Originally Posted by Andy M.
Repeated expansion and contraction of the porcelainized metal causes cracking that exposes the underlying metal to moisture so it will rust. Heavy duty is less of an issue than durability. The SS is your best bet.
Living where you do, I'd expect you to be grilling year 'round.
Actually it gets quite cold here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.
40's Sat Night already. With occasional snow.
Grilling usually slows here about now, but we leave the grill handy in case we get a does of warm weather.
We expect low 80's later this week so its still on.
The original grates are still okay and probably would last another 5 years.
But the sides are starting to show deterioration.
This has been the best grill i have ever owned. I am thinking it might outlast me. With replacement parts available and a 100% aluminum box and SS burners.
Thats kinda why i bought the SS bars and grates. Like I said before, the bars are the 3rd set. The grates are original.