Mobicook by indu+: Plug & Cook ‘n Grill

The Belgian company indu+ specialises in bringing the joy of cooking and grilling outside into the garden. Their latest product line is MobiCook, a mobile trolley with integrated cooking and grilling plates and enough workspace to prepare the ingredients.

MobiCook works with electricity, no charcoal or gas is needed. The plates are equipped with induction technology for cooking and infrared for grilling meat. This means that the food is done very fast with low energy costs, also the plates can be cleaned easily. The trolleys themselves are made from high-quality powder-coated steel and combine an elegant young design with mobility and easy usability.

MobiCook comes in four different versions: The smaller sized are “Solo Grill” and “Solo Cook”, with one plate each, the large ones have two plates, either “Duo Grill” with two grilling plates and “Duo Cook ‘n Grill” with one grilling and one cooking plate. Extra features are a fitted cutting board, knife holders and a bottle rack for storing the equipment. There is also a protection cover so the MobiCook can safely be stored.

Indu+ is exhibitor at spoga+gafa 2013 in Cologne from September 8th to 10th.

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Outdoor Living Products on the Rise

Home owners nowadays discover that they can turn their gardens into extended living rooms. They invest increasingly into goods that enable them to be more comfortable in their own green spaces be it together with their family or with friends. The green industry is aware of this trend and companies that usually only sold irrigation and landscape supplies (for example Hydro-Scape) expand their range with outdoor living products to upsell current customers and to attract new ones. 

Outdoor Kitchens and BBQs

There are many easy to install products that help creating a comfortable and pleasant living space in the garden. Kitchen islands are available complete with sink and refrigerator and with a choice of grills with gas, coal or even a wood-burning brick oven that offers much more possibilities than a standard BBQ. A large variety of different grills can be seen at spoga+gafa 2013, where companies like Weber Stephen and RH Peterson and many others will present their latest models. The price range goes from relatively low-cost to whatever the customer wants to spend. Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are becoming equally popular.

Landscape Lighting 

It has never been easier to install path lighting, accent lights, and different background lights in the garden. Latest developments in lamp technology bring a lot of innovative ideas into the garden. Creating moody atmospheres with different colours is nowadays possible without having to rearrange the whole garden and without high costs. Easily to apply LED light systems save a lot of energy.

Water Features 

Other important elements for a fulfilling outdoor living experience are different water features. Garden ponds and waterfalls occur increasingly in modern gardens. Landscapers like to install them because they are not only attractive but also highly profitable. Even mist systems can be used in backyards and condos to chill people down in the summer, for dust control or simply for cool special effects.

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Green Box BBQ by Landmann: The Eco-Friendly Disposable Grill

Barbecuing is not only in Germany a popular and delicious pastime in the summer. Nothing beats the smell of sizzling steaks, sausages, pork chops or veggie skewers on a warm evening at the lake, in a park or at the beach. In the last few years disposable barbecues became fashionable, mostly with young people who don’t want to bring the whole heavy grill equipment to the party. As practical as they are, the problems with them are that they create unnecessary waste and when used on grass they tend to sear the green underneath them.

The German company Landmann now developed the first Grill made solely from biodegradable materials. The Green Box BBQ can be disposed of easily and ecologically and spares the underlying ground. It consists of a firebowl filled with coals and a lid which doubles as a stand so that the heat doesn’t reach the ground. The only not compostable part of the BBQ is the metal grid. The Green Box is an eco-friendly convenience product that can be discarded with good conscience.

Landmann are exhibitors at spoga+gafa 2013 in Cologne from September 8th to 10th.

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Hot Rod BBQ: Grill Steaks and Burgers in a V8 Engine

The Unique V8 BBQ combines motorized horse power with hot barbecuing. This new gas grill has the look and feel of a classic Mustang V8 motor. It is produced by the Dutch company Hotrodgrills, a subdivision of the Fireplace Management Group.

The impressive looking grill is made exclusively for the European market. Its lid and body are made from die cast aluminum, the tube burners and the grate from stainless steel. It is equipped with a professional-grade temperature gauge and an electronic igniter. Judging from the pictures, the smoke will come out of the exhaust pipes, when the lid is closed, which should add to the realistic vibe.

The Unique V8 BBQ is an extraordinary grill and will certainly appeal to enthusiasts of fast cars and sizzling steaks. At the spoga+gafa 2013 in Cologne you will have the chance to see it in action.

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Video: Jamie Oliver Introduces Wood Fired Oven

Inspired by world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, the Australian company Wood Fired Ovens launched the dome60, a residential high quality stone oven for the garden.

Heated with wood or coals, the oven can reach temperatures over 450° F (>230° C) and retains the heat over many hours. Only 1 meter wide, it fits easily in a small garden or on a terrace and takes just 20 minutes to put together. Jamie Oliver shows in a short video that roasted chicken can turn out really tasty in the dome60 and explains what else can be prepared with it.

Wood Fired Ovens is exhibitor at the spoga+gafa from September 8th – 10th 2013 and you will have the chance to see the dome60 in Cologne.


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