The 10 Best Fireplace Grates
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in September of 2015. 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.