Grill baskets certainly come in handy when you want to grill meat and produce quickly and easily. Fish grill baskets are especially handy. Most fish is very delicate and can easily stick to the grill. When you use the basket, the fish doesn’t actually come into contact with the grill grates. It stays nestled in between the basket’s wire racks, giving it extra protection against the grill. It also makes it super easy to flip fish, the part of the process where the fish sometimes sticks or flakes apart.

We looked on Amazon to find the top fish baskets. We wanted to determine which one was our Pitmaster’s Choice for Fish Baskets. The ratings were given to each one on a score of 1 to 5, where 5 was the best. The categories were Design, Durability, Capacity, and Cleanup. Then, we looked at other unique factors and the ratings to come up with an Overall Score.

Please take a look at the table below to see how each fish basket ranked. If you want to learn more about any particular brand, we have dedicated pages to each brand with additional information.

Overall Fish Baskets Review Scores

Brand

Design 

Durability

Capacity

Cleanup

Overall Score

Cave Tools Large Fish Grill Basket

Cave Tools

5

5

5

5

5

Charcoal Companion Fish Basket For Grill

Charcoal Companion

3

4

3

4

3.5

Char-Broil Grill Basket For Fish

Char-Broil

3

4

3

4

3.5

Weber Fish Basket Large

Weber

4

5

5

5

4.5

Cuisinart Non Stick Grill Basket

Cuisinart

3

5

4

4

4

Cave Tools Large Fish Grill Basket

With the price of fish rising ever higher, the last thing you want is to ruin it while cooking. What you need is one of these large fish grilling basket from Cave Tools, maybe more than one. Using this grill basket removes all the problems usually associated with grilling fish. The clever mesh design allows you to grill fish of different sizes, even in the same basket, but it still holds the fish together as it cooks. The handles at each end make flipping the basket easy, and they then act as feet and stop the fish touching the grill surface. The symmetrical design means both sides of the fish will cook evenly.

If you’ve been putting off grilling fish for whatever reason, these fish barbecue baskets should remove all your worries. They really do make grilling fish one of the easiest things to do on a barbecue.

This Product Is Ranked as the #1 Pitmaster’s Choice In The Fish Basket Category

Charcoal Companion Fish Basket For Grill

The Charcoal Companion fish basket for grill is made from steel, with a non stick coating in black. The basket section is about 11” square and 1” thick. The handle increases the size to around 27”. The handle has a rosewood insert and a sliding loop to keep the two halves together when loaded with food. The two halves are held together with either hinges or springs, depending on which model you receive.

Overall, what we have here is a fish-basket-for-grilling shaped object, not the real thing. It’s almost as if it was designed by someone who didn’t know what it was for. If you’ve already ordered one, add some tennis balls to the order, that way you can get some use out of it by using it as a racquet.

Char-Broil Grill Basket For Fish

The first thing I noticed about this grill basket for fish was how thin it was. I was expecting some kind of fancy hinge when I opened it up, so I could load it up with the manufacturers claimed three whole fish. I was disappointed. You could probably get three whole fish in it, if they were small, and say, half an inch thick, or if they were full size and you stood on the basket.

The worst thing about this grill basket for fish is the way Char-Broil have tried to make it look like it does hold three fish. The picture on Amazon, which is the same one used on the packaging, seems to show just that. But if you look at the sear pattern, those fish were obviously not cooked in this item. Whether that’s dishonest or just “marketing” I’ll leave to you, but I certainly wouldn’t buy this product.

Weber Fish Basket Large

The first thing I noticed about this fish grill basket is how thin the wires are. They aren’t much thicker than a paper clip, and not as robust as shown in some photos. This means the wire is more likely to pierce the skin of the fish you’re grilling, and make it more difficult to remove, as well as making it more of a chore to clean. Spraying the BBQ fish basket with oil before loading is essential.

Overall, I found the Weber fish grill, like so many things these days, a good product ruined by the company money men.

Cuisinart Non Stick Grill Basket

This non stick grilling basket is designed to hold fish, seafood, vegetables and other foods in the basket when grilling. The long handle keeps your hands away from the fire while cooking, and also allows the food to be turned. It has a good capacity, you can get eight or nine burgers in there, and a dozen or more chicken drumsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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