Shriro Charcoal BBQ Range
Product Design + Engineering
Whether you’re down at the beach, entertaining in the backyard, or even on the apartment balcony, nothing says summer quite like cooking outdoors on a charcoal flame. While that rich, smoky aroma that flavours our food and lingers in our clothes can be a joy to cook with, it isn’t always the most user friendly experience.
Not all backyards are equal
D+I set out to design barbeques to suit any occasion, from cooking a whole leg of lamb for a summer party to throwing a few snags on at the beach. The result was a range of three charcoal barbeques, the HUB, FUSION and CUBE.
The CUBE is a portable charcoal barbeque, compact and versatile enough to be taken anywhere. Featuring an integrated storage tray and bamboo preparation board, the CUBE is constructed from a lightweight and durable double-lined steel body with a high temperature powder coat finish and cool to touch handles.
The HUB and FUSION are larger charcoal units that feature built-in retractable rotisseries and easy charcoal lighting.
Commercial quality at home
Working closely with world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal helped us better understand customer pain points and inspired the innovations required to overcome them. We started by tackling one of biggest problems with charcoal cooking — getting the charcoal up to temperature. The HUB and FUSION feature easy charcoal lighting using a unique, push-button electric ignition system.
The barbeques also feature a built-in, retractable rotisserie that enables you to quickly set up an authentic, commercial-quality rotisserie. The rotisserie is powered by a discrete motor hidden within the body of the barbeque, and the rotisserie 'spike' can also be stored inside the barbeque.
We solved the problem of securely holding the food on the rotisserie during cooking by designing jaw-like forks to ensure everything from chickens to suckling pigs are kept firmly in place as they turn. We even made cleaning up more user-friendly by using a flawless porcelain enamel coating on the firebox and charcoal tray.