Have you ever had that urge to grill but were frankly too lazy to clean out the partly burned charcoal and ash? If so, The Original Kick Ash Basket is the absolute best BBQ accessory you can buy. Whether you’ve got a Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe or a Dome Grill, there is a Kick Ash Basket to suit your needs.
These handy fitted grates allow you to quickly and easily shake off residual charcoal ash so you can grill more, clean less and thoroughly enjoy your next BBQ experience. Plus, they require no maintenance, last a lifetime and are very budget friendly. Once you’ve bought a Kick Ash Basket, you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t buy one earlier. (pun intended)
Read on to find out everything you need to know about selecting the right Kick Ash Basket including material selection, sizes, usage instruction and more.
Picking the Right Sized Kick Ash Basket
We’ve compiled the list below so you can easily find the right Kick Ash Basket for your specific grill. Be sure to select the right model or else the basket won’t sit correctly in the belly of your grill.
X-Large Big Green Egg
The Original Kick Ash Basket for the X-Large BGE
Large Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe and Primo
The Original Kick Ash Basket for the Large Big Green Egg
Titan High Efficiency Lump Charcoal Basket
MiniMax Big Green Egg
Kick Ash Basket for MiniMax Big Green Egg
Kamado Joe Big Joe
The Original Kick Ash Basket for the Kamado Joe Big Joe
Broil King Keg, Kamado Joe Classic and Akorn
The Original Kick Ash Basket for the Broil King Keg, Kamado Joe Classic and Akorn
Vision B and 24” Pit Boss
Kick Ash Basket for the Vision B and 24” Pit Boss
Why you need a Kick Ash Basket
From the thick stainless steel grates to the patent pending design, the Kick Ash Basket is truly a one of a kind item. It is custom designed to assist in the removal of charcoal ash and wow, does it work well. What previously took a few minutes of work, then another few minutes of cleanup and soapy sooty mess, is now a matter of seconds. Take a look at the below video review of the Kick Ash Basket in action to truly appreciate it in all its glory
Honestly, the Kick Ash Basket just makes your life so much easier there is no reason not to get one. Unlike other Big Green Egg accessories or Kamado Joe addons, you’ll use the Kick Ash Basket every time you grill. Why you might ask? Because you’ll always have charcoal ash building up and if you want a clean ash free burn a little shaking can go a long way. Not to mention, cleaner charcoal burns much more efficiently and is able to be temperature regulated much easier.
If you’re on a budget however, you might be wondering if this is money well spent. Well we can assure you it is. Plus if you really want to pinch pennies, Titan Great Outdoors makes a great low cost, 3rd party Kick Ash Basket that fits perfectly on large Big Green Eggs, Kamado Joe and Primo grills.
What is the Best Material
When it comes to the Original Kick Ash Basket you’ll pretty much only find them in stainless steel. While it’s more expensive than carbon steel, it offers a lot of great advantages such as rust resistance, enhanced strength, superior heat tolerance and it’s extremely resistant to warping. If you’ve spend the money on a Big Green Egg or something equivalent, don’t skimp out on your accessories, get stainless steel and grill happy.
This really only come into consideration if you’ve opted for the low budget Titan High Efficiency Lump Charcoal Basket which is available in both materials. For a few bucks more, you can’t go wrong with the higher end materials, especially when considering just what your gaining.
How to use a Kick Ash Basket
Using a Kick Ash Basket is actually quite simple and can be summed up in a only few steps.
- Wait for the charcoal to completely cool so you can safely extract as much ash as possible
- Using bare hand or gloves (your choice) life the Kick Ash Basket up and out of the grill belly using the integrated handles.
- Grab a non combustible container such as a plastic basket or metal pail and position it under the Kick Ash Basket
- Vigorously shake the Kick Ash Basket until the charcoal is free of residual ash and dust.
- Place the Kick Ash Basket back into the belly of your grill and top of with fresh charcoal
- You’re done!
The below video also illustrates how to use the Kick Ash Basket in real time.
Tip: Don’t throw away the collected ash, it works great in gardens and flower bed to return much needed nutrients back to the soil.
How to Clean a Kick Ash Basket
Honestly unless your showing off your grill to a clean freak there is no need to clean the Kick Ash Basket. However if you really want to you can use an ordinary grill wire brush to scrape off any large bit and pieces. Afterwards soak it for 30 minutes in a mix of dish detergent and water. This should let you quickly clean up whatever soot and carbon remain with a sponge and a roll of paper towels.
Overall the Kick Ash Basket is the best Big Green Egg accessory, the best Kamado Joe accessory and the best BBQ Grill accessory hands down. It’s simple to use, highly cost effective and you’ll get your money’s worth out of it in no time.
Once you’ve picked up this handy item you might be interested in getting a Big Green Egg table to really complete the package and make you king of the grill.
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