This New Breed of Cast Iron Cookware Doubles as a Fire Pit

Hello summer!

By The Editors
June 6, 2017 9:00 am

There are no secrets when it comes to cast iron cookware.

They’re dependable. Mind-bogglingly versatile. And so tried-and-true it’s hard to imagine how or why anyone would ever attempt to update the age-old category. But it can be done. You apparently just need to add natural oak. Also the functionality of a fire pit. 

A modern take on the classic garden-variety barbecues of yore, the YRON Grill is a portable backyard cooker that’s small enough to fit on a deck or terrace.

(4 images)

Refined over the course of a number of designs, the iron for every YRON is poured by hand into a one-off sand mold, meaning each grill has its own individual characteristics. “We combine computer-assisted design and pure craftsmanship,” says Frank Person, the German designer behind the grill. “This gives us the greatest possible benefit with the least possible use of material.”

(4 images)

Twenty-four inches tall, the 28-pound grill’s moisture-resistant legs and cast-iron interior grate can be removed so that the remaining shell can be placed on the ground and used as a fire pit. So, you’ve got a trusty companion whether you’ve got meats to grill or not.

Priced around $450, the company says that with proper use and occasional care, the YRON will last longer than your life.

Tell us something we don’t know. 

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.