Turn a Tin Can Into a Mini Grill That Actually Cooks

Jun 28 2018 -- 3:30 PM

Off the top of my head, I don't have an intimate familiarity with the history of the culinary arts, but I can imagine how cooking came about: Shortly after mankind discovered fire, we also realized that if you leave meat near that fire for at least a few minutes, it ends up tasting a heck of a lot better than it did raw. The point is that even though cooking can seem like this big complicated procedure, there isn't actually a ton to it, especially when it comes to the basics. This means that you don't need much to get started. If you want to cook a couple of hot dogs, for example, you can do it with a soup can (via Laughing Squid).

The folks behind the Mr Useful channel on YouTube decided to see if they'd be able to make a functioning barbecue grill from a tin can, and it turns out it's actually not that complicated and only takes some ready accessible components. It's pretty simple: Cut a can in half, use some long screws for legs and secure them in place with nuts, re-attach the halves with a small hinge, bend some wire for the rack, and boom, you have yourself a small grill. The video shows this thing successfully heating up some hot dogs, so in theory, depending on the size can you use, you could probably cook pretty much anything.

What do you think of this DIY grill? Could it be a fun camping accessory? Let us know what you think down in the comments!

Featured image: Mr Useful/YouTube

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