Top five BBQs for summer 2022
Summer is finally here and it’s the chance for everyone to enjoy the sunshine. Did you know that families across the UK have an average of 10 BBQs over the summer months – that’s a lot of sausages! And it’s not just burgers that are being thrown on the barbie, there’s a real trend towards ‘Gastro Grilling,’ meaning more adventurous and gourmet options are being tucked into in gardens across the country.
So whether you love the traditional smoky flavour of charcoal or the ease of a gas powered BBQ, we’ve rounded up the best models on the market this year with the help of our friends from Real Homes. If you’re looking to level up your BBQ game this summer, take a look at our favourites for inspiration.
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This hybrid BBQ is perfect for summer night get togethers in the garden, bringing neighbours, family and friends together to share some great food and even better company. The model comes with plenty features and offers both classic and instant BBQ cooking. Its dual hood allows for separate cooking temperatures, perfect for both meat and vegetables, with an impressive five main burners and a side burner to crack up the heat, and a warming rack to keep your summer feast warm for serving.
Best for…compact spaces
With its lightweight frame and smart monochrome look, this Weber BBQ is ideal for those with smaller gardens or perhaps a compact outdoor dining space who still want to enjoy a good quality spread. The Weber brand comes highly recommended across the board, and the gas fuelled Spirit Classic is a great option for those looking for a compact gadget. This product has two burners, which can be controlled separately for different temperatures, and a warming rack, making it perfect for young couples and families looking for their first BBQ. It’s also super easy to clean with its porcelain-coated cooking grates.
Best for…a punch of flavour
Flamemaster Kettle 18-Inch BBQ, £52.50
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A charcoal BBQ promises a punch of flavour in your cooking, guaranteed to impress the whole family. This Flamemaster Kettle is designed to not only give a tasty finish on your meat and vegetables with its lid locking technology, but it also has an insert for a pizza oven if you’re torn between a BBQ and a pizza oven. The best part about this gadget is that you can use both functions at the same time, keeping everyone happy all night long. This BBQ is a fantastic choice for families. It’s easy to manoeuvre and is a good size for any garden.
This tabletop model champions versatility and flexibility, a perfect garden accessory for summer cooking or a must-have for a weekend away. The portable Weber Smokey Joe is a lightweight BBQ with some great features. Don’t be fooled by the size of this gadget, it’s small and mighty and features a steel cooking grate, a steel charcoal grate for aeration, a briquette measuring cup and ahandy tuck and carry lid.
Best for…BBQ royalty
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This all-singing all-dancing BBQ has gained a gold rating by Real Homes. It combines classic charcoal BBQ cooking with a smoker, using air-flow technology to maintain the temperature for precise cooking every time. It’s easy to clean, and even has an option to bake with its big green egg like lid. An investment in al fresco dining, this BBQ is perfect for both compact and large gardens.
Whether you are a new Miller Homes owner and spending your first summer in your new home or your looking for inspiration for your existing garden, choosing the right BBQ for your home and family can reap the rewards year round.
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