The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ

With most charcoal-powered grills, you can spend a long time messing around with gas or lighter fuel just to get the fire started. But with the Quick Start Grill, you can have your steak sizzling in just six minutes.

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ
The Quick Start Grill heats up automatically
  • What is the optimum temperature for grilling meat? For kebabs and skirt steaks, it’s 450-650°F. For burgers and meats that take longer to cook, you need a lower heat.
  • How should you extinguish a BBQ? The best way is simply to allow the coals to burn out. If you have a grill with a lid, you can also cover the grill to remove the oxygen supply.
  • What is the lighting temperature of charcoal briquettes? It varies, but most ignite at around 660°F. The Quick Start Grill can reach this temperature without lighter fuel or gas.

In theory, grilling should be the simplest method of cooking. What could be more straightforward than placing your steak over a fire? In reality, there are some obstacles to overcome. Perhaps the most annoying is the task of getting your charcoal briquettes to light. Instead of messing around with lighter fluid or gas, you might want to upgrade to the Quick Start Grill. This amazing BBQ has a built-in heating element, meaning you can start grilling in just six minutes.

What is the easiest way to light a BBQ?

Charcoal is a great fuel source for cooking. It burns hot and lasts plenty long enough for everyone to get some patties.

However, charcoal briquettes only ignite properly when they reach 660°F. This is why you usually have to use fire-lighting fuels. Aside from the hassle and expense, pouring lighter fluid isn’t the safest activity.

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - start grilling

Put away the lighter fuel

The Quick Start Grill lets you escape this hazardous routine. Beneath the charcoal, an innovative heating element sends the temperature skyward.

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - lighter fuel

You can cook a steak in six minutes with the Quick Start Grill

To light your BBQ, you simply plug it in and fill it up with coals. Within four minutes, the element can reach 950°F — easily hot enough to ignite your charcoal. After six minutes, the grill is ready for you to start cooking.

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - lighter fuel

Get near-instant heat

From the moment you switch on your Quick Start Grill, it takes only 15 minutes to BBQ the perfect steak. Better still, it won’t taste like lighter fuel.

Start grilling, stop whenever

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - lighter fuel

Put on the lid to put out the flames

Once you have finished cooking, the Quick Start Grill makes it easy to stop the fire. You simply attach the lid and close off the vents to cut the oxygen supply, killing the flames.

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - start grilling

The Quick Start Grill can save you money

Having extinguished the charcoal, you can leave your half-burned briquettes inside the grill until the next time you fancy a BBQ. This saves money on fuel and reduces the carbon emissions from your grill.

“With the Quick Start Grill, the charcoal is ready to cook in 6 to 7 minutes. It starts uniformly, so all the surface area of the cooking grid can be utilized for convenient cooking. Since it saves time, you can have a fully-cooked charcoal grilled steak in 15 minutes without the taste of lighter fluid.” — Quick Start on Kickstarter

What we ❤️

The Quick Start Grill makes it easy to start the BBQ - start grilling

At last, freedom from lighter fuel!

That heating element is a stroke of genius. Instead of spending ages messing around with dangerous fuel, you can get on with cooking something delicious.

Future designs

Because the heating element is electric, you do need to be near an outlet to use this grill. At some point, we would love to see a portable version!

Availability

– Buy now: on Indiegogo

– Pledge: $75 USD

– Delivery: November 2019

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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