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Which BBQ to buy

Which BBQ to buy? Buying guide

Make the most of warm weather and enjoy dining alfresco with our wide range of barbeques. Whether you are looking for a modern gas barbeque or a simple charcoal barbeque, our buying guide will help you choose the best type of barbeque for your outdoor space and entertaining needs, as well as providing handy tips on how to clean and store your barbeque throughout the year.

Gas or charcoal?
Gas or charcoal?
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Gas barbeques

This type of barbeque is quick and easy to use and features a simple push-button ignition. Gas barbeques allow you to adjust the heat easily whilst cooking which means food can be cooked more evenly.

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Charcoal barbeques

Grilling food over white hot coals is the traditional method of barbequing and adds a delicious smoky flavour to food. Charcoal barbeques are cheaper to buy than gas barbeques and are also portable so can be easily moved to your preferred spot in the garden.

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Price points
Price points
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Below £100

Discover a range of smaller and easy-to-use charcoal barbeques which offer enough grilling space to cook meals for smaller families.

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£100-£300

We offer a wide selection of charcoal and gas barbeques within this price range including kettle barbeques and 2 - 4 burner barbeques from top brands such as Landmann, Outback, Charbroil and Dancook. These barbeques allow you to cook more at a time so are ideal for entertaining friends and family.

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£300 +

Perfect for large family barbeques or social gatherings, you'll find state of the art barbeques in our £300+ price bracket. These barbeques feature innovative cooking technologies to deliver the very best in grilling every time.

Caring for your barbeque
Caring for your barbeque
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Gas barbeques

After using your gas BBQ, the rack, lid, drip trays and burners should all be cleaned. Turning on your burners for a short amount of time will heat up any residue making it easier to remove. Next, turn your barbeque completely off and safely disconnect it from the gas supply. Once cool, lift out the grill parts layer by layer and check that there is nothing remaining in the burners to prevent your barbeque from giving off uneven heat. Use soapy water with a wire brush to clean the burners - never use oven cleaner for this task because it could damage them.

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Charcoal barbeques

Once cold, remove the charcoal and place the remaining ash and dust into a rubbish bin using a large spoon or garden trowel. Remove the grill rack and scrub with a wire brush to remove any residue left from food and then wash with a sponge and soapy water. Clean the rest of the barbeque with soapy water or barbeque cleaning fluid using a barbeque brush and cleaning sponge. Finish by rinsing the whole barbeque with water and then replace your barbeque grate, then cover and store ready for the next use.

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Storage

Correctly storing your barbeque will keep it working at its best for years to come. Barbeques should be stored in a clean and dry space, preferably a shed or a garage. If you are unable to store your barbeque in a sheltered space, consider buying a cover to protect it from any weather damage.