I have a question for those of you that have modified the cooking grate to cut it in half so you can remove a portion of it to add coals without removing the food. Also they cut it so it can be packed flat in the bottom of the grill so they can transport a mini- chimney and other cooking tools. Where do you cut it?
In videos I’ve watched, most people cut it right down the center. I was thinking about cutting it 1/3- 2/3 and using the 2/3 section for the cooking area and 1/3 area for the section over where I’d add the coals.
Here’s a video demo by Mike Reyher describing how he modified and packs his Weber Charcoal Go-Anywhere-
I purchased this stainless replacement grate to do the mod with. It gets reviewed as being a nice heavy true stainless grate (as opposed to a chrome plated steel one) but many customers said it was a touch too long to fit. My guess is that’s why it’s such a cheap price, but seeing as I plan to cut mine to modify it anyway that’s not an issue.
Price: $16.99 & FREE Returns
Stainless steel Go Anywhere Replacement Chrome Plated Cooking Grate, Listing is for a single cooking grid
Fits Both Charcoal and Gas Go Anywhere Grills
Weber 121020 Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill, Weber 1141001 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill
Dimensions: 16″ x 10″, Material: Stainless Steel