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    She looked at the Q1000 again and now doesn't like the cast iron racks. She doesn't think they'll be good for corn. And that more flame will go through a stainless steel rack.

    She wants a rack like a toaster oven.

    Are there any stainless steel racks that can be used instead of the cast iron racks? Not as an expansion to the cast iron racks.

    I can also try to show her this video of this guy grilling corn on a similar rack:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5_XEAyFRc

    Otherwise, what should I do?

    Go with the Go Anywhere Gas? (I haven't mentioned that to her yet). Nevermind, the Go Anywhere Gas also has grates that look similar, even if they aren't cast iron.

    Another brand/model?

    Ultimately, I want to solve her problem of not having a portable grill anymore. If I can't convince her that a cast iron rack will be just as good, and if there are no stainless steel alternatives, I need to find something else she will believe in.

    The Q1000s that are open box don't accept returns. If they did, at those lowered prices, she would have been ok with trying one. The ones that do accept returns are at normal prices, which she doesn't want to do.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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    Arun, have you ever seen a “Go anywhere”?
    It’s a totally different CONCEPT from a “Q” whatever.
    Pal, you need to do a little research about what your mother will do with it.
    The “Q” is probably twice the area of a “Go Anywhere”.
    The Cast Iron grates are head and shoulders above the wide spaced things she is thinking about but, she is your mother.
    A “Go Anywhere” in its gas format should not be more than a hundred bucks, it’s small but, it will “Go Anywhere”!
    Not much bigger than a large shoebox, the “Q” is easily three times that.
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    90% of the time she will be grilling 3 or 4 ears of corn. She may occasionally add asparagus.

    I will try to show her the video of the guy grilling corn on the Q1000. But if she still wants something with a stainless steel cooking grate, is there a brand and model of a portable gas grill someone can recommend? Her old one from a long time ago had a stainless steel rack, so that's probably what she trusts.

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    Arun, as a person who grows and grills asparagus a couple of times a week when it is in season, and has 19 Webers both charcoal and gas, the Q is ten times better with the narrow openings on the cast iron grates. I grill broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onion slices, peppers, roma tomatoes, even romaine lettuce all on the Q. Very rarely do I grill veggies on anything else. The cast iron grates are porcelain enameled so will last quite a while if looked after. I think you will be hard pressed to find a small grill with SS grates. You can buy RC planebuyer ones for the GGA but they cost more than a new grill. They also have SS on Amazon for the Q but they are expensive too. Here are some pics to show what comes off the Q. Sorry I don't do corn.




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    Richard, that looks great.

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    Noit that I'm familiar with the GoAnywhere grills, but I recall reading not long ago about how the quality of them has gone down. Does anyone know if that's true?

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    BobJ, I can't say the quality has gone down for the Go Anywhere Gas, it's just that Weber moved away from using a flavorizer bar (part number 9201) to cover the burner and replaced the plated steel wire cooking grate (part number 80631) with a porcelain enameled cooking grate, which is a pain to clean

    You can either call Weber to order the parts or go to Amazon and buy them:

    - cooking grate: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...7VTPUE/tvwb-20
    - flavorizer bar: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...04VWLY/tvwb-20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard in NS View Post
    Arun, as a person who grows and grills asparagus a couple of times a week when it is in season, and has 19 Webers both charcoal and gas, the Q is ten times better with the narrow openings on the cast iron grates. I grill broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onion slices, peppers, roma tomatoes, even romaine lettuce all on the Q. Very rarely do I grill veggies on anything else. The cast iron grates are porcelain enameled so will last quite a while if looked after. I think you will be hard pressed to find a small grill with SS grates. You can buy RC planebuyer ones for the GGA but they cost more than a new grill. They also have SS on Amazon for the Q but they are expensive too. Here are some pics to show what comes off the Q. Sorry I don't do corn.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jepprey P View Post
    BobJ, I can't say the quality has gone down for the Go Anywhere Gas, it's just that Weber moved away from using a flavorizer bar (part number 9201) to cover the burner and replaced the plated steel wire cooking grate (part number 80631) with a porcelain enameled cooking grate, which is a pain to clean

    You can either call Weber to order the parts or go to Amazon and buy them:

    - cooking grate: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...7VTPUE/tvwb-20
    - flavorizer bar: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...04VWLY/tvwb-20

    @Richard in NS, thanks for the pictures.

    I've held off discussion on a gas grill for a few weeks because I think it's better now to have the conversation in person, rather than over the phone. So I will wait until I see her next time.

    As I mentioned earlier, she did like the Q1000 except for her concern about the cast iron grates, and whether it was good for grilling corn.

    What does everyone think about this strategy?

    1) I show her this video of this guy grilling corn (the main thing she wants to do):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5_XEAyFRc

    And Richard in NS' pictures of other grilled veggies.

    If she still wants stainless steel grates, then I show her:

    2) The Weber Gas Go Anywhere, and the grates Jepprey P linked to.

    3) This Cuisinart gas grill with stainless steel grates:

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...6YLNBD/tvwb-20

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    Arun, that sounds like a plan. Just so you know, the grate Jepprey linked to for the GGA is chrome plated steel not stainless. That is what I have and it works fine but they do not last long under heavy usage. In the end, she has to be happy and I think that is what we all strive for with our parents. Good Luck with whatever she chooses.

    Richard.

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