These ingenious updates of the basics range from extravagant (pizza oven) to inexpensive (charcoal).

By Emily Kaiser Thelin and Kelly Snowden
June 01, 2010

Char-Broil Grill2Go Ice

Courtesy of Char-Broil

Clever Cookouts

Char-Broil Grill2Go Ice has a powerful infrared grill that can be folded up and lowered over the sturdy wheels for amazing portability; the twin insulated boxes below can keep food hot or cold. $200; Kalamazoo Artisan Fire Pizza Oven.

Courtesy of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Rustic Pizza

The Kalamazoo Artisan Fire Pizza Oven has an open flame and settings for cooking thin-crust pizzas or deep-dish pies. $6,495; Fyrkat grill

Courtesy of Bodum

Barbecue For Two

Compact and cute, the lightweight Bodum Fyrkat grill for mini cookouts is small enough to fit on the tiniest of patios. $50;'s charcoal

Courtesy of Afire

Green Charcoal

AFire's charcoal is made from coconut husks, which burn hotter than petroleum-based charcoal, with richer smoke flavor. $13 for 7.8 lb;

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