The miraculous $3.49 BBQ


Some days words just flow out of my fingertips and onto the computer screen in an effortless cascade. Today, not so much. In fact, as I sit here trying to form a few coherent sentences, it’s as excruciating as if every word is a hair being plucked from my skin with tweezers. Not fun.

But, since I am very dedicated to this blog, I am here trying to tell you about my new favourite grill.

My son and I spotted this disposable grill at Shopper’s Drug Mart the other day. We couldn’t believe that the regular price was just $3.49 so we bought one immediately. We were sure that once we tried it out that we’d be able to reveal to the world that this device was a piece of crap.

Well, guess what? We were 100% wrong. This grill that costs less than the grande latte I bought on the way home from the drug store worked like a charm. It had lots of heat: I started it at 11:50 am and at 2:45 pm it was still warm enough to melt chocolate or keep a cheese dip molten and ready for tortilla chips to be dunked.

Will you buy one of these grills? If so, what will you make on it?

12 Responses to The miraculous $3.49 BBQ

  1. Rebecca says:

    Get out! I haven’t seen the $3.49 grill, but it looks like the perfect thing for picnics and tailgating. Definitely going to keep an eye out.

  2. danamccauley says:

    I bet in the US it’s $2.99. I’d definitely take one to the beach or the park. Best bargain I’ve found in a dog’s age. And, that’s a while.

  3. smartpeopleiknow says:

    Brilliant. It goes to show, too, that you can make a grill out of pretty much anything that can withstand the heat.

  4. Barb says:

    For a picnic or camping this looks ideal. When simple new ideas like this hit the band wagon I sometimes wonder why no one has marketed them before. Too easy I guess but someone is taking a whole bunch of $3.49’s to the bank!

  5. Amy Snider says:

    Those sausages were great, too!
    Had a nice smokey flavour…
    Tim mentioned that they used to sell those (or something similar) at his Petro but for a lot more than $3.49…

  6. My first thought was that I won’t likely buy one because I have a gas grill already and don’t camp. But sometimes I go to the cottage and there’s not grill there. This would be a perfect, inexpensive, lightweight solution. So… I might consider it.

    Nice find!

  7. Heather says:

    Great idea! Not sure when I’d use one, but I’ll keep it in mind next time we’ll be going somewhere without grilling supplies.

  8. Samantha says:

    I found this grill at Shopper’s a couple of months ago and I love it! I grilled two steaks right away and it worked like a charm. Best deal I’ve found in a while!

  9. danamccauley says:

    Me, too. I have two of them in the garage for ‘ just in case’ grilling opportunities.

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  11. I keep a few of these in my car in case we turn spontaneous!

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