We love cooking with fire, and we want to bring professional results and ease of use to home chefs everywhere!
Home wood and charcoal grills don’t achieve the commercial temperatures needed to get professional results with ease at home. They can be intimidating to novices, and don’t have the flexibility to cook the full gamut of fire-cookable foods.
The QUAD cooker is the first naturally fired home cooker that lets you achieve professional temperatures of 900˚F+, and is outfitted with attachments for wok frying, oven baking, a reinvented grill top for grilling, and paella pan/flat-bottom griddle for paella.
Since time immemorial, humans have cooked with fire. Almost every civilization has some form of insulated fire cooker to make traditional dishes ranging from paella to dumplings to breads and slow-cooked meats. Something about the smokey flavor, glowing coals, and that oh so scrumptious Maillard reaction just draws a whole community to sit around the fire pit and enjoy delicious food and delightful company.
For us, the QUAD has been a labor of love, and we want to bring that love from our family to the Kickstarter family. We hate that people feel intimidated by naturally-fired cooking methods.
We want to share this simple-to-use fire cooker with anyone who loves to cook, and loves to explore different cultures through their cuisines.
Restaurant-cooked meat and bread has that delicious golden-brown crust because of the Maillard reaction, which creates hundreds of delicious flavor compounds and aromas at high heat. It can be difficult to get the same results on a naturally fired home rig, which usually caps about at about 550˚F, 400˚F short of commercial grills.
Further, the thin wire grill tops of many home grills don’t hold very much heat, which means you don’t get the benefit of conductive cooking, and you end up with uneven heat over the grill surface.
The QUAD cooker solves these issues with a revolutionary insulated design:
A typical grill can get up to around 550˚F on a good day - but this demands lots of coals and is usually accompanied by peaks and valleys as lids are opened, and food and coals are reshuffled.
Professional stovetops and grills heat up to 980+˚F, which is where you really get the effect of professional high-heat cooking - and take advantage of radiant, conductive and convective heat. With the QUAD cooker, you get professional results and stability, in a convenient simple design.
Much of the fire-cooking discussion focuses on various types of grilling, but a wide range of cuisines and food types can benefit from a little fire. The QUAD cooker offers 4 distinct cooking surfaces:
You can also simply use the open coals to steam vegetables in the high-heat basin created by the QUAD base.
Using the QUAD cooker is easier than a typical home charcoal-powered grill, because you don’t need to fuss with carefully positioned coals or briquettes to manage the heat.