PK Grills are the shizzz.
- Smokes as well as it grills
- Superb temperature control, 4 vents
- Heavy cast aluminum construction that will never rust
- Reflected heat allows for more even cooking
- Hinged grid allows easy refueling, without removing food
So the story goes like this, in the early 1950’s, the man known as the “Barbeque King” of Texas acted on his dream of making the perfect barbeque pit. Mr. Hilton Meigs, a Beaumont businessman, contractor and inventor, designed and manufactured the first Portable Kitchen® cast aluminum grill in 1952.
The immediate popularity of the grill inspired the Meigs family to move to larger operations in Tyler, Texas a year later.
Using Tyler as their base of operations, Mr. Miegs and his son, Douglas, loaded as many grills as possible in their 1954 Cheverolet Bel Air (removing the back seat to accommodate more grills) and traveled all across the Lone Star State to pitch their cooker. Sales soon spread to retailers across the country and to several countries overseas. Operations were eventually moved to Little Rock, Arkansas.
Unfortunately, the advent of cheaper stamped metal charcoal grills and trendy gas grills in the 80’s led to the early retirement of Mr. Meigs’ heavy-duty cast aluminum cooker.
Tired of rusted out, cheap charcoal grills and convinced that a propane flame could never produce the flavor of charcoal-fed hickory smoke, Paul and Sarah James retrieved one of Mr. Meigs’ Portable Kitchen® cookers at a garage sale.
The rest is history. Wholeheartedly believing that the Portable Kitchen® cast aluminum cooker is still the perfect charcoal cooker, the James family has set out to reintroduce it to the market.
Note: Grills are currently backordered and will be shipped 6.17.13.