Burnie Grill Review: Does it Work?


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Burnie Self-Burning Grill

Burnie is an all-wood self-burning grill that provides a natural and portable fire for grilling or a campfire. It requires no cleanup as it slowly burns itself out.

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Claims & Features

  • Can be used as a campfire or as a grill
  • Large Burnie weighs 5.5 pounds and lasts 2.5 hours
  • Medium Burnie weighs 1.5 pounds and lasts 1.5 hours
  • No lighter fluid needed
  • All wood. No chemicals.
  • No cleanup.
  • Requires only one match to light.

Cost & Availability

A large Burnie costs $14.95, while a medium costs $12.95. Currently it is only available for purchase online at burniegrill.com.

Burnie Grill Commercial

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Burnie Grill Reviews

The design of the Burnie Grill is simple: a wood body with integrated charcoal. This allows easy lighting, portability, and no cleanup – as the unit burns itself out in a couple of hours.

While some camping purists may scoff at such an idea, there are certainly those who believe Burnie Grill has a place among their camping supplies, and consumer input is overwhelmingly positive.

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Although CNET cheekily refers to Burnie Grill as “a hunk of wood that you take outside and burn,” it also concedes that the product is rather convenient and easy to use.

You’ll still need to bring cooking utensils and a grill of some sort to place over the fire.

We found Burnie Grill to work as advertised, and provided a portable and convenient alternative to bags of charcoal and other portable grills.

Similar Products

While there are a wealth of portable grills available for purchase, the idea of a self-burning wood grill appears to be unique to Burnie. If you’re looking for a product “like” Burnie, this is your only option.

Epic Conclusion

Some may view Burnie Grill as a triumph of convenience and portability, while others may see it as a guilty pleasure. And, of course, there will be some who deride the idea altogether. The consensus here is that Burnie is a clever design which has a rightful place alongside other grilling options in the camping aisle.

If you’ve used Burnie Grill, please give it a star rating and comment below.