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Evil Mad Scientist Labratories posted a “why didn’t I think of that?” project – a jig for grilling hot dog buns. It’s just a piece of wire mesh folded to make a little bun stand. Make sure to use stainless steel or other food-safe metal.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Dan the Man

    Upon finishing my bacon grilling basket of doom fashioned out of similar material, my Grandfather informed me that the galvanized aluminum mesh I was using would galvanize my insides, and thus it went into the trash bin of my youth.

  • Austringer

    Uh, it would have to have been galvanized steel. Aluminum doesn’t need a coating at the zinc won’t exactly stick.

    While zinc poisoning sucks (Ask anybody who has tried welding galvanized steel.) it probably won’t kill you. You’ll just wish you were dead.

    And, of course, I don’t know how pure I trust galvanization metal to really be.

  • Bob

    While we await the commercialization of galvanized aluminum (Apparently US Pat. #6165630), I just want to point out that the slightly confused Dan the Man does bring up a valid point. As any welder will tell you, preforming any action that will lead to the evaporation of zinc is harmful to ones health. They even have a name for it: ‘Zinc Fever’, Dr. Johnny Fever’s decapitating evil not-so-twin brother:

  • craig

    Nice idea, but I’m confused by those green things on the grill. That just ‘aint right.

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