Probably going to buy a Weber Genesis 310 or 330 this summer and have an option to upgrade the grilling surface to thinner stainless steel grating vs. porcelain-coated cast iron.
Cast iron holds more heat but takes longer to absorb, and the sear marks will be wider. Stainless is likely more durable?
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Fuck both. Raw cast iron if you're going to spend money to upgrade. $100 will get you one for a 28" round, not sure on other prices. 100% worth it IMO. If youre using coal you have a wait anyways, so a bit longer means jack shit, and the way htey HD heat literally almost doubles the amount of usable space on the grill before you cool it too much. Stainless works fine as always, and porcelain is cool until you ever use a utensil ever. Scratch scratch scratch scratch stick stick stick.
Raw cast iron takes a bit more maintenance, but so worth it IMO