Chicago Epicurean: Orion Cooker

Orion Cooker

I just have to get this out there. Buy this item! Mollie’s dad has one of these Orion Cookers and it makes the most amazing ribs, prime rib, etc.

It’s a coal-heated convection cooker, but food that’s made on it will taste better than if it were made on your pimped-out $1,500 Weber Summit Platinum D6 gas grill. And it requires no supervision – you just dump charcoal around the outside, put your meat in the cooker, close the lid and that’s it.

But the best part: it only costs $150. Check it out!

(Note: I posted this in my Chicago Epicurean section because well, this is Chicago. And Chicagoans love their ribs, chicken, burgers – pretty much anything that’s meat. It’s not high-brow, but who cares?)


  1. Mollie

    Aww! He’ll love this. The prime rib was pretty good, huh? I do love Weber Grills though…

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  4. Paulie

    Have you had time to use your Orion further? I’m wondering how it’s working out so far. Your review is on the first page of google when you do a search for – orion cooker recipe.

  5. Jenni

    $150, that sounds like a bargain. How does the taste compare to the $1500 grill? Is i as sturdy as the $1500 grill? How about cooking times, how does it compare.

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