We still have half of the summer left to enjoy, so that means a lot more barbecues. There's definitely something special about outdoor cooking — nothing compares to a hot, juicy burger fresh off the grill, complete with grill marks.
But, if you're heading to a tailgate or a camping trip, delicious barbecue costs some real effort. If the thought of loading your favorite, full-sized grill into the back of your car makes you cringe, there's a novelty summer product that might help with this issue: the Portable BBQ Suitcase from Kikkerland is a portable charcoal, stainless-steel grill that comes in the form of a briefcase.
How it works: Just open the case and the grill will pop up! Reviewers note that while the rack height is not adjustable, it cooks fairly evenly and stays stable thanks to its built-in kickstands. According to Nancy Kochan of the Kitchen of Appliances & Technology Lab, "A sturdy stand is important so that your food doesn't end up on the ground!"
Amazon reviewers have listed pros and cons about the suitcase, but they all agree on one thing: the portable barbecue suitcase is small. At about 12 x 3 x 7 inches, this grill is good for cooking for two people, max (i.e. one big steak or two medium-sized burger patties at a time). It might not be great to cook for a large party, but the tiny size factor definitely allows for easy transport to the beach, on a hike, on an airboat, or an RV. Plus, it's really cute!
Reviewers also appreciate the fact that the portable barbecue suitcase grill is easy to clean and is great to whip up a quick dinner for two. The grill also comes with a convenient mess-free ash catcher, and it locks and closes securely for safe transport.
The mini suitcase grill costs $76, and you're paying for convenience and style. It comes in two standard colors, red and silver. But, just a warning: These portable briefcase grills have already garnered so much attention that they're already running out of stock. Though Amazon says there's more on the way, we think you should act fast before summer's gone.
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