“ Brand: Green Fingers / Type: Babrcue Sausage Grilling Accessory / Type: Grill „
WHAT IS IT?
A chrome BBQ utensil designed for cooking sausages.
This is a long handled utensil with a curved rack at the end, the curves are where you put your sausages. You use the sliding clip to close the top portion of the sausage grill into place and this stops the sausages from moving. It feels quite flimsy but only holds four sausages so it is not expected to hold too much weight.
WHAT I THINK
This is a very good idea and I am looking for one that will hold more sausages now. The curves hold all size sausages but I think thick ones are best because thin skinless sausages rattle and move around a bit and sometimes slide out of the end.
I like the way that you can turn the whole grill instead of having to turn each sausage individually. The handle is long enough so that your hands aren't too near to the hot BBQ and the end has a plastic covering to stop it from getting hot and making it uncomfortable to touch. If you're cooking thick sausages you'll have to open the grill and turn them a quarter way to make sure all sides are cooked, you need to be very careful when you do this because the metal gets very hot.
When you wash it you have to make sure you get in between all the holes and gaps because the sausage fat sticks quite badly to it and even soaking in hot water doesn't always help to remove it all. I've been using an old toothbrush but am looking for a better idea now, it's suitable for washing in the dishwasher but when I tried that it didn't get it very clean.
I got my Sausage Grill in my local garden centre and paid £8 for it.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
My fiancé mark is a big BBQ fan and we are always having BBQ's for friends and family or just us 2. It was getting towards the end of last summer that someone told us about the Greenfingers Sausage BBQ grill. It cost us £5.99 from www.greenfingers.com I haven't seem them anywhere else but you may well find them in garden centres and places like Homebase.
The Sausage BBQ grill is made from chrome and has a 25cm handle, this is a black soft grip handle so there's little chance of it slipping round in your fingers. The length of the handle is nice as your hands are not too close to the coals. The handle does have a hole enabling you to hang it up should you wish, personally we just keep ours in a drawer along with our other BBQ tools.
The grill is made in 2 halves with one end being hinged allowing the grill to open up. This is done by sliding a small clip situated half way along the handle, the idea is to open the grill up and place up to 4 sausages inside. Once in there you simply close the grill and push the clip back in place to hold it all together. The grill is designed in a curvy pattern so the sausages lay in the little grooves and don't move about. The grill is approximately 18cm's x 8cm's and saves you having to turn each individual sausage, you can just turn the whole grill over cooking all the sausages evenly at once, and it also stops them falling through the grill into the coals below.
After we used this little gadget once and realised what a useful little BBQ tool it was, we immediately ordered a second one. As I'm a vegetarian we use one for meat sausages and the other for veggie bangers. I don't just do veggie sausages in it though. The grill is good for kebabs, it stops the vegetables spinning round on the skewer enabling them to cook evenly. I've also cooked courgettes in there too, these cook very well, also corn on the cobs, these have to be smallish ones though but they are really lovely.
Fruit is another thing that can be used with it. Basically I find that if you cut the food up into large enough wedges, apples or peaches for example, it will work in the grill.
The sausage grill is dishwasher proof but as we don't have one its a bowl of soapy water.
In conclusion I would defiantly recommend the Greefingers Sausage BBQ Grill. Its so versatile and makes BBQ cooking much easier. It also keeps the BBQ cleaner as you don't end up with food stuck to it. Its not overly expensive and if you take care of it and clean it well each time it should serve you well at many BBQ's.
~The easy way to BBQ a sausage (or two!)~
How many times have you bought some tasty looking sausages to go on the BBQ, only to find that once they have been in contact with the super hot BBQ grill plate that they all end up looking like the remains of the charcoal used to burn them to a crisp. The easy to use and cheap to buy solution to the problem is to get a simply made sausage grill such as this one which works well to help avoid those burnt offerings from ever ending up on your plate when BBQ time comes around again.
With this little sausage grilling companion there really is no excuse for burning your bangers as you are able to control how long each side is placed near the heat of the BBQ yourself. By using the slim handle attachment that is built in to the frame of the grill to turn the grill as and when needed rather than allow it to sit there dripping fat onto the coals you can ensure a nicely cooked sausage every time. The main problem that cooking fatty items such as sausages can cause is that as the fat drips down onto the coals, too many flames and can end up turning your pork and apple sausages into yesterdays burnt charcoal, yet that really can be avoided with the careful use of one of these little hand held grills.
~Preparation and use~
All that you need to do in order to use the grill is prepare it by giving it a light rinse down then dry it off and use the cut side of one half of a freshly cut lemon which can be rubbed across the grill panels to make sure that the grill surface has been cleaned off leaving no residue from previous uses. Using a cut lemon in this way also helps to get rid of the odd metallic taste that you can end up with when you cook using older grills, that often transfers to your food spoiling its taste. The fresh lemon not only makes sure that the cooking surfaces are clean and ready for use, I find that it helps give a fresher tasting finish when your food is cooked and ready to eat.
When wanting to stack your sausages ready for cooking you should find that a standard pack of 5 to 6 chunky bangers will fit well enough into the spaces in the grill, giving a snug fit once the other side of the grill is closed down over the top of them. I find that packing the sausages onto the grill plates this way makes them stay in place better making it easier for you to turn the grill over when needed without losing a banger or two to the charcoal when turning the grill by hand.
To secure the sausages in place ready for cooking there is a simple slim metal closure fitted to the grill that you need to slip over the shorter part of the metal handle which will lock the two sides of the grill together when fitted on securely. The two parts of the grill are hinged in the middle so that when both ends are closed and the handle end is locked into position the grill can be picked up and placed over the coals with no risk of anything falling out. This makes turning the grill and evenly cooking the food stuffs enclosed in it quick and easy to do.
The grill is made with a silver metal/ chrome plated frame and has a hinged centre with a plastic coated handle. The handle is slim and set at a reasonable distance from the cooking surface making the grill easy to use, so that when placed onto the BBQ correctly your food will cook nicely. I have found that these slim thin plastic coated handles can get a little too hot for my liking at times when in use and so I would suggest that extra care is needed when using these types of grill handles so as not to burn your hands when using them. Other than that I have had no problems using this product. I do prefer the wooden or thicker plastic handles that are fitted to many similar BBQ grills, as these are easier on the hands due to the fact that they get less hot than these do in general use.
~Price and rating~
Over all I feel that this BBQ grill works well and the only downside to it is the handle which can get a little hotter than I would like when in use. Other than that I have found that the grill works well enough and it can be used to cook sausages and other items that have been threaded onto small metal, wooden or bamboo BBQ skewers to good effect. The cost of the BBQ grill is quite reasonable at £2.99 which I feel is a fair price for an item such as this one. My rating for the product is a mid range 3 stars due to the fact that the handle does get hot sometimes when the grill is in use, had it not done this I would have rated this item with 4 stars.