Stainless Steel Cooking grates for the Q grills


 

LMichaels

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
If that were true than all the folks here would not be pimpin' them grills.
Talkin about the grates not the outsides.
Bruce no, I did not. The guy was a little whacky in a way. He had an old unit (called a K45) the forerunner to what is now called the "Classic". Sadly very little is now available to fix machines of that type. they were made by Hobart beginning in the early 60's until about 1979 or so. They were specifically designed to run on both AC and DC current. Now they use an SSR (solid state rectifier) beginning in the 79 to 80 time period. Basically the same motor but with the addition of this piece of electronics. The name was changed to K45SS until Whirlpool bought the division from Hobart in around 86. When it became the K45ss Classic.
By this time some of the molds for the castings changed slightly,
Well this guy had this old unit that had apparently been dropped. So he wanted someone to give him a base unit. from one. Of course he saw on YouTube how easy it is to fix them. LOL.
Anyway I have a machine that I was going to scrap for parts . Someone repainted it and it looks like hell. I told him I could let it go after rebuilding it very cheap. Maybe $55 or $60. "Oh I don't have any money and I could not possibly buy accessories (bowl, beaters and so on). I told him well the ones from the old K45 will work fine. Then he says "I don't have any". When I asked him what was he using on it he said "borrowed ones"
Anyway just left me SMH
 
So I finally purchased this...

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07T52ZVW6/tvwb-20

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The grate feels nice and solid and welds look pretty good. Of course the spacing could be better but the plate that covers the burner should be able to help with slipping burger patties and such. Did the magnet test and the magnets did not stick to the grates so maybe that's a good thing? We'll see how long this one will hold up though but so far not a bad buy at less than $50.

I'm a little skeptical.... The spot welds aren't going to transfer a lot of heat, and a huge part of the appeal of the Q is that the grates themselves get hot as they are an integral part of the "deflector" vs separate. Not to mention, cleaning those would have to be a nightmare
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
They will transfer heat just fine. Stainless "transfers" heat well. But since you don't have quite as much mass as CI grates, it won't retain heat quite as well. They will work well unless you like to stand and watch your food cook. They will last much longer than the CI enameled grates too.
 

Charlie_S_NYC

New member
So I finally purchased this...

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07T52ZVW6/tvwb-20

Blca3R4.jpg


MWyD9Zi.jpg


SICKOAB.jpg


R3damyR.jpg


The grate feels nice and solid and welds look pretty good. Of course the spacing could be better but the plate that covers the burner should be able to help with slipping burger patties and such. Did the magnet test and the magnets did not stick to the grates so maybe that's a good thing? We'll see how long this one will hold up though but so far not a bad buy at less than $50.

I just purchased these for a Q200 to replace the original chipping / rusting castiron grates. I'll give an update in a week or two on how the stainless grates are doing.
 

Sam Bee

TVWBB All-Star
So I finally had a chance to use the grates on the Q1200 yesterday. I grilled some burgers, oysters, squid, and turkey bacon. The grates did well as expected but nothing spectacular. I thought clean up between cooks would be a pain also (because I didn't bring my Chargon) but it's not too bad, all I did was wet a paper towel and washed the grates off while still hot and that did the trick. I purchased the grates for the longevity (hopefully) and I'm satisfied with them.
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Thanks for coming back to post an update. They seem like a great alternative to the regular CI grates.
 

CaseT

TVWBB Diamond Member
I ordered a set for my Q1200. I hadn't seen this thread. I am tired of cleaning the stock grates. Since we use the grill almost daily taking the time to clean doesn't always happen right away.
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
I talked my sister into swapping out her CI grates on her Q140 for these and she loves them.
 

CaseT

TVWBB Diamond Member
I really like these grates. Much easier to clean. temp in the bbq is hotter which is expected not having the mass of the of the poircelin grates . That said they cook really nice.
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
If that is cool I tried to find some of those a couple years ago and could find no place that would sell them separate
 

 

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