Have a kettle BBQ but no easy way to lift the plate? If you don't have a grill lifter, you can build a much simpler (and cheaper) grill-lifting solution with a couple of nuts and bolts.
All you need for this is two U-Bolts with cross plates, a few washers, and four nuts. Screw them on as shown above, and you have an easy-to-use pair of handles that you can easily grab, even with a pair of oven mitts on.
Check out the link below for step-by-step instructions with pictures.
How to Make Easy BBQ Grill Handles [Instructables]