Skip to main content

These Star Wars Grills Will Make Your Summer Cookout a Force to be Reckoned With

If you’re looking to throw the ultimate cookout party of the summer, there are many facets that go into a successful mission— but none as forceful as this Darth Vader grill.

Darth Vader grill
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The Darth Vader Grill, design by Burned By Design, features a hinged lid, stainless steel mesh behind the eyes, and two grilling levels. But, because it’s the baddest grill in the galaxy, there’s more of course. The go-to grill-choice of the dark side also sports a swivel on the upper grill for precise, easy, and complete triumph over any slice of meat.

Burned By Design resides on the outskirts of the UK’s steel city, Sheffield. The grilling guru is an award-winning designer, Alex Dodson, who’s known for taking a theme and setting it ablaze with hand-crafted wood burners and fire pits. His projects aren’t limited to Star Wars grills, but the force is something to be reckoned with.

This Darth Vader themed burner is not exactly “for sale,” as each piece is hand made to order. However, with a little will-power and about 20 weeks of patient lead time, it can be obtained.

BBD will accept requests for existing designs, including the Darth Vader grill, as well as consider new commissions for a themed grill you may fancy through email or on their Facebook page. Each item must be backed with a £50 UK only deposit.

Any questions regarding pricing in your specific currency, international shipping rates, or anything else, can be found easily on their website.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

If you’re digging the Vader grill, you may also get a kick out of the Death Star Grill. Unfortunately, the galaxy’s ultimate grilling weapon is currently out of stock, but it doesn’t hurt to keep an eye out. Besides, what other grill can annihilate a planet and a whole meal in one day?

Editors' Recommendations

Bryan Holt
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Bryan Holt is a writer, editor, designer, and multimedia storyteller based in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate from the…
Cask finishing isn’t only for whiskey, as this new gin release shows
Copperworks has a new cask finished gin to release
copperworks cask finished gin spanish brandy 1

While you might think of cask finishing as something primarily used for bourbons and other whiskeys, the same principle can be applied to other spirits too, including gins. Leaving any spirit in a wooden barrel for a period of months will add in woody, spicing flavors that can be a beautiful addition to a more complex drinking experience. That's the principle behind a new release of cask finished gin from the Copperworks Distilling Co.

The new Copperworks Spanish Brandy Cask Finished Gin has been aged in brandy and whiskey casks, which gives it a rich copper color that makes it look more like a whiskey than what you'd expect from a gin. But it has the flavors of juniper and pine that you'd expect from a gin, along with woody notes and hints of lime and cinnamon.

Read more
Taste a devil and an angel on each shoulder with this pair of tequilas
A pair of aged tequilas from Tequila Cayéya with an angelic and demonic theme
tequila cayeya angel devil cay  ya

One of the distinctive features of aged tequila is its color, which is typically a rich amber brown that comes from its time spent in oak casks. But there is a type of aged tequila called Añejo Cristalino which is aged like an Añejo, but then filtered through charcoal to return it to crystal clear. The idea is to keep the intensity of flavors achieved through aging, whilst maintaining the clarity of an unaged tequila.

The brand Tequila Cayéya is now releasing a new Añejo Cristalino tequila, and this one is part of a paired set with an angels and devils theme. The El Diablo’s Elixir is aged for eighteen months in a three step process, beginning with six months in an American White Oak cask, before being moved to a French Oak cask for a further six months, and then transferred back to American White Oak for its final six months. It's then charcoal filtered to achieve clarity. It's nicknamed after the devil due to its 6-6-6 aging process.

Read more
Celebrate the start of summer with this brandy punch
Celebrate the start of summer with this brandy punch recipe from Argonaut Brandy
Argonaut Brandy

Brandy is one of those spirits that can often linger at the back of a home bar, rather overlooked until you need to pull it out for a specific cocktail. But it's not something that you want to skip if you're hoping to have a well-stocked bar, as it's an essential ingredient for a number of classic cocktails.

There's the New Orleans cocktail Vieux Carre, which combines brandy with cognac and rye whiskey, or the Brandy Alexander, a classic dessert cocktail that uses crème de cacao and cream along with brandy for a sweet, thick drink. And of course the beloved Sidecar, combining brandy with orange liqueur and lemon juice.

Read more