Everybody loves a summer barbecue. Getting together with family and friends to share food in the sunshine is what summer is all about. But selecting the best barbecue for your needs takes a little thought. Here are some tips.

How to Choose the Right Barbecue

When considering which barbecue is right for you there are some basic questions that you need to answer.

  1. How many people are you going to be cooking for?
    • All barbecues have a defined cooking area. The bigger the area the more burgers, bangers and steaks you can get onto the grill.
    • If you are only ever cooking for 2 people you only need a small BBQ.
  2. How often will you use your barbecue?
    • If you anticipate using your BBQ frequently then it’s worth investing in a suitable model.
    • If you expect to use your barbecue only occasionally then a cheaper, portable barbecue would be a good choice.
  3. Do you want to use your barbecue away from home?
    • You might like to take your barbecue on camping trips, picnics or maybe visits to the beach. In which case you will need a portable model that will comfortably fit in your car.
  4. Do you need a gas barbecue or a charcoal barbecue?
    • Gas barbecues use propane gas to provide instant heat, often with simply push-button ignition.
    • Gas barbecues are very low maintenance.
    • Charcoal barbecues take some time to reach the required cooking temperature.
    • But Charcoal based BBQs create that classic barbecued appearance and taste.

Hopefully these barbecue buying tips will help you make the right selection for your BBQ needs.


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