Believe it or not, the summer is still here. I know, I was surprised to hear it too but apparently, there have been occasions in the last few weeks when the sun has poked its head above the clouds.
Of course, the British summer is never one that you depend on so when it does appear, it’s a good idea to have everything ready, on stand-by, to make the most of it.
Of course, one of the best ways to make the most of summer’s fleeting visit is with a barbeque, which makes having a good “barbie”, some firelighters and a plentiful supply of charcoal locked away in the shed, just ready to be wheeled out at the first sign of clear sky,
Of course, the world of BBQ’s has many Brits split down the middle. On the one hand, you have those who simply insist that their BBQ comes hitched up to a gas supply for ease and perfection. Others (myself included) consider the very thought of a gas barbeque to go against the sheer principle of outdoor cooking – that it simply isn’t a proper BBQ unless you have fought endlessly to get the charcoal lit, sat there, eyes watering from smoke, carefully tending to each burger, wing, kebab and any drinks that might also be to hand.
Today however, no matter which camp you’re in, there is a BBQ to suit. Even the traditional “half barrel” BBQ has developed into something that will not only create a fantastic feast but will also look great in your garden as the focal point of your party.
The classic kettle barbeque has also evolved into both a functional and stylish addition to any garden, with this portable 14in kettle BBQ perfect for sharing an evening outdoors with a small group of friends of that special someone.
For those of you with more hungry families to feed, this 19in BBQ from celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson, complete with side tables, is ideal for cooking up a wide variety of treats.
If you are looking for something a little more discreet and chic, don’t worry. That’s right, even the most traditional cooking methods have had the “designer” treatment, which brings us to this contemporary outdoor fireplace, idea for cooking or for snuggling around the fire on those late evenings!
Of course, if you prefer to go with gas, this Stainless steel two burner gas grill has everything that you need to throw a great summer party but if you really want to impress the neighbours, Anthony Worrall Thompson has come up with a fantastic five burner gas grill – the ultimate deluxe BBQ!
So what are you waiting for? This summer isn’t going to last forever and with a Bank Holiday just around the corner, get yourself a fantastic BBQ before that sunshine is gone for good!