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Instant Grill - anyone seen these?

By: Tim-OBX
5/21/2022 6:26 PM

Wow - no idea why OBC blew up.



I saw one of these at Harris Teeter and wondered how it works. Did a Google search to find the links. How is it this does not burst into flames since it is wood and cardboard?



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By: johnbt
5/21/2022 6:42 PM

I haven't seen that one. I think I could rig a dirty pizza box or two, some aluminum foil and some used chopsticks to last long enough to cook a piece of fish. Wonder how the pepperoni grease and dried cheese would work as a charcoal starter?

If not, it's off to Food Lion...



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By: tc08105
5/22/2022 6:45 AM

Wow - no idea why OBC blew up.



I saw one of these at Harris Teeter and wondered how it works. Did a Google search to find the links. How is it this does not burst into flames since it is wood and cardboard?

Tim-OBX


Made many "house call" when people practiced such borderline stupidity. Stay safe, people. USA Flag

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By: johnbt
5/22/2022 7:02 AM

I googled a couple of videos on the instant grill - sold under different names by at least 3 companies - and it appears to use lava rock in the bottom and bamboo sticks for the top. One guy cooked hot dogs and said they were done, but overall the grill wasn't very hot.

I know bamboo will burn, so there couldn't be too much heat or flame. It will also explode if fresh and green from trapped moisture/steam.

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By: NCSU Dad
5/22/2022 7:34 AM

Looks expensive for a single use grill but what isn't expensive these days. I wonder if some fireproof chemical is used to treat the cardboard. I haven't grilled with charcoal in a while so seeing donut shaped briquets is a new one for me. Does anyone remember the small cast iron hibachi charcoal grill that was popular in the 70's? (not the elaborate ones the hibachi's have morphed to these days)

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By: Cosmo
5/22/2022 9:41 PM

I googled a couple of videos on the instant grill - sold under different names by at least 3 companies - and it appears to use lava rock in the bottom and bamboo sticks for the top. One guy cooked hot dogs and said they were done, but overall the grill wasn't very hot.

I know bamboo will burn, so there couldn't be too much heat or flame. It will also explode if fresh and green from trapped moisture/steam.

johnbt


They are not good. I bought 2 of them when they put them on clearance at HT at the end of last summer. I tried 2 hamburger patties and it is not hot enough at all. I ended up finishing them up on the regular grill. The second one of the grills I tried again thinking maybe I did something wrong or got a dud and it was the same result. Hot dogs would work since already cooked but wouldn't trust these to do much more than just warm up whatever you put on them.

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