I'm looking for a strong grate that withstands normal fireplace temperatures. My last two grates melted and bowed in toward the middle within a couple of weeks. Is cast iron better made than steel grates?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:47 PM

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Generally, it is the other way around. Cast iron grates can last for quite some time, if they are a good quality. Many grates that are cast nowadays are very porous in nature and fail quickly. A good quality cast iron grate can withstand normal fireplace usage. Diamond steel grates are a significant upgrade that are designed to withstand more frequent usage and very high temperatures. One of our better selling steel models can be seen below: Pilgrim Seven-Bar Steel Fireplace Grate - 6 Inch Clearance

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