The 8 Best Weber Kettle Accessories of 2019

The Best Extras for the World's most Famous Charcoal Grill

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Our Top Picks

Best Rotisserie: Weber Kettle Rotisserie Kit at Amazon

"The rotisserie is one of the best accessories for any grill."

Best Grates: Craycort 22-Inch Cast Iron Cooking Grates at Amazon

"With a solid construction these cast iron grates can last for generations if properly cared for."

Runeer-Up, Best Grates: GrillGrates for a 22-Inch Kettle at Amazon

"The design amplifies heat, creates infrared cooking and produces amazing searing and grill marks."

Best for Barbecue: Weber Gourmet Barbecue System at Amazon

"Weber Introduced their Gourmet Barbecue System to increase the versatility of their grills."

Best Smoker: Slow N' Sear at Amazon

"This accessory is another way to turn a standard kettle grill (22 inches or larger) into a smoker."

Best Charcoal: Char-Basket Charcoal Briquet at Amazon

"These briquet baskets are made from sturdy aluminum steel and make indirect cooking both easy and safe."

Best Cover: Weber 22 Inch Charcoal Kettle Grill Cover at Amazon

"This cover is made from UV-resistant cloth that will keep the grill color from fading in the hot sun."

Best Starter: Chimney of Insanity Charcoal Starter at Amazon

"This fire starter solves all the lighting problems, and it works quickly, so you don’t have to wait as long to start cooking."

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    Best Rotisserie: Weber Kettle Rotisserie Kit

    Weber Kettle Rotisserie Kit
    Weber Kettle Rotisserie Kit. Weber-Stephen Products Company

    The rotisserie is one of the best accessories for any grill. Rotisserie cooking means even cooking. Foods are self-basted, making them juicier, more tender, and more flavorful. All this can be made so much better by putting that rotisserie over a charcoal fire. The smoky flavor adds an extra layer to foods and given the temperature control of a Weber Kettle, it can literal smoke poultry or a roast on the rotisserie for even, perfect barbecue. 

  • 02 of 08

    Best Grates: Craycort 22-Inch Cast Iron Cooking Grates

    Craycort 22-inch Cast Iron Cooking Grate
    Craycort 22-inch Cast Iron Cooking Grate. Craycort

    You have a lot of options when it comes to cooking grate upgrades for a kettle grill. These cast iron grates are among my favorite. They have the mass to absorb heat and transfer it to food for better grill marks and searing. You can swap out one to three of the sections with griddle sections so you can even grill your eggs (and a lot more). With a solid construction these cast iron grates can last for generations if properly cared for. These are bare cast iron so they will rust if not seasoned and maintained. 

     

  • 03 of 08

    Runeer-Up, Best Grates: GrillGrates for a 22-Inch Kettle

    GrillGrates for a 22-Inch Kettle
    GrillGrates for a 22-Inch Kettle. GrillGrates

    When these adonized aluminum cooking grates were first introduced they revolutionized grilling. The design amplifies heat, creates infrared cooking and produces amazing searing and grill marks. These cooking grates have become the not so secret weapon of competition steak cooks around the world and this set is specifically cut to fit a 22-Inch round grill. These are definitely a grate upgrade worth considering.

  • 04 of 08

    Best for Barbecue: Weber Gourmet Barbecue System

    Weber Gourmet BBQ System
    Weber Gourmet BBQ System. Weber Stephen Products Company

    Weber Introduced their Gourmet Barbecue System to increase the versatility of their grills. To start with, you need the new wire cooking grate with the removable center section. This section can then be replaced with a wide range of accessories including a porcelain coated Sear Grate, a Cast Iron Griddle, a Wok, a Pizza Stone, and several other items. This is the ultimate versatility package and another option of a cooking grate upgrade.

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  • 05 of 08

    Best Smoker: Slow N' Sear

    Slow N' Sear
    Slow N' Sear. Adrenaline Barbecue Company

    This accessory is another way to turn a standard kettle grill (22 inches or larger) into a smoker. Charcoal sits on one side creating a controlled indirect grilling space. There is a water reservoir in between to add moisture and control temperatures.  With the vents dialed down to hold low temperatures, the grill becomes a smoker, while still providing direct grilling space, hence the slow and sear functionality. This is an award winning design that vastly enhances the versatility of your kettle grill. 

  • 06 of 08

    Best Charcoal: Char-Basket Charcoal Briquet

    Grilled Salmon with Dill and Lemon
    Grilled Salmon with Dill and Lemon. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Pair of sturdy holders for charcoal or wood chunks.  These briquet baskets are made from sturdy aluminum steel and make indirect cooking both easy -- who doesn't want that -- and safe.  These get to grill heat faster and saves time moving stacks of heated charcoal around.

  • 07 of 08

    Best Cover: Weber 22 Inch Charcoal Kettle Grill Cover

    Your grill will withstand the weather better when you keep it covered and protected when it’s not in use. This cover is made from UV-resistant cloth that will keep the grill color from fading in the hot sun, and the sturdy cloth will protect the grill from rain and snow and wind. While the fabric is water-resistant, it is also breathable so moisture won’t get trapped inside.

    This cover is designed to fit 22-inch Weber kettle grills, but it will also fit similar-shaped grills as well as smaller Weber grills. It fits loosely, so it’s easy to put on, then Velcro straps tie the cover onto the grill so it won’t fly off in a windstorm. It’s just as easy to remove — just release the Velcro and lift it off when it’s time to grill again.

  • 08 of 08

    Best Starter: Chimney of Insanity Charcoal Starter

    Probably the worst thing about grilling on charcoal is getting the fire started. Everyone’s got a favorite method, possibly involving newspaper, paraffin, or kindling, but that’s not particularly reliable, especially when it’s a little windy. While starter fluid can make fire starting a little more reliable, it also can leave a nasty flavor behind.

    This fire starter solves all the lighting problems, and it works quickly, so you don’t have to wait as long to start cooking. Because of an innovative elbow that opens on the side of the chimney, this draws in more air and gets the fire going in just a few minutes with no starter fluid needed. The hole is also designed to hold the clip-on BBQ Dragon Fan (sold separately) for even faster, more consistent burning.

    The side hole lets you add newspapers or commercial fire starters to the chimney and also lets you light the coals without trying to lift the chimney to get underneath.

    Made from heavy gauge galvanized steel, this is built to withstand the heat and last for many years, while the nylon handle stays cool so you can safely lift the chimney when the coals are ready.

What to Look for in a Weber Kettle Accessory

Frequency of use Once you’ve set up your grill, it’s normal to think about accessories—perhaps you’ll have them all, eventually, but you might want to prioritize certain ones first. For example, an accessory you’ll use every time you cook might be a better buy than one you’ll only use a few times a year.

Versatility Some accessories have multiple uses while others are designed to do a single thing exceptionally well. While shopping, think about how versatile an accessory is and how that affects its value based on your needs and budget.

Durability No matter what you’re buying, you want it to last. Anything used with a grill is going to be subject to high heat and flames, and even the most durable products can fail due to the heat. It’s wise to consider the price versus the length of time you’ll be able to use it.