Collaboration with Porsche Design Studio
The revolutionary design and powerhouse performance of the CROSSRAY BBQ has not happened by chance – with designer Mark Stone leaving no stone unturned in the quest for outdoor cooking perfection.
Mark had a burning desire, a passion if you like, to create something new and innovative in the traditionally staid and unadventurous world of BBQ design.
And Mark has certainly hit the mark, with CROSSRAY’s patented infrared burner technology setting it apart as the most powerful and efficient BBQ on the market.
He then went where others feared to tread, engaging a world-class brand to help encase that intense and sizzling heat in a stylish unit that any BBQ lover would be proud to call their own.
No less than the Porsche Design Studio embraced the CROSSRAY’s early development, housing that patented infrared technology within a sleek body that had a stylish sports-car appearance.
Porsche’s interpretation of the ‘Grill Car’ was considered a masterpiece – being highly functional and stylistically pure – with the result widely heralded as the ‘Porsche of BBQs’ and placing CROSSRAY at the pinnacle of outdoor cooking.
Unique to the market
Mr Stone admits to being extremely proud of the magnificent CROSSRAY product that we see today.
“I have been involved with the CROSSRAY concept for about 14 years now so it’s very satisfying to see the concept come to fruition and present something completely unique to the market,” Mr Stone said.
“What we have tried to achieve is to replicate the effect you get of cooking on a bed of red-hot coals. What is really different is that it uses indirect infrared heat within the firebox and cooking over infrared is really different to cooking over an open flame”.
“What we get with the CROSSRAY system is a very, very even intense heat and that is something you can’t achieve with a traditional burner system.”
Mark said the stylish but durable build was the ideal camouflage for an efficient unit that is so simple to use but comes with an intense sizzle that no competitor can match.
“Metal will eventually rust in an outside environment so we’ve gone for the highest grade 304 stainless steel construction along with heavy diecast aluminium side panels, so we’ve built this technology to last,”
“And due to the fact that the firebox for the CROSSRAY can be pretty much completely sealed, we can use about 50 percent less gas to provide 50 percent more heat.
“And the system is very, very quick to heat up. Putting the lid down and having all burners on for about five minutes is all you need to have the barbecue operating at optimum temperature for cooking.
“Anyone can be a master chef with CROSSRAY.”