Our portable Smokeless Charcoal BBQ Grill offers a degree of control and safety not found in other grills. Lump charcoal (about half a pound) is held securely inside a tip-proof stainless-steel mesh basket at the center of the grill. A quiet variable speed fan, powered by 4 AA batteries, provides forced airflow up through the charcoal. It's like a forge – driving air over the charcoal to burn hot and clean. This variable airflow not only allows the grill to be ready in just 3 minutes after lighting, its bellows-like action permits controlled, smoke-free burning – skipping the smoky smoldering stage entirely.
An inner polished stainless steel bowl reflects the radiant heat upwards towards the grilling surface while the food is protected from direct flame. This patented heat distribution system ensures that the BBQ produces high heat very quickly and distributes it evenly while requiring only a fraction of the charcoal used in traditional charcoal grills. The outer bowl, which is made from powder-coated steel, never gets hot – it can be picked up and moved or set right on the picnic table or tailgate. The inner bowl can be quickly removed for easy cleanup with soapy water or placed in the dishwasher. One fill of lump charcoal lasts between 40 and 90 minutes, depending on the heat setting. The grill, which comes in a convenient carrying bag, weighs 9½ lbs. and the usable grilling surface is 12" diameter (enough for up to 4 people). 4 AA batteries included. Lump charcoal, rather than briquettes, is recommended. We have been huge fans of the efficiency of forced-air portable grilling, and this is the very best design we have seen in decades. The value is very high. We recommend it highly.