No backyard for a barbecue? No worries

Gadget for balcony grilling.

ProductDose

Yup, just in time for summer. It's all of 12 degrees Fahrenheit here in Manhattan, which is a big improvement over the 8-degree temperatures this morning, but still not warm enough to be thinking about outdoor barbecues. Nevertheless, this contraption on ProductDose is worth a nod, in my opinion: it's a balcony barbecue that allows you to fix a mini charcoal grill onto the edge of a balcony and use it to prepare burgers, fish, steaks, shish kebabs, or what-have-you. It looks as though it was somewhat inspired by flower boxes: there's a lower space to hold charcoal, and then an upper grill that can fit a handful of edible goodies. It's billed as a great space-saver for apartment dwellers. Mmm, grilled zucchini.

The whole concept of such a gadget, however, hinges on the assumption that people who live in apartments actually have balconies. (For example, I don't.) So, I guess you could substitute the fire escape instead, but that might be kind of illegal...

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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