One of our favorite accessories when grilling with the COBB is the Lifting Tool. Sure, we love our Chicken Roasting Stands, Woks, and Bread Pans, but the Lifting Tool takes one of our top spots in terms of functionality and versatility. Here are some of the best uses we’ve found for our Lifting Tools:
3, 2, 1 Lift Off!
It might not get you beautiful grill marks or bake up a pizza with a crisp base, but when things get a little too hot to handle, the Lifting Tool is the accessory that you’ll want to reach for. It’s the best tool to ensure that your COBB cooking experience is as safe and easy as possible. While cooking, accessories can heat up to such high temperatures that the best way to lift, move, and replace them is with the Lifting Tool. The prongs perfectly fit into the holes of many accessories like the Frying Pan and the Grill Grid, or in between the metal edges of accessories like the Fire Grid. Once the prongs are snuggly in place, you can simply move hot accessories around without worrying about burning your hands. And, for a change in angle, flip the tool upside down so that the prongs are now angled down for more convenience and different leverage.
The Lifting Tool isn’t just helpful while you’re cooking on your COBB grill, but it’s also great for when you’re finished creating all your delicious dishes. When cooking on the COBB, the fat produced drains off the grill and directly into the collection moat. The Lifting Tool is the best means to clean up the greasy mess in the moat. Simply turn the tool around on the long side and wrap the black handle up in paper towels. Use the perfect shape of the handle to scoop out hard fat and excess oil. And when you’re done cleaning out your grill and now need to wash your Lifting Tool, just throw it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Two is Better Than One
What’s better than one Lifting Tool? Two Lifting Tools! Each grill already comes with one but having a spare really comes in handy. Sometimes you need a little more leverage and control, and that’s just what two Lifting Tools provide you. It’s especially helpful when you’re grilling with the oval Supreme Grill. With the larger cooking surface of the Supreme, you can place a Lifting Tool on opposite ends to make it easier to lift the larger accessories. With two Lifting Tools, you won’t have to worry about dropping hot Frying Pans and Fire Grids anymore.
Uses Outside of COBB
Uses for the Lifting Tool aren’t just limited to COBB grills. We love it when COBB fans tell us about all the creative ways they’ve been using their Lifting Tools! We enjoyed hearing how a Lifting Tool helped to change a tire, but one of our favorite uses discovered is how handy it is to use with the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer. Just like our accessories, the metal tray of the Instant Pot gets super hot when cooking, and it can be difficult to lift out without potentially burning your fingers. Susan on YouTube found our Lifting Tool to be the solution to this tricky situation. The prongs of the Lifting Tool perfectly fit into the holes on the metal tray, making it easy to lift, remove, and replace. No longer will you have to fashion a lifter with pliers or foil, because our Lifting Tool is a tailor-made all-in-one fix that will really let you use your Instant Pot to its full potential of dual-layer cooking.
Using the COBB Grill Lifting Tool as a solution to lifting the tray in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer.