The Kay Home Products Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill is a great little grill I purchased for less than what the same new hibachi grill usually goes for at a store or online. I’d been hankering for a little portable outdoor grill, since the last little hibachi I had didn’t hold up too well. What really got me cooking to go ahead and pick up the steely “anytime, anywhere” product was the sign in the store window that said “free bag of charcoal with purchase of barbecue grill.” So, for $8.99 not only did I pick up a Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Anytime Anywhere Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill that usually goes for about eighty cents to a dollar more, but throwing that carbonaceous material they call charcoal these days into the portable brazier for free really made it feel like a fire sale.
Hibachi Grills: Kay Home Products Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill Advantages
Beyond the joy I found in taking advantage of a thrifty opportunity, I certainly recommend warming up to the Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Anytime Anywhere Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill. It’s great for taking with you as opposed to a somewhat clunky, larger barbecue grill. In fact, that’s why I’d been simmering about getting one: only a day or so after getting the little hibachi I brought it with us for some grilling out on a beautiful veranda.
Another advantage for having a little hibachi is having it for when you only need to grill a few things at a time or a few things altogether. It gets plenty hot with an adequate amount of charcoal bricks properly stacked in its pit. Even in a light wind, which I had to deal with, dropping the two little steel alloy grates down to the lowest position or closest to the charcoal, made the grilling go fine.
Having mentioned the wind I had to deal with, another great little feature on the Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Anytime Anywhere Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill are the two wood handles on both sides of the grill. This made it easy to move the grill without fear of burning my hands the few times I needed to get into a better position in the light wind.
Hibachi Grills: Kay Home Products Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill Construction
Now having mentioned the two wood handles, the steel alloy grates and positioning both the steel grates and the grill itself, what about the construction of this Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Anytime Anywhere Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill?
In a phrase, it’s well constructed. It only took a few minutes to put it all together. All the pieces necessary and instructions, for that matter, were packed in the box.
The hibachi pit itself is “heavy duty, stamped steel construction.” While I wouldn’t call it heavy duty, it’s certainly strong enough for what it’s meant to do, nor will most of it easily bend. I say most of it because the two steely parts that you screw onto the top of the hibachi so that the cooking grates can be adjusted up or down three positions to or from the charcoal are a little less rigid than the hibachi itself. Yet, they screw on well and with proper care bending them shouldn’t be an issue.
The two steel alloy cooking grates upon which you put whatever it is you’re grilling have wood handles, too. So, you don’t have to worry about burning your hands if you want to adjust them up or down while grilling.
In addition, there’s an adjustable air vent for controlling charcoal burn rate.
The copywriting says there is 133 square inches of cooking surface but there really isn’t. I measured and while the Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Anytime Anywhere Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill is 17 in. x 10 in., that’s from lipped edge to lipped edge, all the way around.
Unless, you’re going to forgo using the two cooking grates that come with the hibachi, which are basically 9 in. x 7 in. each, and take off the two parts meant for adjusting the two cooking grates so that you can also use the lipped edge on which they’re screwed, and use another cooking appliance to cook on over the charcoals instead, such as a thin piece of sheet metal that measures at least the same square area as the 133 square inches the egregious tomfool of a copywriter foolishly wrote, then no, it’s only right at 126 sq. in. of cooking surface. The difference in space of about a large medallion of meat or about 3 in. x 3 in.
However, beyond withstanding the usual dupery of copywriters, again, I certainly recommend the Kay Home Products Marsh Allan Steel Hibachi Charcoal Grill. It’s well constructed and highly convenient.