Here are some shots of the all new cast aluminum PK360 during the production process. Very exciting!
When we decided to expand the family of PK Grills for the first time in 40 years, we were determined to maintain all that is great about our award winning Classic PK Grill & Smoker, while adding improvements, modern functionality, versatility and a premium aesthetic.
Our design brief for the PK360 was “no compromises.” We hope you’ll agree that this is the highest quality, best performing, premium charcoal grill and smoker that you can find for your money and we are proud to introduce you here to the all new PK360 Grill & Smoker. The best and last grill you’ll ever own.
THE PK360 GRILL & SMOKER
The first PK Grill & Smoker was created in Tyler, TX in 1952 by an inventor and local businessman named Hilton Meigs. The simple venting system and aluminum construction produced a grill that excelled at both hot and fast grilling and low and slow barbecue cooking. Meigs sold the popular grill all over the mid-south. The company was purchased from Meigs in 1958 and moved operations to Little Rock, Arkansas where they exist today.
Portable Kitchens Inc. was a major producer of charcoal grills during the 1950s and 1960s until a fire, business issues and the unchecked proliferation of disco music halted operations in the 1970s. No PK Grills were produced for nearly three decades when a local attorney and PK enthusiast named Paul James found one at a yard sale in the late 1990s.
As a testament to the durability of the PK Grill, James found the yard sale PK to be fully functioning. After cooking a deliciously moist pork shoulder for his family and a gathering of curious neighbors, he was compelled to commission a mold of the old cast aluminum grill which he then used to begin producing the PK Grill & Smoker again.
Almost forty five years to the day after the first Portable Kitchen grill popped out of its mold in Tyler, Texas, Portable Kitchens was back in business with the PK Grill & Smoker.
In 1952 the PK Grill was the best outdoor cooker money could buy and one could argue that it has remained so over its history. In 2016, Portable Kitchen embarks on a journey to again make the best outdoor cooker your money can buy. Your new PK360 Grill & Smoker is the result of several years of design and development and over sixty years of outdoor grilling excellence. It is the new generation of PK Grill.
|Big Green Egg Large||PK 360||Primo L 300|
|Primary Cooking Surface (sq. in)||262||360||300|
|Venting||1 in, 1 out||Configurable 2 in, 2 out||1 in, 1 out|
|Construction||Porcelain enameled ceramic||Durable cast aluminum||Porcelain enameled ceramic|
|Cooking Surface Material||Stainless Steel||Marine Grade Stainless Steel||Porcelain enameled steel|
|Stand||Not Included||Included Aluminum Control Tower™
with cast aluminum base
|Shelves||Not included||Removable, Included||Not Included|
|Weight||162 lbs||95 lbs||145 lbs|
The is a pre-sale opportunity and many of the images shown are of pre-production, prototype units. Actual units may vary slightly in color and design. We will do our best to keep you updated about any major changes to the product that occur prior to shipping. These updates can be found in the ‘Project Updates’ section of this site.
In cases where a reservation is made for less than the full purchase price of $899.99, the balance must be paid in full prior to shipping. We will contact you up to 30 days in advance of your scheduled ship date to pay your balance.
If you are not satisfied with your new PK360 Grill & Smoker for any reason, please contact us at (866) 354-7575. This product carries a 60-day no questions asked satisfaction guarantee and you may return it for any reason, used or unused. Free returns apply only to grills purchased online at pkgrills.com and shipped to destinations in the continental US. All returns and exchanges must include all of the original parts, components, packaging and manufacturer documentation for refunds to be issued.
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