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Must Have Weber Kettle Grill Accessories

weber kettle grill

The Weber Kettle grill is the grill that changed everything. It has a loyal following for a reason. It cooks great, it is inexpensive, it is reliable and it lasts seemingly forever. This list may surprise for a couple of reasons.

First off is that these items are basic upgrades to the grill itself, no fancy grilling gadgets on this list. Secondly, we only stock one of these items the other two can typically be found where you purchased your grill or on Amazon (which is where the links will send you).

With that said here are the three accessories that we think you "Must Have" for your 22 inch Weber Kettle Grill.

#1 Stainless Steel Cooking Grate

The first upgrade you need to make to your Weber kettle grill is this Stainless steel grill grate. The stock grate that comes with the grill is the old school chrome plated kind that will chip, flake and rust easily.

The body of your kettle grill will last for 10 years or more if it is taken care of and this grate will easily out live the grill itself. Since it is made of stainless you also do not need to be gentle with it while cleaning it any grill brush will do and it is less then $20.

#2 Weber Charcoal Baskets

The Weber Stainless Steel Charcoal Baskets are the best way to hold your charcaol to create proper heat zones in your kettle grill. They can be used back to back in the center or off to one side creating a high heat zone that takes up about half of your grills surface. If the are placed on opposite sides of the grill the center of your grill becomes an indirect heat zone, perfect for those low and slow cooks.

The use of Charcoal baskets also protects the charcoal grate on the bottom of the grill, that is typically the first piece on the grill to fail. This one is currently less then $15 on Amazon.

#3 Grill Hood Thermometer

Grill Hood Thermometer
Adding a grill hood thermometer to your Weber Kettle will allow for more accurate temperature control over your charcoal grill. The fact that you can rotate the hood allows you to take temperature readings from all the heat zones.

While you must drill into the hood if you want a permanent mount for one of these thermometers, some people will just mount it into one of the upper vent holes. This thermometer is currently $22 on our site.

These are the 3 upgrades we did right away when we purchased our Weber Kettle 4 years back. The grill still looks and performs as good as new and that is why we recommend them so highly.

So for about $58 these kettle grill upgrades will up your grill game while extending the life of your Weber Grill.

About the author: Mike is the owner of, a Certified Food Safety Professional and KCBS member.

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