5. The Food Serious [charcoal]

Designed for Japanese yakitori (meat on sticks) this small tabletop unit by Korin is an exotic alternative to a standard, clunky charcoal grill. A tightly meshed grill grate adds extra caramelization (read: flavor) to your meat’s surface area, while its minimalist shape will satisfy your inner design snob. A hundred dollar bag of Japanese charcoal is optional, but adds to the highbrow mood of cooking with this device. $169, korin.com