Of all social rituals, the barbecue is the most important, and not just to the grizzling, hungry tums of your expectant guests, either. It’s the summery way to tell the world that you’re capable of handling man’s best friend, the dancing flame that lifts Homo sapiens above the primates. So why is it that peeps are content to cook over something so humble and flimsy as a throwaway tin tray? It’s hardly chest-beating stuff. It’s time to marry the convenience of the cheap instant barbie with the beauty-contest looks and long slim legs of the Asado Grill!
Ideal for picnics in the park
Like mastery over fire and the consequent extinction of the mammoths after 10,000 years of primeval barbecue nights, the Asado is that cunning combination of simplicity and genius. You just slot your instant barbecue in the top, place the Asado wherever you like, light it up and get grilling.
Because of those slender little legs that lift the Asado high up, you can place the BBQ anywhere you like without damaging the surface underneath – on grass, even on a tabletop. As the slavering faces of your guests bounce from the highly reflective metallic finish, you’ll know you’ve done a good thing for your fellow man.
Doesn't damage the surface underneath
It’s based on a design of portable grill that South American gauchos would carry on their horses as they ranched cattle over the wide plains. They’d huddle together over an Asado each night, sizzling a juicy steak fresh from the herd as they went – then pack up and be off the next morning to repeat the process.
Now you can relive the joys of cowboy cookouts and caveman cuisine with all the elegance that modern design can offer. You might as well chuck out your oven right now. And the toaster too. It’s grillin’ time.
For ages 16+
Instant BBQ not included - available from most hardware stores or supermarkets
This is a brilliant idea, I've got it for going the beach:) Only issue I have is once it's together you cant really take it apart so not the easiest thing in the world to travel with. But it's still brilliant! Thanks Firebox!! Eleanor, Plymouth - 27th April 2010
How heavy is this? Alexis, Singapore - 4th February 2010
Firebox says: Hi Alexis, it weighs under 1kg.
I took this to a festival and it was genius! No chance of burning down the tent or leaving nasty black patches on the ground if it blew over. I've used it at home in the yard...well worth a tenner. Claire, Liverpool - 25th August 2009