Gear: Grilling Made Simple

There are few things more pleasant than grilling fresh-caught fish off the stern, and few things more unpleasant than scrubbing charcoal off the hull after a rogue wave jostles your grill.
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There are few things more pleasant than grilling fresh-caught fish off the stern, and few things more unpleasant than scrubbing charcoal off the hull after a rogue wave jostles your grill. Enter the ingenious FlameDisk from Bic, a portable hassle-free charcoal alternative. Like a can of Sterno in chemistry class, the FlameDisk contains solidified ethanol that takes four minutes to heat up and lasts for 35 to 45 minutes of grilling.

At 10in wide, it fits a variety of grills and imparts a surprisingly pleasant flame-grilled flavor to food—as we discovered after test grilling some Cajun-spiced fish in the BVI. Best of all, when the party’s over, simply let the FlameDisk cool for 10 minutes and recycle it. No setup, no cleanup, no compromised taste buds. $10. Bic Flamedisk

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