- From our Modern Across America issue, check out these nifty products made in the Southwestern U.S. (Then, scope these Northwestern favorites here!)
If you love barbecuing over an open flame, but get choked up on the excess smoke and detest the amount of charcoal it takes to keep your grill going, then EcoQue has a solution. Its sleek, portable design uses 75 percent less fuel to cook than its convetntional counterparts. Plus, it collapses down to a thickness of just one inch—great for toting around and storing away.
Bioethanol fuel—a semi-renewable resource made from common crops—powers this backyard heat source.
Why relegate the pleasures of a crackling firelight to just one room of the house? This framed flame from Spark Modern Fires—which burns natural gas or propane at 95 percent efficiency, negating the need for a vent—slots into the wall, letting it cast a warm hue in at least two directions.
The ideal choice for a portable, outdoor fireplace solution. It’s fueled by denatured ethanol, an environmentally friendly, renewable energy. It has a stainless steel box base and tempered glass top. Requires little maintenance and provides plenty of heat.
The ideal choice for a portable fireplace solution. It’s fueled by denatured ethanol, an environmentally friendly, renewable energy. It has a stainless steel firebox, requires little maintenance, and is flueless so the heat stays inside. Available in white or black.
Dimentions: 12.5" H (19" H with stand) x 11.8" dia.
Weight: 30 pounds
The Big Green Eggs earned their hype for letting home cooks play grill master, smoker, and baker with just one appliance. The Eggs, inspired by Asian kamado cookers, feature two dampers for controlling temperatures, from 200 degrees Fahrenheit (for smoking) to 750 degrees (for searing).
Bigger can be better. To get the most out of your egg, you’ll need at least a Small (for baking bread, cookies, and pizzas) or a Large (for smoking your own turkey). Props if you can lift the Mini on your own; it weighs 30 pounds without the base.