Think of the summer months and it immediately prompts memories of relaxing in the garden with friends and family, with a BBQ on the go. In fact, that picture wouldn’t quite be complete without mouth-watering food sizzling away would it?
When it comes to outdoor dining in the summer, here at Dunelm, we like to think we know a thing or two. We have an excellent range of barbecues to help you cook and eat in the comfort of your own garden, from traditional charcoal BBQs, professional gas barbecues or and even BBQ smokers. If you could do with some help choosing the best barbecue for your garden, we’ve put together some pointers for you below.
Gas BBQ or Charcoal BBQ?
With such a wide range of BBQs to choose from, making the right choice will help you to get the most out of your outdoor cooking and dining. Whether it’s small or large, a traditional charcoal barbecue is perfect for cooking up burgers, chicken and other culinary delights in any garden. Portable and easy to clean, it is ideal for most family gardens and will keep even the hungriest dinner guest satisfied. Add more fuel to the fire with quick lighting charcoal bags or instant lighting charcoal. Many of our charcoal barbecues can also be used with briquettes or aromatic woods depending on your flavour preference.
If you are serious about cooking outdoors, then a gas fuelled BBQ is a must for any budding Gordon Ramsey. Our gas barbecue range encompasses small gas BBQ’s with 3 burners, to larger 5 burner gas BBQs, most of which are on wheels so are easily maneuvered to the best cooking position in your garden or patio area. Made from quality materials such as stainless steel and from top brands like Rodeo, 'al fresco' cooking has never been better with a gas BBQ from Dunelm.
Our range of barbecues comes in a selection of finishes and materials, including stainless steel, cast iron, wooden framed, aluminium and more. Some are sturdy and heavy, suitable for a permanent place in your garden, and others are much lighter, great for camping, or trips to the beach or the park. Barbecue Tools, Utensils & Other Things to Consider Once you’ve made your decision about whether to get a gas or charcoal barbecue, don’t forget the tools and utensils that will make your outdoor cooking experience that bit better. At Dunelm, our barbecue table makes food prep so much easier - no more running to and from the house to get additional ingredients. The compact storage space beneath the table is ideal for burger buns, condiments, drinks and utensils. Speaking of which, you’ll need something to flip those burgers with! Fortunately, we also stock bbq spatulas which, as well as a novelty apron, is an essential chef aid! If you’re entertaining, don’t forget to stock up on a few outdoor dining and picnicware essentials such as plastic cutlery. Now you’re fully equipped, let the barbecuing commence!