If you are like me, a new grill means looking for a new set of hacks or even a mod or two to level up my PK Grilling game. Fortunately for you, todays article is all about PK Grills Mods and Hacks.
PK Grills are among the most popular grills out there. What makes these grills unique is their cast aluminum construction and excellent heat retention, which allows you to evenly cook your meat outdoors.
Since PK grills have been around for over 70 years now, there are many hacks, ideas, and modifications that you can apply to your grill in order to make the most out of them.
In today’s article, I’ll walk you through 8 of the best PK Grill mods and hacks to step up your game. Let’s dive right in!
PK Grills Hack: Keep Charcoal Away from the Grill Walls
Let’s start with one of the most essential tips that you need to consider if you want your grill to perform better and allow for much easier cleanup.
Since PK grills are made from cast aluminum, they can also radiate heat pretty intensely around the grill.
PK grills also warn against charcoal touching the walls of the grill because it reduces the efficiency of the charcoal and may cause some pitting in the long run.
To solve that, you can use a PK Grill Charcoal Basket or make your own basket by using an old deep cake pan (around 9 X 12 X 2 inches) and drilling several holes in it.
The charcoal basket doesn’t only preserve the durability of your grill and improves your cooking efficiency, but it also makes the cleanup of age incredibly easier, as you’re only left with ash as soon as you remove the basket!
PK Grills MOD: Attach a Thermometer to the Grill
If you want to master your steak grilling game, you need to optimize the temperature of the grill. While you can use a probe thermometer for the internal temperature of the steak, you can also install a thermometer directly to your grill!
Luckily, PK Grills provide a dedicated thermometer that is compatible with their grills, even the original one. This can also work with different grills.
Here is our guide to adding a thermometer to a pk grill.
To install this one, you need to mark its location, drill a hole for the mounting wing nut, and you’re all set! Check this video to find out more about installing this thermometer the right way:
Pk Grills Hack: Increase the Height of the Grill surface
While grilling for a large group of people, you’ll have to stand by the grill for a relatively long time. Just imagining spending all the time bending over because your height is enough to make anyone’s back ache!
To solve that, you might want to increase the height of the grill just a few inches. Instead of removing the legs of the grill and installing a new set that may not be as durable and safe, you can use an elevation platform.
Simply buy a 45 x 25 inch plank of wood that is around 5 to 7 inches thick, and place your unfired grill on it.
Mark the areas where the legs and wheels are, then dig them evenly at a woodshop in order to secure the grill on that surface.
PK Grills MOD: Install a Grill Vortex for Indirect Heat
While PK grills are excellent at grilling, you can’t use them to create a vortex for low and high indirect and infrared heat zones over the grill.
Luckily, with the grill vortex attachment, you can do all that and take your grilling techniques to the next level!
What is great about this particular model is that it’s made from stainless steel, which allows it to last for a lifetime without chipping or rusting.
It’s also compatible with PK grills along with other options, so it’s a great investment for those who own multiple models of grills from different brands.
PK Grills MOD: Turn Your PK Grill into a Pizza Oven
Cooking a homemade pizza is one of the things that your PK grill can’t do on its own because it’ll end up charring the bottom and edge.
However, with a simple modification of your grill, you’ll be able to make your grill double as a handy pizza oven, and therefore, expand your cooking variety even more!
To make that, you need to use a ceramic bottom plate that is similar to the surface of pizza ovens.
Luckily, PK Grills actually make a ceramic pizza stone that is compatible with their grills in addition to other models on the market.
PK Grills Hack: Add a Drip Tray to the PK Grill
If you want to save up your cleaning time and collect the juices from your grilled steaks and wings for dressings and sauces, you might want to include this accessory in your arsenal. The PK Drip Tray is optimized to work with PK grills in addition to other models as well.
PK Grills Hack: Cook More with the Raised Grid
Whether you want to expand your cooking space or you want to cook food in various temperatures, a raised grid will help you achieve just that!
The PK Littlemore Grid stands at about 3.5 inches above the heating surface and is made from stainless steel, which makes it remarkably durable and very easy to clean after use.
PK Grills MOD: Attach a Cutting Board to Your PK Grill
Lastly, while PK Grill may come with a side plate, it would be much more convenient if you’re able to cut your meat and vegetables right next to the grill.
This cutting board doesn’t only expand your PK Grill workstation and saves you the back and forth while grilling, but it can also double as extra space to store and prepare dishes after during the BBQ party!
The PK cutting board attachment is made from teak wood, which makes it durable and reliable. It’s also easy to attach and clean when you’re done using it with dimensions of 17.5 x 11.5 inches.
There you have it! A brief guide with some of the coolest and most useful PK grill mods and hacks that you can apply to your grill to enhance its efficiency and functionality!
Personally, I really like the Pizza Oven and the Grill Vortex attachments because they can help you use the grill to cook a wide range of items to make the most out of your long term investment!