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A Really Great Grate for Grilling

By Julissa Roberts, associate food editor

June 25th, 2014

Grilling is my favorite way of cooking, so I appreciate any tool that makes the experience even better. My newest find is the GrillGrate, a cooking grate with a flat, slotted bottom and raised rails that fits over your existing grill grate. Made of highly conductive aluminum, the grate amplifies and evens out the heat across the grill. I love the grill marks it gives steaks and chops, but I especially appreciate the GrillGrate when barbecuing chicken because its design eliminates the flareups that so often burn it to a crisp.

The GrillGrate requires no special cleaning and develops a stick-resistant coating the more you use it. It comes in different shapes and sizes to fit rectangular and round grills, and the pieces interlock for a custom fit; prices range from $39.99 to $119.99, depending on size. The grate also comes with a pronged spatula that, while not necessary for using the grate, fits nicely between the rails for easy flipping. For more information on the GrillGrate, see

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