When you imagine yourself camping or caravanning most of us think about a BBQ. It might be a fully cooked breakfast you like in a morning. Maybe you like a lunchtime burger cook out. It could even be a tasty evening stir fry accompanied by spring rolls. In this blog we will take a closer look at a variety of portable barbecues, both charcoal and gas. Which would you choose?
Argos Home Charcoal Portable Round BBQ
The Argos portable BBQ offers outstanding value and a great alternative to buying disposable trays. Cheerful, bright and surprisingly light – you won’t need to worry too much about payload. The BBQ weighs in at 2kg and is kettle barbecuing at its simplest. Just fill with charcoal bricks, light and grill. The cooking surface isn’t huge but it will cater for two or three people. The legs give plenty of clearance from the ground, which means that this can also safely double as a table-top barbecue.
How Much: £12.50 Argos
Cadac Safari Chef 2
You don’t often hear of a negative BBQ experience with a Cadac. The Safari Chef is an entire cooking system in one small, portable grill, this is a brilliant addition to your camping kitchen. You build it in layers – starting with the gas-powered burner on its tripod stand first, followed by a tray and finally the grill that fits on top. It comes with a griddle insert and a smooth grill option. Both surfaces provide the ability to griddle, fry and sauté. The lid doubles as a cooking pot and there’s a pot stand included for boiling a kettle. It weighs just under 4kg, which makes it suitable for most campers. The Safari comes in a handy case, ideal for keeping it clean and packed away. It is available in a high and low-pressure version, depending on the gas canisters you prefer to use.
How Much: £117 Go Outdoors
Weber Smokey Joe Premium
This small grill from industry leaders Weber feels like it will endure years of camping trips. Weber are an established and respected BBQ provider. The Smokey Joe is a simple, no-nonsense design. It’s basically a deep bowl for charcoal with a grill on top and an adjustable vent in the lid, which helps control how much smoky flavour you give your cooking. Weber’s famed premium barbecues cost over £1000, this is a budget-friendly way to own your own Weber.
How Much: £79.99 Weber Site
Cobb Premium Gas
South African Cobb offer tough and durable BBQ’s fuelled by gas or charcoal. This offering is light, easy to use and dependable. It takes up limited space – around 50cm in width, height and length – and gets up to heat quickly. It is perfect for BBQ’s on your pitch with a few friends or family members. At 5kg, it’s heavier than some of its competitors. The only drawback is that the real potential of Cobb’s cooking system comes with its many accessories, for example, the pizza stone and the frying pan. The added extras could soon push the price up beyond the means of many.
How Much: £199.99 Compass24
Keep an eye out for......
Colapz are also on a mission to introduce a collapsible BBQ which not only saves space, but is cool looking, weighs very little and performs like a dream! It will not be easy competing with these established BBQ brands, but we are keen to include a BBQ that compliments our current range of products and as customers look to expand their collection of Colapz products. Here is a sneak preview.....