We have robots that are designed to clean just about anything these days. There are robots that are designed to vacuum your floor and scare your cat at the same time. Other robotic devices can mow your lawn, or at least do some trim work, clean your pool and we’ve talked about Winbot which can wash your windows for you.
What would a life of leisure be if you had to clean your own grill? Not really leisure is it? Well now you do not have to anymore. Enter the, yes you guessed it, the Grillbot. If you are like everyone else that I know who has a grill, you recognize the fact that once you have used the grill, you turn it off (or let the coals cool down) and put the cover back on it. The next time you are ready to use it, you get out the steel brush and scrape away those thick layers of grease and fat.
Now you do not have to do that. You can simply wait until the grill cools down, which if you use a propane model is not too long, and turn on your Grillbot. You place it on the grill, turn it on and watch it scrub off the caked on grease.
The Grillbot was invented by a former real estate agent named Ethan Woods. After attaching his wire brush to a drill he came up with the Grillbot. Woods said, “It's been a dream of mine for most of my adult life to invent a product and bring it to market. After some research it was clear there was a very large market for something like this. So I started by contacting engineers and prototype development companies and they all said it couldn't be done. It was just too difficult with the heat issue on a grill and you can't make anything move around well enough to cover this type of surface. Never taking no for an answer, I finally found some very smart German engineers in California who said they could do it.”
It has been described in CoolThings.com as measuring about the size of a large steak if two steaks where piled one over another. For me, that would just be the size of a normal steak, but I digress. It is small enough to work on either large backyard grills or smaller portable grills.
You want to be able to rely on your leisure producing device, so it comes with an onboard computer. This computer regulates the Grillbot’s speed and direction. There are two models that are available. The basic model will cost you about $69.95 and it uses six D sized batteries. There was no information on how long all these batteries would last. The other model is a little fancier so you know that it will cost more and that it is called the Premium Grillbot. However, for about $30 more at $99.95 you get an LCD screen and it runs on a rechargeable battery.
Both models come in four colors, black, red, blue and orange. They both use three steel brush rolls that are driven by three separate motors. The other difference between the two models other than the rechargeable battery is that the premium model has a timer.
It is expected that both versions of the Grillbot will be available sometime in mid June.