Your Trusted Provider of Stainless Barbecue Grills

We are manufacturers of excellent, U.S.-made grills and cookers using only durable stainless steel.

Lowcountry Cookers is locally owned and operated, offering top-class grills made completely out of stainless steel. Each of our products is forged by hand using superior materials and parts.

Our Story

Since its patent in 1972, the P.D.Q. Cooker has garnered a devoted following with the high quality, hand-forged cookers often passed down through families with as much fanfare as the family silver. First designed and built by Henry Rast of Johns Island, SC, the P.D.Q. Cooker uses indirect, reflective heat to achieve unrivaled results. Easy-to-use, the meat never has to be turned, yet is cooked evenly with all sides grilled to juicy perfection. Another key element is the cooker’s ability to shorten the average cooking time i.e. P.D.Q. (Pretty Damn Quick).

With each cooker made-by-hand, the original producers were unable to keep up with consumer demand and for years the Original P.D.Q. Cooker fell into obscurity—inaccessible to loyal fans and unknown amongst the younger grilling community. Johnny Hanckel, an avid barbecuer and P.D.Q. devotee, saw a business opportunity in shimmering stainless steel and formed Lowcountry Cookers. Hanckel explains “there is a multitude of cookers and grills on the market, from the Big Green Egg to your average Weber, but none are built with such pride and craftsmanship. My family has used one for years and nothing is as indestructible, easy-to-clean, and produces the tenderness and flavor as a P.D.Q. It’s time that grilling fanatics everywhere get a test drive.”

Try It for Yourself

Experience the ease of barbecuing with our cooker. Get your hands on a grill today.