Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Replacement grates for baby q

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    22

    Replacement grates for baby q

    I have a baby q and the cast iron grate that comes with it is beyond disgusting after a few years. I want to get a replacement but not cast iron as itís too annoying that clean and very heavy and no interest in spending 60 bucks for a new one. Does anyone make a regular grate that would fit this?

  2. #2
    TVWBB Olympian
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Visalia, CA
    Posts
    8,889
    Regular grates will not work. Part of the ci grate design is to cover the burner but to evenly distribute the heat. It's part of why the q is so great.

  3. #3
    TVWBB Guru Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,467
    You can buy a stainless steel cooking grate that is designed for the Q100. However, it is pricey.

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...S23PP3/tvwb-20
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

  4. #4
    TVWBB Pro
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    REDMOND WA
    Posts
    748
    Look at GrillGrates if your grates were as bad as mine. Their grate just fits over the old rusty existing grate and can be used with the grate side or the smooth side up for either grate marks or a sear. Your other alternative might be to pick up a used cheeep!! Q that still has a decent grate. My GrillGrates have performed very well for me.
    tom bauer
    WSM 14.5,18.5, CB22.5, SJSilver, Q220, Q300, Q320, 18.5, 22.5, Kettle

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    22
    Ugh. So whatís the best way to clean this cast iron grate? Power washer or RE-season like a cat iron skillet?

  6. #6
    TVWBB Guru Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,467
    Probably going to need to take a wire wheel to it if it is real bad. Yes, then re-season like a CI skillet and keep it clean after that.
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

  7. #7
    TVWBB Gold Member LMichaels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Rockford IL
    Posts
    2,991
    And forget putting ANOTHER set of grates on top of the current grates. Forget for a moment my low opinion of the GrillGrate product. Adding another layer of metal is wasteful at best. The cast iron Q grates are not terribly expensive, they're engineered to work PROPERLY with how a Q works. The Q grills operate primarily by contact rather than radiant heat transfer. Which is why they're so heavy and made of cast iron because it is the ONLY material that will work properly in a Q other than say the cast stainless steel ones I have seen listed. But, honestly if properly cared for and kept seasoned from the start they will last for a VERY VERY long time and will cook better than anything else will on that application.

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    22
    Understood. Just hate the idea of paying almost half what the grill is worth for grates. Grates on my wsm are $15.

  9. #9
    TVWBB Gold Member LMichaels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Rockford IL
    Posts
    2,991
    Look at it in terms of how many years use you'll get rather than what your grill is worth

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •