The invention of fire changed a lot of things for humanity. Perhaps most notably, it changed the way we eat. The thing is, the ancient ways of preparing food are still as relevant today as they were back then. Maybe that’s why 3-star Michelin chef, Heston Blumenthal, and his brand, Everdure, took inspiration from the 4,000-year-old art of Kamado cooking when creating their 4K smart charcoal barbecue.
With a design that looks ripped right from the pages of a mid-century design magazine (especially in regards to its multitude of color options), this handsome standalone grill is made from solid die-cast aluminum, thick gauge sheet metal, and stainless steel (for the legs and grill). Though, calling it a grill is perhaps not giving it the credit it deserves, as the 4K is much more than that. With its smart features (including Bluetooth connectivity and wireless controls), precision airflow system (allowing for unheard-of temperature control), and multiple cooking types (including smoking, roasting, direct grilling, and even high-heat baking), this backyard barbecue is like an entire kitchen’s worth of cooking surfaces built into one unit. It will be available in the spring of 2019 for $2,699.