The design of the Cobb Portable Grill originated with safety in mind. An innovation straight out of Africa, the Cobb Portable Grill was initially designed as a cooking system for people in rural areas without access to electricity so they could cook in a safer environment, with less danger of out of control fires. The initial fuel source for the Cobb was dry corn cobs, abundant in rural Africa, hence the grill’s name. The unit has been refined over and over, and the result is a small, eco-friendly, portable and incredibly efficient barbecue. Compressed charcoal briquettes – a universal commodity, have replaced the corn cobs. The result of over seven years of development and refinement, the Stainless Steel Cobb Premier will last for years, since there are no parts that can rust, break or wear out.