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Thread: Cooking grates peeling?

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    Cooking grates peeling?

    I just bought an 18.5 off craigslist this week, and was looking at it again last night and noticed that on the cooking grates, they seemed to be peeling some? Have any of you experienced this? Is it normal? This cooker has only been used probably 2 or 3 times....looks like new.

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    Never experienced this with my 18.5...maybe just excess food, sauce, rub that was on the grates and is flaking off. Just give it a good cleaning after heating the WSM up and it should come right off.
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    No, it's not normal at all. They'll eventually rust, but I've never even heard of plating peeling off. Sure it's not just a smoke coating that's peeling off?
    22.5" WSM, 18.5" wsm, Performer, 26.75" OTG, 22.5" OTG, SJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry L View Post
    Never experienced this with my 18.5...maybe just excess food, sauce, rub that was on the grates and is flaking off. Just give it a good cleaning after heating the WSM up and it should come right off.
    That, too.
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    No, it was actual silver flakes....I'll try to take a picture tonight.

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    I would just get some new grates. You don't want to eat silver metal flakes.
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    My grates are also peeling and mines just shy of a year old. I think I'm going to contact Weber and see what they'll do about it. Deff shouldnt be peeling only after 3 cooks on it
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    I would call Weber, there customer service is the best and will take care of peeling grates.
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    Gosh, there's no telling how many Weber grates I've had. Never had the actual plating come off...ever. I wonder what's the deal with their process, now.
    22.5" WSM, 18.5" wsm, Performer, 26.75" OTG, 22.5" OTG, SJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Russell View Post
    Gosh, there's no telling how many Weber grates I've had. Never had the actual plating come off...ever. I wonder what's the deal with their process, now.
    Me also, sounds like a bad batch.
    Definitely call Weber and let them know whats going on.

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