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Weber Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Cooking Grates (2-Pack)

Replace the cooking grates in your Weber Genesis Silver B, C or Spirit E-310 gas grill with these Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Cooking Grates. The grates are made of durable cast iron to stand up to daily use.
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What kind of grill brush should be used to clean these grates? Or should I NOT clean these grates will a grill brush?

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OmahaGriller
Omaha
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May 4, 2014
I have had rust problems with cast iron grates in the past and want to ensure I prevent rust for these grates.
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Griller
Punta Gorda, FL, USA
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May 5, 2014
I use a Weber wooden handled brush with stainless steel bristles. It works well and lasts longer than brushes with brass bristles. You should brush grates right after grilling food to lessen chance for residue to harden.
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Which side up on the cast iron grates flat or triangle ?

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Coupe
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March 24, 2013
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Hauunuttn
June 22, 2013
I just grilled on my sister's Weber that had the thin side up, but quickly realized that made it very difficult to run a spatula under the burgers to flip. Steaks would have been harder. Next time I'm flipping the grates to the flat side to see how that goes.
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mantisk2k
June 29, 2013
These grates can vary in style from season to season - the side that should be up is the one that will give continuous grill marks (unbroken by the cross-bars which should go on the bottom). With the cross-bars on the bottom side, it will also make it easier to work with the food being grilled on the top.
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Lakeshoredad
New Orleans, LA, USA
March 25, 2013
Triangle side up.
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Griller
Punta Gorda, FL, USA
April 24, 2014
The "triangle up" side
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Elaine
June 11, 2013
Triangle . Allows for less contact on the food and more airflow
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grill size 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 #2 pcs Total size 15 3/4 x 22 1/2

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jimbob
WEST Covina Calif. 91790
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August 3, 2012
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WeberGrills
August 6, 2012
Thank you for your question. Weber part number 7526 is designed to fit the Weber Genesis Silver B, C or Spirit E-310 gas grills. If you have any further questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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Griller
Punta Gorda, FL, USA
April 24, 2014
Two at 17.5 x 11.5 grates for my Silver B grill
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What is the advantage or disadvantage of cast iron grates versus those that come standard (not cast iron) on Genesis grills?

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Mike
Norfolk, VA
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April 14, 2012
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WeberGrills
April 16, 2012
Thank you for your question. Cast-iron cooking grates are heavier than stainless steel cooking grates. If you have any other questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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Vinny
Staten Island, NY, USA
August 23, 2012
Cast iron is a very heavy and very durable grate. Mine also came with the porcelain coated STEEL grates when I first purchased the BBQ. Never liked them. Upgraded them to Stainless Steel and although they where somewhat of an improvement over the steel, they were still not like the old fashioned cast iron that saw on some of the models. They don't move around as easy and they are much easier to keep clean, especially now that they seem to have sealed the pores a little with the porcelain. Did not make it a shiny coating like the steel ones were. A GREAT product.
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mantis2k
June 29, 2013
The only other grate type that comes standard on Genesis are stainless steel. The stainless may last a bit longer - I think they may have a longer warranty even compared to the CI grates. But the CI grates (porcelain-enamel) have style and give a different grilling experience.
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sully00
Medfield, MA, USA
April 24, 2012
Cast iron retains heat longer than steel. With cast iron you can heat your grill up on full blast and get the grates really hot and then lower your burners so that the outside of the food gets seared and browned even after you flip, but your food can cook at a more traditional temperature range and give you better control of internal temperature of your food. Simply seared outside and juicy inside. Because of the heat retention I find you can turn off the center burner and place fatty meats in the center and avoid fat fires in your grill and the cast iron is much more effective for leaving the burners on high and the hood open and grilling both sides of burgers and the grates staying hot. You will get the same effect from slow and low cooking, overall more browning and flavor and less sticking.

The problem with cast iron in the past has been that if left to the elements it will rust. You need to season them with fat and keeping them oiled. It is easy enough to stay on top of really but with the porcelain enameled coating baked into these grates they hold up really well to the elements with little maintenance I only oil them for flavoring.
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JMan
Maine
July 11, 2012
Cast iron grates absorb and disperse the heat from the grill far more evenly than any other surface. It is the same difference as a cast iron pan versus an aluminum pan.
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Griller
Punta Gorda, FL, USA
April 24, 2014
The original chrome plated steel grates quickly rusted out and had to be replaced. The first porcelain grates lasted longer but the porcelain soon cracked off in places and the underlying cast iron rusted. The newest Weber Porcelain-Enameled grates have a much thinner coating that hold up very well even when heated to hear red hot.
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Elaine
June 11, 2013
The cast iron have better uniform heat distribution and they retain the heat much better after preheating your grill. This means that you can grill your foods faster and more consistently amount your items.
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How about size?

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Yayi
Ny
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March 11, 2012
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WeberGrills
March 12, 2012
Thank you for your question. The measurements of these grates are: 11.75 inches x 17.25 inches. If you have any other questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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sully00
Medfield, MA, USA
April 24, 2012
These come in two sizes for Weber Genesis grills one size is for two burner gas grills (Silver A) and the larger size is for three burner gas grills (Silver B and C). The number of knobs you have is the number of burners you have.
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what are the measurements of these grates?

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Mary Lou
Maplewood, NJ
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March 11, 2012
I bought some at the store and they were too small. I need grates that measure 19.5X 12.75
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WeberGrills
March 12, 2012
Thank you for your question. The measurements of these grates are: 11.75 inches x 17.25 inches. If you have any other questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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sully00
Medfield, MA, USA
April 24, 2012
You likely purchased the grates for a two burner grill (Silver A) and you need to buy the larger grates for a 3 burner (Silver B and C). The box will tell you which grills the grates fit, 7526 fits the 3 burner grills. These are not a universal fit so I don't think I would buy these for a different brand of grill.
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