Nothing gets as traditional as grilling in the summertime.
And nothing gets as nontraditional as these two new grills.
We're talking about a double-header of advanced cookout technology here: Japan's sleek Anaori Kakugama and the globally-inspired, notably compact Una Grill. Both are standing by to assist your barbecues and inspire your guests to say... "just what in the hell is that?"
We'll start alphabetically, with the Anaori Kakugama. It's a somewhat austere-looking, black carbon graphite cube that resembles something people definitely should not open in a horror film. But it's actually an all-in-one kitchen tool with superior heat retention that can grill, steam, poach, simmer, or fry your dishes via a variety of hot surfaces. You can grill your meat right on top of its lid, then slip said meat into the pot's rounded bottom to finish a braise. Or whatever it is you're planning to do with that A5 Wagyu you recently came up on.
Then there's slightly less minimalist Una Grill. It's an easily portable charcoal grill made from carbon steel about the size of a shoebox that you can stick right on your tabletop. It's got a leather handle and only weighs about eight pounds, so you can bring it anywhere, sizzle up a ribeye or some kebabs, then easily clean it before storing it in a pantry closet. Unlike your neighbor's Weber.
And there you have it. The sleek Japanese box you'll use to cook everything at home. And the charcoal-fueled grill you'll bring with you to the beach, friends' patios, the park, or anywhere else you happen to find yourself outside.
It's good to be back.