Thanks! I will definitely be experimenting with lots of stuff real soon!You can cook a steak without Grill Grates but you won’t get a good crispy char on the outside.
I’ve cooked chicken and steaks at the same time, turned out fine (I did sear the steak on my gas grill). I cook chicken and steaks at 450 not worrying about any smoke.
I’ve done a few tri tips lately at 400-450 with no sear and they have turned out really good, just no crispy sear on the outside.
Just play around and see if it is good enough for you. If not, get some Grill Grates or better yet a Bullseye. Good luck with the cooks!