Which BBQ Should I Buy?
Nothing typifies a British summer than spending time in sun and sizzling some sausages on the BBQ.
But with several types of barbeques available at Simpsons, what kind of barbeque should you be buying?
Read on for the Simpsons guide to barbeques and get out there and enjoy cooking in that elusive Scottish summer sun!
Things to consider when buying a BBQ
How often are you going to be using the barbeque?
Depending on how regularly you are going to be grilling, you might want to change what kind of BBQ you buy.
If you’re going to be regularly grilling up a storm n the garden, then it would be worth investing in a model that comes with a lengthier warranty and will last you a greater number of summers.
If you’re only going to be using the barbeque sporadically, them consider buying less expensive model as they tend to be more portable, lightweight, easy to store, and easier to clean than the beefier models.
How many are you cooking for?
If you’re only cooking for 2, there’s no point having a mammoth barbeque that has space to feed the 5000. Equally, if you’re regularly grilling for a big group, there is nothing worse than working on a tiny BBQ and being on a food conveyor belt!
The god general rule for how big a BBQ to buy is:
- Up to 4 people – up to 1800cm²
- Up to 6 people – up to 2500cm²
- Up to 8 people – over 25000cm² (the very largest gas BBQs on the market)
Types of BBQ
There are a few different types of BBQ on the market, each with their pros and cons
This is the classic BBQ experience. Its heat is generated by the glowing embers of the charcoal and the heat is adjusted by lowering or raising the grill.
These models are relatively easy to clean and very easy to use. Great for occasional user as they tend to be more portable and easier to store than bigger gas cousins.
Gas BBQs are the choice of the seasoned outdoor griller.
With simple ignition and instant flame, it doesn’t take as long to get to the cooking as it does with the traditional charcoal barbeques.
There’s no ash to deal with as the gas barbeques usual use propane supplied in red cylinders.
Gas BBQs tend be larger than traditional charcoal ones and have some models come with a range of side burners so you can cook items at multiple temperatures.
If you’re serious about BBQing, then this type of model is probably the one for you!
It gives the best of both fuels: The convenience and versatility of a gas BBQ, as well as the great flavour of charcoal grilling. It’s a no brainer if you want to spend your summers outdoor cooking as you’ll have all the options at your fingertips to make whatever you want for your hungry diners.
These garden marvels have had a surge in popularity over the last few years, and for very good reason.
These portable ovens can heat pizza in under a minute if you get a gas model. Charcoal models are available that will enhance that ‘freshly BBQed’ favour we all love.
Despite being a mere ‘pizza oven’, they can also heat meat, bake bread, cook pies and so much more.
A pizza oven is the modern versatile option for cooking outdoors that looks great in any garden!
Which BBQ should you choose?
At Simpsons we have a variety of barbeques that will suit everyone’s BBQ needs. From wee pizza ovens and charcoal models, right the way up to large units that will feed the whole family. Show the world how serious you are about the glorious art of the barbeque! Add to your BBQ repertoire with our extensive range of sauces, dips and accoutrement. Take your outdoor cooking game to the next level!
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