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Cooking on a charcoal grate instead of a cooking grate?

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Cooking on a charcoal grate instead of a cooking grate?

I needed a second cooking grate for my Weber 14.

When I made my purchase the charcoal grate for the 18" was 14$ and the cooking grate for the 14" was: 40$ on Amazon (It's now 12$).

The charcoal grate is made out of "Heavy gauge steel ".

Is it safe to cook with this grate?
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Charcoal grate may rust.
Cooking grate may be made of stainless steel.
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gh05t wrote: Charcoal grate may rust.
Cooking grate may be made of stainless steel.
From what I've read, the cooking grate is chrome plated.
The charcoal grate doesn't have anything. It feels alot heavier than the stock grate aswell.

I saw a thread post saying to keep the grate oiled. Would that prevent the rust?
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PerformingAzura wrote: From what I've read, the cooking grate is chrome plated.
The charcoal grate doesn't have anything. It feels alot heavier than the stock grate aswell.

I saw a thread post saying to keep the grate oiled. Would that prevent the rust?
Yes. Keeping it oiled after cleaning will prevent rust.
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Season it like cast iron and it should be fine.

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