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Onlyfire Ash Basket

Anybody have any experience with the Onlyfire Ash Basket? Says it's made from stainless steel and it's half the price of the Kickash Basket. I figure someone on here has had to have tried it. I have a large BGE and I was wondering how it fits in comparison. I'm tempted to try one. Does a basket like this even offer enough advantage over the stock grate?
Green Eggin' in South Carolina
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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,688
    Looks like a knockoff. FWIW I've been happy with my Kickash baskets. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited November 2017
    I have the Onlyfire charcoal gates in both my eggs and to me they seem better then what some of others are offering.
    If this is what you are looking at it seems less then half price for stainless steel.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Charcoal-Ash-Basket-Fits-for-Large-BGE-Kamado-Joe-Classic-Primo-Kamado-Grill/263301750919?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIM.MBE&ao=1&asc=20140602152332&meid=5997d876bb5e4943985fa1536c36e6ca&pid=100011&rk=2&rkt=12&sd=282589693071&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850

    There is no indication on the gauge of the wire or spacing in this listing though. For the price it's almost worth giving it a try.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    My current KAB is warped. I was given a nearly free one after cooking at the local eggfest. It's the newer thicker version. I have yet to switch it out for the older version. 

    I just bought two from the link above. For that price it's worth checking out. I'm going to keep one and give the other one to my Dad as a Christmas gift.
  • WeberWho said:
    My current KAB is warped. I was given a nearly free one after cooking at the local eggfest. It's the newer thicker version. I have yet to switch it out for the older version. 

    I just bought two from the link above. For that price it's worth checking out. I'm going to keep one and give the other one to my Dad as a Christmas gift.
    When you get it, let us know how it compares. How it fits. The gauge of the wire. That kind of stuff. I’d appreciate it. I may place an order.
    Green Eggin' in South Carolina
    Go Gamecocks!!!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    camofreak said:
    WeberWho said:
    My current KAB is warped. I was given a nearly free one after cooking at the local eggfest. It's the newer thicker version. I have yet to switch it out for the older version. 

    I just bought two from the link above. For that price it's worth checking out. I'm going to keep one and give the other one to my Dad as a Christmas gift.
    When you get it, let us know how it compares. How it fits. The gauge of the wire. That kind of stuff. I’d appreciate it. I may place an order.
    Will do! I'm interested myself
  • You guys must have bought them all.  Shows no longer available!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,797
    edited November 2017
    You guys must have bought them all.  Shows no longer available!
    Seller is wondering what happened.  Currently ordering 10,000 from China with plans to increase price to $48. Envisioning what she is going to do with the untapped gold mine she struck.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • I’ve purchased like a dozen of these.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Seller will be stuck with 9,995 of them and broke. Unless they are awesome, then seller will buy a yacht with 5 green eggs as the galley. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • Also interested in the results; otherwise, I will be pulling the trigger on a KAB in the next few weeks.
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,904
    Also interested in the results; otherwise, I will be pulling the trigger on a KAB in the next few weeks.
    You might have to wait for the next batch of 10,000 as they are gone.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,069
    This may have been the counterfeit on Amazon that called themselves the KAB originally.  Chad had to fight to get them off of there and remain the one that showed up when someone searched for a Kick Ash Basket.

    If it's the same, then it was a piece of crap.  It didn't fit the same, the welds broke, etc.  That's been a few years ago, but who knows.  He's got a patent on the thing and this looks to be a direct knock off.  Hope he can go after them.

    Hard to fight stuff on eBay.  That's why we stopped producing our replacement fire grate.  Ours wasn't anything special, but other sellers started making them in thinner steel and painting them rather than the thick stainless that we were doing.  Then they called themselves the "original" and said "don't overpay for stainless!!".  Ours was cut on a $60K plasma table and had the corners beveled.  There's was some guy in a garage with an angle grinder and no insurance or warranty.  So, we got out of that business......KAB is a far superior product to the one we were making anyway.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,904
    This may have been the counterfeit on Amazon that called themselves the KAB originally.  Chad had to fight to get them off of there and remain the one that showed up when someone searched for a Kick Ash Basket.

    If it's the same, then it was a piece of crap.  It didn't fit the same, the welds broke, etc.  That's been a few years ago, but who knows.  He's got a patent on the thing and this looks to be a direct knock off.  Hope he can go after them.

    Hard to fight stuff on eBay.  That's why we stopped producing our replacement fire grate.  Ours wasn't anything special, but other sellers started making them in thinner steel and painting them rather than the thick stainless that we were doing.  Then they called themselves the "original" and said "don't overpay for stainless!!".  Ours was cut on a $60K plasma table and had the corners beveled.  There's was some guy in a garage with an angle grinder and no insurance or warranty.  So, we got out of that business......KAB is a far superior product to the one we were making anyway.
    With so many welds being used to assemble a lump basket, Weld Quality would be a big issue.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    This may have been the counterfeit on Amazon that called themselves the KAB originally.  Chad had to fight to get them off of there and remain the one that showed up when someone searched for a Kick Ash Basket.

    If it's the same, then it was a piece of crap.  It didn't fit the same, the welds broke, etc.  That's been a few years ago, but who knows.  He's got a patent on the thing and this looks to be a direct knock off.  Hope he can go after them.

    Hard to fight stuff on eBay.  That's why we stopped producing our replacement fire grate.  Ours wasn't anything special, but other sellers started making them in thinner steel and painting them rather than the thick stainless that we were doing.  Then they called themselves the "original" and said "don't overpay for stainless!!".  Ours was cut on a $60K plasma table and had the corners beveled.  There's was some guy in a garage with an angle grinder and no insurance or warranty.  So, we got out of that business......KAB is a far superior product to the one we were making anyway.
    I heartily disagree on this. Your expanded steel grate is much better than the KAB for me. There is a reason I've used the KAB 3 times and yours too many to count.
  • THe's got a patent on the thing and this looks to be a direct knock off. 

    A patent on a wire basket?  Even if so, it seems like it would be easy to make a tweak or two to have a different product.

    I have had a KAB for a couple years, and have been happy, but they do seem to be a bit overpriced.  Of course, after seeing posts here, and learning of all the must-haves, I now have a lot of "grill accessories" that now fall in that category.
  • Invest once in a quality product and you will not have to invest twice, once in an inferior and again in a higher quality replacement.

    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,672
     Looks like they took the KAB and just copied it with cheaper metal.

    I thought my KABs had round grates on the bottom. But looking at their website, looks like some are round and some are straight. I bought mine from their store, once on their website and another in person.

    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,069
    edited November 2017
    Toxarch said:
     Looks like they took the KAB and just copied it with cheaper metal.

    I thought my KABs had round grates on the bottom. But looking at their website, looks like some are round and some are straight. I bought mine from their store, once on their website and another in person

    Chad told me why they switched to the straight bars across the bottom.....I can't remember why, but it had to do with the expansion and welds.  
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited November 2017
    Actually these are nothing new, they've been around at least as long as I've been egging. Over 12 years. The crook Richard Johnson sold these with the cement cooker he used to peddle.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kamado+wire+basket&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixlaD4gL_XAhVDzlQKHRFTDi0Q_AUICygC&biw=2133&bih=1070


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