Forget bringing a heavy grill to your next outdoor party, the PhotonGrill is entirely solar-powered, and designed to fold down into a backpack. It uses NASA-inspired technology to reach 500°F in just 5-minutes. Simply remove the grill from its bag when ready, inflate it, and then use the reflective parabolic mirror to concentrate the energy into a small area to begin cooking. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
“By using heat to thermally deform the plastic’s polymers’ structure, the plastic is able to ‘remember’ and transform into the desired parabolic shape when inflated. Set atop a stable tripod, the parabolic mirror is made with highly robust polymer foils tested to ensure they can withstand all contingencies, even a large splash of boiling grease,” according to Inhabitat.