Iron Grate Lifter/Handler

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by pianov, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. I have three cast iron grates that serve to support most food items I place in my masonry wood-fired smoker. They have always been difficult to handle - dirty mostly. I used to grab them with a pair of channel locks - works, but have been lucky I haven't had one slip out. Well, actually one did and I have one grate with a cracked piece.

    So I made a simple device to lift the grate into and out of the smoker and to carry them to the sink for cleaning. A few pictures below. Hope it gives someone and idea or two.

  2. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice! The chargrillers come with a thing like that that works pretty well, but the handle isn't long enough, that one looks pretty nifty

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