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The Silo Grill offers a tabletop cooking experience
The Silo Grill offers a tabletop cooking experience
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The Silo Grill offers three sides of grilling
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The Silo Grill offers three sides of grilling
Three sizes of Silo Grill
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Three sizes of Silo Grill
The Silo Grill offers a tabletop cooking experience
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The Silo Grill offers a tabletop cooking experience
A meat/fish basket lets you cook things that don't readily hang by a skewer
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A meat/fish basket lets you cook things that don't readily hang by a skewer
The Silo Grill is up on Kickstarter now
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The Silo Grill is up on Kickstarter now
The skewer holds let you turn the food
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The skewer holds let you turn the food
Silo Grill
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Silo Grill
Based on the video, lighting is as simple as dropping the charcoal in and igniting
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Based on the video, lighting is as simple as dropping the charcoal in and igniting
The Silo Grill includes a top grate, as well as side cooking
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The Silo Grill includes a top grate, as well as side cooking
A different style of charcoal grilling
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A different style of charcoal grilling

The barbecue grill comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and fuel types, but the basic layout tends to be the same: a horizontal grate set over top a heat source. Copenhagen Trade thinks it's time to blow that mold up and replace it with a three dimensional grill box that cooks food from the sides, as well as the top. The Silo Grill gives grilling a new dimension.

When we say that grill layouts are the same, we're talking about the grill you'd expect to find on the deck of the typical suburban home. Take a walk down your street and you can probably count dozens of flat grate-over-heat source grills within the first block or two.

That doesn't mean there aren't alternative configurations out there, though, and one of them is the vertical grill. Vertical grills come in a variety of styles, including the meat toaster (like the Ronco Ready Grill), the wall-o-charcoal and, of course, the Shawarma spindle at your local kebab takeout.

The skewer holds let you turn the food
The skewer holds let you turn the food

The Silo Grill is quite different from all of those and every other vertical grill we could find. It's a compact tabletop grill with an inner charcoal chamber and outer body designed to hold kebab skewers close to the vertical walls of heat. The T-shaped skewer holders accommodate both single- and double-pronged skewers and allow for rotation and even cooking. A small grate on top of the Silo gives you extra cooking space and allows you to cook foods that require a flat surface.

In addition to providing a pretty cool centerpiece and a more social grilling experience, the Silo Grill is designed to offer several advantages. The vertical design cuts down on flare-ups and also appears to make for easy, no-starter fluid lighting – instead of piling your charcoal carefully in a kettle grill or putting it in a chimney starter, you drop it into the Silo's chamber and light it through a hole in the side, letting physics do the rest. A drip tray makes for easy cleanup.

Three sizes of Silo Grill
Three sizes of Silo Grill

Copenhagen Trade is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money it needs to put the Silo Grill into production. The grill is offered in three sizes for pledge levels starting at DKK950 (approx. US$142), a discount off the estimated retail pricing base of DKK1,450 (US$225).

Take a closer look in the video below.

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Source: Kickstarter

2 comments
Bob Flint
This only works with briquettes and hardwood charcoal, please show us the ash build up at the bottom as the briquettes disintegrate and accumulate at the base and spill out past the drip pan then creating a gooey mess... Personally I build a fire , use kindling, and hardwood, letting it burn down till the coals are just right for the food being grilled.
unklmurray
I like the price and while the concept is useably cool,I'll use the one I have, The way I cook a steak uses hard wood coals and just as soon as they stop flaming the steak goes right N2 the yellow hot coals for 4.5 minutes on either side and its' cooked,Rare,perfect...........LOL :-)