Are you there? Yeah you, the one kicking back next to your modest backyard grill, sipping a beer while you watch the burgers brown.
You may think your meat is sizzling nicely.
But picture this: You slap that ground beef down on a gigantic stainless steel monster as long as you are tall and turn it on in a whufff of flames. It's fed by a gas pipeline — no mere propane tanks here. Turn on all the burners and you're looking at up to 150,000 BTUs of [cooking] power, or enough to heat about three 2,000-square-foot houses.
OK, so it'll set you back about $10,000 or so. But your grill would be the undisputed king of the neighborhood, the altar at which all other grills — including the one you're using now — would bow down and worship...
Don't feel bad about lusting after a luxury grill... If you live in Michigan, it's almost your civic duty. After all, one of the most decorated makers of ultra-high-end grills is Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, located right here in the mitten, which turns out models like the Bread Breaker Two Dual-Fuel, an $11,290 stainless steel sculpture made of 500 pounds of laser-cut steel.
Overdoing it? Sure. But in the same way your head turns when a Ferrari drives by and your eyes widen when you see some celeb's indoor polo field, there's something irresistible on this most-popular-of-grilling-holidays about looking at the grills of your dreams: those flaming dragons of excess that define the most luxurious outdoor kitchens on the planet.
The Bread Breaker is even historic: The grill is made by a fourth-generation metal master whose great-grandfather made one of the first grills in the country. And it's equal opportunity: It doesn't matter whether you like wood, charcoal or gas, since the Bread Breaker accommodates all three.
Detroit Free Press
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