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

New data shows growing numbers of people will never own property, or will retire with debt

first_imgThe great Australian dream of owning your own home has become a nightmare and we are falling behind the rest of the world. The sharp fall in home ownership has been revealed in a new report, No place like home: the impact of declining home ownership on retirement. The alarming findings show more and more Australians will retire either never owning their own home or carrying a hefty mortgage debt.Written by independent economist Saul Eslake, and commissioned by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, the report also found we don’t compare well to the rest of the world — our home ownership rate is 27th globally, behind countries including Romania, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Sweden and Canada. Kate Stoddart inside her Ascot home. Photo: Marc Robertson.However it’s not all doom and gloom for Ascot couple Kate Stoddart, 28, and Michael McGuire, 32, who own their three-bedroom Beatrice Tce home and say it is a dream come true.The couple were searching for the right property for about 12 to 18 months and said they were mindful of being patient throughout the process.Ms Stoddart opened up a house savings bank account when she was 18 and said she was “stoked” she could now tick off the home ownership box. She said it was important for them to own a home with their future and retirement years in mind.Mr Eslake said many more people would need to dip into their super at retirement to wipe out outstanding home loan debt. “We are on the cusp of seeing a significant increase in the number of people aged 65 and over who still have some mortgage debt,’’ he said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Or, alternatively, what will continue to happen is that when people reach retirement age they use their super to pay off their mortgage. In turn that will mean their super won’t do what it is meant to do.” Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox for FREE. The report revealed substantial rises in the proportion of homeowners aged between 35 and 64 who still have outstanding home loan debt, much of it fuelled by soaring prices and more people taking on much larger loans. For those nearing retirement (aged 55-65), about 45 per cent have mortgage debt, up from 29 per cent in 1995-96. And for homeowners aged over 65, about 10 per cent have outstanding debt, which has more than doubled from about 4 per cent in 1995-96. The Australian Institution of Superannuation Trustees chief executive officer Eva Scheerlinck said the home ownership slide would continue to put more pressure on superannuation savings and lead to more reliance on the aged pension. “Increasing numbers of retirees will use some, if not all, of their superannuation to discharge their outstanding mortgage, which in turn will see more people rely on the aged pension,’’ she said. “We need to look at mortgage lending criteria. Are there ways that we can provide some sort of incentive for pensioners to downsize from their large homes into smaller homes and exempting them from stamp duty for example?”She also quashed the idea to allow first-home buyers to use their super to buy property and said it would merely inflate house prices even further. — Additional reporting by Sophie Elsworthlast_img read more