Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Cast Iron or Stainless?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cast Iron or Stainless?

    Looking for a tuscan grill. I see they sell them in SS and cast iron. Pros and Cons to both or is it a matter of preference?

  • #2
    I got the steven raichlen cast iron one. Just ask alexa. I like cast iron. Holds heat and you can't see the stains.

    Comment


    • #3
      I purchased a custom stainless steel one. I just figured it would last a very long time and I would not have to worry about it rusting out like a cast iron ome could if not taken care of properly. I think its more of a preference

      Ricky
      My Build Pictures
      https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...18BD00F374765D

      Comment


      • #4
        Here is a picture of what I had made.
        My Build Pictures
        https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...18BD00F374765D

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Chach View Post
          Here is a picture of what I had made.
          Where did you purchase this from?

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Pizza Guy FL View Post

            Where did you purchase this from?
            The Burn Shop out of Wichita Falls, Texas. They have a website search the up. They do stainless steel, carbon steel, and cast iron. You will not see an option for stainless or for a Tuscan grill so I emailed then and they will customize anything for you.

            Ricky
            My Build Pictures
            https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...18BD00F374765D

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Chach View Post

              The Burn Shop out of Wichita Falls, Texas. They have a website search the up. They do stainless steel, carbon steel, and cast iron. You will not see an option for stainless or for a Tuscan grill so I emailed then and they will customize anything for you.

              Ricky
              Thanks, I’ll contact them today

              Comment


              • #8
                The Burn Shop got back to me. SS grate similar to what you have above is $450. They told me SS price is crazy now!
                Carbon Steel is $150.

                I dont think Ive used carbon steel for any cooking in the past. Would this be a good choice and how would it compare to a cast iron grate?

                Comment


                • #9
                  If you can't get stainless I'd just go for whatever I could get cheapest. Either cast or carbon is going to rust if you don't keep it oiled and out of the weather. Mine is cast (I believe the same one as hillscp has) and it needs to be wire brushed and oiled at the beginning of each season. I store it out of the weather in my shelter but winter still takes it's toll.
                  My build thread
                  https://community.fornobravo.com/for...h-corner-build

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Here's mine. Looks like rust but it's not. I cooked pork chops last night. $62 at the big a

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Free is better still. The grills out of older style four burner BBQs are ideal and you can easily make some legs for them with some bolts.

                      Click image for larger version

Name:	PA020039.JPG
Views:	137
Size:	540.1 KB
ID:	445287
                      Attached Files
                      Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        [QUOTE=Pizza Guy FL;n445277]The Burn Shop got back to me. SS grate similar to what you have above is $450. They told me SS price is crazy now!
                        Carbon Steel is $150.

                        I dont think Ive used carbon steel for any cooking in the past. Would this be a good choice and how would it compare to a cast iron grate?[/QUOTE

                        Yes steel in general is crazy. My material for work has almost tripled. I for sure did not pay that price or would pay that. They did do a great job but not worth the money for something you use a fraction of the time. Carbon steel is good as well but just like JR said, keep it oiled after each use and when storing it. I keep mine in my gas grill when im.not using it and when I use the gas grill I just take it out and leave it on the side until I'm done.

                        I don't think $150 is terrible for a custom designed one but you can get them cheaper at stores and online but they will not be as beefy as the one they will make for you.

                        I also belive the one I have is bigger than the ones you buy in store ls and online I can give you the dimensions if you are interested.. Jusy make sure it will fit in your oven entry. I kept mine small enough to fit inside a full size sheet pan to collect the drippings so the oven floor doesn't get all greasy.

                        Ricky
                        Last edited by Chach; 03-16-2022, 07:34 PM.
                        My Build Pictures
                        https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...18BD00F374765D

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Just found my email from them I paid $225 and the size is 18"x15"x4"
                          My Build Pictures
                          https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...18BD00F374765D

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I decided to go the cheap route and order a cast iron grate and some SS bolts from Lowes. I have about $45 invested into it.
                            Attached Files

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have both the stock stainless grates for my Kamado Joe and I also bought this cast iron Tuscan grill. They cook totally differently and I use them differently. The cast iron sears much better for sharp lines and good crust. The stainless barely leaves any marks. The cast iron needs regular maintenance after every high temp cook. The stainless is nearly indestructible with zero maintenance. I use cast iron for grilling and stainless for smoking and low and slow.
                              https://printsbery.com/cards
                              Attached Files
                              Last edited by violar; 04-15-2022, 05:33 AM.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X