Just because you have a tiny patio or balcony doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in an alfresco nosh-up from time to time. Enter the Dalek-shaped Fuego Element, a slim figure of stylishness replete with hidden gas bottle container and a heavy-weight cast-iron grill big enough to feed a family of four.
Devised by a former Apple employee and the designer of Beats’ Dr Dre headphones, the Fuego is equipped with a two circular stainless steel burners that can be used independently for slow, indirect cooking or together for searing meats. The whole shebang reaches its optimum 250˚C temperature in a respectable ten minutes and goes all the way to a scorching 350˚C. In the pantheon of barbie creations, this slim-as-a-Jim model ticks many a box. It’s a doddle to use and full of inventive design flourishes that make the mundane task of barbecuing actually quiet enjoyable. But cheap it most certainly isn’t.