These aren't your grandfather's grills
Want to be the most hip outdoor chef on the block? Pass on the bland kettle-shaped charcoal or plain-Jane propane gas grill. There are some cool and funky styles that will make you the talk of the neighborhood - in a good way.
Barbecue cooking is a summer ritual
For many outdoor chefs, summer means getting out the charcoal and cooking up a storm. It's not just about slapping food on a grill, it's an art form. The right model can make you the envy of your friends and relatives. These aren't the kind you'll find at your nearby home improvement store. Here's a rundown of 10 unique barbecue grills:
Grills to Go is a dandy way to feed an army on the move. This 12-foot trailer is a wood-burning design that allows you to raise and lower the grills for optimum cooking temperatures. All you need is a trailer hitch and a hungry crowd.
Nexo Fireplace and grill works as both a fireplace and an attractive barbecue grill. It'll give your deck or patio real pizzazz. The roomy stone-constructed unit puts food and tools within easy reach.
The Backwood Smokers Competitor looks like a refrigerator but is anything but with 22 square feet of cooking surface. You can cook all kinds of meat, fish, and poultry on the unit's eight shelves measuring 20 x 20 inches.
The Bar-B-Q Shack is mobile and includes an 8 x 11-foot concession building for all your cooking supplies. A 4-foot bbq smoker accompanies an 8 x 20-foot cooking unit. Crank up the music with the shack's six stereo speakers.
Superior Welding's BBQ Swing-A-Way Grill attaches simply to your trailer hitch, making you the king of tailgate parties. Just swing it away from your vehicle, fire the unit up, and throw on your steak, ribs, or chicken.
Miss Piggy would be jealous of this outdoor grill
Traeger's Novelty BBQ Grills are one-of-a-kind units unlike any you've seen. You can choose from one that looks like a pig or a longhorn steer. With more than just an unusual look, these provide 371 square inches of cooking space and have variable thermostat control.
Kamado Ceramic BBQ Grill has the appearance of an overgrown barbecue smoker. Beautifully crafted, it comes in a variety of colors sure to match the decor of your deck or patio. You can use it to smoke or grill food.
The Hemi-Powered BBQ Grill will fire up any outdoor chef with the ability to cook 240 hot dogs in a few minutes. It rests on a trailer with a manly V-8 Hemi engine.
Gator Pit's Texas Legend is the granddaddy of grills on wheels with 27,500 square feet of cooking space. It's 30 feet long and 8 feet wide and features a refrigerator and freezer.
Lynx Professional Grills offer the ultimate in glamour grilling. With double burners, storage drawers, and 42 inches of cooking surface, it has an outdoor refrigerator, ice machine, and bar area (complete with sink and faucet).