Laughing Squid recently reported on an odd invention called the Exhaust Burger, a unique concept for mobile barbecuing designed by a team of Iranian industrial designers.
The metal device attaches to an automotive tailpipe and uses its exhaust to heat the top piece, which cooks the burger.
The design was created for designboom’s 2008 Dining in 2015² competition, and is suppose to isolate the car’s exhaust smoke from the cooking surface. [See Image]
The designers claim the clamshell invention absorbs spare heat in the gases to do the cooking, while preventing the meat’s exposure to noxious fumes.
In the designers’ own words:
“Your car exhaust is a barbeque now. Stop the car when you are hungry, install the device to the exhaust and back to drive. You’ll have a hamburger in no time. This way you don’t need fuel for cooking while commuting and a large amount of energy would be saved.”
The designers explain that the Exhaust Burger helps you prove how concerned you are about the environment, using the energy which was supposed to be wasted.
“You need no extra fuel and no bulky cooking accessory to overload the car in traveling.”
Since there’s nothing to prevent the proud owner of this device from cooking a variety of meats and foods in the cooking chamber, The Exhaust Burger is the perfect gift for the survivalist who has everything.