Looking for the smallest, most portable grill you can bring to an afternoon at the beach? Look no further than the City Boy Picnic Grill, a rectangular outdoor cooker than looks more like a lunch box than a tool to help you char that barbecue.
Made by Selki-Asema and designed by Klaus Aalto, it’s literally a compact box with a top handle and a knob in front. It looks particularly sleek for a grill, which will probably make people mistake it for some kind of retro radio gadgetry. Personally, I think it will look amazing plastered with some paint and decals to appear like some kind of robot — that knob should make for quite a cute snout.
The City Boy Picnic Grill measures 8.7 x 7.1 x 7.1 inches (h x w x d), which should make it around the same size as Coleman’s half-gallon water coolers — plenty ideal for picnics and day trips. Body is constructed using powder-coated steel, with stainless steel used for the grates and handle (oak was used for the grip). It uses a gas burner from Primus as the primary cooking hardware, powered by a standard 225g gas cartridge.
While you’ll likely be restricted to cooking one burger at a time with this thing (two, if you shape them like rectangles), it does make for a grill that you can literally squeeze into a day trip backpack. And that’s a very good thing. The City Boy Picnic Grill is available now, priced at $229.