Bodum's conical-shaped grill will attract a better class of people to your cook-outs
It is officially barbecue season or, for those to whom “barbecue” means burying a pig in a hole in the ground, “grill season.” And it is official because I had a barbecue up on the roof terrace this past weekend, and it was warm enough to stay up there for long enough to get properly drunk.
If only I’d had a Bodum Fyrkat grill, instead of the primitive homemade rig I usually use. It would have transformed my crude sausage-fest into a sophisticated soiree, full of beautiful people sipping cava instead of my dull friends chugging beer.
I could have marveled at the elegant conical shape of the kettle (and cleaned up easily thanks to the pointy ash-collecting base). I could have cooked the chickens evenly all around thanks to the hand-cranked rotisserie attachment (with an included but optional battery-powered motor). I could even have hung my tongs and other tools from the handy hooks on the side instead of just dropping them onto the filthy floor.
And even when not in use, the Fyrkat would keep a stylish presence on the rooftop, coming as it does in any of three candy colors or plain old black.
As it is, I cooked up lunch on a grill made from an old asbestos water tank, a satellite dish and a split and splayed metal basket. Don’t believe me? Here it is in action:
The ugliest damn grill in the whole world sits on my roof. Photo Charlie Sorrel
In truth, this is the best grill I have ever used, assembled from parts found on the roof some years ago. But for those of you who prefer to spend €200 ($284) on a metal bucket instead of on wine and food, the Fyrkat is available now.
Bodum – Fyrkat cone-charcoal grill [Connox via the Giz]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab