If you cook on a Big Green Egg, you'll love this product highlight, because cleaning out your grill's firebox can be a dirty and time-consuming chore...
As Stephen Martin from Georgia says:
"It usually takes 20-30 minutes or so to set up the egg. Sometimes during the school week, between homework, baseball and soccer, cooking on the BGE isn't feasible due to time. Between cleaning the ash, setting up the grates, starting the lump charcoal, etc.
"With the Kick Ash Basket, I lifted the charcoal, shook the basket over my garden and it was clean. I then used my torch and lit the charcoal and boom, 350 in less than 10-15 minutes from start to finish."
Here's what we like about the Kick Ash Basket:
Quick and Easy Ash Removal. As Chad explains in the video above, the Kick Ash Basket contains the charcoal in the bottom of the firebox, so that when you're finished cooking, you can quickly remove it from the grill and shake out the ashes and tiny pieces of charcoal that need to be removed before you can relight the leftover charcoal.
Make sure the fire is completely out, lift the basket out, and give it a few shakes over a trash can or empty charcoal bag. Set the Kick Ash Basket back in place, add some fresh charcoal, and you're ready to go!
Hassle-Free Relighting. The Kick Ash Basket makes it incredibly easy to separate the ashes from the usable leftover charcoal for the best firing experience. Without the Kick Ash Basket, it's challenging to work all the small pieces of charcoal into the ash pan. These pieces make it harder to get the fire going and limit the temperatures you can reach.
Better Circulation As You Cook. The Kick Ash Basket gives the fire better air circulation in the grill as you're cooking. The vent holes in the sides of the firebox tend to get clogged with ash. The Kick Ash Basket holds the charcoal slightly away from the sides to that your fire can burn hotter and more efficiently.
If you're doing a long cook and the ashes start suffocating the fire, give the basket a quick shake to revive the fire very quickly.
While you can use the Kick Ash Basket with or without the lower charcoal grate that comes with your grill, you can remove it for more airflow to reach high temperatures quickly. Create perfectly-seared steaks and chops, incredible “brick oven” pizza, and more!
Tommy Humphries from Jefferson, Texas says: "I love my Kick Ash Basket! It makes preparing for a cook so much easier and quicker. Just pull the basket from the cooker and give it a quick shake over a trash can. Place the basket back in the cooker, light up the used charcoal, then add some fresh on top and you are good to go!"
We stock the Kick Ash Basket for the Big Green Egg Large and XL in our New Holland retail store. You can make a purchase in our online store or call or email us and we'll be glad to help. If you're in the area, come see us at our store to see these products in real life before you purchase.
About the author: Lavern Gingerich is a writer and the digital marketing manager for Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply.