Find the Right BBQ for You

Find the Right BBQ for You

    The Key Considerations when choosing a BBQ

    How much outdoor space do you have?
    It is important to choose a BBQ that fits functionally in the outdoor space that you have. For example, if you have a small patio or balcony, you may choose a more compact option such as a Charcoal Kettle Grill or a Gas BBQ with only one or two burners.
    How many people do you plan to cook for?
    Another important consideration when purchasing a BBQ is to determine how many people you will need to cook for. If you plan on hosting large groups consisting of eight people or more, a Gas BBQ with three or even four burners may be the best option for you.
    What is the difference between a Charcoal BBQ and a Gas BBQ?
    Charcoal BBQs provide your food with a smokier BBQ flavour, however, Gas BBQs allow much more temperature control. This highlights that Charcoal and Gas BBQs each have their own unique features and benefits, many of which are outlined in further detail below.

    Charcoal BBQs

    • As briefly mentioned, a key benefit of Charcoal BBQs is that they provide that authentic smoky flavour to your food. The smell of grilled food and the warmth provided by the crackling of the charcoals help to create a relaxing ambience.
    • Charcoal BBQs do require a certain level of patience, as it takes time for the charcoals to heat up, however the tasty results make it worth it.
    • A key benefit of charcoal BBQs, such as the Oscar Charcoal 43cm Kettle Grill BBQ, is that they tend to have a compact design. This makes them suitable for a variety of outdoor living spaces, such as small patios and balconies, and makes them easy to store when not in use, such as during the winter months.

    Gas BBQs

    • In contrast to Charcoal BBQs, one of the key benefits of Gas BBQs is that you can start cooking immediately, as you don’t have to wait for the charcoal to heat up. Clean-up afterwards is made easy with no charcoal ash to dispose of and the presence of easy to remove grease trays.
    • Gas BBQs come in a variety of sizes. Some are small and compact, making them suitable for small outdoor living spaces, while others are large, enabling you to cook for a large group of people simultaneously. Among the wide variety of Gas BBQs available, are portable and lightweight BBQs, which include the Sahara Storm 2 Burner Semi-Portable Gas BBQ, that are ideal for cooking food on the go, such as during family camping trips.
    • Another key benefit of Gas BBQs is that many of them are equipped with multiple burners, such as the Weber Spirit II E-210 GBS Gas BBQ. These burners can be individually controlled which enables you to cook a variety of different foods at the same time.

    View our full range of Charcoal and Gas BBQs here.

    From charcoal to utensils, at Co-Op Superstores we have all of the BBQ Accessories that you could need for the perfect BBQ experience. We also have a range of FloGas products available at all 26 Co-Op Superstores locations across Munster.

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