Welcome to our big barbecue basket test 2021. Here we present all the barbecue baskets that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. With this, we would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the perfect grill basket for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a barbecue basket.
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- 2 Summary
- 3 Grill Basket: Our Picks
- 4 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a grill basket
- 4.1 What is a grill basket suitable for?
- 4.2 Who is a grill basket suitable for?
- 4.3 Which grill basket is ideal for me?
- 4.4 What does a barbecue basket cost?
- 4.5 What is the advantage of the grill basket compared to other cooking methods?
- 4.6 What are the advantages of a grill basket with a removable handle?
- 4.7 What alternatives are there to a grill basket?
- 4.8 Why does the grill basket lead to a considerable reduction in waste?
- 5 Decision: What types of barbecue baskets are there and which is the right one for you?
- 6 Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and test a barbecue basket
- 7 Trivia: Interesting facts about barbecue baskets
- Grill baskets enable the gentle preparation of vegetables, meat and fish so that nutrients and vitamins are not burnt.
- Basically, a distinction is made between grill baskets in various sizes and designs, and rotating spit baskets. Rotary spit baskets enable even grilling by means of an automatic rotary movement.
- Grill baskets are particularly suitable for barbecue fans who do not want to use disposable aluminium trays or aluminium foil for barbecuing. Buying a barbecue basket can prevent a lot of waste.
Grill Basket: Our Picks
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a grill basket
What is a grill basket suitable for?
Who is a grill basket suitable for?
For the sustainable barbecue chef who wants to do without disposable barbecue trays and aluminium foil, the barbecue basket is the optimal solution!
In addition to sustainable barbecue fans, the barbecue basket also appeals to people who like to barbecue healthily. Because with the grill basket, it is possible to grill vegetables, fish, meat or desserts gently, so that they never come into direct contact with the flames. This ensures that the food is cooked gently at low temperatures and that the amount of vitamins is not reduced during grilling. In addition, herbs and spices retain their fine flavour and are not burnt.
Which grill basket is ideal for me?
In addition, the dimensions of a barbecue basket should be checked before buying, as pictures on the web can often be deceptive in terms of size.
What does a barbecue basket cost?
|Grill basket||approx. 10 - 50|
|Rotary spit basket without motor||approx. 50 - 100|
|Rotary spit basket with motor||approx. 100 - 200|
Various criteria that are reflected in the price are:
- Material (stainless steel or non-stick)
- Removable handle
What is the advantage of the grill basket compared to other cooking methods?
Furthermore, the sustainability aspect of a grill basket should not be neglected. With the barbecue basket, you can forget about disposable aluminium barbecue trays and also do without aluminium foil completely.
What are the advantages of a grill basket with a removable handle?
What alternatives are there to a grill basket?
|Grill basket||Sustainably reusable for gentle grilling of vegetables, meat, fish and small cuts in general. Protects the grilled food from excessive heat.|
|Aluminium foil||Only single use, therefore not sustainable. Protects vegetables, meat and fish from excessive heat|
|Disposable aluminium grill tray||Only easy to use, therefore not sustainable. Protects vegetables, meat and fish from excessive heat|
Until now, aluminium barbecue trays have been highly prized, so every barbecue experience has also involved a lot of waste. The grill basket covers all the functional possibilities of an aluminium grill tray and also offers even more options without producing waste. Thanks to the grill basket, aluminium foil can also be dispensed with completely. The vegetables, fish or potatoes are protected by the grill basket in the place of the aluminium foil, so that the nutrients and vitamins remain contained.
Why does the grill basket lead to a considerable reduction in waste?
Decision: What types of barbecue baskets are there and which is the right one for you?
If you want to buy a barbecue basket, there are two alternatives to choose from:
- Grill basket
- Rotating spit basket
The rotating spit basket is also a type of grill basket, but with the additional function of using a motor to automatically rotate the grain over the heat.
What distinguishes a grill basket and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A grill basket brings more possibilities to the grill. Place the grill basket on the grill grate and you're ready to go.
The grill basket keeps small cuts and vegetables from falling through into the flames. It also protects the food from burning in case of stick flames.
What are the features of a rotisserie basket and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The big plus of a rotisserie basket is its rotating function. Prepare everything for your relaxed barbecue evening and let the rotisserie basket do the rest. Put fish, chicken thighs, meatloaf, potatoes or various chopped vegetables in the rotisserie basket and let it do its rounds. You also have time for a little chat with the neighbour while the motor turns the basket evenly over the heat.
The disadvantage of this type of grill basket, however, is that it is somewhat more expensive due to the additional equipment.
Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and test a barbecue basket
In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible barbecue baskets. The criteria you can use to compare the different barbecue baskets include:
- Preparation possibilities
- Easy to clean/dishwasher safe
- Removable handle
In the following paragraphs, we will explain what is important in the individual criteria.
There are only two types of material:
- Solid stainless steel
- Non-stick coating
A grill basket made of solid stainless steel is durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel is dishwasher-safe and ensures a good barbecue taste. A non-stick coated grill basket is the cheaper option, which is usually less durable than the stainless steel basket. In addition, the barbecue flavour is said to not come out as well in a non-stick basket. Non-stick grill baskets are also dishwasher safe and therefore easy to maintain.
A stainless steel barbecue basket can be used for any type of barbecue:
- Charcoal grill
- Gas grill
You can place the grill basket directly on the grate for charcoal and gas grills. The rotating spit basket offers further possibilities for use thanks to its rotating function. The even rotation over the heat is automatically driven by a motor. The result is that you don't have to keep a constant eye on your grilled food. A chat with the neighbour while grilling is perfectly possible until the food is finished.
Easy to clean/dishwasher safe
Stainless steel grill baskets, as well as non-stick grill baskets, are only exceptionally not dishwasher-safe. Normally, cleaning is very easy, and often even better, if you soak the grill basket in water first.
A removable handle can make grilling with a barbecue basket much easier. Often a handle gets heated up by grilling, so you have to use oven gloves to avoid burning your fingers. A removable handle can be stored after placing it on the grill, so you don't have to take oven gloves with you to the next barbecue. In addition, a removable handle makes a barbecue basket more space-saving in storage.
Trivia: Interesting facts about barbecue baskets
How do I use my grill basket properly?
You can place your grill basket directly on the grate of your charcoal or gas grill. The grill basket protects the food from excessive heat and flames.
You can also place your grill basket in the oven without any problems.
How do I clean my grill basket?
Grill baskets are often dishwasher-safe. Ideally, the grill basket should be soaked in soapy water after use so that it is even easier to clean in the dishwasher. Exceptionally, there are also grill baskets for which the manufacturer advises against washing in the dishwasher. These grill baskets are found in the lowest price ranges.
What useful accessories are there for my barbecue basket?
A grill basket can do very well without any large accessories. Usually, only a spatula or barbecue tongs are needed to serve the food from the barbecue baskets at the end. With a rotisserie basket, the motor often has to be purchased separately. Otherwise, there are no particularly useful accessories to be listed here.
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