2 TEST -- Grilling up some hot food at a tailgate party or picnic always makes for a good time. But dragging around all the equipment is definitely no fun, just ask Adam Stillman.
"It's a little bit of a pain. I have a portable grill but getting it down there, getting the charcoal out and once it goes out you've got to clean up all the ashes," Stillman said.
But in comes the EZ Grill. It's a "disposable instant grill" that promises an "all-in-one eco-friendly, grillin' and chillin' BBQ".
So, Stillman set up the party-sized grill to see how it stands up to the party test.
The grill retails for ten bucks, there's also $5 model that's about half the size.
It was easy to light, the charcoal already contains the starter fluid. Instead of wood, the earth-friendly charcoal is made from recycled plant stalks.
The grill was supposed to be ready in 15 minutes but it took a half an hour for the flames to die down.
"That was a little longer than I expected but it definitely feels hot," Stillman said.
Even though this was the biggest size, the cooking surface was tight, Stillman barely managed to fit on four hamburgers and four hotdogs. Adam thought without a cover, the grill cooked a little slow.
"It did take longer than it would typically take to cook, probably about 20 to 30 minutes for the burgers. When normally you would expect to have them in ten," Stillman said.
When you're done, you can pitch it in the trash, although the maker encourages you to recycle the grill and packaging.
So, will this architect be picking up an EZ grill for his next party?
"It's easy, it's portable, it is all self-contained. The downside, it didn't cook really evenly. It took a long time to cook and for something that labels itself as earth-friendly there's a lot of trash here."
"We'll give it one thumb up and one thumb down."