All BBQs sold by BillyOh are built to last. We have a wide range of BBQs for sale to choose from, whether it be a gas BBQ, portable BBQ, kettle BBQ, barrel BBQ, or traditional barrel charcoal barbecue grill that follows the design of a classic American barbecue smoker. Our gas-fired grills that have a number of different burner options to suit all needs. We also provide Combi BBQ for those who want to blend traditional and modern styles of outdoor cooking.

Our ranges are offered at prices that do not break wallets. Pick the barbecue grill or bbq accessories that best suit your preferences and match your needs. Whether you’re cooking for big gatherings or a simply family lunch, there’s always a BillyOh barbecue for your garden!

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The Definitive BBQ Guide

How to choose the best barbecue for you?

How to choose the best barbecue for you?

Brits love good BBQs and with the right choice of a barbecue grill, you can make it BBQ season all year round. Whether you cook on it every night or just special occassions with your friends and family, here are few tips and things to look out for when making your choice.

Where will you use your barbecue?

Most gas and charcoal grills are designed to be used on a hard surface, such as the patio.

If you want to use your barbecue on a lawn make sure the model you buy is high-quality and won’t topple over in an extreme weather.

What's on the menu?

Chopping and snagging always go down well, but you can find BBQ recipes designed for baking, roasting and smoking, with extra features like side burners and rotisseries.

Comparisons

Gas barbecues

Gas BBQs

Cooking with gas grills gives your food a delicious slow grilled flavor. Fueled by propane, you can get the barbecue you've always wanted.

Gas barbecues

Charcoal BBQs

A charcoal BBQ can give you a more authentic grilled flavor and cookout experience, usually fueled by lumpwood and briquettes for best results.

Gas barbecues

Portable BBQs

An easy to use type of BBQ that you can use on any type of surfaces. Whether you are going out for camping or family getaways.

Gas or Charcoal?

Gas barbecues

Gas BBQs

Gas barbecues

Charcoal BBQs

The primary decision includes how you need to cook your BBQ: over gas or charcoal. Your financial plan might make your mind up for you, as gas machines are costly than charcoal grills.

Charcoal grills require more time to get going as the embers should be hot to cook the BBQ appropriately, although if you invest in a chimney starter you can speed up the cooking in 10-20 minutes. Additionally, charcoal grills offer distinctive and authentic taste of grilled meats and sausages. On the other hand, gas grills allow you to begin cooking very quickly. As the temperature is regulated, gas tends to cook more uniformly than charcoal. On some machines with multiple burners, you can cook BBQ at diverse temperatures.

Hooded or Flatbed?

Hooded

Hooded

Flatbed

Flatbed

If you love cooking on a open bed watching your meat cook to perfection, tongs in hand then a flat bed might be your best choice for cooking those classical BBQ meals. However if you enjoy slow cooking grilling or even rotisserie style meat then a hooded BBQ would be your best choice. A hooded BBQ would be best if you wanted to cook all year round as you can cook, bake and grill.

Number of Burners

If you’re catering for a family (up to six people) a two-burner gas or medium-sized charcoal barbecue should be the perfect for you.

But for larger gatherings, parties and and summer getaways you might want to consider a three to six-burner gas model - the grills are bigger so you can cook more food in one go.

Basic Features of Barbecues

Barbecue Grills

Barbecue Grills

The grill is the metal surface that you simply cook your on food by applying heat directly from below.

Porcelain-(enamelled grills)

Porcelain-(enamelled grills)

Same as a normal barbecue grill, but have been coated in a layer of hardened glass.

Warming racks

Warming Racks

A warming rack is a portion of the grill usually positioned above the main grill where you put your grilled meals right after cooking.

Lids

Lids

Lids are used to protect your barbecue from elements that may damage your grill.

Hoods

Hoods

Hoods are being used to retain heat to cook your barbecue quickly than the normal grilling.

Temperature indicator

Temperature Gauges

A temperature indicator is used to check the temperature when the lid is closed when cooking.

Storage shelves and racks

Storage shelves and racks

A portion of the barbecue where you place your dishes, bottles, utensils and barbecue tools.

Gas barbecue features

High spec gas BBQs are a very popular and convenient option for outdoor cooking if charcoal grillers are not what you have in mind, but it has the fact that cooking on a gas grill does not create an authentic flavor unlike charcoal fueled variants.

Griddles

Griddles

Cooking griddle is a metal plate on a gas garbecue that's heated to your preferred temperature which offers versatile cooking.

Side Burners

Side Burners

Some gas barbecues have small burners at the side, which can be used to cook your sauces while grilling.

Fat Collector

Fat Collector

A fat collector is used to collect the barbecue fat that is usually placed beneath the burner.

Lava rocks and vapouriser bars

Lava rocks and vapouriser bars

High spec gas grillers usually have lava rocks or vapouriser bars to help you add a chargrilled flavour to your food by evaporating the fat and meat juices dripping below the grill.

Charcoal barbecue features

An ash collector ensures that your cooking session will stay clean and free from any dirt.

Grill Flaps

Grill Flaps

Some top of the line charcoal grills have flaps for adding more charcoal, but make sure to use gloves to open them because the handles can get very hot.

Air Vents

Air Vents

Air vents on charcoal barbecues simply help control the temperature while grilling.

Ash Collector

Ash Collector

With ash and grease as by-products, barbecuing can be a messy business - especially when it comes to cleaning.

Moving and storing features

Wheels and handles

Wheels and handles

Wheels and handles makes is easier than ever to move around your barbecue grill without the usual hassle. Most have two wheels so you can lift and wheel it from the opposite end. Prepare for an unforgettable, hassle-free cookout!

Barbecue Covers

Barbecue Covers

If you are planning to keep your barbecue in your garden, it's worth buying a a high-quality barbecue cover to protect it from unwanted elements that may cause damage to your BBQ grill.

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Barbecues: Tips for the Perfect Barbecue

Barbecuing is more popular than ever, worldwide. What could be better than friends and family gathered round the barbecue enjoying mouthwatering delights prepared perfectly. Today, we’ll explore tips and tricks on all things barbecue—including keeping you and your guests safe, money saving tips, preparing effectively so you can enjoy your barbecue, and serving up great new recipes for your guests to try. Let’s get started!... Click here for more

Barbecuing is more popular than ever, worldwide. What could be better than friends and family gathered round the barbecue enjoying mouthwatering delights prepared perfectly. Today, we’ll explore tips and tricks on all things barbecue—including keeping you and your guests safe, money saving tips, preparing effectively so you can enjoy your barbecue, and serving up great new recipes for your guests to try. Let’s get started!

Fire Up the BBQ

Whether you have chosen a charcoal or gas barbecue, lighting the barbecue before your guests arrive is key to a successful gathering. Depending on your BBQ menu, you’ll need 15 to 25 minutes to heat up the barbecue. You’ll want to achieve a temperature appropriate for the foods you are preparing because a properly-heated barbecue will prevent sticking and sear meats for flavourful caramelisation whilst keeping them moist and juicy. By heating the grill prior to your event, your guests will be greeted by that delightful, inviting BBQ aroma when they arrive.

Mise en Place

Mise en Place (meez ahn plahs) simply means “to put in place” and for your barbecue, it means having your ingredients prepared before your guests arrive and the cooking begins. Have everything you need ready—clean grill, fuel handy, food prepped, cooking and serving accoutrements accessible, table set and beverages in place. This allows you to enjoy your guests even whilst barbecuing and means your guests can enjoy your barbecued cuisine as soon as it comes off the BBQ.

Organisation and Safety

Have your work space designed for safety and efficiency whilst preparing your meal. You want multiple utensils and platters for each food being prepared to avoid cross-contamination. Keep raw foods separate from cooked as well. You will also want to determine how much food you can cook at one time on your BBQ and plan accordingly to keep the food coming and your guests happy.

Stay Put

As the barbecue chef of the day, you’ll need to stay with your grill whilst cooking for safety’s sake and to ensure the presentation of delicious food to your guests. Don’t worry; you’ll have plenty of company as your guests offer their favourite BBQ tips and tales whilst you are grilling. Listen to advice, but always remember—no continual flipping, poking, and prodding of your main course.

Select the Best Ingredients

When barbecuing, beginning with the freshest ingredients delivers on the promise of scrumptious barbecue bites for you and your guests. Seasonal vegetables (apples, peaches, plums, corn, squash, and tomatoes) are the best choice to complement your barbecued meats, poultry, seafood, or tofu.

Spice it Up

Salt and pepper are a must for virtually all barbecue entrees. Keep in mind that marinades infuse flavour and can tenderise your barbecue proteins. If marinating overnight, don’t add salt (pepper is okay). You’ll want to add salt just before the cooking begins for best flavour.

No Chill on the Grill

Bring your meat, poultry, fish, tofu, or vegetables to room temperature before the barbecuing begins. Foods that hit the BBQ too cold will likely burn outside before the center is cooked. The warmer the center of the food is, the better the heat distribution, resulting in perfectly-cooked food.

Temperature Under Control

Always be aware of your barbecue’s temperature in relation to the food you are cooking. You want to allow for even cooking and on your BBQ, this means using racks for food that needs a lower temperature and less exposure to the grilling flames.

Done Yet?

To be sure your protein is fully cooked, an instant read thermometer is your best choice. If you don’t have one hand, you can use the knife method for meats and poultry—inserting the knife for a small cut to the bone—fully-cooked proteins will release clear juices. For fish, do the flake test. When the fish flakes when touched with a fork, it’s ready to eat.

Resting

Not you, of course, but the meat you’ve cooked. Rest your meat on a tray or platter, tent it with foil for ten minutes allowing the juices to redistribute and giving you and your guests juicy, tender protein to enjoy!

A Final Word on Marinades

If you splurged on a wonderful organic cut of meat, then all you need to do is barbecue it with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a fantastic barbecued dish. On the other hand, if you have simply purchased an average cut from the local grocery, you’ll want to add a flavourful marinade. Adding flavour as well as tenderising and marinating will make your average protein seem more extraordinary. As mentioned above, if marinating overnight, you’ll want to omit salt, as well as lemon, lime, and pineapple juices that can break the protein down more than needed.

Ready, Set, Barbecue!

Now that we’ve covered the BBQ basics, you are all set to barbecue delectable meals for your friends and family. Here are some additional tips to help you as you explore the wonderful world of barbecuing.

Bon Appetit!

If you love being outdoors and firing up the barbecue grill on a sunny day, make sure you’ve got the perfect griller for your outdoor meals with your friends and family. Whether you prefer a modern, easy-to-use gas BBQ or a traditional coal BBQ to give you that well-loved, authentic BBQ taste, we’ve got it covered, giving you a wide range of choice and large variety to browse through. For superb quality and value for money, make sure you check out the BillyOh range. Available in a wide range of sizes, prices, and featuring various cooking methods. For all your grilling needs and more, there's a BillyOh product for you!