When I was a senior in high school, my friends and I had a block lunch which meant we had 96 minutes to mess around outside, inside or whatever. The uncreative seniors would go to Quizno’s and then spend the rest of the time studying for math like they had self-discipline or something, but we had higher standards: grilling. With the fall weather bearing down our window was tight, and in the waning days of September we purchased a disposable grill from CVS and spent the afternoon trying to get it to work in the school soccer field. After about an hour of messing around with the lighter fluid, we were able to produce a few platefuls of only slightly burnt burgers. We stood outside the first floor Japanese class holding our food, pointing at the kids inside, and tried not to let the wind blow our refuse away. Two of our friends quickly scampered off after eating, because they were afraid we’d get in trouble, but the only trace of our adventure was a very large rectangle burned into the concrete boardwalk. It was the proudest meal we could’ve hoped for, and a week later, CVS stopped selling the grills and we went back to Quizno’s.
Anyways, it would’ve been a lot easier if we had this portable grill:
Luckily, Fuego, the California startup better known for its chic home grills, has introduced a portable, gas-powered model called Element.
Designed by Martin Ruegg, the grill is reasonably powerful, at 8,000-BTU’s. When not in use, an oversized red rubber band holds the top in place and the legs swing up to become handles. All told, it weighs less than 15 pounds — light enough to be comfortable carried on your shoulder, with a clip-on strap.
The Element is available for pre-order now at $150, and ships March 28th.
Good God, it’s not even 3:30?