Best BBQ Kit of 2016

As the sun begins to shine and barbecue season approaches you will need all the right tools to become King of the Grill!

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the grass is getting greener. All of which means only one thing: it is time to barbecue. In our ancestors’ six million years on this earth, we have never found a better way of celebrating the beauty of the British summertime than the union of meat and flames.

Luckily, this summer there are some unbelievable products on the market to aid you in throwing the best barbecue you have ever thrown. With such a variety of grills out there – charcoal, gas, fitted, portable – finding just the right one can take all the fun out of the experience. But, never fear, we have done all the legwork for you and selected the best of the bunch.

Thou shalt be crowned King of the Grill!

NAPOLEON LE3 GAS BBQ

Take your barbecuing up a notch, with the stainless steel construction of the Napoleon LE3. It features a large grill with three stainless steel burners for complete cooking control, an infrared rear burner and an infrared side burner, or ‘sizzle zone’, which give out very high temperatures – perfect for searing steaks and achieving those perfect grill lines we have all seen in the adverts. It literally is like an AGA for your garden, but modernised and hi-tech. Truly impressive.

All this points to the fact this beast is not just for casually charring a few burgers. Its built-in rear burner allows rotisserie cooking and the added side burner means you can cook up sauces to baste with.

Its sear plates protect the burners from fat dripping directly on to the flame, thus reducing food-charring flareups. Its hood allows accurate control over the internal heat, when down, via the built-in temperature gauge.

Gadget lovers will also appreciate the backlit control knobs and halogen lights, which will keep you grilling well into the night. Real gadget lovers will also be keen to know the Napoleon boasts an impressive 75,750 BTU (British Thermal Unit) output!

Price: £999.99

Where: napoleongrills.co.uk

KAMADO JOE CLASSIC

If you ever wished you could have a versatile charcoal barbecue that sounds like it is named after a cowboy, and can do more than just grill, then the Kamado Joe Classic 18” allows you to grill, sear and smoke, and has a multi-level cooking surface so you can cook raw meats and grill your veggies at the same time.

With a thermometer, locking wheels and a slide-out ash drawer, Kamado Joe have thought of all those little annoyances often found in authentic charcoal barbecues – and fixed them.

So, get grilling and enjoy the ride, cowboy.

Price: £849

Where: bbqland.co.uk

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