Updated March 06, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Fireplace Grates

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in September of 2015, there have been 18 edits to this page. Turn that fireplace that’s been collecting dust into a functional, heat-generating focal point of your living room. These grates serve as sturdy racks on which to burn logs or coal, and are available in a variety of sizes and styles. We've included models designed specifically for indoor use, along with a few options that would work well as an addition to your outdoor fire pit. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best fireplace grate on Amazon.

10. Panacea 15418

9. Pleasant Hearth Premium

8. Uniflame Hexagonal

7. Custom Firescreen Woodeeze

6. Amagabeli Rack

5. Heritage Stove

4. Vestal 324ML

3. Plow & Hearth Deep Bed

2. Minuteman Non-Tapered

1. Great Wall of Fire M-5

Editor's Notes

March 05, 2019:

Removed both Hy-C Liberty models from the list due to recent user reports of inaccurate size descriptions, missing assembly hardware and poor craftsmanship. Numerous accounts indicate that the Vestal 324ML offers excellent build quality and durability, including the ability to withstand extended daily use without breaking down, which led me to upgrade its position in the rankings. Added the Panacea 15418 as a budget-friendly option, which is ideal for small to medium-sized fires and best suited for occasional use. The Plow & Hearth Deep Bed was another addition — thanks to its U-shaped design and small openings, it’s able to keep logs, hot coal and ash centralized on the grate, which enables fires to burn more efficiently for longer periods of time than many models. Users really seem to appreciate this aspect.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 06, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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