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$7,407
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 12 2017 3:55 AM UTC +00:00
$7,407
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
126
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 12 2017 3:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

 

 

We all know the benefits of Charcoal Grills: affordability, smokey flavors, and better-tasting meat. But for the longest time, charcoal has come with one nagging problem: the heating process. Many people struggle to learn how to use charcoal, and even for experienced users the process is long and tedious. With Antares, we aim to make these charcoal frustrations a thing of the past. We are building and designing a two-in-one charcoal grill and chimney, a complete grilling system that works in any weather. The chimney stores the charcoal in a well-ventilated space, with a pocket for kindling under the charcoal bed. This lets you ignite the heating source in a protected area, which in turn ignites the charcoal.

 

Once you’ve completed these 3 simple steps, all that's left to do is wait 10 minutes for the grill to reach full temperature. You’re ready to put your steak, burger or vegetarian option on the grill and cook it to perfection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just fill with kindling, pour a bed of charcoal, ignite, and wait for the flames to rise. It’s a much simpler process than the traditional method, when throwing matches is not an option.

 

With Antares’ Carbon Ignition Chamber, your grill will reach full temperature in 10-15 minutes, max. Compare this with the traditional method, which takes 20 to 30 minutes, and the benefit is clear: quicker, more convenient heating, every single time.

 

Charcoal provides delicious smokey flavors and the widest range of temperature control to get foods just right. From low, slow cooks to high temp sears, charcoal is the perfect, natural fuel for grilling. Now with Antares it is almost as easy to use as a gas grill so you have no excuse!

 

The stainless steel air venting damper allows you to control the heat in a charcoal grill. You can open it up wide to allow a flow of oxygen and higher temperatures. Or you can close it up to cut your temperatures and cook lower and slower. Airflow and temperature control are the keys to charcoal grilling and Antares makes both very easy.

 

The rocket like shape and space-age design of Antares make it the perfect conversation piece for BBQs, cookouts, or any occasion with friends.

 

Antares is light weight and compact which make it your go anywhere grill. The handle and lid latches work together to secure the grill for carrying to and from your events. So whether you are heading on a camping trip, tailgate or over to a friends house, Antares can go with you.

 

With 154 square inches of cooking area, you’ve got a fantastic space to cook your steaks, burgers or vegetarian options. Perfect for BBQs, cookouts and other social occasions.

 

 

 

The cooking grate (the part of the grill that the meat sits on while cooking) is made of steel, a strong, durable metal.

 

Antares stands on three legs, making it extremely easy to set up, yet stable once assembly is in place. It’s the perfect stand system for a portable BBQ.

 

Antares comes with a domed lid designed to help trap heat in the cooking area and create convection for speedier cooking. The lid's shape works to distribute heat evenly throughout the grill. The handle makes it simple and safe to lift away and the latches keep it in place.

  

The Antares lid comes with easy-to-use latches that ensure you can keep your grill covered and safe.

 

We explored many different shapes and sizes when developing Antares. These were 3 finalists of over 20 designs. Ultimately the cone shape provided the most effective charcoal lighting and we happen to like the look the most as well!

 

 

Fuhlspeed is a product development company with an emphasis an emphasis on consumer solutions. Our team has a diverse background in product development, sales, marketing and retail. Our passion for grilling led us to conceive Antares, the first charcoal BBQ with a built-in chimney heating system. We re-thought charcoal grills from the ground up, transforming the way coals are heated for a faster, easier grilling process. It’s new, it’s innovative, and it’s bold: just like the company behind this campaign.

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The design of this grill is really reminiscent of a space shuttle, and there are a lot of parallels between a rocket and our grill. Our grill heats up fast and gets super hot. Antares is a current space rocket NASA is using. It had some troubles in the middle of its life and needed redesign to make it even better. We suffered the same trouble with our project. We hit some walls that nearly killed the effort, but we found a way around and are launching! ready for blast off.

 

We are developing and producing a grill that’s unlike anything else on the market. Developing such a new, revolutionary grilling system will require support. To make this project a reality, we need $50,000 in funding. This will go toward tooling, order fulfillment, and mass manufacturing. We have already invested considerable time and money into this project. The goal is to actually manufacture large numbers of Antares and get them in consumer’s hands. This will take some investment, but will help bring a better, easier method of charcoal grilling to life.

Antares will be a revolution in the way that people grill and barbeque their favorite foods. No longer will you have to stand by the grill waiting up to a half hour for it to heat. You’ll be able to heat up your grill in a matter of minutes, and have those tasty meals cooking in no time. It will allow anybody to enjoy the smokey, caramelized flavor of char grilled meat, without having to waste time throwing matches at a pit of coals.

 

              
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We believe that Antares will be a success. There is no other bbq system out there that can heat charcoal as quickly and easily as our patent-pending two-in-one BBQ/chimney system. However, there are a few risks and challenges that may prove difficult for this campaign:

Tooling and machining:

The tools and machinery needed to make Antares in large numbers are expensive. We have built prototypes at home, and at our partner’s factory location, but getting it into larger scale production will require funding.

Manufacturing.

There’s a difference between building prototypes and doing a real production run. To really bring this project to life, we will need to hit a large number of orders to cover manufacturing costs.

Distribution and promotion:

Getting the product out to vendors and customers costs money; there are significant costs associated with marketing, shipping and fulfillment.

The Antares Team recognizes these challenges and have done our best to preclude potential delays with our manufacturers. We are grateful for your support.

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