OPENFIRE Taps into Live Fire Cooking Trend
Part fire pit, part barbecue grill, OPENFIRE is all about a growing outdoor living expe rience: the culinary campfire.
At its core, the multipurpose product is a wood-burning fire pit with a wind guard and built-in heat deflector to protect grass or other surfaces below. But with cooking accessories attached and suspended above the fire, OPENFIRE turns into a versatile live-fire cooker.
The attachments – including a fry pan, grill grate, Dutch oven, kettle, and heat deflector/warming shelf – can be used in dividually or in combination to grill, sauté, roast, make pizza, cook stews, soups or chili, and more. The cooking accessories can be raised and lowered, or rotated side to side, to adjust the proximity of the food to the fire and heat.
“OPENFIRE taps into the growing trend of cooking over a live wood fire,” says Kevin Dusold, of parent company Bimex Corp. “The flavor from cooking over wood is fantastic, but this experience is also about the rich, worldwide culinary tradition of live-fire cooking. This is a life style product and the response in the U.S. has been amazing.”
OPENFIRE was designed and created by a blacksmith in a village in Slovenia, a small country nestled in the Alps and bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It’s still handmade there today. The product can be used in the backyard, but is portable enough to tote to campsites, lake homes or tailgates. It’s sold as a Deluxe Set with all attachments included, or as a Basic Set with fire pit and grill grate included and other optional accessories sold separately.
It’s imported by Bimex Corp., and available to specialty retail dealers in North America. Call (800) 497-6496 or visit www.openfirebbq.com.
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