*Please observe local laws when grilling. Charcoal grills are for outdoor use only.
"all my years of using portable grills, I can honestly say, this is the best lighting grill we’ve ever used." - Patrons of The Pit, Grill Blog
Why we built this?
Are you someone who enjoys charcoal grilling but sometimes think it's just too much hassle to start and clean up?
Would you like to grill for yourself, but the thought of burning through half a bag of charcoal to sear a steak and a kebab for a few minutes leaves you with feeling of wastefulness and guilt?
Do you live in an apartment and don't have a backyard large enough for a full-sized gas or charcoal grill?
Do you prefer to cook with charcoal but settle for a large, space-consuming gas grill for the sake of convenience of using gas?
What if there was a charcoal grill that solves all these problems; A charcoal grill that's quicker than gas; A grill that doesn't use lighter fluid, but is faster and easier to use than a traditional grill using lighter fluid; A grill that cleans up easier than anything you've experienced and is highly portable?
Introducing: InstaGrill™ - Charcoal Grilling So Convenient You Never Thought Possible.
We've created a charcoal grill that you can truly use daily. From a cold start, it's ready to cook in less than ten minutes - that's less than the time it takes to boil a pot of water. It’s a grill that works and feels like an appliance.
Watch: Is the prototype InstaGrill quicker than bringing 5 cups of water to boil?
To achieve that fast start, it uses the chimney (or stack) effect to draft airflow up along the column of heated charcoals to accelerate the fire. You can use lighter cubes or simply crumpled paper as kindling material. You no longer have to douse the charcoal with lighter fluid which imbues your food with an after-taste of kerosene.
The unique chimney design produces a reliable and consistent hands-free start each and every time. No more trial and error, or blowing air, or building charcoal pyramids. Just sit back and in less than seven minutes, it's ready.
100 square inches of grilling surface. This accommodates 4 hamburger patties, multiple kebabs, sausages, or steaks. Sips on charcoal. Uses 1/4 to 1/3 of amount of charcoal of a typical portable grill. Less charcoal means less smoke and more low key. You'll be surprised at just how clean-burning it is. It's perfect for your very own quick-fix of grill-out or for a small group of your buddies.
There are three adjustable height settings for the cooking grate: 1 inch, 3 inches or 6 inches above the charcoal. You can select the desired heat intensity to flash-sear meats or to slow-roast vegetables.
Social grilling. Everyone's the grill-master. It's super casual. Anyone can just put food on and pick it off while eating and chilling with everyone around you. Eat, grill, and socialize - all at the same time.
InstaGrill truly brings out the best of grilling, leaving behind the hassle.
Insanely fast clean-up. When you're ready to pack it up just close the front door, pour water through the top to fully extinguish the embers, and pitch the ashes over the trash can. Now it's ready for the next time.
The InstaGrill is an incredible user experience that will reset your expectations on grilling.
Dimensions: 5"D x 10"W x 12"H.
Weight: 5 lbs (approximate).
Materials: 26 gauge, 304 series stainless steel body, wood grips, stainless steel cooking rack.
Additional Features: Water-tight lower tray to capture ash and water.
We produced a highly functional prototype and used it successfully over the past 6 months. The design has been vetted by our manufacturing partners and we are ready to move into a design-for-production phase once this campaign closes. We expect to begin shipping by July.
Patrons of The Pit review: "In all my years of using portable grills, I can honestly say, this is the best lighting grill we’ve ever used."
Cole C: "This thing is awesome. People loved it!" (@ Dallas Cowboys tailgate)
Eric C: "It's like the Macintosh of grills."
Amanda B: "I'd use this everyday. Can't wait to get one."
Andy A: I love to grill. This is a good idea.
March 2017 - April 2017: Receive final production designs and production samples from manufacturing partners.
May 2017 - June 2017: Ramp up manufacturing for bulk quantities.
July 2017 - August 2017: Begin shipping and fulfilling orders to backers.
If you've read this far we think you will love this product. We offer our guarantee that the InstaGrill will be free from manufacturing defects.
Please, visit us at http://myinstagrill.com
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We hope you support our campaign. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
As with all projects, unexpected delays can occur due to unforeseen circumstances. We have minimized this by developing a functional prototype and the overall design has been vetted by our manufacturing partners. We don't foresee any unexpected difficulties in shipping this product. In consideration for the final manufacturing design, the final product specifications may differ slightly from the prototype depicted. We offer our guarantee that the product will be free from manufacturing defects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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