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Gas cooktops: enamel coated grates vs unfinished cast iron

VFish | Aug 28, 202003:27 PM     12

I've got some time to decide but I was wondering the pros and cons of enameled coated grates vs the unfinished cast iron one sees with more upscale gas cooktops.

I was at someone's house yesterday and she had a 36" gas cooktop with enamel coated grates installed sometime in the 90's and it looked very clean and in good shape and I know she and her family have done a lot of cooking with it all these years since.

I'm thinking the coated grates are less likely to scratch up my pans, maybe easier to clean than cast iron, I wouldn't have to oil anything either. Maybe food would get burned on, I don't know, I could use Easy Off at times like the oven, if so, there's a "fume free" kind that works just fine.

I'd appreciate any thoughts.

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