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Grillgrates vs True Infrared

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    Grillgrates vs True Infrared

    The cast grates on my Charbroil Professional have finally given up the ghost after 4 years of heavy use. My question is, are Grillgrates really more effective, better, or that different from their True Infrared system? What would the advantage be of going with a set of them over replacing with the stock ones? Thanks in advance.

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    Actually glad you asked this and am getting ready to have to consider the same thing for my char broiler commercial... further would they replace both the cast grate and the plates underneath them or just the grate?

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    • ScottyC13
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      I drop them in as a replacement to the top grates.
      Last edited by ScottyC13; February 29, 2020, 07:40 AM.

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    I got grillgrates for my Weber Spirit. They work as advertised. I can get the surface much hotter than with the standard grates. I can also throw wood pellets on them and add mild smoke flavor when grilling. They keep the interior of the grill cleaner too because the grease catches in the channels and burns off there instead of just dropping in the cooker. You can also use the bottom side as a flat top griddle.

    If you get them, remember to season them first. Wipe them with a high heat oil on all sides (thin film) and put them in the gasser on high heat. If you do this two times, they will be easier to clean. They recommend using an onion for the tops to season, but that didn’t work as well for me.

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    • texastweeter
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      The true infrared also allows you to toss in a handful of chips/pellets. It to prevents flairups and keeps the lower well dry. The entire time I have had the grill, I have never had a flair up. The Weber spirit has a much different setup than the true infrared system.

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    Just know up front that they're a PITA to clean!

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      Anyone here had real world experience between the two. Meathead I believe you do. Thoughts on the differences in the two?

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      • Max Good
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        Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared burner system and GrillGrates both amplify and hold heat, both prevent flare-ups and you can toss wood chips on either. A big difference is that GrillGrates extruded aluminum construction will far outlast TRU-Infrared grates.

      • texastweeter
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        Max Good I would think (that's scary) that the increased density of the black iron would retain heat better, and not cool as fast with a cold hunk of meat on it. Is this what you have experienced? Meathead your 2008 quantum grill is what morphed into the char broil professional.
        Last edited by texastweeter; February 29, 2020, 02:49 PM.

      • Max Good
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        texastweeter We haven't done side by side comparisons. While true that cast iron can hold and distribute heat better than aluminum, I suspect the real world experience in the backyard would be similar.

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