About 3 or 4 years ago, I got what I thought was a pretty decent grill. Overall it's held up well, but the cast iron grill grates are starting to rust pretty bad and are flaking to the point that I don't want to cook on them right now.
I have two options (if you don't include buying a new grill!)...
I can order a complete set of replacement cast iron grates for $110 (including shipping). These aren't straight from the factory, but they are an exact match size-wise. Or...
I can order a custom cut set of aluminum grates from these guys. With shipping, it will cost right at $200 (but I get a "free" flipper made for these grates! ). I don't mind paying the extra money if the aluminum will last pretty much forever. I can get them cut to the right length, but they only come in one width so I'll have about 1" of space at each end of my grill, which is no big deal.
Has anyone used these aluminum grates? From what I've seen online, they get good reviews - but I haven't seen a review from anyone on GTT (and that's what counts since I trust you guys!). Should they last a lot longer than the cast iron grates?
If I go with cast iron, is there anything I can spray on them after I'm done cooking to keep them from rusting?
I'd like to get something ordered today so the pressure is on you guys to help me out!!