Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18)

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  • 18" front x 13" back x 12" depth
  • One piece construction


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Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18)
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (11)

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    (4)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Tough (11)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Safe (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller fireplaces (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (7), Midrange shopper (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    LOVE THIS GRATE!!!!!!!

    I use this grate in my small fireplace at home and LOVE it! It is great at getting a fire going and keeping it going. I have another grate that has large spaces and...Read complete review

    I use this grate in my small fireplace at home and LOVE it! It is great at getting a fire going and keeping it going. I have another grate that has large spaces and couldn't get a fire to keep going with that one. Yes, you have to push the ash through, but the fact that this grate seems to keep a fire going longer and hotter far outweighs that itty bitty downside in my opinion!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Design, Poor Description

    The slots in this grate are too small to allow the ashes to fall through on their own. You have to push them through when you put more wood in. The photo shows only...Read complete review

    The slots in this grate are too small to allow the ashes to fall through on their own. You have to push them through when you put more wood in. The photo shows only one angle with little detail of the important bottom of the grate and their is no description of how far apart the bars are. This is not the same design as the larger grates on display in the [...] store, which have wider slots and would probably work OK. [...]

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Grate buy!

    By Njr

    from Ct

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Tough

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Pits
    • Smaller Fireplaces

    Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

    This is a great buy. The grate should last a long time. Fits perfectly in my smoker.

     
    4.0

    fireplace grate

    By Andrea Doug

    from North Florida

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Fireplaces

        Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

        We bought this to replace an almost 9 year old original that had finally burned up. That one had just 4 big pieces of metal to hold the logs. This one has a lot less air circulation so we have to build the fire differently. And it is a little bit more difficult to get the fire started. We have only used it for a few fires, so cannot speak to durability. It was inexpensive.

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit

        By Thomas

        from Oxford, FL

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Safe
        • Tough

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Fireplaces

          Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

          It was a perfect fit for the small space in the fireplace

           
          5.0

          love this grate!

          By Renee

          from Magalia, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Functional
          • Safe
          • Tough

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Fireplaces
            • Wood Stoves

            Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

            We have a wood stove and this grate works perfectly. It has shorter legs than most grates and the slots are smaller than most grates, so the coals stay on the grate long enough so that new logs put onto the coals will flare up pretty quickly.

            We had a grate like this that lasted a few years and when we needed to buy a new one, we could not find one like this in our local stores. We ended up getting the more traditional kind, which had longer legs and wider slots, but we had a heck of a time keeping a fire going with that grate because all the large coals would fall through the grate onto the floor of the wood stove and the length of the legs, any new wood put onto the fire would just sit there because it would be too far from the coals to heat up enough to flare up.

            I went online and found this one, listed at ACE Hardware although our local ACE did not carry it. They told me to order it and have it shipped to the store for no charge, which I did. It came in about three days.

            Our fires now are much easier to maintain -- they stay hotter and we are better able to regulate them and keep wood at a low, smoldering level, keeping our house comfortable but not too hot. Because the coals that fall through are still pretty close to the grate, we can put in a new log and it will light pretty easily.

            Love it!

             
            5.0

            Vestal makes a quality cast iron grate!

            By Scott

            from Princeton Jct

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Air Flow
            • Good design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Fireplaces

              Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

              In the past I purchased wrought iron grates that would only last a few seasons before the mesh would burn through. After reading many positive reviews about Vestal Cast Iron Grates I decided to give one a try and I am totally satisfied!

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again

              By GG

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Smaller Fireplaces

                Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                This iron grate is perfect in my smaller fireplace! I love the design as it holds the logs in place. No small pieces fall through the openings.

                 
                5.0

                Love the quality of this product!!

                By Bobby J.

                from Hillsborough, NC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Grip
                • Safe
                • Tough

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Smaller Fireplaces
                • Very Durable

                Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                This is the best grate that I have found for my small manufactured fireplace. It's great that free shipping is offered to my local Ace Hardware store. It is far superior to the grate that came with my original fireplace. I have been using the Vestal Mfg J-18 grate for several years & they really do a great job & it is really tough & long lasting. I don't think there is a better product on the market.

                 
                5.0

                Gas fireplace burning bright!

                By Pat

                from Oceanside, CA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Fits Over Gas Jet Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Smaller Fireplaces

                  Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                  It's hard to find a grate with shorter legs, that hover over the gas flames just right, plus I have a smaller fireplace. This grate is perfect, and the price is half of what the "fireplace" stores charge for grates. I love the option of buying online, having the item shipped to the store for pickup with NO shipping charge! And less time than having it shipped to my house!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Grate

                  By Artemis

                  from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Just the right size
                  • Safe
                  • Tough

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Pits
                  • Smaller Fireplaces

                  Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                  Looked all over for a grate that would fit in the outdoor fireplace. This one works just right.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product!!!

                  By Diana the farmgirl

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Heavy duty big time
                  • Tough

                  Cons

                  • Nothing here

                  Best Uses

                  • Smaller Fireplaces
                  • Woodstove

                  Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                  This grating is heavy duty, great quality. We have purchased several gratings in the past and none would hold up to high heat very long, they pretty much melted down. Give me about a year of use and then I will be glad to comment further and/or increase the rating status on this particular grating. The pricing was reasonable as well.

                   
                  5.0

                  Grate For Wood Stove

                  By RHam

                  from White House Tn.

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Tough

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                      Just what The Old Stove Needed

                      Ship To Store Was Hassle Free!

                       
                      4.0

                      Good solid grate

                      By John

                      from DB, FL

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Safe
                      • Tough

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Smaller Fireplaces

                        Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                        Good grate for small fireplace.

                         
                        5.0

                        Takes the heat

                        By Jean

                        from Monroe, MI

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Smaller Fireplaces

                            Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                            Perfect size and durability.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            LOVE THIS GRATE!!!!!!!

                            By Sharon

                            from Phelan, CA

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Good Grip
                            • Safe
                            • Tough

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Smaller Fireplaces

                              Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                              I use this grate in my small fireplace at home and LOVE it! It is great at getting a fire going and keeping it going. I have another grate that has large spaces and couldn't get a fire to keep going with that one. Yes, you have to push the ash through, but the fact that this grate seems to keep a fire going longer and hotter far outweighs that itty bitty downside in my opinion!

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By chris

                              from Centreville Virginia

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Smaller Fireplaces

                                  Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                                  I have a 1980's heatilator fireplace in my townhouse. The big box stores do not have a good grate. I ordered the grate from my local Ace on a monday and the grate was in by friday morning. The grate that this replaced was half the weight and had a 6 inch hole in the center. I burn only hardwood, and a little hard coal. I have built 2 "HOT" fires, Hot enough to make the entire grate GLOW, no problems no deforming.

                                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Poor Design, Poor Description

                                  By Chuck

                                  from Adrian, MI

                                  About Me Practical

                                  Pros

                                  • Tough

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Smaller Fireplaces

                                    Comments about Vestal Cast Iron Grate (J18):

                                    The slots in this grate are too small to allow the ashes to fall through on their own. You have to push them through when you put more wood in. The photo shows only one angle with little detail of the important bottom of the grate and their is no description of how far apart the bars are. This is not the same design as the larger grates on display in the [...] store, which have wider slots and would probably work OK. [...]

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