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Elegantly Designed Portable Grill

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The Grillo from FormAxiom is beautiful. At least, we think so. It’s a portable grill that uses a chainmail “fire hammock” to hold your burning coal or wood.

[Grillo uses a] flexible stainless-steel ring-mesh construction which is safe for any kind of solid fuel. The breathable texture allows for the fire to be ignited from underneath and can achieve a strong heat in a short amount of time. The surrounding tripod structure stays cool to touch.

With its slender folded form, the Grillo has numerous advantages over conventional barbecues. Not only is it easier to carry and store, but is even easier to clean. Simply hold the folded structure together, dip the cooking surface in water and scrub with a common cleaning brush.

Now comes the bad news. We don’t think you can buy Grillo. The website is from 2014, where the company invites you check out their prototypes at some exhibition in Italy. As a matter of fact, this grill made the rounds on the Internet back then, and a quick search today doesn’t reveal any way to actually purchase it. Which is a shame, really.

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The Po’ Man’s Charcoal Grill

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Just think of all the fun you’ll have inviting your friends over for a BBQ, only to show them your meats being cooked in the Po’ Man’s Charcoal Grill. It’s a grill that works just like any other, only it looks like a trash can. It is ventilated from the bottom, and features 1 round grate, a flavor lock drip-plate, and 2 skewers so that you can cook up a bunch of protein all at once. Most importantly it does its cooking while making a statement: “The Po Man Grill is more value, more flavor, more meat and less fancy pants.” It’s $115.

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PhotonGrill, An Inflatable High-Power Portable BBQ

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The PhotonGrill is an inflatable, portable BBQ that uses the power of the sun to cook your food. It’s great for places where you’re not allowed to start a fire, since it uses no flames and no fuel to get the cooking pan scorching hot. It’ll reach temperatures of 500F/260C in as little as 5 minutes, which is faster than charcoal grills. It does this by letting you unfurl and inflate a parabolic mirror that focuses the sun’s rays exactly where the pan itself sits. The entire setup takes 3 minutes, and the pan provided with the kit is “solar-optimized”, whatever that means. The PhotonGrill neatly folds away into a backpack, making it easy to take with you on your adventures. If the idea of cooking your food with the planet’s only true source of extra-terrestrial energy tickles you, you’ll have to pledge around $225 to their Kickstarter campaign.

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Homping Grill Is An Upgrade To Portable BBQs

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BBQ season is in full swing and the list of ways to get your meat cooked is nearly endless. You’re going to have to add the Homping Grill to that: it’s a portable charcoal BBQ with an integrated fan, and 95% less smoke than traditional grills. It uses a special gel to light the briquettes, which reach 400 degrees within 2 to 3 minutes. The angled design of the cooking surface directs fat drippings away from the flames, reducing flareups and thereby keeping smoke production to a minimum. The battery-powered fan stokes the flames, maintaining a constant temp, or reducing it as needed. Best of all, it’s already available at $200.

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GoSun Solar Grill Works Even At Night

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There are a good number of portable solar grills on the market, but this is the first one we’ve come across that banks some of that heat for you to use later. The GoSun features a thermal battery that absorbs the sun’s heat and stores it for later release. It can take up to two hours to “charge”, but the GoSun will then release a constant stream of heat for hours on end, cooking your food between 300F and 400F. It uses a Phase Change Material (a type of wax) to store these enormous amounts of energy and releases it at an appropriate rate. The rest of the solar grill works much like others, using a parabolic reflector to concentrate the sun’s rays onto a cooking surface. This cooking chamber however, in the GoSun, is able to bake, steam, roast or even boil your food, allowing you to prepare some fairly fancy meals, even at night. It’s an ingenious design, and we think the $349 asking price is more than reasonable. It’s a great, fossil-fuel-free way of cooking your food.

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The Briefcase BBQ Is Stealthy, Practical

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BBQs come in all shapes and sizes, and not all of them are practical. The typical round grills you see in parks during the summer are just fine for cooking your meats. But not so great at stacking efficiently in the trunk, and even less so at being incognito. Not that we can think of a single good reason for why’d you’d want to walk around with a BBQ disguised as a briefcase, but now you know this product exists. The Briefcase BBQ is a 12 1/2″ H x 8 3/4″ W x 2 3/4″ D portable grill that weighs 4lbs., and uses charcoal for fuel. It’s $79.

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