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13" Cast Iron Grid, Dual Sided, Favorite for MiniMax and Joe Junior

Original price $39.95 - Original price $39.95
Original price
$39.95 - $39.95
Current price $39.95

Learn about cast iron grids. Check the best practices to grill with and maintain cast iron. 13" grid fits MiniMax & Small EGG, Joe Junior and select CGS accessories.

How Cast Iron Grids Work:

The cast iron acts like a heat sink, absorbing heat from the fire. When the cold meat hits the hot cast iron, the grid quickly releases its heat into the meat producing the highly coveted grill marks. By releasing heat that part of the grid cools. This is why 'those in the know,' recommend moving to a new part of the hot grid to keep the heat transfer (grill marks) going. While moving, turn the meat 90 degrees to create the ever-popular crosshatch pattern.

Dual Sided:

One side is narrow. The other side is wide. The narrow side (thin edge) is best for creating the grill lines outlined above. The wide (flat side) is perfect for seafood, fish, veggies or other foods that need more grid surface underneath. The flat side is also ideal for holding thin foods that can easily fall through a Stainless grid. The grids come preseasoned, ready for immediate use.

Grid Uses:

The 13-inch cast iron grid is the stock size for MiniMax & Small Big Green EGGs, and Kamado Joe Joe Junior grills. Best to set the grid directly on the fire ring.

The 13-inch grid can be paired with the CGS Spider Accessory Ring in the following:  

  • On Large Spider in Large Big Green Egg;
  • On Large Spider in Pit Boss 22 (not 24) grills;
  • On Large Spider in Large size Vision Grills;
  • On Large Spider in Classic Kamado Joe;

The Spider drops inside the grill's fire ring, placing the cast iron grid closer to the fire. It's an easy set-up that gets closer to the fire for higher temperature searing. Plus, by dropping down, it provides added vertical spacing to use a second grid above.

Note: Depending on our supplier availability, we reserve the right to substitute a Big Green EGG or Kamado Joe Cast Iron Grid. 

Important:  We do not recommend elevating a cast iron grid in the grill, as it pulls the grid away from the heat it needs to produce the desirable grill marks. Close to the lump is best - makes it easier for the cast iron to heat up and sear. Simply, we use cast iron under Expander racks and not on top of Expander racks.

Caring for Cast Iron Grids:

The 13-inch Cast Iron Grid comes with a preseason protective coating.

Here is what we do: Immediately after the food comes off, we brush the grid clean and spray it with a quick shot of Pam or similar veggie spray. The grid goes back in the hot grill on an elevated rack. As the grill cools down, the grid gets a quick redo of protective oil to prevent rust.

Couple hot tips:

As a cast iron grid or griddle heats up, it gets lighter (less gray) in color. See if you can tell the difference next time you use one at very high temperatures.

If you dropped beads of water on very hot cast iron, you would think the water would evaporate right away. Not exactly, with very hot cast iron, the water droplets will 'dance' or jump around. This is hard to do on a grid but try it next time on a cast iron griddle.

Is it a cast iron grid or cast iron grate?

For ceramic, kamado, grills we recommend using cast iron grid for cooking surfaces. This eliminates any confusion with the grate that holds the charcoal. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jeff R.
13” Cast Iron Grid

Great addition to the Mini Max. Great website, great customer service.

Caley S.
Perfect for Vision cadet diamond cut

The one I recieved was a BGE brand grate and is prefect for Vision cadet. Leaves terrific grill marks and makes the best sizzle sound.

Robert P.

Love the 13" grid. Venison steaks done to perfection. Great grill marks.

William W.
A good cast iron grid

Heavy, well finished, well shaped

Great product and service

I found this shop on a google search. The customer service was courteous, and the items arrived quickly and in great condition. This cast iron grill was perfect; a very high quality product and great gift that the recipient had wanted for a long time! I would definitely do business with this family owned business again.