Food absolutely tastes better when cooked outside. Whether you are tailgating before the big game, cooking in deer camp, or treating the family to a culinary delight while camping, the FireDisc makes the process easier and tastier. Unlike charcoal, there are no briquettes to light or dispose. No large gas tank to transport or lug around as with a traditional gas grill.
Cook on Steel
The FireDisc isn’t cast iron, but it’s close. The device consists of two legs that interlock for a firm base, a gas attachment, and the carbon steel disk which is shaped like a shallow bowl. The unit ships and stores in a flat cardboard box so it’s easy to transport and sets up in seconds.
Going back to the cast iron skillet comparison, it’s recommended to cook bacon on your first outing to “season” the disk, just like your granddad would have done. After that, the unit can be cleaned with minor soap and water and just wiped clean.
High or Low Heat
The FireDisc uses quart-size propane bottles and one will last two hours of continuous use. The bowl shape of the disk allows for varied cooking temperature and is amazingly simple. To sear steaks, for example, turn on the grill and sear the meat in the center of the disk directly above the flame that generates 600 degrees. Give them a minute on each side and then move them slightly up the side where the temperature is reduced. In about six minutes, move them to the top of the disk where they will stay warm, but not burn.
My first experience with the FireDisc was cooking chilli dogs. We grilled the dogs on high in the center, moved them toward the outer rim and then heated the chilli. The varying temperatures of the disk allow for searing veggies and meat at the same time. You can caramelize onions on high heat and the move them up the slope while the meat cooks.
Handy Wind Shield
Cooking outdoors in windy weather can be challenging and the FireDisc is designed to work with a handy wind shield that keeps the flame from blowing out. It sits directly below the disk and surrounds the burners for easy cooking in difficult conditions.