Hi, it has been awhile since I last read and posted on CT.. 8/3/10 If you want to get to my subject go to bottom of post... In no particular order... ►Since that time I have bought a new house and moved (new to us, a foreclosure). Still about 30% of stuff in boxes. Yes we got a deal about 17% below market, and it was move in ready. Paid cash and closed escrow in 7 days. ►My oldest son got married, last weekend, great wedding, I cooked the rehearsal dinner for 35. I had to simplify the menu a bit due to part of my kitchen is still in boxes. But still turned out great according to many. Big hits were my cilantro/lemon shrimp & BBQ Smoked Ribs. My Grilled Chicken with Tropical BBQ sauce was pretty damn good too, when first finished but the meat had to sit about 30 minutes waiting for ribs and shrimp to finish, so lost a little moisture. ► My computer took a dump and I bought a new desktop PC, FAST Intel I5-650 3.2 ghz, 8 gig ram, 1 T HD, plus all the other normal stuff except no monitor (had 21") for $534 made by ASUS. ► After being on DSL (was an original Beta Tester for the Local Phone Co testing first Dial-up then later DSL), I had to switch to Cable for Internet/TV/Phone. I think I'm saving about $50 a month. OK main issue... ► I bought new gas range with nice cast iron grates. I have two questions: 1. How do I keep my nice looking cast iron grates looking great? Do I season them like a cast iron pan? 2. My posts and pans work great on electric ranges, but seem to be real slow in heating on gas. What kind of pot/pan works best with gas? I am a bang for buck guy, never paying for top line, always looking for the middle price that works like the top line.