Mr. Flame Son of Hibachi Portable Vintage Cast Iron Charcoal Grill | Self Cleaning/Self Extinguishing | The Ideal Portable Folding Grill (1980’s Model)

Mr. Flame Son of Hibachi Portable Vintage Cast Iron Charcoal Grill | Self Cleaning/Self Extinguishing | The Ideal Portable Folding Grill (1980’s Model)

Product Features

  • The ingenious blast furnace concept with the chimney effect enables you to be cooking in less than 10 minutes and assures consistent heat under the grills
  • With 170 sq. in. of cooking surface and a convertible roasting oven, this power house barbecue can cook anything from hamburgers and hot dogs to a Chateaubriand
  • Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, when you are finished cooking this grill folds into a self-cleaning oven and self-extinguishing barbecue. On top of that, Son of Hibachi saves the unused charcoal for later use. This saves you time and money
  • THIS IS THE VINTAGE MODEL from the 1980’s. Brand new in box & well preserved. Some of the metals may have slight rust from time. Clean well before first use. Snuff-out pouch not included.
  • Constructed of carbon steel with cast iron cooking grids with convenient carrying handles that fold down as sturdy legs
  • Product Description

    Son of Hibachi is one of the most versatile charcoal barbecuing systems for home and travel. The ingenious blast furnace concept with the chimney effect enables you to be cooking in less than 10 minutes and assures consistent heat under the grills. With 170 sq. in. of cooking surface and a convertible roasting oven, this power house barbecue can cook anything from hamburgers and hot dogs to a Chateaubriand. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, when you are finished cooking this grill folds into a self-cleaning oven and self-extinguishing barbecue. On top of that, Son of Hibachi saves the unused charcoal for later use. This saves you time and money. Constructed of carbon steel with cast iron cooking grids with convenient carrying handles that fold down as sturdy legs. Measures 13″ x 10″ x 6″. This is the vintage model from 1980’s. Brand new in box. Some of the metals may have slight rust from time. Clean well before first use.

    Top customer reviews

    This grill is great, others complain about it taking too long to heat up, not folding etc – I guess they don’t know how to use it.

    I pull this out of the Snuff Pouch, clear out the ash tray, remove each grill in turn, spread the remaining coal around and add 5-7 Kingsford Charcoal briquets, put the grills back on (in the lowest position), then add 2 sticks of Fatwood to the ash tray and perhaps some fire starters. Light the Fatwood, tilt up each side lock it in place by partially inserting the sliding handle and wait for the fire to burn out.

    In the raised position the grills form a chimney, if I put enough Fatwood sticks in the flames can reach to the top of the raised grill – super heating the charcoal trapped under the grill.

    By the time the Fatwood is burned out the charcoal is fully engaged and ready to cook whatever I want. Pull out the handle, grab the legs and lower it down and set the grill height to one of 4 heights off of the charcoal – I usually spread around the charcoal when I am raising the grills. There’s a handy spring clip on the top of the handle that’s used to adjust the grills.

    I then use a wire brush on the grills as a final prep then start prepping the food. Start to finish is 10-15 minutes and ready to start cooking.

    I sometimes have to use less charcoal if I want to cook slow, have put inverted pans on top to cook some items more thoroughly.

    When I’m done cooking, I lower each grill down to the lowest setting, then raise each side and slide the handle across so it cuts off most of the air flow. The charcoal dust and some small pieces of charcoal drop into the ash tray. Then grab the grill by the raised outside legs, put it in the snuffout pouch and zip that closed.

    If you follow that process 60-75% of the charcoal is reusable, which to me is one of the most compelling benefits of the SOH. It heats up fast and that’s the other great benefit, but the re-use of the charcoal is huge to me. I keep a small galvanized covered coal bin by the table I cook at, haven’t had to dump it yet in 9 months of using the grill.

    My only complaint about it is the quality of the zipper on the pouch, it came with two zipper pull tabs, one fell off within the first week or two of use. Now the other has broken off and I can no longer seal the pouch. I’m going to look to see if I can put a new zipper pull tab on it, otherwise I’ll have to try to replace the pouch itself.
    Good Hibachi style grill. I became frustrated with a Weber Smokey Joe Silver where the grill would die half way through. This grill had a little learning curve, but it’s a solid grill when I got used to it. It does have a good cast iron base and well made grates that make for good cookings. Cooks great once I got used to it.

    The grill has a good surface area. I can cook 10 pieces of chicken or 4-6 brauts with no problem.

    Took me a little while to get used to it’s virtual chimney. It worked better when I used an artificial firestarter( Weber grill cubes or Coghlan’s firesticks) with 1 -2 piece(s) of charcoal and some newspaper rolled like a little snake around the interior of the chimney drawer. I got best result with leaving grill closed up for about 20 minutes. UPDATE: I really love this grill. The more I use it the more I love it once I perfected the lighting of the virtual chimney.

    Does a nice job with chicken-my favorite grill food. Grill gets plenty of air so charcoal stays hot for 90 minutes unlike the smokey joe fiasco.

    I wish the legs were a little bit more sturdy, but the only complaint. Be careful putting legs on. I put first one on the wrong side; it’s not quite as sturdy if you have to remove and reinsert.

    Slightly overpriced. It seems like a grill that should be priced at about 60.00, but it works well. Some others seemed to get bad quality reviews. I noticed that currently this grill is not sold by Amazon. I know it is available from son of hibachi website as well as the BBQ Guys website among others places.
    For cooking its just ok. It takes some experience to get the cooking time right and from my perspective that is not something you get from incidental camping use. Quality of product is ok; but not when it comes to the snuff-out bag. The zippers suck, I used it two times and one zipper came apart in my hands. That’s a fail on one if it’s selling points. I’m not impressed with the fit of the components and heat gloves are a must when using this unit. That means extra equipment packing when using for camping. Overall, not happy. Breaking zippers defeats the purpose of the snuff bag and without that its just a folding low-rated hibachi grill. Cooking temps are hard to judge and the cooking surface is not effective beyond cooking for two. Here is my opinion: If you can camp with the ability to bring a full size charcoal grill, don’t bother with this. If you can’t camp with a charcoal grill, hauling a small gas grill unit is much more weight efficient and cook friendly than this unit. If you want of few hot dogs on a charcoal grill and have time to spare, knock yourself out.
    So we searched wide and far for a small portable grill we could take on a year long trip. We tried a Cobb Grill but that as a pain in the clean up, and we finally gave the Som of Hibachi a try. It’s a great little grill. The pouch is very handy for storage and it generally works as advertised. We haven’t had to manually clean it, it’s thrifty on charcoal, and the food taste great off it.

    The only downside is that one of our legs came out, and doesn’t seem to want to stay permanently in. It will come out once every 5 uses when we lift the unit. But it doesn’t affect operation and we haven’t taken the time to reach out to the manufacturer to get it repaired or replaced.
    WOO BOY! ITS A HIBACHI GRILL! LOL. Ive grilled chicken, tomatoes, onions, sau

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