Gear Tuesday: Compact camp grill


Grills are about as basic of a camping utensil as you can get except maybe a frying pan, but it’s surprising how often we see some “wonder grill” that’s over $100. That’s overkill for roasting hot dogs.

This one looks promising because it’s easy to stow and nicely designed for a reasonable price and it’s well suited for a variety of camping.

SlatGrate offers lightweight grills that fit in a backpack pocket and can be assembled in seconds to support cookware over a stove or used over a fire. SlatGrate uses three different parts: six-inch legs, 12-inch slats, and 18-inch rails—along with lightweight chains for handling over a campfire. The parts are notched for easy assembly, and their modular design allows each to be assembled in multiple configurations.

Components are made of the same 304 stainless steel used in industrial ovens, can support a heavy cast-iron stewpot as easily as a featherweight titanium pan, and clean up as easily. Each of the three models is tall enough to accommodate most single-burner butane, propane, alcohol, or white gas stoves.

• The SlatGrate Mini model provides a 12” by 12” cooking surface that can support a single pot or pan and costs $29.95
• The SlatGrate Griddle model is 12” by 18”, can be placed over two or more stoves or a larger wood fire, and can support multiple pots or a griddle and costs $39.95.
• The SlatGrate Deluxe model is also 12” by 18” and includes 16 slats that can be used to form a grill surface for cooking juicy steaks or burgers over direct heat and costs $49.95.

“The whole system is designed for maximum flexibility,” says inventor and SlatWorx President Chris Weyandt. “The Deluxe model, for example, can be configured as a mini or griddle model if that’s all you need.”

For more details or to order go HERE.

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