Rosle Kettle Grills, Precision & Design

The barbecue-accessories king branches out into grills

Maybe Germans and barbecues are not the most obvious match.

But Rosle, a design-centric German kitchen-tool manufacturer, has been our grilling accessories source for years.

In the past, Rosle flirted with America's summer pastime by selling superb grill brushes, elongated tongs and sleek, narrow spatulas.

And as is often the outcome with a successful courtship, this year Rosle deepened its commitment with the release of a kettle grill ($400).

The rotund grill is engineered with aesthetics in mind, but it also showcases a German love for precision. In addition, the grill boasts a larger than usual ash container, plus a hinged lid for easy grate accessibility.

Unlike the grates in most kettle grills, Rosle's grates fold in half, which makes the vessel easy to refuel with additional charcoal. The grill itself is suspended on a cradle with rubber wheels; we were thankful for its mobility on a recent scorching day, when we moved the whole setup into the shade.

The grill is an ideal vehicle for our meal of the moment, burgers, but we also thought ahead to future meals—such as Thanksgiving: The grill's dome is deep enough to hold a full-size turkey.