Fold, walk, open, grill


There’s something about being able to grill anywhere that’s imminently appealing to me. Add in some sweet design and you may have a winner. To me, portable grills are also more than just about being mobile and great alternatives for people with limited space, or have issues storing a grill. Why deny yourself the delicious and savoury delights that come from charring up meat on a warm summer evening? Why I ask? And better yet, charcoal imparts a completely different flavour dimension than a gas grill. Trust me.

Granted, there’s a bit more clean up with coals, but you can’t have everything. Well, you can sort of since Weber and Napoleon for example both make excellent portable gas grills that I would not be embarrassed to own had I not strong-armed my wife into allowing me to plant a Weber Genesis 320 on her/our minimalist small patio!

Well designed products are for me always more pleasurable to use. This notebook grill available at local design retailer Vancouver Special is very cool. It sure would not take up much space and be easy to carry that’s for sure. I like it. No idea if it’s any good, or will last. Plus, you still have to haul all your food and coals to wherever you are going. My personal preference is actually for the Cobb.

In addition to being extremely portable, you can also store the coals in it (it only takes 5-10 briquettes for up to three hours of cooking time), and if you’re inventive you can even pre-load your food into it, pop it into the carry case and take it all with you. Only the dome gets hot when you are cooking so it can sit atop even a plastic table and is easy to move around should you need to make a little extra room on the picnic table to butcher your meat.

I know fellow Foodists Jer and Kevin both have Cobbs now. Anyone else?


2 Responses to “Fold, walk, open, grill”

  1. Posted on June 15th, 2009

    FYI, the “notebook grill” is actually made by Muji. I saw it at Vancouver special too, it’s a stylish, simple grill, but it lacks in some necessary features. One of my friends had one and we used it while I lived in Denmark, I would say the main issue is the lack of a cover (or the ability to find one that fits on it).

    Go with the Cobb grill.

  2. Posted on June 15th, 2009

    ok, truly, I need that. just as soon as I get a desk.

Leave a Reply

If so desired you may use HTML in your comments. Links, bold/strong and emphasis/italics tags are all accepted! However more than one link will flag you as spam so write carefully!

Our Sponsors

These are our friends, neighbours and some of the best food resources around. They support us. We support them. You should too.