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A Guide To Buying The Best BBQ

What is the best BBQ for Summer.

Gas BBQs.

Gas BBQs

For precision cooking and easy cleaning, gas barbecues are a perfect choice. They offer instant flames, so you can start cooking straight away (just like on a gas hob), and by having temperature controls you can cook food evenly. Barbecues with multiple burners let you cook a variety of foods simultaneously, at different temperatures, for a large number of people. If you’re looking for high-performance with great control, a gas grill is definitely worth your investment.

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Charcoal BBQs.

Charcoal BBQs

If you enjoy the authentic smoky barbecue taste then take a look at our charcoal BBQs. Once lit, you’ll need to wait for the flames to die down before cooking, and exact cooking times and temperatures require a bit of practice - But mastering the art of charcoal BBQing is super rewarding. In comparison with gas and electric barbecues, charcoal is significantly messier, but they are on average much more cost-effective.

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Electric BBQs.

Electric BBQs

For quick, fuss-free grilling, without the mess of charcoal or hassle of gas bottles, check out electric barbecues. All you need is a plug socket, and you’re off. The unique, flameless design makes these grills perfect for backyards and apartment balconies since there are no fumes or smoke, which also keeps little hands safe from coals and hot flames. Electric grills are also easier to clean in comparison with charcoal barbecues, and cheaper to run than gas.

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What are the different styles of BBQ?

Smoker BBQ.

Smoker BBQ

Get the authentic, barbecue taste everyone loves with a barbecue smoker. They cook low and slow, while circulating warm air around the grill, to help you create tasty food. You can also experiment with charcoal or various types of wood chips to infuse your meal with a delicious smoky taste. Choose from vertical or horizontal smokers; vertical offer greater temperature control, while horizontal smokers provide a larger cooking area.

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Kettle or Egg BBQ.

Kettle or Egg

If you like to experiment with smoking, searing, baking and grilling, this is the ultimate all-in-one barbecue. Its thick, ceramic shell retains heat for hours of efficient cooking and requires very little maintenance. Play around to find your favourite cooking method, direct, indirect or raised, and discover your favourite cooking combination – charcoal versus wood chips.

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Portabel BBQs.


If you enjoy exploring, a handy, lightweight grill is perfect for any camping or caravanning trip. While they offer limited cooking capabilities, they are the ideal middle-ground between large racks and disposable trays, and can also support charcoal and wood chips.

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Covered BBQ.


Covered grills allow for direct and indirect grilling, to help you cook your food evenly while preserving moisture and flavour. These barbecues come in a range of sizes, from the electriQ 18 Inch Kamado Egg to large kitchen barbecues with a six-burner gas hob.

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We stock grills from the top BBQ brands

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is a gas barbecue better than a charcoal one?

      Charcoal barbecues tend to be more affordable. With these, you need to wait for the flames to die down before cooking; however, the traditional smoky taste is always worth the wait. Gas barbecues are easier to use and control but can be more expensive. They're also quick to light and let you to start cooking in minutes.

  • What is the best way to care for my BBQs?

      Most of our barbecues come with a free cover to protect them from the outside elements. In addition to using your cover, you can care for your BBQ by:

      • Charcoal - Removing the grill racks and scrubbing the residue with a wire brush. Next, take a scouring pad to further clean, then wipe dry with a cloth. Use a trowel to scoop away the remaining ashes, then use oven cleaner to eliminate any grease or built-up dirt.
      • Gas - Clean the rack, lid, drip trays and gas burners while warm. Then, take a scouring pad and wash the outside with soap and water. Once dry, place the cover over your barbecue to protect from bad weather.
      • Electric - Making sure your barbecue is unplugged, scrub the grill plates with a scouring brush while still warm. If the grill has a removable liner, take it out and scrape away any excess food, then wipe with a sponge. Next, remove the grates, leave them to soak, then scrub until clean. Finally, wipe the outside of the barbecue with a damp cloth to remove grease. And once a year, soak the grates in a vinegar and baking soda solution for a deep cleanse.
  • Where should I store my BBQ?

      For Kettle or Egg – Leave to cool, remove the ash, then clean and cover. This barbecue can be left outside all year round, but try to keep it sheltered from strong winds.

      • Kitchen; Being large and heavy, these barbecues can be challenging to store inside. If you can’t store it in a shed, place yours in a sheltered position, and make sure it’s properly dry before covering to prevent rust from developing.
      • Charcoal; Remove any ash, then store in a shed. If you don’t have a shed, remember to cover it and protect from the elements.
      • Gas; Remove cooking grids, burners and any other detachable components; then, when it’s clean and dry, store under a cover. Remember to remove the propane gas and store separately
      • Electric; Once your grill is dry and clean, cover and store in a cool, dry place. Preferably inside and under a cover, so the electrics don’t get wet or damaged
  • I will use my BBQ everyday, what is the best one for me?
  • Where should I position my BBQ?

      Assemble your barbecue in a sheltered position, as close as possible to where it will be used. Choose somewhere with a level surface that’s far enough away from combustibles like plants and fencing.

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