A fresh line of ultra-portable, crazy-high-performance flame cookers, Brennwagen's insanely sleek stainless steel designs come from a German ex-Formula 1 engineer who "made the natural switch from burning rubber to burning charcoal" (really only a "natural switch" to a dude who's been huffing burnt rubber). The range:
GTC 500: Termed the "urban speedster", this hibachi-sized joint vaguely resembles a toolbox and has two lockable lid latches, a slide-out charcoal tray, and a height-adjustable grate. Transport is luggage-like thanks to two rollerblade-sized wheels and a telescoping mahogany handle, carefully protected from potential flames so it doesn't become ash.
GTC 800: Resting on four beach-ready low-profile tires and easily steered via a dolly-like steel handle, the 800 could be mistaken for a metal cooler -- and indeed it has two insulated file cabinet-esque drawers large enough to chill 24 bottles each -- until you flip open the lid to reveal a 3'x3.5' cooking surface that can be raised via a crank, as stomping on grills totally amps up Jason Statham's heart rate.
GTC 1200: The "big brother" of the 800 comes in both a charcoal and a gas version, rocks two additional insulated drawers w/ catering-style metal trays for condiments/sides, and boasts separate grilling compartments (both w/ in-lid thermometer) to prevent "confusing [your] flavors", though isn't that the whole point of huffing rubber?
Published: September 12, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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