How to choose the right barbecue

Follow our top tips to help you find the right barbecue

A barbecue is an essential part of outdoor entertaining so it’s important to make the right choice. Take some time to pick the one best for you so you can sit back with a cool drink and enjoy.

What size of barbecue to choose?

Consider how many people you will be cooking for and buy a barbecue
with enough space to handle the largest group of people that you expect
to entertain.

Also, think about where you will store the barbecue
in the winter. You will need space in a garage or shed, or you will have
to keep it covered up at the edge of a patio or decking.

Charcoal barbecues

Charcoal barbecues can provide a cheap option

Charcoal barbecues are a popular choice as they tend to be lighter
and more versatile than large gas barbecues, and they are also less
expensive. However, they can be more ferocious and uncontrollable.

Look out for a deep bowl to place your coals and good ventilation coming in from underneath.

Gas barbecues

Gas barbeques tend to be more ‘all singing, all dancing’ and look
fantastic. However, they can be fairly large and awkward to move around
the garden.

If you are after controllable, consistent heat at the
touch of a button, then a gas barbecue is for you. They are fuelled by
propane gas cylinders, which are available from DIY stores, and are definately the most reliable way to cook outdoors.

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How to clean your barbecue

The best way to clean your barbecue is to scrub as much of the
residue off the grill with a scouring pad while it is dry and still
warm, then to use soapy water to scrub the grill, while it is still hot.
Then remove the grill and let the whole thing cool completely before
tipping out the old coals and giving it a wipe with a soapy sponge.

Use our product finder to find the right barbecue for you.

Check out Woman & Home great barbeque recipe ideas

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