Instructables
Picture of Soda Can Grill
Have you ever wanted to make a grill but didn't want to spend the money? Well here it is the soda can grill perfect for grilling small hotdogs or roasting marshmallows!!
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials:

This is what you will need: 1.Two Soda cans 2.Scissors 3.A nail and hammer (a drill works best) 4.4 small paperclips 5.Can Opener 6.a thick rubber band (optional) 7.Some sort of tinder that will fit in the can!!

Step 2: Preparing The First Can!!

Picture of Preparing The First Can!!
Take the can opener and take off the top of the can.

Step 3: Preparing The Second Can

Picture of Preparing The Second Can
Cut off the bottom of the can

Step 4: Putting It Together

Picture of Putting It Together
13 11:36 AM.jpg
Put the second can on the first and poke 8 holes around the edge by hammering a nail in and taking it out.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Picture of Finishing Touches
13 11:36 AM.jpg
13 11:36 AM.jpg
13 11:36 AM.jpg
Take a can opener and take out the middle part of the top then stick paperclips through the holes and fold them down as shown in the picture. Then put the rubber band around the paperclips. Now put some small twigs and paper in the can light it and enjoy your soda can grill. Have fun with it!!! CAUTION: I am not responsible for any fires or injuries that may occur.
andyup11 year ago
Have you actually tried using this? I know from my own experience that paperclips don't do well under flames, I set off a smoke detector by heating up a paperclip using a lighter myself. This would indicate that some part of the clip produces smoke, and that can't be good for whatever food you might be cooking. Also, depending upon which rumors you believe, aluminum doesn't make for a good grill material to directly place flames under, it can slowly poison you. Again, different sources say different things.

I wouldn't normally bring this up, but I do believe that this could be a safety hazard if you plan to cook food directly on it. On the other hand, cooking the food in some kind of pan or pot suspended over it should be just fine. And I strongly suggest replacing the paperclips with something else made of steel.

I personally love playing around with homemade stoves like this, just offering advice from my own experience.
Electronickid4314 (author) 1 year ago
The rubber band is just to keep the ends down I would never heat with the rubber band on
thegoom1 year ago
please don't use a rubber band when it comes to heat from fire,
you could make a wire loop and twist one end like a champagne cork metal retainer.