| In 1953, Lester E. Watson designed the world famous Portable Kitchen® outdoor cooker. For more than 10 years, the Portable Kitchen® cooker was made in Tyler, Texas. The cooker gained international stature with thousands being exported worldwide. Records show that over 8,000 of the popular Portable Kitchen® cookers served along with our forces in the front lines of Vietnam. One army cook wrote that over 2,000 meals had been cooked on his unit cooker during stationing in three foreign countries and at home in the US. Unfortunately, the advent of cheaper stamped metal charcoal grills and trendy gas grills of the eighties led to an early retirement of the heavy duty cast aluminum cooker, despite its superior design and manufacture. Tired of rusted out, cheap charcoal grills, and convinced that a propane flame could never produce the flavor of charcoal-fed hickory smoke, the Portable KitchenÂ® cooker was revived and is now available once again.
The heavy cast aluminum construction of the Portable KitchenÂ® 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 charcoal grate is made from raw steel and the cooking grid is nickel plated. 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 KitchenÂ® cooker will last for years without rusting.
The PK Grill also comes with a full one year warranty! And, it's completely made in the good ole' US of A! Size & Weight: The cooking grid measures 14 3/16 inches by 21 1/2 inches and the charcoal grate measures 20 inches by 12 1/2 inches. Also, the cooking grid has rounded corners. The warranty is 1 year and we have never had one returned.
The weight is approx. 42 pounds.