If you are an avid outdoor chef, you know that the smallest changes can make a big difference in the flavor of your food. Different heating systems, materials and ingredients all combine to make a unique flavor that can be mouthwatering. Whether you use charcoal, gas, wood or electricity to fire up your grill, the right grill grates can make a big difference when cooking your meal.
Most grills today come with standard stainless steel grates. These are rust-resistant and are great for cooking a large variety of foods. If you think you will mix and match your meats, vegetables and other items, the versatility of a stainless steel grate may be a good match for you. Though these grates are easy to find, they are fairly expensive. They also do require some care and maintenance. Since they often are not dishwasher safe, you will have to clean them by hand and likely you will have to season them between uses. This is a small price to pay for even cooking and versatility, but you may want to consider other options if you have different cooking needs.