The weather is getting warmer and summer is fast approaching, which means it’s the perfect time to get a BBQ. And with National BBQ week approaching at the end of May, what better way to celebrate than by getting your friends and family round for a midsummer party, complete with delicious grilled meat and veg?
DivideBuy partners with a whole host of superb retailers offering some of the best BBQ equipment around. And with the option of spreading the cost with our interest free credit facility, it’s easier than you might think to get your hands on a truly brilliant BBQ.
Below, we take a look at some of the best BBQs on offer with DivideBuy’s retailers that you could get your hands on – as well as which type of grill may suit your requirements best.
Gas BBQs or charcoal BBQs?
First off, it’s important to note that there are two types of BBQs – gas and charcoal. A gas grill, as the name suggests, has gas jets underneath the cooking surface which heat your food very quickly. The super hot surface is often intended to make food crispier, depending on the temperature and duration.
A charcoal grill uses lumps of charcoal or charcoal briquettes, circulating hot air around your food, whilst one side gets sear marks from resting on the burning hot cooking grids. This is to create the smoky flavour that’s so popular among barbecue fanatics.
The main benefit of using charcoal over gas is that it’s thought to be much more versatile and capable of wider temperature ranges, helping create the best BBQ experience
People’s preferences vary, however charcoal grills have become more and more popular over recent years for a number of reasons:
Cost and Size
Charcoal is usually both cheaper and smaller than a gas grill, so for those wanting to grill on a budget, this is the way to go.
Depending on its type, a charcoal grill can cost as little as £30, with gas grills generally offering various expensive built-in options. Charcoal grills can also be portable, therefore better for grilling on the go or taking a BBQ away with you.
You’d think with all of those built-in options, gas BBQs would be more versatile than their charcoal counterparts, but the opposite is actually true.
Charcoal burns hotter than gas, meaning its versatility allows it to flash-sear meat and vegetables at scorching temperatures, while also being able to slow cook for hours at a time.
Many BBQ lovers say the taste resulting from charcoal is unbeatable compared to its gas counterpart.
The flavour derives from the smoke that escapes from the burning charcoal, with these complex organic molecules creating aromatic compounds. These then combine with the food, saturating it with that irresistible chargrilled taste loved by barbecue fanatics everywhere.
Best BBQ in the UK? Grill to your heart’s content this summer
Looking for the best BBQ in the UK to release your inner chef this summer? Then look no further. DivideBuy’s retailers offer a superb array of products perfect for the summer season.
Time for a garden upgrade?
First up is the brilliant Barbacoa Barrell Charcoal Smoker from Five Noir. A great option for the summer, this charcoal grill combines the classic design of a drum split in half with a structure completed with wheels, an auxiliary table perfect for meal prep, and a lower tray perfect for holding a drink to refresh the hardworking chef.
The product comes with a double vent, allowing for that perfect smoky flavour, as well as an ashtray.
This ceramic charcoal grill is perfect for what the Pizza Oven Shop describes as “typical backyard grilling”. It comes complete with a two-tier grilling system that allows you to cook different foods in different styles at different temperatures – all at the same time.
Its innovative almost circular design allows for perfect airflow, evenly distributing heat and flavour, whilst the thick ceramic walls retain the heat and moisture when cooking, resulting in succulent and delicious meats, vegetables and more.
This grill would be a great addition to any outdoor space. The BBQ features cast iron cooking grates, an easy dump ash pan and adjustable dampers which help to remove excess heat and smoke, helping to create the perfect meal (depending on who’s cooking!)
This BBQ has three stainless steel burners for triple-action grilling, allowing for maximum control, complete with a quality temperature gauge.
The two side panels allow for ample prep room, with double door access storage and a removable warming rack. The sleek, modern anthracite grey and Fogo red handles ensure that this grill will look amazing in any outdoor area.
We simply couldn’t resist throwing a pizza oven into the mix as a bonus. This great ceramic product is handmade in the UK and can cook up to two large or three small pizzas in an incredible 60-90 seconds once heated.
It could mean following up your big BBQ event one week with a pizza party the next – to really impress family and friends with your culinary skills.
The oven itself is weather and frost-proof and can retain heat for over four hours. The design is sleek, modern and also approved for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can cook yourself a pizza no matter where you are!
With DivideBuy, you can make your dream outdoor space a reality in a convenient and cost-effective way.
For more information and inspiration, be sure to visit our website and take a look at some of our other partners, who offer everything from bikes to outdoor sofas to lawns
*All prices listed are accurate as of 09/05/2023.