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Strange tasting chicken from this BBQ.
Morrisons Bucket BBQ
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Morrisons Bucket BBQ
Advantages: Good value
Disadvantages: Strange tastes
We often use disposable BBQs for the lovely charcoal flavour they give to food and our only other alternative is our gas BBQ which is huge and a nuisance to clean. When I saw this for less than £10 and a bag of charcoal for just £5 I decided it was a bargain and looked easy to clean. I also thought it might be more environmentally friendly than using disposable BBQs and also save us a few pennies when we went camping as we could re-use the bucket BBQ unlike the disposables we usually take.
It took about five minutes to attach the legs to the BBQ with the provided wingnuts (I'm sure that isn't their real name). Inside the colourful bucket (ours is the lime one you can see in the photo), there is an inner silver bucket which is where you put the coal. We also broke up a fire lighter and put it in the inner bucket to ensure the coal would light easily. You then place the grill which has a large handle attached to it on top (once you have lit the coal). The grill is obviously where you will cook the food.
==Cooking the food==
This is by far the quietest BBQ I have ever heard, I kept having to check that the coals were still lit (they were). None of the food sizzled like on a normal BBQ it was really odd. The top of the grill isn't huge so you may have to cook in batches. There are just two of us so we did two batches (chicken then steaks) and the food cooked quite quickly, around 15-20mins each time. Unlike other BBQs, rather than giving this a charcoal flavour, it ended up "painting" the chicken with a black smoke. The chicken wasn't black burnt, it was as though someone had brushed black onto it which was a bit weird. I'm not sure if this was just bad luck on our part but rather than having a lovely BBQ flavour, it just tasted really strange.
The BBQ is of average quality. The legs feel a bit flimsy but seem to do the job OK which is the main thing. The BBQ felt stable throughout the cooking. We have only purchased this this year so have only used it a handful of times (thanks British weather!) but found it to be easy to clean and it doesn't seem to have rusted yet. For around £7 it is good quality and decent value for money.
If and when this breaks/rusts, I'm not sure I'd buy another one. I prefer the taste of a normal BBQ, a disposable or a gas BBQ. I wonder if it is the type of coal we have used that gave the food the strange taste? We of course will use the BBQ again as it doesn't taste bad enough not to eat the food, it just doesn't have that delicious BBQ flavour. I think it is quite well made and good value for money compared with disposable BBQs but I'm still not convinced I would buy another one.
Summary: Good value but not sure I'd buy again.