There’s a strong rumour going around that summer is here! (we’re not sure if we’re prepared to believe it just yet, but fingers crossed…). With restrictions lifting and the weather improving, not to mention evenings getting longer, outdoor dining is once again a possibility. There’s nothing to beat a good old barbecue, so we’ve scoured the retailers to find the best of the barbecues and accessories for summer. Here’s what we’ve found!
1. American-style barbecue grill, Von Haus
This American-style BBQ has a huge cooking surface suitable for larger groups. The 2-in-1 functionality of this traditional charcoal grill means you can cook meat, fish and vegetables over the barbecue flames or in the wood smoker for a distinctive smoked flavour. Simply close off the ventilation and stack woodchips beneath the grill to convert it from a barbecue to a smoker. £189.99, available from Von Haus.
2. Broil King classic 301 barbecue, Dobbies
The Broil King Crown Classic 310 Gas BBQ is perfect if you’d rather have the ease and speed of gas instead of charcoal. It offers performance and versatility with a contemporary look. Features include cast iron cooking grids and a built-in thermometer. £449, available from Dobbies.
3. Portable barbecue, Annabel James
A mini suitcase-style portable barbecue. This versatile BBQ grill is ideal for the beach, on a boat, camping etc. Comes emblazoned with the words “The Adventure Begins”. It would also sit on a tabletop for smaller garden spaces. Was £64.95 now £59.95, available from Annabel James.
4. Stripe rose white beach BBQ bucket, Ciel Shop Interiors
At just £16.95, available from Ciel Shop Interiors, this cute little travel barbecue won’t cook a family lunch for six but it’s perfect for simple meals for two. You could even toast marshmallows as the sun goes down! It features a natural eucalyptus wooden carry handle and comes complete with grill.
5. Portable steel Ibiza barbecue, Ella James
For a slightly sturdier version of the travel barbecue, how about this versatile little steel bucket perfect for taking on picnic trips or to the beach this summer. It comes in a pretty sea blue and is easy to light and to carry around. £49, available from Ella James.
6. Compact kettle charcoal barbecue, Weber
Ideal for small spaces is this traditional 47cm compact kettle barbecue from Weber. It uses charcoal for a traditional ‘BBQ’ flavour and costs £99.99 from Dobbies. It’s also available in a larger 57cm size.
7. Rockwell 410 charcoal barbecue, GoodHome
The rockwell 410 charcoal barbecue has a large cooking space that allows you to feed up to 16 people. It comes with an electric rotisserie and has a side stand to keep accessories close at hand. The grills can be put in the dishwater for cleaning, making it a practical choice. Was £444, now £325, available from B&Q.
8. Beer barrel BBQ grill, Tramontina
This stylish, contemporary barbecue only needs 1.5kg of charcoal to cook a full BBQ. With its rounded handles, it’ll be easy to move this grill right to the heart of the action to ensure you don’t miss a moment with your friends and family. It won’t take up much space, either! It costs £79.95 and is available from Cuckooland.
9. Portable Kamado ceramic grill 15″ barbecue, Gardenesque
Take your barbecuing to another level with this portable Kamado ceramic grill and smoker that heats up ready for cooking in 15 minutes, perfect for a weekend camping trip. Designed to allow for precise temperature control, ranging from 107 and 399 degrees celsius, you can use this charcoal grill for grilling, searing, baking and smoking by adding wood chips to the charcoal. £499, available from Gardenesque.
10. Plain Jane firepit with swing arm BBQ rack, Firepits UK
Kill two birds with one stone with this firepit with swing arm barbecue rack. Practical yet functional, the swing arm is fully removable by simply lifting off post cooking allowing you to enjoy the warmth, light and atmosphere of your fire pit late into the evening. Prices start at £245 from Firepits UK.
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