The world mostly knows IKEA for its flatpack furniture and mediocre meatballs. In the past year, however, the company's doubled down on a new category: gadgets. And you know what? They're kind of awesome.
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When the microwave was first introduced it seemed like it would be the perfect all-in-one kitchen appliance that made cooking as easy as setting a timer. But rubbery meats, scalding hot beverages, and soggy pizza slices proved otherwise. The Cinder Sensing Cooker, however, could very well be the perfect kitchen appliance for aspiring chefs who love cooking but don't always have the time to dabble in the kitchen.
There's a certain pride that comes with donning the apron and tongs to handle grilling duties at a barbecue. Making sure everyone's steak is cooked exactly how they like is a lot of responsibility, though, which is why the JAG Grill table -- that lets every dinner guest grill their own meat -- is such a wonderful idea.
When you're cooking dinner in the bush, the last thing you want is to be responsible for burning acres of trees down because you were careless with your campfire. A portable grill helps keep everything safely contained, and the folding Grillo even keeps your burning briquettes or kindling off the ground.
No one likes a backseat griller, especially if you've spent years perfecting your BBQ craft. But a little coaching can help avoid turning steak into charcoal for those starting out. Lynx's voice-activated Smart Grill will actually ask you what's going on the barbie so it can then recommend the perfect setting, placement and grill times -- no fathers-in-law required.
Outdoor cookouts can get a little grubby, a little dirty, a little messy -- that's part of their charm, for some folks. If, however, you are searching for the classiest damn DIY al fresco dining experience of all time, look no further than this impossibly tidy Mon Oncle barbecue set. It actually comes in a briefcase.
Part of the joy of preparing meals while camping is that you don't have to worry about keeping everything neat and tidy. But the last thing you want to do is put a scorched and filthy grill in the boot of your clean car. So Front Runner's solution lets you simply strap it to your vehicle's spare tyre when it's time to head out.
This billboard started life as an image of a large hunk of meat. But it was eventually consumed by flames, revealing a rather clever advertisement for a Russian steakhouse. Because after letting the public scratch their heads for a few days, the image of the uncooked steak was eventually 'grilled' with a series of flaming wires.
There's nothing quite like roasting a meal you just caught while you're braving the great outdoors. It's an experience made all the better with a campfire grill that doesn't feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack. And while designerRoee Magdassi's Stakes grill doesn't exist just yet, we're hoping at least one manufacturer sees the brilliance of this design.
There's hardly a better time for an Aussie BBQ than Summer, and what better way to celebrate the land Down Under than barbecuing with a charcoal grill that celebrates freedom from traditional geometry?
T-fal's new OptiGrill can not only be used indoors, all year round, it's also smart enough to let you know when a steak is perfectly done -- whether rare, medium or charred. So how is the OptiGrill the perfect grillmaster right out of the box when you've been unsuccessfully honing your BBQ skills for years?
Unless you plan your meals days in advance, you probably rarely remember to marinate what's for dinner. So for all the forgetful amateur chefs out there, Beem has created the Aroma Grill Express that puts George Foreman's efforts to shame with a built-in channel designed to infuse aromatics and flavours into what you're grilling.
IKEA is typically the go-to furniture store for apartment dwellers with minimal space, students on a budget or do-it-yourselfers with an Allen key fetish. The Swedish chain doesn't necessarily appeal to everyone, particularly furniture snobs, but it's hard to not see the charm in this sleek Lillon BBQ.
My friend Russ designs grills for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, where the starting price is around $US14,000. He just sent me this video, a glimpse at their manufacturing process. Man, these are sweet pieces of kit -- all hand-made in an adorable town in Michigan, able to burn wood, gas, or charcoal. *drool*