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.

Having used and owned numerous BBQ’s over the years, we can offer honest reviews and provide a complete guide to help you.

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How to choose the right BBQ to suit your lifestyle:

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.

Superior Cast Iron Grill and Griddle (click to view on Amazon)

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Deluxe Gas Burner Grill BBQ Barbecue and Side Burner (click to view on Amazon)

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Professional Vida XL Gas Barbeque (click to view on Amazon)

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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 (click to view on Amazon)

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Tepro Charcoal BBQ Anthracite Grey & Stainless Steel (click to view on Amazon)

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Barrel Charcoal BBQ (click to view on Amazon)

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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.

Cast Iron Portable Grill (click to view on Amazon)Cast iron BBQ Buy here

Folding BBQ/grill: (click to view on Amazon)

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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 (click to view on Robert Dyas)

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Traeger Ironwood Pellet Grill (click to view on Amazon)

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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/balcony’s 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.

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Indoor & Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill (click to view on Amazon)

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Tefal Electric BBQ Grill (click to view on Amazon)

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Build It Yourself

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

Built-In BBQ: (click here to view on Amazon)

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.


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Blow Torch for lighting BBQ: (click to view on Amazon)

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Smokeless coal: (click to view on Amazon)

coalSmokeless 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!

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