What Is It? Grid Lifter
You know the scenario. Your grill is burning along, but at some point you’ll need to lift the grate to add fresh charcoal or soaked wood chips for smoking. Not only is it screaming hot—it’s also unwieldy—especially if it’s one of the handle-less grates commonly found on ceramic kamado cookers.
Enter the grid lifter, a.k.a. grate grabber, which lifts the grill grate without putting your hands at risk.
Depress the handle to lower the lift bar, then insert it between the bars of the grate in the center, twist 90 degrees, and release the handle to grab the grate. Lift it up, grateful you have a metal heat shield and wooden handle to protect your hand.