Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the cooking appliance and should roll up portable grill be confused with the food “Barbecue”. This article needs additional citations for verification. A barbecue grill is a device that cooks food by applying heat from below. There are several varieties of grills, with most falling into one of two categories: gas-fueled or charcoal.
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There is debate over which method yields superior results. Grilling has existed in the Americas since pre-Colonial times. The Arawak people of South America roasted meat on a wooden structure called a barbacoa in Spanish. Taken during the summer of 1954.
Kingsford invented the modern charcoal briquette. Kingsford was a relative of Henry Ford who assigned him the task of establishing a Ford auto parts plant and sawmill in northern Michigan, a challenge that Kingsford embraced. George Stephen created the iconic hemispherical grill design, jokingly called “Sputnik” by Stephen’s neighbors. These first Lazy-Man grills were marketed as “open-fire charcoal-type gas broilers” which featured “permanent coals”, otherwise known as lava rock.