The 10 Best Fireplace Grates

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This wiki has been updated 27 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Great Wall of Fire M-5

2. Minuteman Non-Tapered

3. Plow & Hearth Deep Bed

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.

4. Vestal 324ML

5. Heritage Stove

6. Amagabeli Rack

7. Custom Firescreen Woodeeze

8. Uniflame Hexagonal

9. Pleasant Hearth Premium

10. Panacea 15418

Sam Kraft
Last updated 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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