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Combined patio heater/kebab machine

Keep your guests warm and cook for them at the same time!
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Ever looked at one of those trendy outdoor patio heaters and thought - great but it needs something else. I'm keeping the family warm why not cook for them at the same time ?

Bingo - lets combine the patio heater with a kebab rotissirie as seen in your local kebab shop. The machanism is virtually identical, and you won't have to fire up the BBQ either. Time saving and efficient.

Pat pending !

mike_from_yorkshire, Sep 18 2003

Kebab rotisserie http://www.fastfood...ll/kebab_grill.html
mmmmm.... kebab [hazel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       will it staple?
po, Sep 18 2003

       Needs a uh, Gyro-scope.
thumbwax, Sep 18 2003

       Isn't this called a grill?
phoenix, Sep 18 2003

       Just in case you're not all familiar with the wonders of the kebab machine I've found a picture of one [link]
hazel, Sep 18 2003

       [phoenix] A grill has the burner underneath. The juices drop onto the burner, catch fire and raise a big stink. The Kebab thing has the burner on the side. It cooks only by infrared. Juices run down the meat to keep it moist and add to the flavor. The heat takes forever to get to the core of the meat. This is intended so you can cut off just the outer browned layer and have more raw meat inside for more broiled delight.   

       It is highly energy in-efficient, but ... boy I'm hungry for a Kebab, gotta go.
kbecker, Sep 18 2003

       mmmmmmm... shawerma...
thumbwax, Sep 20 2003

       //Pat pending//   

       I may be mistaken about this, but I believe that posting anything on the HB constitutes opening your idea to public dissemination, and therefore forfeits your IPR - and may invalidate any patents...
yamahito, Sep 20 2003

       We use these for mexican version of kebabs: tacos al pastor. I think you can't have them anywhere outside México, but just trying them is enough reason to come visit the country.   

       Plus, as said on the idea, the taco burner atracts customers in cold nights.
Pericles, Sep 20 2003

       //I'm keeping the family warm why not cook for them at the same time ?// is on a slippery slope to "I'm keeping the family warm, why not cook them at the same time?".   

       It's a good idea. (I have a feeling that using fire both to cook food and to warm people has been done before, though. I'll try to find a link.)
spidermother, Jan 16 2012

       // I have a feeling that using fire both to cook food and to warm people has been done before, though. //   

       Probably correct, except for wales, where the incessant rain, howling gales, and general lack of any vegetation taller than ankle height have significantly impeded technology transfer from other more developed regions.   

       Efforts to produce combustion through the use of a mixture of mud and rain-soaked grass have not been blessed with success, not helped by the culture shock and general social disruption triggered by the recent introduction of flint-knapping, causing many of the inhabitants that infest the benighted region to conclude that they were entering an Age Of Miracles.
8th of 7, Jan 16 2012

       [8th] What about all those English-owned holiday cottages then?
hippo, Jan 16 2012

       // wales ... lack of any vegetation taller than ankle height// You're forgetting welsh police.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2012

       // welsh police //   

       No, we're not. That one's still with the International Society for 'Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?'   

       At the last meeting, Mineral got 60% of the vote but there were too many abstentions to make the result binding, and besides, the USA would have used their Veto, probably citing" Appelation Controlee" as usual.
8th of 7, Jan 16 2012

       //Do they make cider in the US//   

       They seem to make cider everywhere in the world, but it's always non-alcoholic..spoilsports
not_morrison_rm, Jan 18 2012

       //Do they make cider in the US//   

       Only in the sense that they make beer in Germany. Read about Johnny Appleseed, for instance.   

       Cider in Australia is always alcoholic. The other stuff is called "sparkling apple juice" or similar.
spidermother, Jan 18 2012


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