Summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to do a little grilling before it gets chilly! Labor Day weekend is coming up, and there’s no better way to celebrate the long weekend than with a smokey burger fresh off the barbecue. Here In New York City, our friends are always complaining that there’s just nowhere to store a grill. To solve this problem once and for all, we’ve rounded up some awesome, compact barbecues that will fit in even the smallest of homes. Here are our favorites:
1. The Hotspot Notebook Charcoal Grill – This portable grill from Brookstone is a perfect example of how intelligent design can make small space living much much easier. When you’re not using it, the Hotspot grill folds flat so you can tuck it in the back of a closet or behind a sofa, and at 8 lbs, it’s light enough to take to the beach or the park without breaking a sweat. If you’re not already sold, did we mention this bad boy’s just 30 bucks?
2. The Hot Pot BBQ – Multifunctional items are essential for tiny apartment dwellers, and this grill from black+blum takes that idea to the next level. When you’re not using it, the barbecue can live on your windowsill and house a small herb garden. When you want to cook, simply pop off the top, load up the charcoal and start grilling!
3. The Mon Oncle – This stunning table-top grill from RS-Barcelona somehow manages to look retro and modern at the same time. Its suitcase-like design makes it incredibly portable and perfect for New Yorkers who don’t have access to a roof or backyard. Just bring the grill along to one of the city’s many parks and set up shop. If you’re in the United States, you can find the grill on All Modern.
4. The Lotus Grill – Last but certainly not least, the Australian Lotus Grill is a fantastic smokeless option for New Yorkers. It employs innovative barbecue technology to heat coals in minutes and uses a battery operated fan to control heating temperatures for more precise grilling. To top it all off, the outer orange bowl never gets hot, so you can have the grill in confined spaces without worrying that your guests accidentally burn themselves on it!
If you’re still worried that a grill will take up too much space in your tiny apartment all winter, you can always store it with MakeSpace during the colder part of the year. We’ll pick up anything you want to store from your apartment and then bring it back to you when you need it. All you have to do to get something back is order it from our website. Easy, right?