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Outdoor Grill Has Stood Test Of Time

ARKANSAS-MADE PORTABLE KITCHEN DEVICE PURCHASED 44 YEARS AGO STILL GOING STRONG

Posted: May 20, 2012 at 4:44 a.m.

Warm weather brings more outdoor activities, including, of course, the popular American custom of cooking out, grilling, barbecuing or whatever term you prefer.

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Opinion, Pages 19 on 05/20/2012

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Great essay, Hoyt! My wife recently bought me a PK grill (locally, at City Lumber I think), and we've been enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks as well as a smoked pork shoulder one memorable night.
Kim Agee

Posted by: KimAgee

May 20, 2012 at 6:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A word of caution: If you use briquettes, they are 50% earth coal. That is fine if you like the taste of oil in your food and like breathing the oil fumes. Never mind the carcinogens.For clean charcoal, use the natural hardwood charcoal that has not been formed into briquettes. For that oily taste, just sprinkle a little motor oil on the charcoal. To start the charcoal, I use newspaper and the metal "towers" available everywhere and they last years. No liquid petroleum products as fire starters.

Posted by: Oldearkie

May 20, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

OldeArkie, I've used the metal tower-newspaper starter for years.

For more information on Portable Kitchen grill and it's revival see Ark Times

http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/port...

Posted by: cdawg

May 20, 2012 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )