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I have purchased a used Kitchenaid stainless cooktop (5 burner). It is in great shape except for the grates. They look very used. Some parts the finish looks burnt off, maybe a little rusty. They are not chipped or missing pieces - just look bad. If there was a way to paint them
they would look brand new and I could save a lot of $$$. I thought I saw
a while ago a product made by "Harveys" it was a paint primer and paint. Now I can't find that product.

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I do not think you can do it due to a very high temperature. Usually such parts have a porcelain surface.

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I agree, no will will not likely be able to "paint" them. You might be able to have them reporcelained if replacements are prohibitively expensive or no longer available but that process is not usually cheap either.

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They are not porcelain - they are cast iron. Aren't there paints out there for - say - fireplace parts that are cast iron.?
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Iron casting is a technology used to make a different kind of products including a grates. Most of them then covered with porcelain to protect from rusting and make them looking better.

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They're either cast and porcelained or forged (bent metal). I believe the forged grates are powder coated.

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There is BBQ paint but those surfaces are not usually in direct heat like burner grates are. You could try it to see if it works to your satisfaction though.

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