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Why do we just love our LOTUSGRILL?


The LOTUSGRILL is the answer to an impromptu barbeque, the beginner barbeque-er, camping, sailing and the no-fuss barbeque-er – the LOTUSGRILL is the answer!   


The Lotus Grill can be summed up in three words: efficient, user-friendly, and safe. This is a result of good design and smart engineering. In this blog post, we’ll show you how and why the Lotus Grill matches up to these three adjectives. But first…

What Is the Lotus Grill?

It’s a lightweight, portable, smokeless charcoal barbecue that takes just 4 minutes to light up, as opposed to the standard 30 minutes of a “normal” BBQ. It has a battery (or USB stick*) operated fan that blows air directly onto the charcoal and circulates that heat through the grill.

How Is the LotusGrill Efficient?

The Lotus Grill is efficient in two ways: time and resource. As mentioned above, it takes more than half the time to heat up as other charcoal grills. That’s because the fan promotes more oxygen flow onto the coals, causing the grill to heat up faster. You no longer need to bring out the hairdryer to get the coals glowing. Due to the fact that the fan is circulating the heat, less charcoal needs to be used to heat up the grill—about 80% less charcoal than standard grills. A filled inner chamber of charcoal will last approximately 45 minutes of cooking, and a 1kg bag of charcoal will see you through 6 cookouts and a 2.5kg bag will see 15 cookouts. The charcoal sits in a closed inner chamber with holes that allow air to pass through. You can control how hot the coals get by controlling the fan’s speed via a simple dial.

How Is the LotusGrill User-Friendly and Smokeless?

Less charcoal means less mess, and the other major factor contributing to the Lotus Grill’s user-friendliness is the stainless steel inner bowl. In a standard grill, oil, herbs and other ingredients fall through the metal grid onto the charcoal, generating smoke. In the LotusGrill, most of the oil, herbs and other ingredients fall into the inner stainless steel bowl. When you’re done cooking, you can empty the stainless steel bowl and clean it—it has the added benefit of being dishwasher-safe. However, the ingredients that do come into contact with the coal—due to the fan circulating them around—generate some smoke, especially ingredients that are high in fat, like sausages. This contact is minimal, but not absent; therefor the smoke is minimal but not absent.  Hence the word smokeless and not smoke-free.

 The LotusGrill’s fan is operated with AA batteries that are included with your purchase, and they can be replaced with any standard AA batteries when needed.  If you have a newer version you will have a USB stick*, instead of the batteries.  The LotusGrill also comes with a matching travel bag, making transport of this lightweight BBQ even easier. The best charcoal to use in a Lotus Grill is the smokeless beechwood charcoal available from your LotusGrill stockist. DO NOT use briquettes or any cheap and nasty charcoal – this will only cause smoke!


How Is the LotusGrill Safe?

When using a LotusGrill, the chances of coming into contact with hot charcoal is rare. Due to its placement in a concealed inner chamber that’s surrounded by the metal bowl, the exterior stays cool even during cooking. You can even lift it up by the base when in use. (Please note that the metal parts stay hot and should not be touched.) The grill grid has a metal plate in the centre that covers the charcoal chamber and clips on either side that attach it to the base—so that even when you turn the Lotus Grill upside down and shake it, the charcoal will not fall out of the grill. 

More fun with the LotusGrill? 

Yes, not only does the LotusGrill come in 4 different sizes, small, regular, XL and XXL, it also comes with many accessories to add more barbequing fun.  We offer a pizza stone, fondue/hot pot set, teppanyaki plate, paella pan, glass and metal hoods and even a cast iron grill grid to catch unnecessary fat.  There are also matching colour coordinated silicone BBQ tongs and Brushes to add more fun to your barbequing experience.


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