ARE YOU BBQ READY?

It’s National BBQ Week and whilst the sun is still making it’s mind up we’ve got you covered  in our all weather Open Skies Glass House.  Join us in store th...

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It’s National BBQ Week and whilst the sun is still making it’s mind up we’ve got you covered  in our all weather Open Skies Glass House.  Join us in store this week for demonstrations, delicious food tasting and special deals throughout the week.

There’s nothing better than an impromptu BBQ with friends and family, but nothing worse than being unprepared, so come and see us and we’ll help kit you out with everything you need.

There’s so much more to barbecuing than the BBQ itself. Accessories are key to a successful celebration and these days there’s a plethora of accessories that make the cooking outdoors even more enjoyable. From barbecue charcoal and bbq tool sets to freshly prepared meat from Honeywells Butchers we’ve got everything you need to get cooking al fresco.  Here’s our essential guide to our favourite features and must have items.

 

  1. COOKING

In addition to a good, solid set of utensils the most popular cooking accessories tend to be the Weber poultry roaster (which allows you to not only cook the perfect roast chicken, but also prepare nachos and even chocolate brownies) and a pizza stone which can also be used for baking bread and cakes…as well as delicious pizzas.

Grilling baskets allow you grill a variety of vegetables or even fish and small pieces of meat with ease and kebab and skewer sets are a great way to prevent any sticking to the grill.

Another excellent addition from Weber’s charcoal range is its interchangeable grill, the central part of which can be taken out and replaced with interchangeable cooking features such as a griddle or cast iron searing grate.

These are just a few of the many cooking accessories available for brilliant barbecuing.

 

  1. CLEANING

Traditional steel grill brushes are still the best ways to clean any barbecue and best used when the grill is still warm.  Grate cleaner spray is also available and can help remove significant build up when required.

 

  1. SMOKING

Smoking is all about adding flavour to your food and the technique can be used with both charcoal and gas barbecues.

Flavoured wood chips can either be added directly to the coal (for charcoal barbecues) or in a canister and placed under the grill (on gas barbecues).  The chips must be soaked in water before being added otherwise - like all dry wood - they will just burn. So…the wetter the better!

Weber wood chips are available in flavours including pecan, cherry, hickory and apple and the heat from the barbecue infuses these delicious flavours into the food.

BBQ Planks flavour food in a similar way.  Once again the planks should be soaked in water for as long as possible.  Food is placed on top and the plank placed directly onto the grill.  It will char underneath, but once again add a subtle flavour to your food.

 

  1. STORAGE

It is always beneficial to have a place to store your barbecue, particularly during the colder months, but most barbecues are very resilient and can be left outside all year.  A cover is always advised, which will help keep dirt and debris off and prolong the life of your barbecue.  Covers are available for both charcoal and gas barbecues.

 

With delicious demonstrations from the BBQ experts, fabulous food tasting and some great offers throughout the week why not pop along and discover some great deals in time for summer.

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