The evening barbecue on the pushpit is undoubtedly one of the highlights of every trip. But because that of all things is hardly allowed in German ports, the crews make a pilgrimage every evening during the season and populate the barbecue areas there. A pleasant side effect of an actually unpleasant circumstance: It almost doesn't matter which grill model you choose. It just has to be easy to stow away - and of course meat and vegetables should also taste good.
Incidentally, this also applies to the quick sausage in between, when it takes longer to winter and the March sun does not want to warm you too much while working on the ship: A small snack by the warm fire is always welcome.
Here are the grills just in case:
Best buddies: Fennek 4Fire and Hexagon fire bowl
The German company Fennek has with the 4Fire* mentioned grill and the Hexagon fire bowl* an interesting combination on offer. Both are put together from individual parts and take up very little space when stowed. The fire bowl consists of six side parts plus the bottom that holds all the others in place. The grill rack consists of two parts, one with a wire rack and a plate on which fried eggs or omelettes can be prepared. Together with two feet, the 4Fire can also be used without a fire bowl; But this has the advantage that a fire can be made after grilling. 4Fire and Hexagon cost 125.60 euros as a set.
The little one: Esbit folding grill
Be careful with Nuremberg residents: they can slip through
The camping classic made of stainless steel is that Folding grill from Esbit*. Can be set up in a few simple steps and, thanks to the height-adjustable grate, delivers a solid grilling result. But be careful: thin sausages can roll from the grate into the charcoal. Transport bag and carbon bag are included. 75 euros.
The thin one: Fireplace
Looks like a flower pot and gets pretty hot on the outside: the fireplace
In a matter of seconds, the thin sheet metal package turns into a flowerpot-like device, the Fireplace*. The construction derives its stability from the grill grate and a strut. However, this can easily hang out, causing the coal to sag downwards. Also gets very hot outside. No bag, but cheap in price: 32 euros.
The classic: Cobb
It also works on board, if that's allowed: the outside of the Cobb grill doesn't get hot
Grilling, roasting, baking - the Cobb grill* is extremely versatile. In addition, it stays cool below, hardly smokes and is very wind-resistant. It works best with the associated special briquettes. The coated grill plate ensures even heat distribution and is easy to clean. There are numerous accessories for upgrading. The price varies depending on the equipment around 188 euros.
The airy one: Lotus
The Lotus grill is always well ventilated
The Lotus grill* has a small electric motor that regulates the air supply. It has an additional baffle plate and thus achieves an even distribution of heat. Very little ash / sparks flying with the original coal. The temperature can be easily regulated via the air flow. The case stays cool. Starter set* with bag, coal and sausage tongs from 163 euros.
The handy one: Relaxdays folding grill
Folding grills are handy and have a surprisingly large grill surface
Come straightforward and functional Folding grills like the one from Relaxdays* therefore. It can be folded flat and has recessed grips for transport. The grill area is relatively large, it is easy to set up, and the heat output is very good, at least in the middle. It gets significantly cooler towards the edge. Around 25 euros.
The versatile one: Cadac gas grill
The Safari Chef is a compact gas grill and comes with four different grill surfaces: a burner with a pot stand, a grill grate, a grill plate and a pot that can also be used as a lid. Thanks to its foldable legs and the included carrying bag, the Cadac Safari* easy to transport. Cost 138 euros.
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