There’s nothing like the wafting scent of charcoal in the air to signify summer. In the suburbs, it’s pleasant and nostalgic. In the city, it’s annoying. Not for the reasons it should be (air quality) but for the bitterness it stirs within: Who has space for a grill in this compact city anyway?
You do. No matter how small your sliver of yard or how wide your balcony. Here are our favorite small space grills.
Above: The Dancook Barbecue 7000 is made of heat-resistant aluminum and enamel and measures 22 inches wide; $79 at Fruugo. Above: The Sigma Focus Barbecue is mounts on the wall and folds up onto itself making it the ultimate stealth grill. It’s available from French company Focus; read more in our post A Disappearing Act: The Sigma Focus Wall-Mounted Barbecue. Above: From Danish company Morsø, the Grill 71 was designed in 1971 from cast iron, steel, and aluminum. It measures about 18 inches deep and 13 inches wide. Available for €299 ($348 USD) at Connox or through Morsø dealers. Above: A controversial grill, the Bruce Handrail Grill is a charcoal grill designed by Henrick Drecker for hanging on a balcony, handrail, or mounting to a brick wall. It’s €69 ($80.33) at Connox. Mount and use with caution! Above: The Röshults BBQ Grill 100 in Anthracite has a chrome cooking grate, zinc charcoal holder, and powder coated steel body. It’s a compact 19 inches wide and deep and measures 31.5 inches tall; $1,935 at Finnish Design Shop. For more from the Röshults line see The World’s Most Elegant Outdoor Grill. Above: The Eva Solo Barrel Gas Grill is encased in powder-coated stainless steel and measures 23 inches at its widest point; $1,794 at Ambiente Direct. Above: For open fire grilling, Grillworks’ Grillery 20 has a 20-by-20 inch single surface. It’s $3,475 at Grillworks and is one of the grills featured in our post World’s Best Barbecue Grills. Above: The Famur BK 6 Eco Gas Grill is made of painted steel and measures 21.3 inches wide and 22.6 inches deep; $511.03 at Arreda Tutto. Above: Available through German shop Magazin, the Flower Grill is small for a two burner-wide grill (30 inches wide and 19 inches deep) and is made of lacquered steel with a chrome-plated steel grill; €125 ($146 USD) at Magazin.
Above: The Backyard Pro 30″ Stainless Steel Charcoal Grill is one of the larger grills featured but for its removable legs and cover we like the idea of stowing it away in the winter; $449.99