I am eagerly awaiting a BBQ Dragon for review and will post my opinions when I get it.  Stay tuned!

April 26, 2013 Denver, CO – Just in time for the barbecue and grilling season,  Archipelago Group announced the release of its unique new fire-starting tool, the BBQ Dragon. The BBQ Dragon starts charcoal grills in less than ten minutes and controls the temperature of grills and smokers – and it’s hands-free. It’s also not just for grills: It supercharges the starting of all kinds of other fires.

bbq dragon“The BBQ Dragon will revolutionize the way we grill,” says company co-founder Bruce Prior. “We have reduced the start time of a charcoal grill to less than 10 minutes. This makes grilling with charcoal as fast and convenient as using gas, but with all the flavor of a real charcoal fire. The BBQ Dragon starts a charcoal grill faster than any other method on the market today.”

This unique tool will literally change the entire barbecue industry.  It works by blowing large amounts of low-velocity, cool air at the fire, supercharging it with oxygen. The BBQ Dragon’s sophisticated, high-tech design is the perfect compliment to any grill or outdoor kitchen. It’s battery-powered, hands-free, micro-USB rechargeable, and looks fantastic.

Here’s what famous barbecue chefs are saying:

“This BBQ Dragon, I’m telling you, it’s going to every tailgate with me. You’re going to want this item – BBQ Dragon.” – Jeff (Doc) Dockeray, Tailgate Media Network

“In competition I want that heat and I want it fast. BBQ Dragon –  love it.” – Steve Adams, Three-time Canadian barbecue champion.

“Incredible! Stick it on anything, recharge it – pretty cool little device. I’m going to have one in my home.” – Dave, Rustic Natural Cedar Furniture

“The BBQ Dragon is working…very, very good! We like it.– John Henry, John Henry’s Food Products


The BBQ Dragon is made from stainless steel to withstand the elements. It is constantly drawing in cool air, so it stays cool to the touch, which protects both the user and the machine itself. Further, the specially designed handle mounts outside of the grill, so it remains cool as well. Powered by 4 AA batteries, the Dragon will easily start 6 to 8 fires. There is also a built-in micro-USB port which charges the optional rechargeable NiMh battery kit. Users can also supply their own rechargeable batteries and use their existing home and car chargers to charge the BBQ Dragon.

The BBQ Dragon works on anything: charcoal grills, fire pits, fireplaces, wood stoves, smokers, even campfires. Never before has there been a product that so substantially improves America’s most popular past time: barbecue.

This really unique new product was the big star of this year’s Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association’s 2013 exposition, and it is now available for purchase on Kickstarter. The BBQ Dragon retails for $49.99, and shipping is free for Kickstarter purchases now.