A new portable grill: large enough to cook for several people, then folds up small enough to fit in a pocket! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on September 9, 2011.
About this project
Thanks for checking out the Pocket Grill™!
To purchase a Pocket Grill (including its carrying pouch) or the cookbook, pledge at least the correct amount listed to the right. Shipping anywhere in the US is included!
If you'd like to order multiple Pocket Grills or cookbooks, please contact us using the "Send Message" link right under our page title.
Pocket Grills can also be sent as gifts!
What is it?
The Pocket Grill is a new portable grill for campers, picnickers, fishermen, and anyone else who enjoys spending time outdoors. It’s made out of stainless steel, just like many of your kitchen tools. It's perfect for your wilderness excursions, or, if you're not the outdoors type, great as a gift for someone who is.
The Pocket Grill is:
- Quick to assemble—less than a minute! (click here for video)
- Sturdy—holds up to 10 pounds of food! (click here for video)
- Compact—fits easily in your pocket, purse, glove compartment, backpack (click here for video)
- Much cleaner than public, park grills (click here for video)
How does it work?
Easily. Setting up your Pocket Grill is quick and simple. Unfold the two legs and the cooking grate, lock the legs together at their centers, and attach the grate at each of the four corners. It takes a minute to set up, or even less time if you have a friend helping. You’ll soon be cooking over your campfire, charcoal, or whatever heat source you prefer.
What can I cook on it?
All sorts of awesome things! Your Pocket Grill holds up to 10 pounds of food, so you can cook anything you can normally cook on a deck grill or at a campsite. Chicken? Easy! Steak? Definitely! Asparagus? Certainly! Heating entire s’mores at once? Highly encouraged! You can even use the Pocket Grill to hold cookware, so you can boil water to make pasta and make eggs and pancakes for breakfast. Of course, you can cook things that aren’t awesome too, but we don’t recommend it, so we’ve created a cookbook that contains recipes designed for cooking with the Pocket Grill.
Hmm, won’t it make my pocket dirty?
Nope! Your Pocket Grill comes with a carrying pouch for safekeeping when traveling to, between, and from your cooking location(s). The Pocket Grill is dishwasher-safe, so cleaning is very easy when you get home.
How can I help?
Thanks for asking! Stainless steel manufacturing is expensive in small volumes, so by contributing, you’re helping us share our dream with the world. You can pre-order a Pocket Grill, the Pocket Grill cookbook, or both!
- Ben and Jay
Right here at Kickstarter! Click the green "Back This Project" button on the right side of this page, above the list of rewards.
After you remove it from the fire using a utensil of some sort, your Pocket Grill takes about 10 minutes to cool. By the time you've finished eating, it should definitely be ready to handle.
In the wilderness, we recommend using dry, fallen branches from trees local to the campsite. (Please don't disturb any live trees!)
At some campgrounds, you may be required to use cast-iron charcoal-burning grills that are rusty or dirty from previous users. Never fear, your clean Pocket Grill can be placed on top of these! Just leave the Pocket Grill’s legs partially folded up, so it doesn’t stand as tall. This way, the Pocket Grill’s stainless steel grate will hover inches above the cast iron grate to prevent it from touching your food.
The Pocket Grill weighs 1.5 pounds. This is due to: choosing a material that would be able to withstand the heat of regular campfires; the size of the cooking surface, which we have determined is optimal for a group of several eaters; and the brackets themselves, which have been optimized for grill size, weight reduction, and overall sturdiness.
The creators of a project specify a funding goal and a campaign duration. Kickstarter funding is all-or-nothing: if we meet our goal, everyone gets what they ordered. If we don't raise enough, everyone gets their money back, lots of tears and sadness, and no Pocket Grill. That's why we need your help!
Sure! You're certainly welcome to pledge as much as you want for any reward level, as long as it meets the level minimum.
Okay, okay! If you want the Deluxe Pack reward but don't want us to sign your book, we'll give you a fresh, unmarked, less exciting copy.
Donations of any amount are welcome and we appreciate all the help we can get! As with all contribution levels, you’ll be listed as a contributor on our website (unless of course you’d prefer not to). Thanks!
Say hello to your very own Pocket Grill cookbook! (U.S. shipping included. If you live in Canada or Mexico, please add $7 to your pledge amount. For all other countries, please add $9.)
One brand new Pocket Grill is yours! Happy cooking! (U.S. shipping included. If you live in Canada or Mexico, please add $7 to your pledge amount. For all other countries, please add $9.)
The complete set: a Pocket Grill for your cooking needs, a Pocket Grill cookbook for tasty recipe suggestions, and optional recognition on our website. (U.S. shipping included. If you live in Canada or Mexico, please add $7 to your pledge amount. For all other countries, please add $9.)
The Deluxe Pack: a Pocket Grill, laser-etched with the name or message of your choice, plus an autographed copy of our cookbook. Fancy schmancy! (U.S. shipping included. If you live in Canada or Mexico, please add $7 to your pledge amount. For all other countries, please add $9.)
6 backers Limited (44 left of 50)
Deluxe Pack, early shipment: Can't wait? Get a pre-production, media-grade prototype. We'll have these precious few models before regular manufacturing begins, so you'll be one of the first to own a Pocket Grill! Of course, you'll also get laser-etching on your grill and a signed cookbook.
- (45 days)