We really didn't want to design our own charcoal grill...
But it was the only way to get what we wanted.
Once we started, we got very serious about it.
We spent four years perfecting our designs. As
engineers, we wanted tools that would stand up to hard use, give you new ways to use sophisticated
technique, and generally honor the art of fine grilling. (Yes, we think of grilling is an art, and
an essential skill for the accomplished cook.)
We wanted a grill that would let us do
everything from a 30-second sear to a day-long smoke. So we set out to create the ultimate grilling
When you set out to master a skill, you want a
different class of tools—the kind used by artisans, professionals and serious students. Here's how
to spot great tools: they develop over years of use, give quiet pleasure every time you use them,
and make you better at your craft.
This is pretty high-minded stuff for a company
that makes charcoal grills, but even with something as "basic" as cooking over charcoal, if you
love to do it, you want proper tools. And most great tools are visually attractive as well as
You have a beautiful deck, nice outdoor
furniture, and lush landscaping. Why would you add something that looks like a giant avocado? Or a
little black bomb with spindly legs?
To us, that grill rusting away in the backyard
isn't a necessary evil, it's a design challenge. We worked long and hard to give you a charcoal
grill that you don't have to hide—in fact, you might even be proud to own. And one that, when you
actually grill on it, the light bulb will go on over your head as your skills expand and you easily
move into more sophisticated techniques.
We're building the best charcoal grill you can
get—at any price.