February 23, 2010

Spaceship Grill

This cool grill is the latest accessory for La Rana. The Caboose had an R-V-Q grill, but we didn't have a portable grill for our trips with La Rana. We have made great use of the on-board oven for scalloped potatoes, but we needed something for the steaks and grilled veggies. The O-Grill 3000 took care of that job perfectly.
It has a 225 square-inch grill area and a hot 9,450 BTU output. It has attached folding legs to keep it from melting the tablecloth and a removable drip pan. The grill fits in the dishwasher and the smooth lines mean there is nowhere for the grease to hide. The only thing I don't like about the grill is it has a removable tool box behind the hinge and since it is made of plastic, it must be removed before heating up the grill. Wonder how long it will take me to forget and melt that into something that looks like a green army-man under a magnifying glass? (in answer to a comment below, the tool box is a little larger than a school pencil box. You might be able to fit a SMALL pair of tongs in there, otherwise it is corn cob holders, short kebab skewers, or a sauce brush).

In other news, while cleaning out the sand from our recent beach trip, I decided to do one of the few mods we've made to La Rana, and added a 12v plug under the dinette seat.


Anonymous said...

Did you add a dishwasher too?

Ed said...

Yeah. His name is Andy, but most of the time we just was the grill at home... Ed

Eric Stephenson said...

That grill looks fantastic, and the bright red color would certainly brighten up any campsite. What is in the toolbox?