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The Best Basket for Grilling Vegetables

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A great grill basket makes cooking veggies a cinch!

A great grill basket makes cooking veggies a cinch!

With summer in full swing, it’s time to get outside, light the grill, and start cooking. If you’re anything like me, you love grilling up all the veggies from your garden. However, grilling all those perfectly diced carrots or zucchini slices can be a huge headache. I use a basket to make my grilling life incredibly easy.

These baskets are so handy. So, I’ve put together a list of my top grill basket picks for grilling your vegetables.

Charcoal Companion Non-Stick Rectangle Flexi Grilling Basket

This grill basket is one of my favorites on this list, mostly because it’s one of the most affordable. It features a no-nonsense basket with flexible wires and an adjustable locking grill surface. It’s a great choice, whether you’re grilling fresh produce out of your garden, or grilling up that fish, steak, or tofu. You know I love versatile, multiple-use gadgets!

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This model features a rosewood handle, which keeps your hands away from the open flames. The basket itself is non-stick, so cleanup’s a dream. It’s totally simple to clean. Just toss this basket in the dishwasher when you are done with it.

This basket is my favorite as it’s the most frugal choice on this list. It’ll make your next barbecue a breeze!

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Cuisinart CNTB-422 Simply Grilling Nonstick Grilling Basket

Sometimes, size does matter. This basket is significantly larger than many of the other ones included on this list, and that makes it pretty awesome.

Cusinart’s basket is very versatile with its adjustable grilling surface. You can throw vegetables (sliced, diced, or whole) onto the grilling surface without worrying about spillage. The adjustable wire cover will keep it snug, and let you flip everything at the same time. Throw a steak in. Or how about a few ears of corn instead? Or, cook it all together! Why not!?

See the Cuisinart CNTB-422 Simply Grilling Nonstick Grilling Basket on Amazon

It’s got a handle, and a huge, adjustable grilling plate. Unfortunately, a grill basket this great has to have a downside. Unlike the others on this list, this one does require hand-washing. However, I think the large volume and adjustable baskets make this one of the best.

If you’re cooking up steak at the family BBQ, you’ll need the recipe for the best steak seasoning!

Shish Kabob Grilling Barbecue BBQ Baskets, Set of 4 with Basting Brushes

These beautiful kebabs could be yours, for the low, low price of a relaxing day on the porch!

These beautiful kebabs could be yours, for the low, low price of a relaxing day on the porch!

This one made the list because it’s so unique and, if I’m being honest, because I love kebabs. The baskets in this set of 4 are in the shape of a kebab and lock in a variety of vegetables. You get that perfect kebab sear without having to use a stick. Like a standard kebab, the veggies and meat are going to have to be cut into manageable cubes/slices that will fit.

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The baskets themselves are non-stick, and can be put in the dishwasher. Cleanup is almost as easy as throwing a kebab stick away! The handles also make it way easier to turn these guys without getting close to the flame.

Kebabs are awesome, and so is this basket set! It would make a great gift.

Why not try grilling up some healthy Brussels sprouts? See this post on how to cut and clean Brussels sprouts perfect for the grill.

Backyard Dudes Grill Topper Wok Basket

This model is a little bit different from the others. Rather than a locking basket that you use to flip and roast veggies, this is a wok style basket that will essentially stir-fry veggies on the grill.

See the Backyard Dudes Grill Topper Wok Basket on Amazon

The BBQ Dudes know how to make ‘em. This is a heavy duty basket made in the US. Its non-stick coating ensures that you’re grilling, not constantly scraping. Plus, it’s completely dishwasher safe.

You can use this wok basket on charcoal or gas grills. It’s ideal for grills like Weber, Kamado, Char-Broil, Traeger, and more. You can even use it on your Big Green Egg!

Check out this post to learn about the best lump charcoal for the Big Green Egg!

Veggie Ready!

Stick with this list, and you’ll be grilling up those garden fresh veggies in no time. Though each of these baskets has it’s pros and cons, choosing the one that does exactly what you want is the most important thing. Until next time, friends!

Did you know that you can grill your veggie pizzas, too? See this post for the best pizza stone for Kamado grills.

You’ve got the accessories, but what about the grill? See my review of the Landmann 591300 Bravo Premium Barbeque Grill for an idea about what to look for.

For more reviews on gear that fits your meat-related smoking and grilling needs, check out my post on the best smoker thermometer. If you have a pellet smoker, this article on smoker pellets will help you decide which flavors suit your meats.

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