Grate Spacers?

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I must admit my annoyance over the horizonal out-of-tolerance design of the grill grates. I'm a V1 owner, self-upgraded to V2, but afraid of software/firmware upgrades. I turn-off Bluetooth whenever I'm near this monstrosity. I clean grates with onions and I can't tell you how many times onion fragments fell through the spaces between my three EX6 grates. Now I hear that some customers have received grate spacers. What's the dealio?
 

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I got mine with the GEN2 unit here in Australia.
Unsure if it's because we get GBS Grates or something else.
You would give Weber a call and see if you can get them?
 

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Here one I found online.

Not home at the moment.

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So, the clips eliminate the wiggle room with the OEM grates...huh, simple solution with a no impact to manufacturing line changes.
 

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The grates are from a gasser, I believe. But what is the problem with a half inch move over three feet? A little space is good when trying to clean things up and removing the grates.
 

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The grates are from a gasser, I believe. But what is the problem with a half inch move over three feet? A little space is good when trying to clean things up and removing the grates.

I agree. I admit I was a bit annoyed at first seeing the spacing while putting the grill together but after the first cleaning it didn't bother me at all.

The engineer in me just digs a simple solution that has no real impact on a piece of hardware and software that together create a complex system.
 

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I agree. I admit I was a bit annoyed at first seeing the spacing while putting the grill together but after the first cleaning it didn't bother me at all.

The engineer in me just digs a simple solution that has no real impact on a piece of hardware and software that together create a complex system.
I think it will be helpful to those of us who use the GBS grates, they can separate unlike the GBS grate from a kettle. I will update as soon as I try them out.
 

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I think it will be helpful to those of us who use the GBS grates, they can separate unlike the GBS grate from a kettle. I will update as soon as I try them out.

Ah, cool, I haven't had the opportunity to dig into the GBS system at all but I am very intrigued. It looks like a great quality set of cooking tools for both SF and other weber grills.
 

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Huh. New one on me. Mine are a little loose but not to the point it annoys me. I might want to try these if for nothing more than kicks. The grates are pretty substantial and don’t move around much IMO. Huh.
 

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The grates are from a gasser, I believe. But what is the problem with a half inch move over three feet? A little space is good when trying to clean things up and removing the grates.
The worst problem is having a couple of in progress grilled wings falling through the grates into the firebox.
 
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The grates are from a gasser, I believe. But what is the problem with a half inch move over three feet? A little space is good when trying to clean things up and removing the grates.
Sounds like you've never had food fall through the grill spaces. Lucky you.
 

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I guess when you're doing 40 wings on the grill and 1 or 2 fall through that's ok, but when you're doing a dozen or so, 1 or 2 can seriously short someone's meal
 

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Just put them in so we could see what they look like. Not a whole lot to them.
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I used the “contact us” button on the Weber website Wednesday night asking about the spacer. Thursday morning I was asked my address. It is just after noon on Friday and it was just dropped on my doorstep. That’s service
 

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I used the “contact us” button on the Weber website Wednesday night asking about the spacer. Thursday morning I was asked my address. It is just after noon on Friday and it was just dropped on my doorstep. That’s service
Weber customer service is the best I’ve had from any company!!
 

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I am using some speed nuts (clips) previously bought from Lowes. Stops the grills from moving around and I will use these until Weber ships me the official clips.


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