What To Look For in a Gas BBQs
Finding the best gas BBQ will depend on how many people you want to feed. A cooking area of around 50 x 50 cm is perfect for 4 – 6 people. For bigger gatherings, a rectangular range with an area of around 70 x 40 cm will work well.
The number of burners is also worth considering. A BBQ with 1 – 2 burners will feed a maximum of 4 people. 3 – 6 burners are best for bigger ranges. They give you the flexibility to cook various foods simultaneously. Choose a BBQ with an additional side burner if you also want to cook sauces, fry onions, or boil veg!
If manoeuvrability is important to you, you should choose a BBQ under 20 kg. Many of the best gas BBQs will be fitted with castor wheels and brakes, making them a lot easier to move. Extra features such as side shelves, under-grill storage and a built-in thermometer are worth looking out for, as they make cooking easier.
There are some BBQs that make tidying up more straight-forward as well. If you don’t want to mess around after dinner, you might want to look for a BBQ with dividable griddle trays, made from stainless steel. These often fit right in the dishwasher and save a lot of work.
I’ve chosen the Fire Mountain 3 Burner Gas Barbecue as my top choice. This large BBQ has a sleek steel appearance, 63 x 42 cm cooking area and will feed up to 10 people. It starts with piezo ignition and features three powerful burners that provide 36,000 BTU overall.
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