This quick-start charcoal grill gets your charcoal ready in 6 minutes » Gadget Flow

first_imgBarrel Quick Start Grill openWhat sort of battery does the Barrel Quick Start Grill use?This fast-heating grill uses a special lithium battery that can power the grill four times without needing a recharge, so that’s enough for half a week’s worth of grilled dinner. And with 110 volts and 1500 watts, this battery is pretty powerful. You can also use it to charge the company’s small, portable grill.Barrel Quick Start GrillBarrel Quick Start Grill in a back yard with a poolIs this grill safe?- Advertisement – The interior heating element of this charcoal grill reaches 950 degrees Fahrenheit in 3–4 minutes, which is pretty darn impressive. According to the project’s Kickstarter page, charcoal briquettes ignite about 660 degrees Fahrenheit, so the Quick Start Grill heating element lets the charcoal ignite faster and to a higher temperature. In contrast, the even configuration of the element heats the charcoal uniformly. This is exactly what you want when heating a charcoal grill: coals that are hot and evenly so.Barrel Quick Start GrillBarrel Quick Start Grill interior viewIs this fast charcoal grill easy to operate?You bet. To use the Quick Start Grill, simply fill the barrel with charcoal, plug in the grill, and adjust the heat. In just minutes, your charcoal will be hot and ready for your famous burgers. It’s really that easy. So with this barbecue gadget, you won’t have to step away from your guests for half an hour or more while you wait for your grill to heat up. The heating element in the Quick Start Grill lights all components quickly.Barrel Quick Start Grill– Advertisement – Yes. Since you won’t use lighter fluid or gas to light this grill, you won’t be working with any highly flammable materials. This means that you can start this quick-start charcoal grill without worrying about starting an out-of-control fire or burning your fingers when you place the grid on top of hot coals. All in all, this charcoal grill is a pretty safe alternative to more traditional charcoal grills, making it a great 2020 cooking gadget.Barrel Quick Start GrillBarrel Quick Start Grill next to a poolIs this quick-start barbecue healthy?Also yes. The battery-powered heating element eliminates the need to light the grill using lighter fluids, so it doesn’t release unhealthy carcinogens into your food. These fuels also leave a funny taste on food. Thankfully, with the Quick Start Grill, only the lovely smoke from the charcoal will ever reach your grilled chicken and nothing else. So this gadget amps up your cooking game, too.Barrel Quick Start Grill Barrel Quick Start Grill open on a white backgroundIs this barbeque convenient?This charcoal grill is ready to use in six to seven minutes, with most grills taking up around 15–30 minutes to be ready. And since the Quick Start Grill heats the coals uniformly, you can use the whole grid for cooking your food. In contrast, the heat distribution on other charcoal grills is much more uneven, giving you just a few hot spots where your food actually cooks.Barrel Quick Start GrillBarrel Quick Start Grill on a white backgroundIs this method eco-friendly?Since you won’t use lighter fluid, you won’t be wasting charcoal burn time to release fluid. Instead, this Quick Start Grill is ready to use as soon as it catches fire. This sends less carbon into the environment. You can also use any unused charcoal briquettes the next time you grill, further cutting down on waste. So it’s a sustainable option you can feel good about.Barrel Quick Start Grill costs $250, and you can preorder it from Kickstarter.Love this crowd-funded campaign and quick barbecues? Let us know your thoughts in the comments 🙂 Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. center_img – Advertisement – Wish you could get your charcoal grill to start faster and without lighter fluid? Check out the Barrel Quick Start Grill. This innovative charcoal grill is ready to cook on in six to seven minutes without the use of harmful fuels. Keep reading to find out how this gadget can make your barbecues more convenient.Everyone loves the smokey flavor of ribs grilled over charcoal. The trouble is, getting a charcoal grill up to the optimum temperature can take a long time, especially if you’re using traditional methods. But you don’t always have to do things the traditional way. In fact, a little innovation goes a long way, especially when it comes to preparing a barbecue. And the inventors of the Barrel Quick Start Grill couldn’t agree more. Their improved take on an outdoor grill gets charcoal ready for cooking in as little as six minutes.The Barrel Quick Start Grill is made of black metal and is barrel-shaped, like a smoker. The interior has a heating element that safely reaches 950 degrees Fahrenheit via battery power. So you won’t need to use any lighter fluid to ignite the charcoal. Best of all, this grill has a super-easy setup, so the next time you have guests over for a barbecue, prepping the grill won’t be an issue.How does this flameless grill work?- Advertisement –last_img read more

GUEST COLUMN: King’s forgotten legacy? The fight for economic justice

first_imgWe know him as a civil rights advocate, but he also waged a lifelong struggle for economic justice and the empowerment of poor and working-class people of all colors.Beyond his dream of civil rights lay a demand that every person have the right to vote, adequate food, education, a decent job and income and housing. In the months before he traveled to Memphis in 1968 to participate in a garbage-workers’ strike and was assassinated, King had been crisscrossing the country for weeks, promoting a multi-racial coalition to pressure Congress to reallocate money from the Vietnam War to money for human needs.In a speech dated March 10, 1968, which took place in New York City, King said:“One America is flowing with the milk of prosperity and honey of equality and that America is the habitat of millions of people who have food and materials necessities for their bodies, culture and education for their minds, freedom and human dignity for their spirits.“But as painfully aware of the fact that there is another America, and that other America has daily ugliness about it that transforms the buoyancy of hope with the fatigue of despair” King called it the “Poor People’s Campaign,” and it promoted an “economic bill of rights for all Americans,” which included five pillars: a meaningful job at a living wage; a secure and adequate  income; access to land; access to capital, especially for poor people and minorities; and the ability for ordinary people to “play a truly significant role” in the government. In 2020, when “everything decent and fair in American life” is under threat, as King also said it was during his time, we might do well to remember his fight for economic justice as part of King’s dream for a better America that was all encompassing.  Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily GazetteEach January, the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission’s MLK Coalition and all Americans join together to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.In 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of that tragic day on which Dr. King’s life was taken, making this a fitting opportunity as we are in a new decade and our in critical times in our nation to reflect upon some of the most important principles that Dr. King fought for-those of liberty, peace, equality and justice for all. Last year marked the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born on Jan. 15, 1929.Dr. King was dedicated to achieving his vision of civil rights for all people and his voice and words were heard by millions across our great nation and the world. He was committed to human rights, civil rights and social justice and had a determination to follow a course of social change through non-violent means and which cost him his life for us to have the human rights and civil rights we have in America today. The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up.Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis and celebrating his 90th birthday, I pose a question to you: How should we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Dr. King has been primarily positively portrayed through his magnificent “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.King called on America to live up to its historic ideals of equal rights, in which all people would be defined by the “content of their character” and not the color of their skin. One major failing in how we remember King is our typing of him as a civil rights leader, the activist and pastor. However, we do not type him as a Baptist pastor, preacher, theologian and scholar.But King offered just such an analysis.center_img Remembering King’s unfinished fight for economic justice, broadly conceived, might help us to better understand the relevance of his legacy to us today.It might help us to realize that King’s moral discourse about the gap between the “haves and the have-nots” resulted from his role in the labor movement as well as in the civil rights movement. The nation may honor him now, but we should also remember the right-wing crusade against him in his own time as he sought just alternatives to America’s exploitative racial capitalism. How we remember King matters.It helps us to see where we have been and to understand King’s unfinished agenda for our own times and generations to come. Ang A. Morris is executive director of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right wayEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regslast_img read more

Marriott checks out on Modified foes in Cheesehead feature at Oshkosh

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (June 24) – Once Hunter Marriott took the green, the battle was for second Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.Marriott checked out on the rest of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds in topping the $5,000 to win main event at The Battle at the Zone, the second leg of the Cheesehead Triple Crown.Seventy-four Modifieds vied and total car count for the night was a whopping 163.Steve Schneider and Marriott sat on the front row and Marriott grabbed the lead at the start and immediately started to open a lead on the field.Kelly Shyrock pulled behind Schneider in third with Brian Mullen, Thursday night Clash at the Creek winner, Benji LaCrosse and Brian Drexler behind. The race was fast and clean with Marriott increasing his lead and plenty of tight racing behind.What proved to be the lone caution appeared on lap 25 and bunched the field on Marriott. The restart showed much the same as Marriott, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, powered ahead once again and cruised to the $5,000 payday.Schneider withstood heavy pressure from Shyrock over the final laps and captured the runner-up spot. There was plenty of hard racing in the field to the finish with Troy Jerovetz moving up to finish fourth. Weekly point leader Marcus Yarie made his way from mid pack to finish fifth.Travis Van Straten captured his second straight IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Cheesehead headliner in a feature that stayed green after a restart on the initial lap.Scott Besaw outran a field of 28 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods in a 20-lapper that ran caution-free.Feature results – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Steve Schneider, Chilton; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa; 4. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; 5. Marcus Yarie, Wausau; 6. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 7. Brian Mullen, Seymour; 8. Josh Long, Little Suamico; 9. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay; 10. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, Iowa; 11. Mike Mullen, Suamico; 12. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 13. Johnny Whitman, DePere; 14. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 15. Tim Lemirande, Middleton; 16. T.J. Smith, Menasha; 17. Brian Drexler, Oshkosh; 18. Lance Arneson, Abrams; 19. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, Iowa; 20. Dale Mathison, Clearwater, Minn.; 21. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; 22. Russ Reinwald, Iron Ridge; 23. Jon Snyder, Ames, Iowa; 24. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa.last_img read more