, but are less prone to rust and corrosion from the acids in foods, BBQ sauces and marinades.   304 Stainless Steel grates are pretty much a one time investment.  There are several choices as to sourcing SS grates.

Weber SS 2 door hinged grate for 22"   part  #80728    approx $75     (not listed on Webers web site - you have to call Weber CS)

Killa Grilla SS 2 door hinged grate for 22"          $75 + shipping           http://killagrilla.com/    **$10 off promotion this month (January)

ABC Barbecue SS single door hinged grate for 22"    $70 + shipping              https://abcbarbecue.com/product/22-cooking-grate/


Here is a comparison review on the Killa Grilla SS grates:     

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/product-reviews/killagrilla-heavy-duty-flip-up-grates-(304-ss)/

« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 09:48:56 AM by Cellar2ful »
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HoosierKettle

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Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 12:00:49 PM »
I guess Iím just lucky. My chrome grates seem to last forever so I canít imagine spending the money for stainless. Only grates Iíve had to replace are from a couple used grills that had rusted out grates. However, Iím not sure I would have noticed a spot like that as all of my grates are black from use.

And if I ever have to replace a grate, Iím getting the standard non flip chrome grates.


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« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 12:03:36 PM by HoosierKettle »

Darko

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 02:42:16 PM »
They are available here in Canada as well.

Robert

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 01:30:16 AM »
Sorry @Robert , Iím not sure if Weber sells it in the states?



I hope this helps ;-)

Matt


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Thanks Matt.  Us stateside guys need to get a list together and send it to Killa Grilla and see if he would make a 22" and a 26". 

vwengguy

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
+1   I think it would be great if someone (Killa Grilla or ABC) can make a SUPER DUTY SS flipper GBS grate!


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Jules V.

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Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2018, 10:32:48 AM »
+1   I think it would be great if someone (Killa Grilla or ABC) can make a SUPER DUTY SS flipper GBS grate!


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According to Mark Baron(bellexinc. msn.com) at Killa Grilla, it's one of the product they're currently considering. Everyone should start bombarding him with a request to go for it.

I have an aversion for rust on my kettles  so i use ss as much as possible.  All of my sweeps,burners, nuts n bolts, charcoal grates, and grill grates except the gbs are all ss. I was throwing away grates every 6-9 months before i transitioned to ss.


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« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 10:35:39 AM by Jules V. »

Firemunkee

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2018, 05:39:59 PM »
I have an aversion for rust on my kettles  so i use ss as much as possible.  All of my sweeps,burners, nuts n bolts, charcoal grates, and grill grates except the gbs are all ss. I was throwing away grates every 6-9 months before i transitioned to ss.

Where does one get ss sweeps?
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Jules V.

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
I have an aversion for rust on my kettles  so i use ss as much as possible.  All of my sweeps,burners, nuts n bolts, charcoal grates, and grill grates except the gbs are all ss. I was throwing away grates every 6-9 months before i transitioned to ss.

Where does one get ss sweeps?
SS sweeps and burners were used on gen2 performers.  I acquired 9 gen2's  since summer mostly for the  ss sweeps and burners.  A 7-10years old sweeps will outlast a brand new sweeps.


Mr.CPHo

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 07:10:19 PM »


Where does one get ss sweeps?
[/quote]Just last weekend I picked up this rust bucket for parts and was pleasantly surprised to find 90720 SS sweeps underneath a thick layer of crud.  A total PITA to get out, but worth the effort as Jules V. mentioned.


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Jules V.

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 07:15:08 PM »
Those ss sweeps are much sturdier than the aluminized version. The whole assembly is ss.  You just polish it off and it will shine like new.

kettlebb

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2018, 07:38:03 PM »
This has been asked and rehashed. Can you still order the SS sweeps from Weber?


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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 10:10:55 PM »
This has been asked and rehashed. Can you still order the SS sweeps from Weber?


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No more SS sweeps from weber, 18" or 22". Maybe they were slow movers and weber decided not to renew.

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Re: Chrome burning off cooking grates?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 02:49:08 PM »
Out of curiosity, what is the material/coating of a standard issue grate, fresh out the box for all charcoal kettles?

Stainless steel grates are they that much more long lasting?

Stainless steel grates , do you buy the replacements direct from Weber for say a 22.5"?

The standard grates and GBS grates offered for sale in the US are chrome plated. Stainless Steel grates are almost twice the cost of standard grates, but are less prone to rust and corrosion from the acids in foods, BBQ sauces and marinades.   304 Stainless Steel grates are pretty much a one time investment.  There are several choices as to sourcing SS grates.

Weber SS 2 door hinged grate for 22"   part  #80728    approx $75     (not listed on Webers web site - you have to call Weber CS)

Killa Grilla SS 2 door hinged grate for 22"          $75 + shipping           http://killagrilla.com/    **$10 off promotion this month (January)

ABC Barbecue SS single door hinged grate for 22"    $70 + shipping              https://abcbarbecue.com/product/22-cooking-grate/


Here is a comparison review on the Killa Grilla SS grates:     

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/product-reviews/killagrilla-heavy-duty-flip-up-grates-(304-ss)/
Thanks. I'm surprised the top end kettles don't have a SS grate as an added selling point.

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