Perhaps during this time of lockdown, you have perfected your sourdough starter and are looking for a new, appropriately social distanced cooking hobby. With the warmer weather, maybe its time to up your grill game!
But Chris, you protest, I live in an apartment with no balcony or otherwise small domicile with no room for a bbq!
Fear not, cooped up reader, there is a grill for you and it’s getting an updated look. Kenyon Grills makes the indoor/outdoor City Grill, an electric device that allows you grill up meat and veggies from the comfort of your counter. On April 21, its newest grill will be available to buy.
The new City Grill features a more polished look but retains the same functionality of previous models. It’s a smokeless and flameless grill with a 1,300-watt element that heats up to 600 degrees in seven minutes. It has a removable non-stick grate for cleaning, and an optional lid for more oven-like cooking, and an optional griddle plate for who want to make pancakes and bacon. All of this will set you back $475, and the device will be shipping then as well, so it’s not just pre-order.
We haven’t used the City Grill here at The Spoon, so we don’t know about any issues such as hot spots or ease of use. But as the weather turns nicer and the timeline for staying stuck indoors is still in question, maybe apartment dwellers will warm up to the idea of indoor grilling.
The City Grill certainly isn’t the only indoor grill. The Cinder uses sous vide-style precision (without the water bath) for cooking meats, though that company’s web site says that the device is currently sold out.
If you do pick up a City Grill, be sure to drop us a line and tell us whether it’s hot or not.