Explore exciting cooking techniques on your kamado grill - wok, sear, pizza, paella, dutch oven, fry, steam...and more!
Grate Wok Conversion Kit -
We provide with our hands but we cook with our hearts.
Growing up in a big Italian household, home cooking was a creative celebration of fine food and family values. It’s these values that fuels our passion to combine outdoor cooking with our goal of contributing to the resurgence of American manufacturing based on innovation, high quality and great customer service.
Outdoor cooking brings family and friends back around the fire. Whether fueled by gas (we’ll soon be launching a high end gas grill product called the IncrediGrill), charcoal or wood, we love to cook outdoors, and we love to innovate.
The Grate Wok Conversion Kit is born from these passions.
The Grate Wok is configurable with the many accessories available, to enable you to employ a variety of new cooking techniques on your charcoal grill.
We call it a "Conversion Kit" because the components can be converted into many different cooking configurations. For example, a high temperature sear can be obtained by using the thick, carbon steel grill grate alone placed close to the direct heat of the coals (get rid of that wimpy wire grate that came with the grill!), or you can raise the grill grate up so it is located above the griddle/wok ring heat spreader and higher in the dome of the grill (where the heat will be most consistent and even). There are many variations, and part of the fun will be exploring different configurations and new cooking techniques.
- 1/4” thick, carbon steel construction - best material for searing!
- Stainless steel hardware (posts and retaining bolts)
- Sizes to fit most kamado charcoal grills
A Design Based On Our Passion -
We love our ceramic charcoal grill, and apparently we’re not alone. Led by the Big Green Egg, the kamado-style charcoal grill is said to be the fastest growing segment in the backyard grill industry. We have a passion for pursuing new cooking techniques, like authentic wok cooking. For us, the Grate Wok has been an adventure in pushing the boundaries of cooking on our kamado grill. But truthfully, we’re not doing anything that hasn’t been done for many years, centuries even. People have been using a wok and cooking paella over wood coals for millennia. Following our passion, we have created a conversion kit that turns your favorite charcoal grill into an authentic Asian wok, and much more. We want to share our Grate Wok with anyone who loves to cook on charcoal, and loves to explore new culinary experiences and cuisines.
The Kamado Charcoal Grill - hot coals, plenty of heat energy.
Over the centuries, wok cooking involved placing the pan directly over a wood or coal fire. Same thing with traditional paella cooking. The high heat is essential to proper technique, especially for true wok cooking. That means a constant sizzle which is not achievable on most kitchen ranges. In fact, even if you think you are wok cooking on your kitchen stove, you probably aren’t.
So, how do you get authentic wok cooking at home?
I’ve been amazed how excellent a wok is for many dishes. But unless you have the set-up, it’s difficult to indulge in this true, authentic, wok cooking experience. The Grate Wok Conversion Kit solves this problem by bringing the wok pan to the intense radiant heat of the charcoal fire in your backyard grill.
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The Grate Wok is manufactured from a straight-forward, highly functional design. Until we get into volume production (with your help in getting us there!), we have the capacity to do most, if not all, of the manufacturing steps in-house using our computer controlled plasma cutting and machining. If the volume exceeds our capabilities, we have local vendors in Connecticut that we have worked with on other projects ready to bring their manufacturing capacity to this product. We have a good handle on our costs for materials, components and manufacturing consumables, and we know how to execute a production run. Since we control the dimensions of the product using digital manufacturing techniques, the Grate Wok can be sized to fit any available charcoal grill. Our biggest challenge is in reaching the minimum order quantities for our materials and components so that the Grate Wok can be made here in the USA. We are grateful to Kickstarter, and to those of you who are considering our product, for giving us this opportunity.
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