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Porcelain or Stainless Steel?

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Post Sat May 08, 2004 3:23 pm
razzzy raw

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Ok, now the real question on the Weber Genesis B. Which is better Porcelain Grates and flavorizer bars or an upgrade to Stainless Steel for both?

Much appreciated.

Post Sat May 08, 2004 3:32 pm
PaulP well done
well done

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Location: Beautiful St. Mary's County, Maryland
I still have my original porcelain flavorizer bars, but may replace them with stainless when they rust out. Depends on how long they last and the price differential then. I replaced the porcelain grates with stainless after my original ones started to develop rust spots after about a year. My fault, I'm sure. Probably brushed them too vigoriously.

As to which is better, only you can decide what is better for you. IMHO, stainlesas steel makes sense for grates as it will last forever. People will tell you that stainless grates don't sear well, but that has not been a problem for me. YMMV.
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Post Sun May 09, 2004 12:51 am
Vinsect well done
well done

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Location: Middle Tennessee
I like the weight of the cast iron porcelain coated grates. The only problem with the stainless steel grates is that they are thinner.
I asked a Weber rep about thicker stainless steel bars and he said that Weber is coming out with them in he future.
Those will be the ultimate grates.
If it aint broke, Break it!
Then rebuild it better.

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