Product Type: BBQ Master barbeques
Newest Review: ... or grasp them easily. They are metal completely so get hot on the end even if you lie the skewer so that it's not near the flame. ARE T... more
Take your BBQ'ing skills to the next level.
BBQ Master Skewer-it!
Member Name: Randal
BBQ Master Skewer-it!
Advantages: Cheap, durable and totally reusable.
When the weather does eventually clear up, and we get a slight warm spell going, the family and I always like to get the BBQ out to do a bit of cooking outside. Now most people just do the standard burgers or sausages on a BBQ, or even venture in to cooking pieces of chicken on it. But I always like to experiment to see what else we can cook. Hence, I like the idea of using skewers on a BBQ because you can make up all sorts of combinations of foods to cook. So for a little over £4 on Amazon delivered, I purchased a set of 10 of these Skewer-it skewers by BBQ Master.
What is a skewer? Basically it is a stick on to which you push various small bits of meat, seafood, vegetables etc to create a tasty meal or snack. You then place the whole lot on a BBQ to cook, turning frequently to ensure that it cooks evenly and throughout. Once cooked, you can either eat everything off of the skewer, or just scrape the whole lot off on to a plate. Alternatively, push the lot into some pitta bread etc to make a tasty kebab. The beauty of cooking in this way is that you can create your own variations of what you put on to the skewer. So you can do all meat, or a selection of prawns and meat, or add some vegetables of your choice in between the meat pieces - the variations are endless as you take your BBQ'ing skills to the next level.
These BBQ Master versions are particularly good for BBQing in this manner. Each skewer is 38cm long and is made from a flat sectioned steel rod which has been twisted along one end of the length. The twist is there to hold the food on to the skewer and stop it falling off into your BBQ during the cooking process when you move it around on the grill. On one end you have a sharpened point bit to allow you to pierce the food to push the skewer through, and on the other end you have a loop, initially to allow you to hang it up when not in use, but more importantly to give you something to grip onto when you want to turn the skewer over during the cooking.
Another key bonus with these BBQ Master skewers is that they are metal, which means that they are reusable. When you've finished with them, they can go in the dishwasher to get a good cleaning, ready for use next time. In the past, I tried to save money by buying wooden skewers, but they tended to get burnt on the BBQ and weren't very hygienic to reuse again. Hence, in the long term, these metal skewers will save you money if you do use them frequently for BBQ'ing.
In use, they are pretty faultless. At 38cm, they are long enough to get a good selection of food bits on to them, and you find that the food stays in place on them due to that twist, and doesn't fall off of the end. The flat section also means that the food can all be easily turned over by just twisting the loop bit on the end of the skewer.
The only word of warning that I would give is that as well as the food getting hot on the BBQ, the skewer itself will also get hot, which you will suddenly discover if you then try to grab the ring end of the skewer with your bare hands to turn it over - didn't happen to me, but I know someone who did burn their fingers in this way.
In summary, coming in at just over £4 for 10 of these metal skewers is an absolute bargain, especially when you consider that they are very durable and totally reusable. The length means that you can get lots on to them and experiment with all sorts of commutations of meat/fish/vegetables along them. Hence, a 5 star recommendation.
Summary: The only limits to what you can cook on these is your imagination.