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Mike in Roseville

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Replacement grates for newer 26.75" grills?
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:57:34 PM »
I wanted to ask...if anyone knew of a 26.75" non-stainless replacement cooking grate for the newer 26'ers?

I have a 26" Paella pan than won't fit on my newer 26" because of the grate handles...but looks like it would sit nicely high in the bowl otherwise. I was curious if anyone knew of an aftermarket grate that was flat (without handles) or cheap? Would the aftermarket ones for the old flat top 26's work?

Thanks,

Mike
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 08:09:00 PM by Mike in Roseville »
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Harleysmoker

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Re: Replacement grates for newer 26.75" grills?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 09:36:59 PM »
Cant you just turn your grate upside down when using the Paella Pan, then flip it back over for regular cooks?

Mike in Roseville

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Re: Replacement grates for newer 26.75" grills?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »
Thanks Harley. That thought had crossed my mind. I wondered that since its a hinged grate I'd run into the issue of having to take the grate off to add more fuel?

However, I just tested it...and it looks like it would work that way as the hinges hang straight down. No new grate needed. That just made my day!

Thanks again!
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 12:40:17 PM by Mike in Roseville »
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Replacement grates for newer 26.75" grills?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
@Mike in Roseville - The old flat top 26" grates will fit on the new 26"ers, but will fall off the grate tabs with the slightest of movement. They are slightly smaller than the newer 26" SS model grates.  I would not recommend trying it. The possibility of dumping all your food onto the coals is a very high probability. BTW, the old flat top 26" grates and replacement grates do not come with flip up sides for adding charcoal.  They are all fixed grates as far as I know.
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Replacement grates for newer 26.75" grills?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:42:39 PM »
Thanks Jim for the additional info. I think I may just stick with flipping the current SS grate upside down for this specific application. That is probably the easiest and cheapest solution for a pan I don't foresee using too many times each year.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 02:44:15 PM by Mike in Roseville »
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