Portable grilling is hardly a new phenomenon, but while there are plenty of options on the market, few are able to blend good looks and functionality in this manner. The Lotusgrill out of Germany looks to bridge the gap with its “easy-to-use” lighter gel system. It is operated by four AA batteries that help ignite the heat source that can produce temperatures up to 660-degrees Fahrenheit. The fire itself is contained within a steel double-walled bowl that also houses a charcoal container and the cooking surface.

Smokeless grills are particularly enticing for apartment dwellers looking for a way to capture the BBQ experience without the mess. Lotusgrill promises all of that with a clean design that can get up to temperature in as little as three minutes. Because the outer shell doesn’t get hot, you can put it on just about any surface. It weighs in at around 8-lbs. and is 14-inches in diameter. The Lotusgrill is available for purchase today at Sur La Table for $200, which is a 33% discount off the regular price.

This innovative travel-sized charcoal grill is perfect for tailgating, picnics, camping, small apartments and more. Ready to cook in minutes—no more endless waiting for the coals to be ready—this pint-sized cooker puts out some serious heat. Thanks to a battery-operated fan that works just like a bellows, the LotusGrill adjusts from low to high heat with a simple twist of the dial. The bowl-shaped interior reflects the heat onto the grilling surface, while the double-walled construction ensures that the outer bowl remains cool enough to touch—making it easy to reposition even when cooking. Charcoal burns inside a closed mesh container that helps prevent stray sparks and flare-ups. Grill grid and inner bowl are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

 

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