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Barbecue Made Easier with Grilling Baskets

Barbecue Made Easier with Grilling Baskets

The grill grate is a staple to our grilling experience, but it can be a challenge to grill food that is small, too numerous, or prone to sticking on the grate. That is why a grilling basket is an indispensable tool in your barbecue arsenal.

The beauty of a grilling basket is that you turn the basket, not the food! Small foods that may fall through the grate such as beans or peppers can be grilled in a basket without worry or the trouble of having to turn each individual piece. Delicate foods such as sausages can be grilled with ease using a basket as you don’t have to turn the individual meats and risk them bursting in the process.

Here are some of our favorite grill baskets to help you grill more interesting food with ease and efficiency.

Corn grilling basket

Best of Barbecue Corn Grilling Basket
When grilling corn using our master recipe, this corn basket works great on a conventional grill and for grilling over a campfire. The patented stainless steel corn basket is adjustable to fit corn of any thickness and open-sided to fit corn of any length.

Sausages in sausage grilling basket

Best of Barbecue Sausage Grilling Basket
Make grilling at your next tailgate easy with this stainless steel sausage grilling basket that can turn up to ten sausages with just one twist of the wrist. The basket also facilitates moving sausages into a cooler heat zone when there is a flare-up, and sausages are locked into place so they won’t roll around and fall over the side of the grill into the ashes. With this basket and these tips, you can grill perfect sausages!

Best of Barbecue Stainless Quesadilla Basket

Best of Barbecue Stainless Quesadilla Basket
Making our Mexican grilled quesadillas is easy and mess-free with the quesadilla basket, which protects the tortillas and holds the form of the quesadillas while they are cooking. No more need to worry about the precious filling of your quesadilla falling into the fire.

Best of Barbecue Stainless Wire Mesh Grilling Basket

Best of Barbecue Stainless Wire Mesh Grilling Basket
If you have avoided grilling food that is too numerous or slender to cook on a grill grate, this wire mesh grilling basket will greatly expand your grilling options. Clams, shrimps, mussels, green beans, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms—you name it—can all be grilled without difficulty in this handy basket. We especially love using this basket to grill vegetables for our grilled vegetable frittata recipe.

Best of Barbecue Stainless Steel Expandable Grill Basket

Best of Barbecue Stainless Steel Expandable Grill Basket
With its unique flexible mesh weave, this basket can accommodate an incredible variety of foods. Everything from fish fillets to whole zucchini to whole game hens. Food is locked into the basket so that it can be turned all at once.

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