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Asda Kettle Barbeque

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Brand: Asda / Fuel Type: Coal / Type: Barbecue

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      17.08.2012 13:59

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      Good for summer

      This is the perfect BBQ if you want a quick solution to your money problems in the summer. Not everyone has enough for a big fancy gas BBQ when they want a few burgers.

      It was relatively easy to assemble, as the instructions were simple and easy to read. It took around 10 minutes to put up.

      I got one of these last year and I've never wanted another one. You just throw the coal on an hour before you want to put food on and it's ready.

      As long as you keep it clean and out of the rain in our horrible British weather, it shouldn't rust and will last for as long as you want it. Through winter mine lived in the shed, but when it was time to use it again, all it needed was a quick wipe over.

      For a small BBQ, you can fit quite a lot on and keep a party of 20 happy all night long. As long as you remember to put it out when you're done with it, the hot coals won't damage it.

      The BBQ will last for as long as you look after it for.

      I would thoroughly recommend this product if you're happy with an average BBQ without the trimmings.

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      18.04.2012 18:27
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      We picked up 1 of these from Asda last summer. We love bbq's and although the weather up in Scotland is never all that good we can have the odd nice day and my garden is a suntrap so any excuse and I will happily fire the bbq up. We have never invested in an all singing and dancing bbq - just a cheap and cheerful one does us since I can probably count on both hands the amount of bbq's we get round to having over the summer. I hope to have more this year. It is usually just me and hubby that eat from the bbq or perhaps we will have a couple of people over so a huge surface area isn't really needed - once your food is off just chuck a few more things on it and that is fine.

      I think we paid £15 for this and it was on offer I believe. I would say that this will sell for perhaps around the £20 or a bit less. No doubt this will pop up in the shop soon enough.

      There isn't much to this. Just a half circle which has the Grill over it, so you put the Charcol below the grill as normal. This stands on a few legs and it doesn't seem to be the sturdiest thing. I wondered if the legs were on tight enough and they were as tight as they could go. Still this has always stood up without toppling. The annoying thing is that this doesn't have space to clip your utensils onto it so I have to keep putting my Tools onto the table when I am preparing Food, but it's not that big a problem.

      This seems to cook the food quick enough. Since this isn't the largest area then it's not as if you have the heat all over the place. Since it is quite well contained then the Heat stays hot and this will cook any Meat quick enough. I've never counted how long this takes to cook Sausages and Burgers but it's alright.

      A good bbq that is cheap enough and does the job it is meant to do.

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        11.06.2010 10:53
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        Good for small gatherings

        I love Barbeques, and am often trying new models/styles - ranging from the disposable BBQ through to brick built barbeques that a few South African friends have built in their gardens. However my favourite personal style is the Kettle BBQ as the lid and ventilation holes allow you to have so much control over the temperature. This takes away some of the science of knowing exactly when certain products should be put on the barbie, and gives you more freedom in your cooking.
        I am not too sure why they are called kettle barbeques, but essentially this style is round with a lid, held up off the ground by it's own four legs, so the cooking grill will be about waist height on most. This barbeque has dimensions of H63 x W50 x D85cm, so the grill area is of a suitable size to cook for up to six people. This is based on my style of BBQ cooking where I cook rounds of food, such as burgers and sausages, then a round of kebabs, then the chicken and ribs etc etc, if you are someone that likes to cook everything at once, then this will probably feed a family of 4 provided you get a lot of coal to cover the bottom.
        The BBQ base is black as it the handy shelf about 5 inches off the floor which is handy for keeping plates / food to be cooked etc. The legs and lid are silver, but this looks like it might lose some of it's nice shiny appearance if left out overnight for too long.
        There are handles on either side of the bbq, which mean you can (carefully) move the BBQ so you are always cooking in the sun - it is also handy to be able to hang the tongs over the handles.
        I never spend too much time cleaning BBQs - I just take out the ask and scrape down the grill. This is as the heat is so intense every time you fire it up that any germs will be obliterated, but for those of you that like to scrub down the bbq after use, the shiny surfaces do look quite easy to wipe clean, provided you do this regularly and not once grease has baked on for 3 or 4 sessions.
        Overall a very good bit of kit for small BBQs, and a bargain at £20

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        04.08.2000 22:08
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        We preiously at our old house had a brick bbq built (which was fantastic), but moving into a new house it wasnt high on our list of priorities especially with a small baby. So we've recently bought a kettle bbq from ASDA. What a fantastic buy, it heats really well with none of those annoying problems of only seeming to heat in one place and the added advantage of a lid with vents means it cuts down on a lot of smoke. It was also incredibly easy to clean, took about 5 minutes maximum.

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