Traditional grills seem to focus entirely on grilling large chunks of meat and frown on anything that comes in lesser sizes. But that was then, a time when vegetables had no space or any business on the grill. That’s why you might find it tricky to grill a bunch of asparagus as the thin stalks might fall right through. Or you might end up losing half of your salmon during a grilling session.
A grilling basket lets you bridge this gap and have the best of both worlds without casting out your grill. These metallic baskets spot smaller holes compared to the grill. As such, you can place your more delicate food items, including veggies, on them and then proceed to grill away.
With this grilling basket, you can turn each barbeque session into a healthy, sumptuous feast complete with lots of grilled veggies. The best grill basket will help you cook side dishes on the grill as well. That means you can roast your potatoes or steam the green beans as you prepare your meats.
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Best Grill Basket Reviews
Weber Deluxe Grilling Basket, 6434
This grilling basket might just be what the doctor ordered if you’re looking to jump on the healthy eating bandwagon without giving up your favorite grilled foods. This stainless steel grilling basket lets you include grilled squash and zucchini into your Sunday barbecue. The basket is a miniaturized version of the grill, albeit with a little more style and class, and allows the food sufficient contact with the heat. As such, grilled vegetables sport a deliciously seared flavor that makes them a constant feature of your subsequent barbecues.
A grilling basket turns your Sunday barbecue into a joyous, all-welcoming affair. Now you can have your vegan friends and family over without making them feel left out. You can cook vegan meals alongside steaks and burgers without the two coming into contact. You can invite your vegan friends over knowing that they won’t insist that you clean the grill to rid if of any meat traces before making their veggie burgers.
The basket is just the right size and won’t hog all the space on the grill. That leaves sufficient room to get all your grilling done in addition to the side dishes. The basket measures 13.8-inches by 11.8-inches and stands 2.5 inches high. It fits perfectly into a quarter of a four-burner rack, leaving lots of working space. It’s also high enough to let you stack food items when you need to cook in large batches.
The grilling basket boasts stylish slots that are just big enough to let the heat through without food items falling out of the slit-like openings. It’ll cook thin asparagus, sliced onions, green beans, and scallions until they achieve a searing crispy texture. Better yet, you can put the basket at the back of the grill to free up premium real estate at the front for searing meat.
The stainless steel grill basket works with all Weber grills but is right at home on just about any grill you might have at home. It also doubles up as a wok pan if you need to need to cook diced meats. Two side handles ensure that you have a firm two-handed grip on the basket for safe and secure use.
Pros & Cons
- Made from stainless steel
- Narrow stylish slits
- Compact enough to fit on most grills
- A two-handed grip
- Doubles up as a wok pan
- Some people find it tricky to keep them in pristine condition
Grillux Barbecue Grill Basket
With this grill basket from Grillux, anyone can make vegetables a standard fixture on their barbecue menu. The stainless steel grilling accessory lets you grow your barbecue menu to include a healthy offering of vegetables. You can now add mushrooms, sliced onions, peppers, and squash. If you’re so inclined, you can toss some shrimps and prawns on there as well. A grill basket lets you embark on a culinary adventure while keeping the offerings on the healthier side of the scale.
The surface of the grill is perforated with small-sized holes to ensure that small and thin vegetables don’t fall off as you cook. The perforations let in the heat and the smoke pass through to the grilling veggies to give them a uniquely delicious taste. Since the basket is perforated, the vegetables don’t cook in their juices as is the case when using a regular pan. That gives them a crispy and delicious taste.
The grill basket benefits from stainless steel cooking ware. It boasts an even heat retention and heating capability to provide an even cooking surface. Since it’s devoid of troublesome hotspots, vegetables cook evenly and predictably. As is the norm with such cookware, the cooking experience only gets better with time. After continued use, the grilling basket develops a dark patina which lends natural non-stick qualities to it. While the patina will change the basket’s color, the benefits it confers far outweigh the aesthetic appeal.
This grilling accessory comes with two stylish handles that let it double up as a wok pan. The two-inch slanted walls keep chopped pork, beef, or chicken inside the basket as you stir-fry it over low grill heat. That means you can give a smoky barbecue flavor to just about any meal you wish.
The grilling basket measures 13 inches by 12 inches and stands 2 inches high. The compact size ensures compatibility with the most common grills – Charbroil, Weber, charcoal, and gas grills.
Pros & Cons
- Small and compact design
- Stainless steel construction
- High sidewalls
- Two stylish side handles
- Compatible with all major grills
- It’s tricky to clean
Grillaholics Grill Basket
This grilling accessory is crafted to solve one pressing problem for the grilling community – conquer FOLG – Fear Of Losing to Grill. The large spaces between the cooking grates limit the range of items you can cook on a grill. The smaller pieces of your steak end up falling into the hot coals never to be seen again. This steel grilling accessory helps you solve this problem and enjoy every last morsel of food that is placed on your grill.
The grill basket steps in to bridge the gap between the cooking grates to let you grow the range of foods you can cook on a regular grill. Now vegetables of all shapes and sizes can have a consistent place on your barbecue menu. You can grill any variety of vegetable without the fear of them falling through.
The perforations on the heavy gauge steel basket let heat and smoke pass through as you cook veggies. That gives them the smoky, charred taste that you’ve come to associate with the grilling process. The same applies when working with diced meats. High edges keep the food items from falling off as you toss them around the basket.
Two curved handles on the large 11.5 inches by 8.5-inches makes for safe and secure handling as you cook up a healthy feast for the family. You have enough space for asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, and peppers. You can also cook side dishes alongside searing steaks.
The grilling basket boasts a flat bottom to sit perfectly on the grill. The snug fit of the basket keeps it from tipping over and taking your healthy bites with it. The close proximity of the basket to the grill makes for an efficient heat transfer. You can count on stainless steel to provide you with an excellent cooking surface for a speedy cooking session.
The grill basket is engineered to last you for a long time. In addition to being crafted from heavy gauge steel, it comes with triple reinforced corners. That means it’ll never fall apart at the seams. The grill will never warp under extreme heat and is quite at home in the oven as well. The basket is dishwasher safe and cleans up easily.
Pros & Cons
- Heavy steel composition
- High sidewalls
- High heat tolerance
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe
- Some people have difficulties cleaning it
Grill Basket Wok Topper Pan
This grilling basket from Grilling Masters puts a stop to your grill’s constant habit of pilfering small bits of food from each cooking session. This grill basket lets you hang on to every last morsel of delicious grilled food from your grill. With this grilling accessory, you can spend less time worrying about food falling off the grate and focus more on giving your burgers the perfect sear.
Better yet, the basket lets you grow the number of food items on your grilling menu to include an impressive range of vegetables. You don’t have to worry about your precious veggies falling through the cracks as well. The small perforations on the basket’s surface turn it into a small grill.
The stable steel composition lets the basket sit on the grill top, making for excellent heat transfer. The basket lets you grills a broad range of veggies to perfection, turning your barbecue into a sumptuous healthy feast.
This grilling accessory boasts a nonstick surface to let you cook up a healthy feast without the risk of the food sticking on the surface and creating a mess. At 13.6 by 12 inches, the basket won’t hog all the space on the grill. It fits snugly in one corner to let you get on with the meat searing session. The 2.2 inches keeps chicken wings, zucchini, and lobster from falling out as you toss the food to ensure it grills evenly.
Two curved handles let you handle the piping hot steel grill basket safely during the grilling session or when serving up the cooked feast. The basket is engineered to last and comes with a lifetime guarantee and works with all types of grills.
Pros & Cons
- Backed by a lifetime guarantee
- Made from food-grade stainless steel
- Non-stick coating
- Warp and rust-resistant
- Compatible with all grills
- Maintenance is a tad difficult for some
SHAN PU Grill Basket
The Shan Pu grill basket differs from the other grill baskets in this review in that it looks more like a double side pan made from wire mesh. As a result, it stands only 0.8 inches high, which is a far cry from the more than 2 inches of the other models. However, this basket is made from food-grade stainless steel to give it an extended lifespan.
The open design of this grill basket creates the perfect grilling surface for veggies, seafood, and diced pieces of meat. The steel mesh is closely spaced together to hold the small pieces of food while allowing maximum contact with the grill’s heat. The basket lies flat on the grill, increasing the heat transfer for a faster cooking speed. The narrow steer bars will give the cooking food the ribbed appearance of grilled foods.
The basket consists of two grill grates connected together by a hinge. A steel clasp secures the two grates together, trapping the food items between them. A foldable heat resistant wooden handle makes for safe handling. The long-extended handle makes it easy to flip food while it cooks. As a safety measure, the foldable handle slides between the two grilling grates when you need to remove the food.
The 13 by 8.6 inches cooking surface of this basket grill is large enough to make food for 2 or 3 people. Its compact design is compatible with just about any grill makes and models you may have in the home – from gas to porcelain to smoker and infrared grill.
Pros & Cons
- Sturdy food grade construction
- Long foldable handle
- Easy and safe to use
- Easy to clean
- May not work with thick fish
The long handles, deep rack, nonstick tray, and the overall stylish design make the grill basket from Luxury Grill products stand a cut above the rest. The basket is compatible with just about any grill you may have in your home and comes with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer. The Shan Pu basket makes the perfect choice for anyone looking to make fish and veggies a staple food during their Sunday barbecue.