The Portable Kitchen is the finest cast aluminum barbecue grill available on the market today. Made in the USA.
Portable Kitchen USA Grill and Smoker
The Portable Kitchen® is the finest cast aluminum barbecue grill available on the market today. The classic design of our unique barbecue grill will enhance the beauty of your patio or deck. The durable construction of this grill will ensure many years of enjoyment grilling, smoking or roasting your favorite recipe.
The hinged grid allows easy refueling with charcoal or wood chips during low heat smoking and roasting. The versatility of this grill allows you to use it as a smoker, high-heat searing, or slow roasting, You’ll have unbeatable cooking control.
While The PK Grill is an excellent addition to any backyard, the oven can be easily be detached for tailgating and camping.
Unique Features of the Portable Kitchen®
Adjustable vents in the lid and dampers under the fire allow easy temperature control for slow cooking without flare-ups from dripping fat. Once the lid is lowered, the food cooks evenly - bathed in smoke for an unforgettable charcoal-fed hickory smoked flavor.
Because of its aluminum construction, the Portable Kitchen® cooker will last for years without rusting. And, it's completely made in the good ole' USA!
• Functions as a grill and independent cooking roaster without flare-ups! • Four adjustable vents and dampers (two top and two bottom) control temperature. • All aluminum construction will not rust. • Oven detaches from carriage for easy cleaning, camping and tailgating. • Hinged grid allows easy refueling, without removing food. • Made completely in the USA! • Side and bottom trays hold food and utensils.
Unbeatable Cooking Control
The heavy cast aluminum construction of the Portable Kitchen® cooker reflects heat from all surfaces far better than cookers made from other materials. This reflected heat cooks food more evenly without constant turning or repositioning on the grill.
The Portable Kitchen® Cooker Story
In the early 1950’s, the man known as the "Barbeque King" of Texas acted on his dream of making the perfect barbeque pit. Mr. Hilton Meigs, a Beaumont businessman, contractor and inventor, designed and manufactured the first Portable Kitchen® cast aluminum grill in 1952.
The immediate popularity of the grill inspired the Meigs family to move to larger operations in Tyler, Texas a year later. Using Tyler as their base of operations, Mr. Meigs and his son, Douglas, loaded as many grills as possible in their 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air (removing the back seat to accommodate more grills) and traveled all across the Lone Star State to pitch their cooker. Sales soon spread to retailers across the country and to several countries overseas. Operations were eventually moved to Little Rock, Arkansas.
Unfortunately, the advent of stamped metal charcoal grills and trendy gas grills in the 1980’s led to the early retirement of the Mr. Meigs’ heavy-duty cast aluminum cooker. Tired of rusted out, cheap charcoal grills and convinced that a propane flame could never produce the flavor of charcoal-fed hickory smoke, Paul and Sarah James retrieved one of Mr. Meigs’ Portable Kitchen® cookers at a garage sale.
The rest is history. Wholeheartedly believing that the Portable Kitchen® cast aluminum cooker is still the perfect charcoal grill and smoker, the James family has set out to reintroduce it to the market. Rekindle an old flame!
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