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Anyone like to grill fish and seafood?

Wanted to share with you guys a fantastic grill accessory that we absolutely LOVE! Grill Grates!

Other than buying a set of these, I have no connection with this small, family run company. But I know that many of us love to grill and on 'normal' grills, fish is a real pain.

Grill Grates use a high quality, aluminum metal that is designed for more even heat distribution as well as to almost entirely eliminate flame ups from fatty meats, marinades, etc.

We followed the directions on the web site to see what and how many panels we'd need for our cheapy, 30" Weber gas grill. It looked like I needed 4 panels. They slide to together to lock in.

Check it out here:

http://www.grillgrate.com/

You can simply place the new grates on top of the old, round ones or if you are lucky like I was, you'll be able to toss out the old round grates and totally replace them with your new ones. My four panels fit perfectly!

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Above, you can see that we've used the new grates a few times and it's recommended, that like an iron skillet, you let it kind of 'season' with nothing more than a simple wipe off with a damp paper towel. On occasion, you can easily clean out the troughs. The 'seasoning' helps to promote more non-stick.

Here's some fish...... grouper I think.

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And here's probably the BEST part and that's the specially designed spatula as we call it, but The Grate Tool as they call it! It's designed to slide into the troughs and LIFT the meat off from below versus 'scraping' the meat off of the round grates. Big too, for those bigger pieces of meat or fish fillets. This tool also does GREAT for veggies and you won't be dropping the smaller stuff down into the grill itself. Even asparagus can't get 'lost'!

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Look through the web site and make sure to watch the videos. This is a no BS web site and this really works 100% as advertised! I'm now the second string griller in my house because Jenn loves to grill too!

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  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    I LOVE mine & I've encouraged every griller I know to buy them... Remember you can flip them over & use the flat side to Grill/Blacken Fish, etc. & w/a metal Spatula the fish stays together... I probably cook on the bottom/flat side more than the top... & flipping them over helps keep them clean... & since the main reason I have to buy new gas grills (or grill parts) is rusted grates & drip shields/flame diverters these things replace the need for both & I can get ~double the years of use out of my cheap ~$200 grills... I was in love w/my Primo & bought Grill Grates to fit it, but I mostly use these now on my cheap gasser & it's just so much faster & these things are so awesome I find myself using the gasser ~2-3/1 over the Primo now since it seems silly to spend >1/2 hr firing up the Primo to grill a rare steak for ~5 min...
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,246 AG
    "Grate" info there!

    The grates can be custom cut and you can also get them for round grills too.
  • smallboatsmallboat Posts: 1,606 Captain
    Granted, I don't own a set of these, but I would think aluminum would a terrible metal to use to cook on. It dissipates heat too quickly, leaving an uneven heating surface. That's why cast iron is such a good choice. It heats evenly.
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,246 AG
    Did you read their web site and see how these things were designed?

    They are pretty heavy so they hold the heat and we see no difference in the time to cook various meats over the old grates.....
  • NorthernNorthern Posts: 903 Officer
    Very intriguing... Thanks for the post.
  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    smallboat wrote: »
    Granted, I don't own a set of these, but I would think aluminum would a terrible metal to use to cook on. It dissipates heat too quickly, leaving an uneven heating surface. That's why cast iron is such a good choice. It heats evenly.

    I thought the same thing... Until I got a set... They're amazing... Best thing to happen to grilling since fire...
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • Permit RatPermit Rat Posts: 2,283 Captain
    I have been grilling fish for decades and still prefer the fish baskets. With that grill grate you still have to turn your fillets with a spatula and some fish will fall apart if not done properly. I have 3 baskets and they adjust for different thicknesses of the fillets. I also have a very shallow basket that I use for shrimp and thin fillets like flounder. I grill over charcoal. To me it's the only way to fly. Super hot fire and cook most fish just golden on one side, then turn the basket over and repeat.
    .......Rick
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,246 AG
    Sounds good about the fish basket too.

    What we also really like is that the Grill Grates almost totally eliminate flare ups.... squirt bottle not needed. We've started grilling all sorts of new stuff too. Done two pizzas already on a pizza stone and that worked well because of the very even heat.....
  • FlashFlash Posts: 12,394 AG
    Permit Rat wrote: »
    I have been grilling fish for decades and still prefer the fish baskets. With that grill grate you still have to turn your fillets with a spatula and some fish will fall apart if not done properly. I have 3 baskets and they adjust for different thicknesses of the fillets. I also have a very shallow basket that I use for shrimp and thin fillets like flounder. I grill over charcoal. To me it's the only way to fly. Super hot fire and cook most fish just golden on one side, then turn the basket over and repeat.

    Fish Basket works, unless I am doing redfish on the half shell.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
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