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Need a cooking grate for camp cooking?

The distance of charcoal from the pot or food may mean the difference
between dinner in hours or minutes.

This instructable shows you how to
make a durable, custom-sized bbq grate from simple tools in a few minutes.

I needed a grate for my Charcoal BBQ Shichirin and another for holding
up sticks in my Metal Can Rocket Stove.
(Instructions for making the metal can rocket stove
/ gasifier / charcoal stove in step 3)

Step 1: How to Cut Steel Coathangers

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(The cut edge of the coathanger can be sharp, so take care wear eye protection and hand protection.)

You will need:

pair of pliers
coathanger
thick protective gloves

Choose the length that you need then grab the pliers at that point.

With the other hand bend the hanger several times - the friction will weaken the bending point and snap off easily.

Use this method to remove the hook from the coathanger.
 
Gomi Romi (author) 3 years ago
Thanks for your concern, I did a bit of research on the safety of burning steel coat hangers and how sturdy they might be. Since I'm not using the coathanger to cook on food directly I think it pretty safe. (I've not noticed any fumes while cooking)
kenshi073 years ago
This is a good idea. However, most coat-hangers that you would use are made out of brass, galvanized steel, or brass with a painted on coating. All of these when heated would produce noxious and toxic fumes that not only would be breathed by people around it, or would infiltrate what ever you were cooking. I don't think I'd try it personally, but this is your idea, go ahead if you feel comfortable.
zazenergy3 years ago
Looks like a cool Instructable. I think this could really benefit from an introductory paragraph explaining what this is, why you made it and just ives us a little more of a story around the project. Thanks!