Best eco friendly BBQ grills for your next green barbecue
Barbecue in your own garden during summer evenings in the company of friends, music and some exotic wine is such an enthralling idea. Traditionally barbecue is associated with the peculiarity of smoking wood and smell of burning charcoal; they did add to the flavor of the food, but also added to air pollution. The heavy smoke, harmful for both health and environment needed substitution. Solar powered grills, hydrogen grills and many other varieties are now available in the market. We have compiled ten most eco-friendly BBQ grills for your reference. Read on to know more about them.
1. Altoids Tin BBQ Grill
Altoids Tin BBQ GrillTiny metal grill has been made from an empty tin on Altoids Sours
In order to make a Tin BBQ grill at home you will require an Altoids Sours tin, a metal sheet, few screws and nuts. One more important component would be the computer fan guard over which you will cook. Built using recycled material, this grill is very eco friendly. This grill is powered by one single charcoal briquette. When assembled into a proper grill with the power in place, one can easily cook a hamburger or a hot dog within no time. Work on the propane version has already started.
2. Barbercue Solar ExpressSystem
Barbercue Solar ExpressSystemDesigner Mya Yam has come up with a concept that grills food using solar energy
Although barbecue will always remind you of your food cooking in burning coal and smoking wood, this concept must give way to a more greener and eco friendly concept. Designer Mya Yam has come up with the correct solution by designing a food grill that works on solar energy. The solar panel installed in the grill harnesses the energy from the sun and stores it in the batteries. This barbecue grill is very cost efficient and is portable unlike the conventional versions.
3. Helios Solar Grill
Helios Solar GrillHelios Solar Grill by Sean McGreevy
The Helios Solar Grill almost resembles a space ship prototype. Meant to be used to delight you during the free evenings, this grill is solar powered. Solar cooking may not be possible on all days, keeping this in mind the designers have also provided a retractable plug which can be used as an alternative source of energy. It works through a parabolic dish on which the sunlight is focused. This solar energy travels through the parabolic dish into a grilling platform to heat the coil. Food is then cooked using the heated coil.
4. Corn powered grills
Corn powered grillsCorn burning grill are portable and eco friendly powered by renewable fuels
To barbecue your favorite dishes you no longer need to depend on gas, propane or even charcoal. Now your grill can be powered from corn kernels. Environment friendly to both your food and your health, this new grill does not produce any creosotes, hydrocarbons or gases. Corn, being a 100% renewable source of energy, adds to delight of the environment.
BBQ-DonutBBQ-Donut by Sebastian Schmitt
All credit for the BBQ-Donut goes to German entrepreneur Sebastian Schmitt. He has conceptualized a barbecue grill that will be powered using an electric motor. An electric grill fixed in the center of a lounge allows 10 people to cruse at one time and also enjoy them to grill their favorite food. This entire set up allows you to have great fun on the water, with music, dance, friends and family and your favorite food.
6. Wood flame grill
Wood flame grillIt works on wood flame and electric power
Woodflames, a French-Canadian company has designed a more safe, convenient and portable grill for boaters and campers. Operates on a single cube of wood, it could be maple, oak, birch or any other variety. In this system a small blob of wood is sufficient to generate temperatures up to 1000 degrees. A 12V battery will be required to generate this high amount of heat to burn the wood.
7. BoomChef Grill
BoomChef GrillBoomChef Solar-Powered Hot Dog grill by Paul Sprague
BoomChef grill is powered by solar energy. The designer of this grill, Paul Sprague, had an impulse to create a grill that will produce zero emissions. Using energy from the sun appealed to him the most. The grill is in the form of a glass box, that will catch the light of the sun and reflect it through the Mylar panel to produce the required heat. The grill can reach 230F when there is sufficient sunlight.
8. Hyro-que grill
Hyro-que grillThe hydro-que uses water to cook food.
After extensive use of solar energy to power grills, now it is time to introduce something new. The Hydro-que grill embarks on hydrogen energy. It works exactly like a gas grill, the only difference being that hydrogen is replaced in place of propane. It is claimed that this grill will not only cut down emissions, but will also give your food better taste.
9. The green egg grill
The green egg grillThese grills do not use electricity but uses charcoal or wood.
The Kamado ceramic barbecue grill is the world’s most beautiful barbecue grill. It is now out with the Big Green Egg ceramic grill. This grill is a smoker as well as an oven. It comes in five different sizes; ranging from a mini model to an extra large model. It is the ceramic wall that captures the heat and preserves it at the correct temperatures, suitable for cooking.
10. FlameDisk grilling
FlameDisk grillingFlameDisk grill by Ugo that uses plant based ethanol to cook food.
Wisconsin based, Sologera’s FlameDisk grilling is fueled by solid ethanol that can be lit with a single spark of a match. The food cooks on an aluminum disk which gets heated in less than one minute and also cools down within minutes. The output of heat is very similar to that of the charcoal grillers. The charcoal flavor at times has no substitute and we wish to get that taste from every other griller, just for this purpose. A smoke plate is also given with this grill set.