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DrewZ

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New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:00:08 AM »
One thing I don't have is a set of charcoal baskets.  For those that have used both, is there any functional difference between the new style baskets that can be had for $16 on Amazon and the old school wire baskets?  Thanks in advance,
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Scott Zee

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 07:05:22 AM »
I have and use both.  The newer style hold more charcoal but also have a larger footprint. I use my wire baskets for hot n fast vortex style and they work great. They're  a little taller than the aluminum ones.

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Scott Zee

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 07:06:52 AM »
Actually , I think there were 2 different heights available on the wire baskets...someone else might know for sure

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Bob BQ

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 07:17:37 AM »

Actually , I think there were 2 different heights available on the wire baskets...someone else might know for sure

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Yes, I have one wire basket that is the same dimensions as the current stamped aluminum baskets. Iíll see if I can locate the comparison pics that I have.


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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 07:47:28 AM »
The stamped ones are more useful but the wire baskets have more soul.
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Grillagin

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 09:37:59 AM »
The stamped ones are more useful but the wire baskets have more soul.

X2  Well put, gummi.  The wire baskets have a cooler vibe. I have both and prefer old school stuff. 
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crowderjd

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 02:11:28 PM »
This is one area where I prefer the new model.  I think I had the high version of the old baskets and I disliked how close they sat under the grate.
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Foster Dahlet

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 04:05:23 PM »
The Kettle Pizza folks have a basket that is like the newer Weber basket, but They are stainless steel...

https://www.kettlepizza.com/product/kettlepizza-brand-weber-style-charcoal-baskets/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAwp_UBRD7ARIsAMie3XazWb0Fh0v2eIft8vgi1it9I5CEisZ_ijNUDV0klKrQB_A58-RMUzgaAkL4EALw_wcB

Easily my favorite of all options....and I've owned original wire baskets & the new weber aluminum baskets.

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cumminfourya

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 04:12:56 PM »
I agree with @crowderjd. I have the taller set and they sit to close for me. However if thatís whatís in the kettle Iím using I use them.


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Bob BQ

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Re: New style charcoal baskets vs. old school wire baskets?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 06:45:44 PM »

Actually , I think there were 2 different heights available on the wire baskets...someone else might know for sure

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Yes, I have one wire basket that is the same dimensions as the current stamped aluminum baskets. Iíll see if I can locate the comparison pics that I have.

This.... http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=19397.0

There you go. My comparison pix, as well as @SixZeroFour's are found in that link. Good detective work, @Scott Zee!
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