Nomlilo: Turning Cold Outdoor Spots Into Snug Spaces With Chimeneas

A chilly night can be the end of an enjoyable garden party. Unless you are equipped with a chimenea or a fireplace.

Chimineas are freestanding front-loading fireplaces with a vertical chimney. Originally, this design comes from Spain and it became very popular in South American countries. Recently, people all over the world are starting to see the advantages of a fireplace in the garden that can also be used as a grill. Especially in European countries where cold nights are frequent, chimeneas are growing in popularity.

Nomlilo is one brand of the Blender Group from Poland, a producer of decorative articles for garden and home. In the last 15 years they have focused on unique forms and high finishing through production processes with European standards. They have specialized in chimeneas, outdoor fireplaces and decorative items like candleholders for the garden.

The Nomlilo chimeneas are available in several different shapes, from classic forms to unusual and artistic designs. Some of them are standalone pieces for lighting and warming up the surroundings and some models have an integrated grill. All of them are made of durable steel and are powder coated, making them resistant to heat of up to 650°C.

Nomlilo will be exhibiting their latest products at the spoga+gafa garden trade fair in Cologne from the 04th to 06th September 2016.

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GoSun Stoves: Cooking With the Sun

These grills are solar-powered and need no extra fuel or coals.

After a long morning assembling a solar hot water heating array, GoSun founder and solar energy expert, Patrick Sherwin, realized that the hot tubes sitting next to him might just be able to reheat his lunch. When the food came out warm and roasted, it was an epiphany. Having lived extensively of the grid and working with solar electrification development projects around the world, he knew that he was on to something. After years of research and development, kick-started by a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2013, the solar cookers became reality, and are sold worldwide.

How It Works

The grill incorporates a proprietary vacuum tube technology that allows fast cooking, portability, simple operation, and safe and clean cooking, without propane or charcoal. Sunlight is focused by parabolic reflectors onto the vacuum tube that converts 80 percent of sun rays into heat that builds up to temperatures of 288° C. Despite the high cooking temperatures, the exterior of the grill remains cool. In addition, the high-moisture cooking environment ensures food is not only tasty, but full of nutritional value.

A large variety of things can be cooked with the GoSun Grill, e.g. potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, vegetables, corn on the cob, meat and fish. For a hot meal there is not even a sunny day necessary – according to GoSun, solar cooking is also possible on an overcast day. They are also working on a version, which is able to store the solar energy and cook at night.

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Grill Control with Flip ’N Grate

The Flip ’N Grate is designed to provide control when cooking on the BBQ by allowing the user to easily flip the food and change the height.

This simple but clever grilling equipment might be something many hobby cooks have been waiting for a long time. Especially lovers of fish and other seafood have a hard time with the classic BBQ grill because it is tough to turn over the delicate substance with tongs or forks without tearing it apart.

The Flip ’N Grate makes it easy to flip fish, meat and vegetables in one movement. There is no need to desperately handle soft foods anymore as the whole grate is being turned over. The height of the grill can also be adjusted anytime allowing flexible temperature control.

The Flip ’N Grate works as an insert with kettle BBQs in the sizes 47 cm and 57 cm. But it can also be used on its own for example while hiking, camping or on the beach.

The Flip ’N Grate has been launched at the spoga+gafa 2015 in Cologne.

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