You need replacement BBQ grills & stainless steel cooking grates if your barbecue grill looks like this Weber kettle:


These cheap nickel or chrome plated steel grills looked sparkling in the shop but one year i (especially in the wet climate)and the plating has chipped and started to rust.

The same even happens to porcelain enamel when chipped…


…but not stainless steel.

a set of Auplex Kamado rectangular or round stainless steel cooking grates will not rust, They also last a lifetime!

After a cookout just brush them down with a wire brush, soak in warm soapy water and they’ll come up good as new – they’re dishwasher safe too.

Not All Stainless Steel Is The Same

Whenever you are buying anything in stainless steel (this applies to gas grills too) always ask about the grade of stainless steel used 。 Type 304: Is the real deal, the stuff used by professionals. It will not rust.

Needless to say, this is the stainless steel bar that  uses to make his grills.


Thin Or Thick Bars?

Auplex Kamado makes stainless steel cooking grates in 3mm bar and 6mm bar so which is the best? Auplex Kamado prefers 3mm bar because it allows more heat to get in contact with the food but in some cases the thicker 6mm bar looks better with certain barbecues. There’s not much in it so it’s more about what’s right for you.



Rectangular replacement barbecue grills are fabricated with a 3mm outer bar.   Circular replacement BBQ grills both come edged with a 6mm outer bar (for rigidity) whether you buy a 3mm grill or 6mm grate.

How To Clean Stainless Steel Cooking Grates

Debris left over from your last cookout is the perfect feeding ground for insects and the perfect breeding ground for bacteria so it’s important to always clean your stainless steel grills after using them.   Never mind the fact that rancid fat deposits will make your next cookout bad. 



Unlike some types of grill grate, Auplex Kamado stainless steel cooking grates make this job a breeze.

Leave the stainless steel grills over the coals while you eat your food, during this time the heat will carbonize most of the fat deposits into a black crust.   While the grill grates are still warm get a stainless steel wire brush and some warm soapy water.

You can also use the Dishwasher.   Many will tell you not to but that’s because their grill grates aren’t stainless steel!   Just make sure you’ve done the initial scrape first otherwise the heat dry cycle will cake the carbon debris on super hard.

OK, sometimes we have a couple of beers too many and forget to clean up after the cookout so if you’ve forgotten to clean your cooking grates recently or you have non stainless steel grills then try these tips:-

Place double layer foil over the grates and sit them over the gas burner (use the indoor hob if you have a charcoal grill) for 15 – 20 minutes.   Allow to cool and you’ll find that all the black charred matter will turn white and flaky making it easy to brush off with a wire brush.

Another technique is to soak stainless steel cooking grates in an ammonia solution overnight.   Wash down with warm soapy water and all the grease will just wipe off leaving you with bright sparkling gill grates.


Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces

Stainless steel surfaces will give you great service if you apply the following basic rules:-

Clean regularly (it takes less time to do it a little and often).

Wash down with warm soapy water.

Do not use abrasive cleaners.

Do not use metal scourers (use nylon) for persistent debris, scrub lightly then re-apply the soapy water and repeat the scrub.

Wipe down with a dry towel.

With a dry cloth, massage in some baby oil.

For absolute hygiene, you can also spray with anti bacterial surface cleaner prior to the baby oil stage but do always read the label on the antibacterial cleanser because to be 100% effective, they will have different time intervals between spray and wipe down.

Look for an antibacterial spray that conforms to BS 1276 or BS/EN 13697.   These sprays need only a minute between spray and wipe down whereas some of the cheaper products will need 5 minutes of more.

Post time: Jan-30-2023