I guess it’s better than the iPod filled with his speeches he gave to the Queen.
(ABC News) — President and First Lady Obama gifted UK Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron a one-of-a-kind Braten 1000 Series Grill hand made by Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers of Paxton, Ill.
The grill normally retails for $1,895, but this one cost significantly more not only because it was a nicer version, but because the White House insisted that every part of the grill be American-made.
Kyle Bloomstrand, vice president of Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers, tells ABC News that the body of the grill is the same one as is always for sale, but that since normally some of the parts in their upscale grill are made in other countries, that had to change for this official White House gift. Everything in this custom-made grill was “Made in America,” which required some parts — the wheels, for instance — to be custom-made.
The grill also has some fancy flourishes – brass hooks on the side, a brass utility tray engraved with an “American and British friendship flags” inlay and a presidential plaque mounted on the exterior lid, explaining that the grill was a gift from President and First Lady Obama to the Prime Minister and his wife.