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Is a gas or charcoal BBQ right for you?

If you’re unsure whether to choose a charcoal or gas BBQ, here’s a handy guide.

Charcoal BBQs

For many, the main advantage of cooking over charcoal is the distinctive smoky flavour you can drive into food, particularly proteins, when cooking over such a high heat. Once the lid is closed, you’re adding smoke and intensifying the heat, so a charcoal BBQ is a great choice if you love the dark, smoky taste of BBQ ribs, blackened corn and spicy chicken wings.

There are numerous options at the budget end of the market, but for true BBQ afficionados, it’s hard to beat a Kamado Joe Classic II Grill BBQ. This robustly constructed, kettle-style BBQ is designed to pull air through the coals and is perfect for smoking, grilling or roasting. This is an old school, US-style BBQ that really delivers on flavour.

If you want more direct temperature control, then an excellent choice would be the Gravity Series™ 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker. You can set the temperature on a digital control panel, and this ingenious BBQ will maintain the temperature for you.

Gas BBQs

Gas BBQs offer a cooking experience much more like your kitchen hob, and they’re convenient, cleaner and easier to control. Ready in a few minutes, there’s no waiting around for coals to heat up, although it is more of a challenge to get the quintessential smoky BBQ taste when cooking over gas.

If you’re a fan of Supremo Palermo garden furniture, you won’t be surprised to learn that the Supremo BBQ collection offers a choice of up to six burner grills, perfect if you entertain larger groups and are likely to host a BBQ more regularly. The sleekly designed units feature practical storage shelves and a useful warming rack.

Whichever style of BBQ you choose, you’ll soon be enticing your guests with delicious aromas and flavourful alfresco delights.

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