What makes a Kick Ash Basket® your perfect grilling partner? Learn how this simple accessory will raise your Big Green Egg®, Kamado Joe®, Broil King Keg® or other kamado-style grill to a new level of performance, convenience and pure cooking enjoyment!
Admit it: there have been times when you wanted to use your grill but didn't, simply because of the hassle of removing the partially-burned charcoal and ashes, cleaning out the firebox, and reloading it for another cook. But what if you could skip the hassle and be ready to start a new fire in a few seconds—without getting ashes and soot all over yourself? Now there's a simple, inexpensive way to enjoy all the performance your grill is capable of, whenever you want!
Fact: Cleaning out your grill's firebox is a dirty, messy, time-consuming chore.
Feature: The Kick Ash Basket® lets you simply lift out used charcoal and ash before every cook.
Benefit: You can dispose of ashes and be ready for your next cook in seconds—no muss, no fuss. Once the fire is completely out, just lift out the Kick Ash Basket® and give it a few shakes over a trash can. Then set the Kick Ash Basket® back in place, add some fresh charcoal, and you're ready to go in seconds. Any small amount of ash that falls into the bottom of the grill can be easily removed with a scoop, vacuum or ash tool.
Fact: Small particles of used charcoal block airflow, making it harder to start the next fire and limits the temperatures you can reach.
Feature: Spaces between the rings in the Kick Ash Basket® allow these small particles to fall through when you shake the ashes out.
Benefit: You start each cook with an ideal fuel load, whether you're searing steaks or going low and slow. You get easier starts and more even burning.
Fact: The vent holes in the side of your firebox tend to get clogged with ash.
Feature: The Kick Ash Basket® holds the charcoal slightly away from the sides of the firebox.
Benefit: Much less clogging of these vent holes means better, more uniform burning.
Fact: Your grill's stock charcoal grate limits airflow and prevents the charcoal from reaching high temperatures very fast.
Feature: The wire construction of the Kick Ash Basket® allows a much freer airflow than the stock grate.
Benefit: Open up the vents to achieve high temperatures faster than you've been able to reach them before. Create perfectly seared steaks and chops, incredible “brick oven” pizza, and more. Note: you can use the Kick Ash Basket® with or without your lower charcoal grate underneath it.
Fact: If you travel with your grill for tailgating, competition or just showing off for Thanksgiving, you have to wait a long time for your cooker to cool down. This prevents you from loading up the kamado grill in your vehicle right away.
Feature: The Kick Ash Basket® lets you lift out the hot remaining charcoal and dispose of it properly. CAUTION: Don't be a dumb ash! Obviously, you need to use some kind of serious heat resistant gloves.
Benefit: Once the hot coals are removed, your grill will cool down faster than ever before. Just leave the lid open and let it chill. This means you can pack up your valuable cooking and entertaining tool in time to enjoy the game!
Our Kick Ash Basket® is designed in the USA and made in India of high quality stainless steel. Our stainless steel Kick Ash Basket® has a 3-year warranty and comes with a 90-day, no-questions-asked return policy—unless you've been a dumb ash and have run it over with your truck.