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Old 08-12-2018, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for a great grill basket?

For fish/seafood, mostly.
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I don't have a recommendation, just some thoughts. I use to deep sea fish weekly and have grilled a lot of fish. I have used several different fish grill baskets and never found one that justified the effort of cleaning over a spatula. I use one every once in a while for grilling vegies, quite handy for that.

For purchasing one, size, in all three dimensions, drove my decision.

{edit} On reflection, there was one instance where the basket worked very well. I had some nice Yellowtail fillets. I also had a bunch (several pounds) of fresh rosemary which I soaked in a bucket of water. I layered about 1-1/2 inches of rosemary, the fillets, then an equal amount of rosemary and clamped it in the basket. It steamed and smoked the fillets very nicely, and obviously made flipping easy. I loved the result, but SWMBO declared she was not a fan of rosemary. So much for that.

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Old 08-13-2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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I use these for veggies, shrimp, scallops, ect.....
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nexgrill...0002/206414837



I see Weber makes a fish basket.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Weber-Stain...Basket/4564885
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If you are just concerned about sticking or stuff falling through the grates, you might like Frogmats.
https://www.frogmats.com/
I have a cheaper version and like them, but wish I had the Frogmats.
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If you are just concerned about sticking or stuff falling through the grates, you might like Frogmats.
https://www.frogmats.com/
I have a cheaper version and like them, but wish I had the Frogmats.
Those look interesting but the website says, "Not Recommended for use directly over Fire or Flames", which is exactly what I want to do.
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I use these for veggies, shrimp, scallops, ect.....
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nexgrill...0002/206414837



I see Weber makes a fish basket.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Weber-Stain...Basket/4564885
Had seen the Weber basket. Was wondering if anyone here had used one.

edit to add: wow! Just looked the specs and that thing is only 8.3" x 6.9"
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:42 AM   #7
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Had seen the Weber basket. Was wondering if anyone here had used one.

edit to add: wow! Just looked the specs and that thing is only 8.3" x 6.9"



That's why I use the grill topper, it's 16 in. x 11 in. It's also stainless steel.
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For fish/seafood, mostly.
For most all of my fish/seafood I use the Grill Grate flipped over so it's the smooth side up.
https://www.grillgrate.com/

For an actual basket, which i use quite often for veggies, I have an old SS one which works great. This one looks like mine..
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yukon-Glo...oil-/195858996
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This is the one i got and it will fill all your needs.

https://www.amazon.com/Weber-Style-6...r+grill+basket
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This is the one i got and it will fill all your needs.

https://www.amazon.com/Weber-Style-6...r+grill+basket
Actually bought one of those years ago. Have since moved and can't find the thing.

Wondering if there's something better out now.
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There's the Lodge.




It's a little wider.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J9QVQ7C..._t3_B000WEIIOE
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I cook trout and redfish regularly with grill grates. Oil the grates and the fish and make sure the grates are hot. Cook the fish 30 - 40% of the way and flip n finish. Works perfectly. The grill grate tongs get under the filet and allow for easy flipping without mangling the fillet. I have tried Weber’s grill baskets and they are a mess to use and clean. Flip the grates over for shrimp scallops and veggies.
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That Lodge pan looks pretty good. I may have to get one... Lodge makes great products.
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It's almost time for the clearance sales, they are always cheap then.
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I use the Oscarware disposables. They can be cleaned and re-used or just put into recycle.

http://www.oscarwareinc.com/prod_21.htm
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