11 Oct 2019
From Fuel to Capacity, the Top Tips to Get the Barbecue that is Perfect for the Cooking You Wish to Do
Barbecues are no longer simple items on which just a few sausages can be placed. Instead, we seem to be following in the American tradition of searching out the largest, grandest, most effective barbecues possible, even if we in Britain have but a few shorts months during which we can get the most out of such a grill.
As such, since we will be using our grills slightly less often than many of our transatlantic cousins, we will have even more call to ensure that we have the best possible grill ready and waiting for us when those first red-hot summer days come around.
When choosing a barbecue there will be many things to take into account from price right through to the fuel it uses. However, one of the first considerations to make will be whether or not you may need a portable option.
Portable or Table-Top?
A portable barbecue is a very appealing option for most individuals, as these will give them far more freedom in terms of how and where they can cook. Whilst a table-top option may offer more scope for those planning on barbecuing day in and day out, very few of us in the UK will have such a chance and so will often find that a portable option makes far more sense, ensuring that outdoor grilling can be done not only when it makes most sense but also where it makes most sense.
A portable gas barbecue can be easily be taken out to certain events or packed away to be taken on holidays, offering individuals with a love of the outdoors the chance to feed themselves in the most appealing way, no matter where they happen to be. Those who like to drive abroad for camping or caravanning holidays will get even more use from such an option, finding they save a fortune on eating out by having their very own kitchen with them at all times.
Finding the Right Barbecue for Your Needs
Portability will be merely one thing to consider, and once you have decided how much flexibility you need in terms of transporting your barbecue, you will then need to decide just how often you are likely to use it, how many mouths you may have to feed and whether or not you want options to do more than just grill food.
You will then need to settle on which type of fuel is best for you. Gas barbecues will be far easier to use, ensuring you can control heat level and easily store your fuel. They will also get hot quickly and be very easy to use. However, canisters can be heavy so these may not be the best solution if weight may be an issue.
Make sure your BBQ is sturdy enough for its location and won’t be knocked or blown over easily.
Be sure you can easily assemble the BBQ by yourself and won’t be foiled by over-complicated and elaborate assembly instructions.
Will you be cooking for numerous people? If so make sure you have the power and the space to cook for everyone.
Check reviews to make sure you are getting a solution that will stand up to the rigors associated with the amount of use it is likely to get.