Skip to main content

The Aquaforno II is a portable grill, oven, rotisserie, and smoker all-in-one

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Spending time in the great outdoors often means leaving many creature comforts behind, including your kitchen, bathroom, and bed. But just because you’re going camping doesn’t mean you have to eat freeze-dried food all weekend — the Aquaforno II serves as a kitchen in a backpack so that you can take it with you wherever you go. This unique crowdfunded product is a barbecue grill, pizza oven, rotisserie, smoker, and more. The Aquaforno II is designed to be completely collapsible, featuring a telescopic design so you can take your kitchen to the beach or a campsite, or set it up in your own backyard.

The Aquaforno is heralded as the world’s most versatile outdoor cooking stove. In addition to its food-specific features, the product functions as a water boiler, clothes dryer, and outdoor heater. It’s meant for backyard barbecues, luxury “glamping” dinners, beach parties, and even tailgating events. The Aquaforno II features an internal water boiler so you can quickly brew up coffee, tea, or mulled wine while you’re cooking, which saves you both on appliances and fuel. The stove generates enough heat to serve as an outdoor heater, allowing you to forego the bonfire and gather round with your family and friends.

The Aquaforno is designed as a three-tier chassis so you can bring what you need and nothing more. The stove utilizes wood, peat, charcoal, or gas — with kiln-dried or well-air-dried logs recommended. The tiers separate in seconds, and no tools are required for assembly. The entire system sets up in under three minutes. The first tier is the base, designed to sit on three sturdy, adjustable legs. Leg clips allow you to place food underneath for warming. The removable grill can be used as a lightweight cooking grill or a fire pit while the boiler features a crescent shape for fast boiling.

The second tier is the brazier, which allows for cooking over wood, and where the frying pan is best utilized. Adjustable tabs also hold the stone if you’re wanting to melt cheese over burgers or keep food warm. The third tier encloses the oven, where the stone placed on adjustable tabs can be lowered to make room for large food items, such as a beer can chicken. A newly insulated lid and a thermometer ensure that your food is always cooked to the right temperature. The hangers located on the top of the oven tier are perfect for hanging towels or drying clothes — or can be placed inside to hang fish for smoking. The carry case is a unique double bag system so you can split up the weight with your companions or carry only the parts you need.

For safety measures, the Aquaforno was designed with a spark arrestor and includes gloves and a fireproof bag. Accessories include a paella pan, pizza kit, rotisserie kit, and gas burner. While crowdfunded projects are not guaranteed, the Aquaforno II has been funded to more than 900 percent. Make a pledge of $250 for the opportunity to get your hands on one of the first Aquaforno II stoves.

Editors' Recommendations

Amanda Ellis
Amanda is an outdoor junkie and digital nomad with an insatiable hunger for gear. Based out of Raleigh, NC she travels to…
Speed up your daily commute with these e-bike deals
ENGWE EP-2 Pro e-bike right side shot next to an unmowed field.

The best electric bikes have come a long way in recent years and we don't just mean in terms of the miles you travel. With technology changing quickly, there are also an increasing number of electric bike deals around and we've picked out some of the very best. Electric bikes are a great way of getting around more easily and without necessarily needing to use as much stamina as a regular bike. Below, you'll find fantastic e-bike bike deals from many different retailers. There'll be something for every need here. Let's take a look at them.
Jasion EB5 Electric Bike -- $430, was $750

With a 350w brushless motor, the Jasion EB5 Electric Bike can achieve a top speed of 20 MPH with a range of up to 25-40 miles per charge. It has four working modes with a PAS mode where the motor assists with a moderate amount of power as you pedal, along with a Pure Electric Mode, a Pedal Mode, and a Booster Mode where the bike assist on hills and anywhere else you might be struggling. 26-inch puncture-resistant tires provide excellent durability while there's a high-strength front fork suspension, Shimano 7-speed gears, dual lights, and an LCD display. The latter offers controls for adjustable backlight brightness with one of five levels, along with mode controls.

Read more
Jackery graduates from pioneer to sustainable master with latest launch
Jackery 2000 Plus used outdoors while camping

This content was produced in partnership with Jackery.
In 2012, at a critical time when sustainability efforts were ramping up everywhere, Jackery was born. The prevailing vision behind its creation was to provide accessible green energy to everyone. Years later, in 2016, Jackery launched the world's first outdoor-friendly portable power stations, and soon after, introduced the world's first portable solar panels. They would change many lives for the better but also transform an entire market that's now dedicated to green, sustainable energy solutions. Today, over 11 years later, Jackery is still going strong, and getting ready to launch one of its most advanced products to date, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus.

Ideal for outdoor applications, portability, and emergency backup usage, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus delivers some incredible features that honor Jackery's original mission -- "to make green energy accessible anytime and anywhere". More importantly, it offers safe and reliable power independence for all, thanks to a combined software and hardware defense system, which we'll explore in more detail below, and industry-leading fast-charge technology to get you working, playing, or back in the game as quickly as possible.
Learn More
Advanced technology for a better anywhere experience

Read more
From $500 to $210: This Segway electric scooter is $290 off for Prime Day
segway hoverboard scooter black friday deals amazon max

Gas is getting expensive. All around the world people are exploring alternative transportation methods that are cheaper, better for the environment, and more fun. One method that has exploded recently is the electric scooter. E-scooter ride share apps have descended on cities. If you've tried one out and want to get your own, Prime Day deals provide a great opportunity to snag one for cheap. Right now the Segway Ninebot Electric Kickscooter is down to just $210 from its usual price of $500. That's over 50% off! It's also the lowest price it has ever been. Before this, the cheapest it's ever been is $295. Read more about the scooter below, then check out the deal yourself before Prime Day is over.

Why you should buy the Segway Ninebot Electric Kickscooter on Prime Day
Segway is most famous for the two-wheeled balancing devices that got popular in the mid-2000s. They were seen as futuristic and a bit goofy. They never really took off, and the similar but less goofy (if more unstable) hoverboards were the devices that blew up (figuratively and literally). Today we see Segways mostly in science fiction movies and on city sightseeing tours. They were discontinued in 2020.

Read more