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8 delicious vintage barbecues — from Kenmore to Caloric to Kook-Out to Partio

vintage-kenmore-grillAre you rolling out the barbecue today, to grill up some goodies? To celebrate what must be the biggest barbecuing day of the year, let’s take a look at some of the vintage barbecue grills that our readers have found. Whether they are portable, multi-functional, or just plain retro cool — one thing is for sure — these grills are HOT.

retro-kenmore-grill2. This vintage Kenmore grill from our post — 299 photos of readers’ vintage treasures nabbed this summer — looks like brand new.

vintage-sears-grill3. Here’s another great find — a NOS vintage Sears BBQ grill — also from our vintage treasures uploader.

vintage-barbeque-KamKamp-Kook-Out-104. Here’s an amazing 1958 KampKap Kook-Out barbecue grill from readers Dawn & Brian.

hang-it-all-barbecue5. If you’re into saving space or barbecuing on the run — look at this “Hang It All” vertical, flippable, portable barbecue grill with super cute vintage graphics from reader Sherree.

vintage-caloric-grill-green6. And you’ve gotta love this vintage Caloric gas grill in olive green — for sale on ebay by seller pricelessprimitives.

retro-BBQ-grill7. Here’s an eye catching retro BBQ grill — a NOS Buddy L GRILLMASTER from ebay seller debbieodoud that comes complete with a rotisserie and warming shelf.

partio cart8. And the most desirable of them all: The GE Partio Cart, introduced in 1960. Surely on every vintage treasure hunter’s bucket list. Keep your eyes out!

  1. Jim says:

    Just picked up a Salmon colored Caloric G100 at an estate sale. Would love to get a manual for it but they do not seem to be around.

  2. terence says:

    I found one of the first ones, the Kenmore and man its so cool. Mine is very clean but the top chrome part is dented. The top has a bunch of little ranch brands randomly drawn on it.

  3. David says:

    Do you know where I may be able to buy a vintage grill such as some of the ones you have listed in the above article?

  4. brandt says:

    Hello,
    I am trying to find out more about the Kenmore grill with the rotiserrie above #2. My neighbor recently bought one and we are curious about its history and current value.

    All help is appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Brandt

  5. nina462 says:

    My niece & her boyfriend were just here…..and I gave him my BuddyL cookbook from 1965. I’m trying to get them into the Retro mindset & must say it’s working. He loved the little cookbook 🙂 – who would think you could cook Rabbit on the grill? Or liver & onions?

  6. Heidi Swank says:

    As we wait for our reproduction 1950s kitchen to be finished, we’ve been cooking all of our meals on the Partiocart. It has saved us as we move through the house restoration!

    1. Mary Elizabeth says:

      Heidi, grilling is what we do when there’s major reno going on, when the kitchen gets too hot, when we’re at camp, when there’s a power outage. But we don’t have that beautiful Partiocart. I have a jillion recipes for thinks normally put in the oven or cooked on the stove top that can be done on the grill in foil packets, on a grill wok, etc.

      Please let us know when your kitchen is done! We can’t wait to see it.

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