July 26, 2021

Zaika

Livingston

The Hot List: Get fired up for National BBQ Month with grills and more

3 min read
Get grilling, people (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

June means one thing: It’s barbecue time, baby.

While the next few weeks look like a washout, what says British BBQ season like a spot of rain?

And besides, we’re sure the sun will come out tomorrow… or the day after… or next week.

So, it’s high time you got your BBQ set-up sorted.

Other than your cooking essentials, we’ve rounded up everything you need for the perfect grill, including kindling, drinks, and even dessert.

Ventura Speziale Multi-fuel Oven

Italian job

Rustle up a classic Margherita in the garden with this chic pizza oven, which can run on wood or gas. It’s light and portable, too.

Buy it for £345 from Home Pizza Ovens

Citrus Squeeze Bottle Opener

Lemon aid

Crack open the drinks with this cute, lemon wedge, bottle opener. Our pick of the bunch.

Buy it for £8 from Anthropologie

Kiln Dried Hardwood Kindling

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Power up the pizza oven with this kiln-dried hardwood kindling, sourced from British woodlands and dried using waste heat.

Buy it for £8.99 from Kind Wood

Strykk Cans

Can-do attitude

Ready-to-drink cans are our BBQ go-to and these zero-alcohol alternatives — including Not R*m & Cola and Not G*n & Tonic varieties — are spot on for designated drivers or a mid-week soiree, minus that morning-after feeling.

Buy it for £12 (6 cans, mixed) from Strykk

String Shelving Galvanised Outdoor Configurable System

Take a shelfie (Picture: Marcus Lawett)

Take your BBQ bash to the next level by stashing bowls, glasses and condiments on this galvanised metal, outdoor shelving system.

Prices start at £42.50 from Utility

Foolproof BBQ by Genevieve Taylor (Quadrille)

Licence to grill

This new barbecue bible is filled with mouthwatering recipes using supermarket ingredients and a standard kettle BBQ.

Buy it for £12.99 from Waterstones

Argos Home Deluxe Charcoal Rectangle Steel party BBQ

Wheelie good (Picture: Geoffrey Pickles)

Party people, this BBQ on wheels is for you. With a very hot price tag, it features two adjustable cooking grills and handy shelves for stashing your buns and BBQ bits.

Buy it for £65 from Argos

Lotus Grill BBQ in Green with Free Lighter Gel & Charcoal

Hot stuff (Picture: Frank Sobieray)

This rapid heat-up charcoal grill is ready to cook in minutes.

Buy it for £139.99 from Season

Classic Indoor-Outdoor Bean Bag

Sink in

Never under estimate the joy of kicking back on a slouchy beanbag; this classic style boasts water-resistant fabric so is a hero buy for BBQ season.

Buy it for £44.99 from Bean Bag Bazaar

Kirkton House Drinks Bucket

Bucket list

Keep bottles and cans super-chilled in this drinks trug made from hammered aluminium with a metallic finish. Very cool.

Buy it for £19.99 from Aldi

Gimme S’more Brownie

Gimme S’more Brownie
Join the brownies (Picture: Karen Thomas)

Wow your guests with this deliciously gooey, chocolate brownie slab — the ultimate sweet treat for every BBQ this summer.

Buy it for £4.50 from Marks & Spencer. In store only

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