Remember when you busted out the briefcase every morning and drove down to the office? Yeah, those were the days. Now, you rarely wear pants when you’re working and you log in to Zoom whenever you want to see any of your co-workers. Yeah, these days are strange. If you miss the feeling of striding to the office with a briefcase in hand and slamming it on your desk to start the day, maybe you can do that for dinner with the Nomad Grill & Smoker instead.
A grill clad in a briefcase form factor, it lets you walk to the backyard with a briefcase in hand that you can slam on the outdoor table to get started with your barbecue dinner. That way, you don’t have to miss the feeling of going to work with a briefcase every morning. Well, it’s not really the same, but we have to cope with being cooped up in our house in any way we can.
The Nomad Grill & Smoker is a portable grill that you can easily carry in one hand with its briefcase form factor, while being compact enough to stash inside cabinets and car boots, making it easy to store, either for tidying up at home or taking on the road. When opened, it reveals 425 square inches of cooking surface, which is large enough to accommodate up to 30 burger patties (15 on each side) and four racks of ribs (two on each side).
It comes with slightly domed grates, by the way, to create extra headroom for adding more coal than grills of similar dimensions, while integrated magnets lock the grates in place, so there’s no chance of moving around when you’re turning the food over. The body, which is cut in aluminum, is covered with holes to allow air to circulate, while intake and exhaust dampers distribute the heat evenly to cook the food faster.
As the name implies, the Nomad Grill & Smoker can be used for both grilling and smoking. When grilling, you simply lay both sides open, using one side to cook a small batch of food or both when you’re making grub for a bigger party. For smoking, you simply remove the grates on the side with the handle, put your food on the grates at the other side, and close the lid. A vent slider on the side allows you to control the amount of air that circulates inside, allowing you to cook food with maximum temperatures or take the time to cook those ribs low-and-slow.
Features include a multi-layer construction to help insulate the exterior (so you can safely set it down on many surfaces), integrated bimetal thermometer for temperature monitoring, an anodized finish for corrosion resistance, and multi-directional heatsink fins for efficient thermal management. The whole thing weighs reasonably light at 31 pounds, so you can take this to your outdoor adventures without causing a hassle.
The Nomad Grill & Smoker is available now, priced starting at $599.