What is the best BBQ to buy

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What is the best BBQ to buy

When choosing the right BBQ for your outside space, there are so many different styles to choose from it can be quite difficult to decide which is the best one unless you can speak from experience.  When you want to know what is the best BBQ to buy, the best people to ask are those who have used many different types and styles.

Having used and owned numerous BBQ’s over the years, we can offer honest reviews and provide a complete guide to help you get the best buy BBQ you need for your outside space.

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What is the best BBQ to buy to suit your lifestyle

What is the best BBQ to buy Gas Grills

Gas grills/barbeques are usually powered by bottled propane gas or gas direct from your utility provider.  These have great features, you can turn up the heat or let your food real slow.  Easy to clean with minimal mess, the only slight disadvantage is you will only get a hint of that beautiful smoky BBQ taste on your food.  Perfect for any size family as models come with smaller and larger grills.

Weber Spirit E-315 GBS 3-Burner Gas BBQ

Weber Spirit E-315 GBS 3-Burner Gas BBQ

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With three gas burners, the Spirit E-315 GBS Gas BBQ from Weber can cater to average households and medium-sized groups. This model has two handy side shelves and a storage cabinet underneath. It’s easy to clean, easy to set up, and compatible with Weber’s Gourmet Barbecue System accessories.  Cooks for medium-sized groups, three gas burners with an electric ignition (1 x AA battery included), two side tables and two tool hooks
BBQ cabinet with a steel door, stainless steel Flavorizer bars, porcelain-enamelled lid with a built-in thermometer, four castor wheels, front access grease tray with catch pan, gourmet Barbecue System compatible with porcelain-enamelled cast-iron grates.  Primary cooking area: 61 x 45cm, Warming rack: 56 x 12cm.  The porcelain enamel finish is easy to clean and prevents rusting and cracking. The barbecue has a front-access slide-out grease tray and catch pan. When cooking is over, you can move the barbecue along on its four swivel castor wheels, two of which lock in place.

Superior Cast Iron Grill and Griddle

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A powerful 4 burner gas barbecue with a large 3234cm2 cooking surface, perfect for grilling and searing anything from burgers and sausages to corn on the cob and vegetable skewers.  Featuring high-quality materials/components, this 4 burner BBQ Piezo ignitor lights instantly. The cast iron grill/griddle plate is heated by 4 long-life stainless steel burners.  Everest gas barbecue is lightweight and has 2 large wheels making it easy to tilt and roll around your garden or into storage. Removable grill plates for easy cleaning.  The stainless steel hood keeps heat in as you cook whilst the wire warming rack above the grill keeps cooked food warm. Keep track of heat with the built-in temperature gauge.  Dimensions W140cm x H106cm x D56cm. Butane/propane operated, requires gas hose pipe and regulator.

Weber Genesis EPX-335 GBS Weber Crafted Smart Grilling 3-Burner Gas BBQ


Weber Genesis EPX-335 GBS Weber Crafted Smart Grilling 3-Burner Gas BBQ

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Use your phone to keep an eye on the cooking thanks to smart technology with the Genesis EPX-335 gas barbecue from Weber. With three gas burners, the barbecue can cater to average households and medium-sized groups.  This model has an extra-large sear zone with an expandable top cooking grate creating a second level of grilling so the main course and sides are all grilled and served at the same time. It has two handy side shelves and a storage cabinet underneath. It’s easy to clean, easy to set up and compatible with both Weber’s Gourmet Barbecue System and Weber Crafted grillware accessories.  Cooks for medium-sized groups, three gas burners with an electric ignition (1 x AA battery included), Built-in digital thermometer, Smart real-time food temperature monitoring and readiness countdowns. Gourmet Barbecue System and Weber Crafted compatible, Two side tables and six tool hooks, Extra side table burner 3.5kW, BBQ cabinet with steel doors, Stainless steel Flavorizer bars, Porcelain-enamelled lid, Night-time lighting illuminates the entire grill surface, Four wheels with two swivel lock casters, Grease management system, Primary cooking area: 69 x 48cm.

Deluxe Gas Burner Grill BBQ Barbecue and Side Burner

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Professional Vida XL Gas Barbeque

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Weber Genesis II E-410 4-Burner Gas BBQ, Black

Weber Genesis II E-410 4-Burner Gas BBQ, Black

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Weber’s Genesis® II E-410 is a popular all-round model with 4 stainless steel high-performance burners giving you plenty of cooking space, along with an additional warming rack.  Stainless steel Flavourizer bars create the perfect barbecue taste and protect the burners from fat and juices, while the grease management system makes the barbecue easy to clean and maintain.  Gas barbecue with 4 high-performance burners and infinity ignition, Cooks for up to 10 people, Open cart design with 2 side tables and 6 utensil hooks, Porcelain-enamelled, cast-iron Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates, Stainless steel Flavorizer bars, Built-in lid thermometer, Front-mounted control panel, Tuck-away warming rack, Grease management system, Compatible with iGrill 3 thermometer, Transporter wheels, Owner’s guide and grilling guide, Primary cooking area: 86 x 48cm / Warming rack: 84 x 15cm.  Worth knowing: gas fittings or sources for gas barbecues are not included. Manufacturers recommend that you should safely leak-test all gas connections on your new grill before use.  A 5kg or 13kg patio gas bottle will need to be strapped under the side table when grilling with the hose going into the barbecue through the hole on the barbecue side.

What is the best BBQ to buy Charcoal Grills

Charcoal grills require coal or briquettes for fuel and depending on what type of coal you use, you may also need firelighters.

This type of BBQ takes a little time to set up, a little more time for the coals to go white until you are able to cook.  If you try to cook too soon, it can burn your food so you will need a little time before your meal will be ready.

Charcoal can be quite expensive but once you get it going, it will cook for hours.  Once you’re done, all you need to do is wait for the ashes to go cold, clean the grill and then dispose of the ashes.

Perfect for families of any size, avid campers and any size garden.

King BBQ Smoker Charcoal Barbecue Barrell Grill

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Tepro Charcoal BBQ Anthracite Grey & Stainless Steel

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Barrel Charcoal BBQ

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What is the best BBQ to buy Portable Grills

These are available to use with charcoal or propane gas.  Minature and larger sizes are available.  When choosing this type of BBQ bear in mind that it can tend to be slightly less durable than standard grills.

Portable Grills are usually lightweight and quite small which is perfect for a BBQ for two to three persons.

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Heat storing grill barrel with fire bowl and grill made of cast iron – for quick grilling enjoyment, compact portable mini grill with wooden handles, charcoal grill for 2 to 4 people with a cooking grate diameter of 35 cm.  Height-adjustable grate holders with 3 levels, adjustable heat for all types of grilled food, effective fast heat development thanks to adjustable supply air in the barrel with low consumption of coal.  Sturdy cast iron grill for garden, balcony and camping grill for picnics and holidays.

What is the best BBQ to buy Folding BBQ/grill

Notebook Folding Grill – Portable Picnic BBQ with Chrome Plated Cooking Grid (Black)


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What is the best BBQ to buy Pellet Grills

Pellet Grills allow you to grill, barbeque, smoke and bake food by heating hardwood pellets which is generally cheaper than charcoal.  When using this type of BBQ you can expect the beautiful smoky flavours usually associated with charcoal BBQs.  Pellet Grills produce less acrid smoke and help you grill food easily and evenly (like a convection oven).

Big Horn Pellet Grill

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Give your outdoor space a stylish and useful addition with this traditional Big Horn pellet BBQ.  This BBQ has traditional styling and offers great flexibility thanks to its unique cooking method. Instead of using charcoal or gas, the Big Horn uses eco-friendly wood pellets either natural or flavoured depending on the taste you’re looking for.  The electronic digital control gives you precise temperature settings by using the automatic motor-driven auger to feed the BBQ pellets into the grill to maintain the temperature set and create the correct amount of smoke needed.  Its versatility gives you the chance to impress your friends by accurately smoking, grilling, roasting, baking or barbecuing a feast. This Big Horn pellet grill and BBQ smoker is a must for a different type of cooking experience.

Traeger Ironwood Pellet Grill

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Traeger created the original wood-pellet grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste; The Ironwood 885 takes it to the next level with precise temperature control with a maximum temp of 500°.  WiFIRE technology connects your grill to home WiFi and the Traeger app allows the user to control the grill from anywhere; Alexa technology allows you to do it all by voice.  The Ironwood 885 pellet grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ all on the same grill; The Porcelain grill grates makes clean up a breeze.  The Traeger Ironwood is the best-selling pellet grill, the upgraded the Ironwood with D2 drivetrain starts quicker, heats up faster, and puts out better quality smoke.  With 885sq in of grilling space that can accommodate ten chickens, seven rib racks or nine pork butts effortlessly.  The built-in meat probe allows you to cook to perfection.

What is the best BBQ to buy Electric Grills

No fire required, just plug it on and cook to your heart’s content with your food having those lovely grill marks without the heavy smoky taste.  These are available for indoor or outdoor use.  Perfect for people with very small terraces/balconies or campers that don’t want to carry too much equipment.  Think about set-up times, what type of flavours you prefer the BBQ to have on your food and where and how you will use it (whilst camping, in your back garden or when picnicking.  Find the best electric grill for your money right here.

Indoor & Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill

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Suitable for indoor and outdoor use with non-stick easy-clean removable plates.

Tefal Electric BBQ Grill

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Superb grilling results from rare to well-done.  Restaurant quality food at home.

Build It Yourself

If you’re limited on space or a dab hand at building/DIY, why not build one yourself.

Built-In BBQ:

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We love this, but you do need some skills to pull this off.  It comes with a BBQ and oven and once put together, it has a perfect cooking height.  Pros are that it will keep your food warm, it has 3 adjustable grill heights to control cooking temperature and it is easy to clean.


BBQ Utensil kit

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This barbecue tool kit is made of professional quality high steel stainless steel.  It will not rust or crack and is dishwasher safe.

Blow Torch for lighting BBQ:

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Not just to make creme brulee, this is perfect for lighting your BBQ or fire.  Also good for hobbies, jewellery making, artist work, processing, welding and bending.

Smokeless coal

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Smokeless coal is THE coal to use when having a BBQ.  The pros are it is considerably cheaper than other smokeless fuels and it is suitable for multi-fuel stoves and open fires.  Using this coal reduces the need to move your BBQ furthest away from the house.  it makes having your BBQ cooking closer to the house easier and less uncomfortable at £14 for a 20 Kilo Bag, this is a real bargain!

Hardwood Pellets For BBQ

Natural Hardwood Pellets for BBQ

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Boasting bold, robust flavor, Traeger’s Mesquite Hardwood Pellets are the ideal choice for cooking beef and other classic BBQ cuts.  The best wood-fired grill on the market demands the best wood pellets on the market. Real taste doesn’t just happen, it’s tied to quality materials and achieving perfect smoke. It starts with all-natural hardwood pellets made in American mills.  The unique compact cell structure results in a balanced, dependable burn. Traeger has spent years mastering the development of hardwood pellets that have just the right amount of moisture content—the sweet spot—to maintain a perfect burn-to-smoke ratio.  Pairs especially well with Beef, Poultry, Seafood.  Made in USA, Premium Quality, All-Natural, Clean Burn, No Binders, Low Ash, 20lb Bag.

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