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If you're browsing for a new, state-of-the-art grilling machine ahead of a busy summer, you've come to the right place! OnBuy's extensive selection of gorgeous charcoal BBQs is where you'll find a comprehensive range of various sizes, shapes and styles, designed to complement any garden, patio or terrace. Choose yours and prepare for a season of fantastic alfresco feasts today!
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Bank holidays and long summer afternoons aren’t complete if there isn’t a BBQ on the go; the smell of bangers, burgers, veggie chicken, and perhaps the occasional corn on the cob grilling away is iconic. So, are you ready to get sizzling this season? Don’t worry if you’re not, or if your current equipment isn't up to scratch - OnBuy has got you covered! Unearth great deals and find the best charcoal BBQs in the UK, to stylishly slot into your outdoor space, today!
The main reason many people select charcoal BBQs over alternatives, is for that deep, unique flavour they give your food - something, they argue, can’t be replicated by the convenience of a gas model. That’s why it’s favoured by serious barbecuers around the world, from Britain to Brisbane. Go for a large charcoal barrel BBQ and be the host with the most this summer, or opt for a small, portable charcoal BBQ if you prefer grilling on the go - just ensure you’re well-stocked with charcoal and have all the right tools for the job!
Do charcoal BBQs produce a better flavour?
If you ask BBQ perfectionists, they will tell you that a charcoal BBQ is the only way to go if you want that authentic, smoky flavour. There’s a reason that the smell of a charcoal BBQ grill has become so iconic in the summer - you just can’t beat it! Charcoal-barbecued food gets that flavour when the juices from the food fall on the glowing coals below, and burst into wafts of smoky heaven that envelop and permeate your feast. There are some who claim gas BBQs can live up to the high standards of charcoal, but a lot of foodies are yet to be convinced.
Plus, with a charcoal BBQ, the food is going to taste all the better for the effort you have put into nurturing it, getting the coals to the perfect temperature to ensure your burgers cook brilliantly without burning. It will serve as the perfect reward - alongside an ice-cold drink - for a job well done as you soak up the admiration of your party guests long into the evening!
Are there any other benefits to charcoal grills over gas alternatives?
If the flavour wasn’t enough to convince you, there are more positives - the most notable one being the price difference. Gas BBQs can be quite a lot more expensive due to the extra durability and safety features they need, whereas charcoal BBQs only need to support the weight and heat of the coals (plus whatever you’re cooking). For the same reason, they’re also a lot more portable as they don’t have all that extra weight to drag around. Though you may have to light the BBQ a little earlier when using charcoals, at least you can store and dig it out a lot more easily.
Charcoal BBQs are also easy to maintain, as there aren’t many parts that need tending to or are costly to replace. Plus, they burn hotter than gas, giving you that deliciously crispy layer on the outside of your meat - bonus!