Weber 6409 Salt & Pepper Shakers

Review of Weber 6409 Salt and Pepper Shakers

Weber 6409 Salt & Pepper Shakers


  • Clear acrylic design shows fill level
  • Good capacity
  • Catches overflow during refilling
  • Fun iconic Weber kettle shape


  • Cannot close the shakers for storage
  • Must cover holes during refilling
  • Kosher salt and coarse-ground black pepper dispense a bit slowly

Filled Weber salt & pepper shakers

The Weber 6409 Salt & Pepper Shaker Set is fun and functional. If you’re a Weber fan, you’ll appreciate the way these shakers mimic the iconic Weber kettle grill, and at $5.99 for the pair, they’re not a bad deal, either.

These shakers hold a good amount of salt & ground black pepper. The clear acrylic construction is not only durable and easy to clean but allows you to see when each shaker needs a refill.

Upside down view of silicone stopper

To fill, you turn the shaker upside down, remove the silicone stopper, and fill from the bottom. You must cover the holes with your hand or place the shaker upside down on a towel as your fill it. Not a huge deal, as just a few grains are lost during the process.

Using a funnel makes it easy to fill these guys neatly, and even if you overfill, the base catches the overflow so you can easily pour it back into the original container. I’m not sure if this is an intentional design feature, but it is helpful.

View of shaker holes

Table salt and regular ground black pepper work best in these shakers, but the holes are large enough for kosher salt and coarse-ground pepper. Both dispense a bit slowly but adequately.

If you intend to leave these shakers outside with your grill, you’ll want to prevent moisture or who-knows-what from getting inside. Unfortunately, they do not close, so you’ll have to put them in a Ziploc bag. Of course, if you’re using them inside the house, being able to close the shakers is not as much of an issue.

The Weber 6409 Salt & Pepper Shaker Set is available at

Burn Off Grates Before Grilling, Not After

Skirt steak remnants on cooking grate
Skirt steak remnants on cooking grate

There are two, maybe three reasons why it’s best to burn-off the grates in your gas grill before grilling, not after:

1) You preheat the grill and burn-off the grates in a single step, saving time and fuel.

2) There’s zero chance of forgetfulness. If you burn-off after cooking, you go into the house and enjoy your meal, only to realize 30 minutes later that your grill is glowing cherry-red-hot out on the patio. In fact, on one occasion, I left the house to run errands with my Weber Summit 450 burning-off in the backyard. I’ll never make that mistake again.

3) Leaving carbonized debris on raw cast iron grates between uses may help prevent rusting.

Ripping-hot grill and a good grill brush
Ripping-hot grill and a good grill brush
Grates ready for the next steak
Grates ready for the next steak