Problem: Stainless steel and cast iron grates that come with large size ceramic cookers sit flat on the fire box ring, reducing cooking area by roughly 16″. As a result, your cooker loses 30% capacity by direct grilling!
Solution: Our Goldens’ Cast Iron grates for 18″ – 18.25″ cookers expand your cooking surface area by 2 inches, totaling 268.8 square inches for more ribeyes! And our grates have cast iron feet that raise your cooking level by 3 inches, near the felt line, eliminating the need for those cheap, clumsy stainless steel rack systems! Our quality American made cast iron grates fit your large and classic size ceramic kamados! https://www.goldenscastiron.com/cast-iron-grate-for-18-ceramic-cookers/
Made in the USA. We produce all Goldens’ Cast Iron products at our foundry and machine shops in Columbus and Cordele, Georgia.
Grate replacements fit 18″ – 18.25″ sizes, such as the Big Green Egg Large, Kamado Joe Classic II, model VGKSS-CC2, and Kamado Joe Classic III, model, KJ15040921, Vision Grill B-11N1A1-Y2A, Vision Grill VGKSS-CC2.
Cast Iron Grate Specs:
- Width – 18.50”
- Length – 9.25”
- Height – 3.00”
- Weight – 10 lbs.
Most 18″ ceramic cookers only allow roughly 16″ of cooking space, due to the thickness of the firebox. Goldens’ Cast Iron cast iron grates allows large and classic size ceramic cookers to be a full cooking area by utilizing its full capacity, giving you a full 268.8 square inches of cooking area! Goldens’ Cast Iron Grates turn your kamado into a larger cooker while direct grilling. That means more room for more Ribeye’s!!!
And you don’t need those cheaply made stainless steel rack systems that raise your grates. Our grates have built in feet that are 3 inches tall, raising your cooking area to the top! So not only do you get wider cooking area, you get a much higher cooker area, all in a single set of grates! Oh and we don’t notch our grates. Ceramic kamados notch their half grates to fit rack system, further losing precious cooking area!
Also, our half grates weight 10 pounds, while our ceramic counterparts offer only 8 pounds. Why does size matter? Given the thermodynamics of cast iron, it needs mass to absorb the heat off of lump charcoal. So the more mass, the better heat absorption and retention, giving you that perfect professional sear that you always wanted!