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      19.05.2012 20:31
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      A simple but useful item for BBQ time.

      As soon as we get the hint of sun or brightness my husband wants to get the BBQ out, despite having a perfectly adequate full size BBQ in the garage we often opt for a disposable, they are so easy and convenient and when there's just 2 of us its plenty big enough, but there's always the problem of where to put it while were cooking, the tin trays they come in get very hot making it impossible to stand on our wooden patio table so most of last year Mark just perched on the edge of the patio, this is alright but with 3 very inquisitive cats its not ideal, however on a trip to B&Q at the end of last summer we spotted this handy little disposable BBQ stand. It wasn't too expensive at approximately £5.00 so we bought one.

      The B&Q Core Disposable BBQ stand is made from metal and black in colour, it is very light, and measures approximately 50cm's high. the top which the disposable BBQ sits on just folds over and clips easily into place. The disposable BBQ then slots in the top. Once you have your disposable BBQ on the stand its really quite sturdy, of course you need to have it on level ground but we have found it doesn't wobble whilst using it and the BBQ feels secure.

      The BBQ stand isn't high enough to actually stand and cook but we sit on a patio chair and use it, much better than bending over or squatting on the edge of the patio.

      We used this BBQ stand several times earlier in the year when we had some decent weather and have been really pleased with it, The disposable BBQ stand is such a simple structure, it folds flat when not in use so it can be stored in a shed or garage very easily without taking up hardly any room, its also very light so you could easily hang it on the wall with a couple of hooks of you wanted to. The stand would also ideal for taking to the beach, on picnics or holidays. We took ours to friends one day when they were having a BBQ and were using a disposable as well as a regular sized BBQ, the stand easily filled into the boot of our car with no trouble at all.

      The B&Q Core Disposable BBQ Stand is made by Blooma, I'm not sure if this is a brand exclusive to B&Q or not but this is the only place I have ever seem them for sale. If you are a fan of disposable BBQ's either at home or when out and about then I would certainly recommend taking a look at this, it saves all that bending over whilst cooking and keeps the BBQ of the ground where, in our case, we have to keep the cats away. It's a basic stand and there's not a lot to it but it's a great idea and has made cooking on a disposable BBQ much better for us.

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        15.04.2012 18:39
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        A fantastic barbeque stand from B&Q.

        A couple of years ago we started camping a few times a year as well as holidaying abroad like we normally do. We like to go quite spur of the moment, ring a campsite book in and head off on the train. For this reason we like to try and travel light so we don't take lots of bulky cooking equipment with us (unless we are going with friends in the car) and one item that has been fantastic for us is this barbeque stand.

        We purchased our stand from B&Q a few years ago and I believe we paid somewhere around £5 or £6. This seemed a little bit expensive for a bit of metal but this has been a fantastic gadget for us so far and hopefully will continue to be in the future too.

        When the sun comes out I always want to have a barbeque and we do this quite a few times a year looking for any excuse (almost!) to have a barbeque with friends or family. Sometimes we want to go somewhere new (such as when we are camping) and don't want to have to go hunting for restaurants that are often expensive in the countryside. This makes a disposable barbeque and stand a fantastic idea. We are able to either take food with us in a cool box or find a supermarket and purchase what we need from there. This obviously saves us quite a lot of money and allows us to stay for longer for less money than if we were eating out constantly.

        This is quite a no frills product as they have kept it as lightweight as they can to keep it sturdy. There are no fancy extras with this but you really don't need any. This opens like a clothes horse really at a diagonal angle. This is very simple to open up and the clips are simple to use to keep everything sturdy and where it should be. Once opened you can just plonk your disposable barbeque down and you can begin using your barbeque and cooking up a feast. Once you have finished with this stand it takes just a few seconds to put back down again just by simply undoing the hook and then folding it down.

        This stand is lightweight and easy to use, well considering all you are using it for. The only downside to this is that it does become very hot when a barbeque is lit on it. This is obviously because the steel heats up and therefore you could burn yourself if you were to touch it so do be careful about that, particularly with small children and pets. We are always careful when we use this (as it's usually just adults only it's easier anyway) and we always leave it to cool for several hours before we fold it back down ready to go home or pack up for bedtime.

        Once you have left this to cool and folded it down you might want to wipe it over, particularly if packaging in a suitcase or putting in the boot of your car. You may get some charcoal residue on the stand so we always try and rinse ours with water and then rub it down with a towel or something similar (once it is cool).

        This stand has been fantastic for us. We have used it for camping trips and on days out to the park or the beach. This is a safe way to barbeque and avoid any damage to wildlife, landscape or property. We always try to be respectful to the environment where we can and we have used this on many occasions now with no problems at all. This stands up quite well on slightly uneven ground but is obviously best when stood on flat surfaces. The stand is lightweight so is not going to root everything to the ground but we always supervise our barbeques anyway, particularly when camping.

        This has been a fantastic purchase for us and has allowed us to have some wonderful barbeques without damaging our environment or having to cook our food right next to the floor.

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          15.04.2012 12:36
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          A really useful cheap bit of kit that makes barbecuing with a disposable barbecue much much easier.

          We've just recently had our first barbecue of the year (yay), and although we have a very nice Fire Mountain Pedastal Barbecue (reviewed back when we bought it), we invested in a few extra bits to go with it in a trip to B&Q. We got a Burger Grill a couple of extra tools, and a disposable BBQ and disposable BBQ stand (the latter two to be used together for the vegetarians who were coming!). This review is about the disposable barbecue stand which we bought.

          I have to say I love this stand. For something SO simple, it really has gone up my flagpole.

          When we have friends over for a barbecue, it's always made just a tad more awkward by the fact that one or two of our friends are vegetarian. Now obviously we want to cater for them just as much as everyone else, so we either get someone else to bring a barbecue along for us to borrow, or we use a disposable barbecue for their food to keep it away from the meat that goes on our main barbecue. The problem is, disposable barbecues come as foil trays which is fine... except where on earth do you put them? Normally in the past, we've had to sort of knock up a location for it last minute, but this time, when I went into B&Q I spotted this stand for £5. Now a fiver isn't a lot, and to be fair you don't get much for your money just a few bits of lightweight metal, but it does make life a whole heap easier trust me!

          The stand is dead simple when not in use it folds down flat like a folding garden chair, and to put it together you unfold the hinged bit in the middle of the legs, and clip the side bars through the holes for them and volia one stand ready to place your disposable barbecue tray on - well in sort of. Actually because the foil tray is slightly wider at the top than at the bottom it sits so that its' kind of cradled in the stand.

          Height wise it's a little shorter than our pedestal barbecue, but not much and it's a good sensible height for cooking at. I have to say at first I thought it might turn out to be a bit of a waste of money as it looks quite cheap and like it would be unstable but although it is fairly lightweight, and you do need to be careful of knocks if there are kids running around, it's actually reasonably stable once put up with disposable barbecue on it.

          There isn't really much more I can say about this other than if you use disposable barbecues regularly and never know where to put them for cooking then this is what you need. It's so simple but it really does make things easier.

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          10.04.2012 01:11

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          Easy to use compact table

          I like to use disposable BBQ's in the summer and the fact that they are an affordable alternative to those very expensive garden BBQ's  makes they a great choice for a garden party or small get together. 

          The only problem I have with disposable BBQ's is how incredibly hot the silver tray can become once the coals have been lit. We had an old computer desk in our back yard waiting to be collected so we decided to use it as a makeshift table for one of the disposable BBQ's. After an hour or so we could smell burning but it wasn't the lovely smell that comes from cooking on a BBQ of from the coals heating up. 

          It was the table burning! We moved the tray using some oven gloves. And The table looked like coal, it was heavily burned and scorched. So once that had happened we went out looking for a useful, safe alternative.  We found this one in B&Q and it only cost five pounds, so that ticked every box.

          But what is it?
          Well, it's a thin yet sturdy foldable metal stand. It Just opens like a deck chair by pulling the two edges apart. It has four thin legs and a simple top that I clip to hold in place. The legs look very unsteady but once it's placed on a flat surface it is surprisingly good at it's job. Now you can't go man handling it as it will topple over, but if to use it correctly it is a very handy, compact, safe tool to use.  Once I'm finished cooking the food I let the tray cool down, remove it from the stand, clip open the top and fold it flat. This stand can fit easily into the boot of the car making it great if you want to have a pick nick  somewhere or a BBQ anywhere other than your back yard.

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          14.07.2010 01:55
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          Handy for parties and picnics

          When you are out and about on family picnics and at parties during the summer time, nothing quite hits the spot like a BBQ. However you cannot just transport your full sized all singing all dancing BBQ out into the countryside or over to your friends house. So what you need is a good quality disposable BBQ.

          Once you have purchased your BBQ be it a mega sized party or family sized one, or a duo pack to cook meat on one BBQ and fish on the other, you need to consider where you are going to stand these BBQs. Of course its obvious that you will need to set them on a good level surface, but that can sometimes be a problem in itself. Once you have found a level area, you need to make sure its set up away from flammable surfaces etc. But what if there was a safer, easier way to set up your moveable feast?

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          Now thats where having a light and easily portable product like the B&Q Disposable Barbeque Stand comes into its own. We bought one of these as we felt it offered a really safe way to use the disposable foil BBQs that many shops sell. The BBQ stand allows for an easier and safer surface to stand your disposable BBQ tray on and at just £4.98 I think its a really well priced and handy item to buy.

          The stand is very plain looking with no fancy bits you don't need added. Its just a simple metal stand that you can fold up and down rather like a small clothes airer, without the racks for drying your clothes on. The BBQ stand is made of steel and then finished in a black powder coated effect, which looks neat and smart and should keep your BBQ well protected.

          We have found the stand simple to to transport and erect as all you need to do is open it out and then use the bent clips to secure the top of the stand firmly in place. When you do that the simple shape becomes nice and sturdy and ready for you to place your disposable BBQ on to it.

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          Once you have lit the BBQ do take care not to knock it or touch any of the parts as they will become hot during use. You need to take a BBQ cooking tool with you to turn the food as it cooks , which will also be used for serving up.

          When you have finished cooking, allow the disposable BBQ to cool for a while before attempting to remove it from the BBQ stand. Never touch either the stand or the BBQ unless you are certain everything has cooled down. For this purpose we always carry a large bottle of tap water, which we use to gently and slowly douse any still warm coals.

          As soon as you are certain that the BBQ and stand are cool enough to touch, you can remove the BBQ and dispose of it safely. You can then just unhook the top of the stand and it will easily fold flat for carrying or storage in the boot of your car.

          We usually give it a quick wipe down with a hand wipe or a baby wipe before putting it away, so that its clean and ready for its next day out and won't mark your hands or the car.

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          The stand is just high enough for you to keep your food and the lit BBQ safely off the ground when cooking. We have found it to be very useful and its easy to set up and put away too. I can recommend the stand as a safe place to stand you disposable BBQ on, but as with anything that involves hot coals, it does need to be supervised at all times when lit and should be handled wisely.

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          Q) How high does the stand, stand?
          A) Its approx 45.5cm high.

          Q) Whats it made of?
          A) Durable powder coated steel.

          Q) What colour is it?
          A) It comes in simple plain black.

          Q) How wide is it?
          A) Its approx 31cm wide

          Q) How long is it?
          A) Its approx 25cm long.

          Q) How much is it?
          A) Its £4.98.

          My rating for the stand is 4 stars as I feel that its a good product, but it could have perhaps been a little better if it had been slightly weighted towards the bottom of the stand for added stability.

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            05.07.2010 11:30
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            Saves You Kneeling On The Floor To Cook Your Sausages!!!

            We've got a mega expensive gas bbq that my dad brought when we moved house a couple of years ago, but because of the price of it he goes MAD when one of us uses it and doesn't clean it properly. I HATE cleaning it so that puts me off using the bbq even though I LOVE bbq food so this year I've been buying disposable bbqs to use.

            We've had this stand for years ever since we lived in our old house where the garden wasn't big enough for a proper sized gas bbq. It's made by B&Q and is especially made to rest your disposable bbqs on to save cooking on the floor. It stands about 1 metre high and the height is not adjustable because of the basic design of the stand, I think the height is just right actually because it means you can stand up the same as you would with a normal bbq or if you're sitting down it's not madly high so that you've got to keep getting up and down every time you want to check the food.

            The bbq stand is made of metal and is very basic looking, it does what it's made for and that's it. Most standard size disposable bbqs fit on the stand apart from an party sized bbq I brought from Sainsburys the other week because that one was too big.

            To put the bbq on you just open the stand up and rest the bbq on top, the foil tray part of the disposable bbq will have a lip and it's this that balances on the stand. The shape and weight of your bbq will keep the stand in position and it's deffo a lot more sturdy than it looks. One thing to remember is that you have to make sure it's on a flat surface, I've never had it collapse or anything like that but if the stand is on uneven ground then it will wobble a bit and that isn't very safe because even though disposable bbqs are only small if it fell over it could be mega dangerous. I don't know where Dooyoo got the photo from above but I deffo wouldn't want to use it on sand because the stand is nowhere near stable enough for that.

            I use ours on slabs because I know they're dead straight and there won't be any wobbling about, that's extra important if you've got kids running round because it makes me feel sick just thinking about a hot bbq falling on my little sister. I'm always big time careful with ANY bbqs when she's about and this stand always makes me a bit more paranoid but only because of how thin and weedy it looks and not because it's an accident waiting to happen or anything like that.

            Recommended..... costs about £3.00 from B&Q and worth every penny because it saves you having to cook on the floor and keep stooping down to check how your food is coming on!!!

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              11.06.2010 10:35
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              Handy to hold your disposable barbeques

              B&Q is a handy little stand for use with their disposable barbeques that I wrote about in a previous review.


              It is always a problem where to place the disposable barbeque you don't want to use the table for fear it will burn it and it is inconvenient to have them on the floor too much bending down and danger of people tripping over it.


              B&Q disposable barbeque stand are £4.98 at the moment and need no putting together they fold flat so it is simple a case of just unfolding them and then they are ready to use the disposable barbeque just slots in easily on top. They are made of steel so are quite solid but easily transportable along with a disposable barbeque for a picnic. If using at home I would not use it in a place where children are going to run, they are much easier to knock over then a normal barbeque, I always use mine in the corner of the garden near a wall.

              I was disappointed in the height of the stand at only 455mm there is still the need to bend down; it is just above knee height for me. You can use other disposable barbeques on the stand as long as you get the correct size. The overall size of the stand is

              Width 310 mm
              Height 455 mm
              Length 250mm

              The steel has been powder coated to help prevent rusting however I always fold mine back up and put it in the shed. As with all barbeque equipment never leave unattended.

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                14.06.2008 23:41
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                a great idea

                at home we have a normal barbeque which is too large to transport to the caravan with us and at the caravan we dont have enough space to store a large barbercue when it isnt in use so the little tin disposable barbecue trays are ideal for using there. Our out door table at the caravan is made of plastic so it isnt suitable to put the barbeque tin on as the heat would melt it so i used to have to put it on the floor which isnt ideal with children running around for safety reasons and makes getting the food onto plates or rotating the food during cooking more difficult than if it were at the right height.

                I spotted this stand in b&q, it cost just short of £3 which is fantastic value as it can be used over many times and folds flat when not in use so can easily be stored away, mine lives under the caravan when we are not using it.

                My only concern with this was that when i first used it on the concrete it seemed a little unsturdy but is better on grass as you can push the legs into the grass slightly to stop it being able to fall over which is great for when you are moving food about on it.
                We have used this stand for our disposable trays for a few months now and it is great.

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                  16.05.2008 11:56
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                  Makes easy work of using those little disposable barbeques.

                  Those little disposable barbeques you can buy for £2 or £3 are very good at cooking the burgers and sausages but they are a little bit awkward to cook on because the aluminium base gets so hot that I could not put it on my garden table for fear of marking the wood. I was therefore having to put the barbeque on the floor on my slabbed patio area and I found it hard to keep bending down to turn the food over while it was cooking.

                  I went back into B&Q a few days ago to stock up on a couple of their brilliant disposable barbeques and there I saw the answer to my problem. B&Q now sell a clever little stand to place your disposable barbeque on while you are using it to raise it up to normal barbeque height, so no more kneeling on the concrete for me!

                  The stand comes folded up and looks a little like a camping stool when it is folded up, it is then just a case of flicking it open and placing your disposable barbeque on top.

                  It opens very smoothly and I found my disposable barbeque fit snugly on the top with the sides of the upper part of the frame holding my barbeque securely. I had to open the foil lip on the barbeque slightly so that the frame would fit under them but this probably was not necessary because the actual base of the barbeque fits very well.

                  When using the stand, my barbeque came to about waist height and this is ideal because I brought out my little hostess trolley and they were about the same height so I could keep all my barbecuing utensils and burger buns at hand without having to keep bending and stretching to reach them. I think the stand is very sturdy and it doesn't wobble all over the place when I am trying to cook our burgers, this is a good thing because barbeques get so hot and it would be very dangerous if the stand was not so stable. I have used it both on slabs and on the grass and both times it has been stable and supports my barbeque securely.

                  Having said that, please be aware when you have animals and children attending your barbeque as the size and narrowness of this stand means it is not as stable as a normal hefty gas barbeque and I would not expect it to be. It could topple over if an over excited child grabbed hold of one of the legs and I shudder to think what the consequences would be.

                  The disposable stand does not get hot at all so do not worry that you are going to get burned by resting your barbeque on it. I thought it might get a little bit hot at the top because metal is such an effective conductor of heat but it is fine. The stand looks nice, it is a very basic design and really is just a steel framework with no extra embellishments to make it more useful or more attractive. The design is very good though and it does exactly what it is meant for.

                  Because it is made of steel I would suggest you store it indoors when not in use because it will go rusty eventually and this could cause the folding mechanism to stiffen and it would not look very nice either.

                  You can buy disposable barbeques from B&Q, but this stand will also fit other similar sized barbeques. I used one from the pound shop yesterday and it fit just as well even though it was slightly narrower than the B&Q disposable barbeques.

                  This stand only cost me £2.98 and I think this is excellent value. As silly as it sounds this simple frame is a life changing product for me because even though I have a gas barbeque I use the disposable ones when I am cooking for only myself or 2 of us. Having to kneel on the floor to flip my burgers was not good for my knees and I think eventually I would have given up using disposable barbeques if I had not discovered this stand because when you get to my age getting down is easy, but getting back up is hard work!

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