You may not have heard of the Son of Hibachi, also known as the Grilletto, but it's an awesome portable BBQ. We've used one for years and have nothing but positive things to say about it.
Hmm, how to describe it in one simple paragraph.
The SoH is a charcoal BBQ which folds up. To get it going you fill it with charcoal, put a bit of fuel in the drawer at the bottom (which you leave slightly open), light the thing with the top slide on 'chimney' open and in around 10 minutes, it's ready to be opened up for you to cook on. Smart. Even more clever, when you're done, you fold it back up, close the drawer and chimney so the thing puts itself out and you can then put the whole thing back in the supplied heat proof bag and back in the boot of the car.
Light, cook, close, go. Easy. Amazing. (you can see more details on exactly how it works on this factsheet.
So the SoH itself is awesome... What's the catch? Traditionally it's been availability and cost. If you could find one, you'd be looking to spend out over £100, which is a lot. Right now they are £105 on Amazon.
While discussing this recently with a friend, we happened upon the 'Bruzzzler' on Amazon. Despite sounding like a sordid mens magazine, the Bruzzzler is actually a very unsubtle clone of the SoH. Same design, same heat proof bag, exactly the same functionality... but less than £30!
A friend recently bought one, has had good results and at that price, it really is a steal! If you like BBQing but want something a bit better than a disposable that is still convenient, it's worth checking it out.
Steak anyone? 😀