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What is this small tabletop grill called?

iFajar Jun 5, 2013 04:03 PM

Hello foodlovers!

As you might have noticed, I'm new here! I hope this new home will offer me a bunch of new information.

I have encountered this cute small tabletop grill (I have provided a picture of it), the thing with several satay's on it. How is this thing called? I really want to buy something like this, using it for parties and things like that. I love the idea having a small grill on the table for heating meat and giving it a smokey taste using a few charcoals without using a big tabletop grill. I hope you guys can help me out!

I am really looking forward sharing ideas with fellow foodlovers! :)


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    madeliner RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 04:04 PM

    probably a brazier


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    1. re: madeliner
      iFajar RE: madeliner Jun 5, 2013 04:09 PM

      Wow! Thanks for your quick reply! I think this is it. I will search some more on it. Thanks!

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        madeliner RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 04:23 PM

        Sure! welcome to the boards!

    2. hill food RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 04:19 PM

      hello Fajar! if your area doesn't have a huge Asian market with a housewares section (or even better a hardware store) you might be able to improvise something out of an azalea pot set on a base of concrete block (CMU).

      I like the idea.

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      1. re: hill food
        iFajar RE: hill food Jun 5, 2013 04:24 PM

        Oh! Of course! There are a lot of asian markets in Amsterdam. Very smart, I will definitely take a look around. Otherwise, your idea sounds great too! Thank you :)

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          hill food RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 05:45 PM

          if you're only using a few chunks, you might check out Japanese charcoal or even the charcoal the Catholics and Anglicans use in a censer, that burns very hot and very clean. in the US most religious supply stores (few and far between) have it. ask at your neighborhood parish for a tip (I know, I know, Amsterdam is not the most Catholic of places, but they do have them).

          1. re: hill food
            iFajar RE: hill food Jun 6, 2013 01:40 AM

            Hmm... Never heard of that, but I will definitely try to ask around! There are a few churches around in Amsterdam but I guess you're right haha!

      2. c oliver RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 04:21 PM

        Is it safe to burn charcoal indoors?

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          iFajar RE: c oliver Jun 5, 2013 04:26 PM

          Well, assuming you use a few chunks of charcoal and let a window open, I really don't think it will pose a threat to human health ;)

          1. re: c oliver
            hill food RE: c oliver Jun 5, 2013 04:28 PM

            not entirely, but if the fire is small and the room is well-ventilated I'd be more worried about the heat than the carbon monoxide...hence my suggestion of putting it on a CMU base so nothing scorches.

            Fajar probably will want to partially cook whatever it is ahead of time and just finish up on the grill.

            1. re: hill food
              c oliver RE: hill food Jun 5, 2013 04:40 PM

              Good points. I'd also considered partially cooking. Plus it looks QUITE small so probably not something for more than a couple of people.

          2. M_Gomez RE: iFajar Jun 5, 2013 07:15 PM

            It looked very much like a glazed Chinese claypot which has been "converted" to a brazier by having a Japanese hibachi grill fitted on top of it. Looks very nice though.

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            1. re: M_Gomez
              iFajar RE: M_Gomez Jun 6, 2013 01:41 AM

              Yeah, I really love the design! I hope I can find something similar ;)

            2. Midlife RE: iFajar Jun 6, 2013 03:20 PM

              My inclination is that it is a variation of a traditional ceramic Hibachi. Hibachis are Japanese, I think, but most every Asian country uses something similar. I Googled "Ceramic Hibachi" and found several. Here are a couple of pictures from the first couple of pages:

              1. Midlife RE: iFajar Jun 6, 2013 03:21 PM

                And a link to a third:


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                1. re: Midlife
                  iFajar RE: Midlife Jun 6, 2013 03:35 PM

                  Yes! This is it! Thank you for finding it! Now I need to get my hands on these little things ;)

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