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Morrisons Disposable Barbecue
Member Name: l500589
Morrisons Disposable Barbecue
Date: 11/08/12, updated on 11/02/13 (168 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, quick and easy
Disadvantages: Burning time
Finally the weather has picked up so that we can all enjoy the summertime outdoors! I managed to have only my second barbeque of the year last night, which is a ridiculously low number for me, but hopefully I will get a few more in before the winter comes around.
I have a gas barbecue which is as old as the hills, but works very well, considering all the use it has had over the years, and so I dusted it off, and lit it up, along with a small disposable BBQ that I got from Morrison's a few weeks back for £2:50.
There were 4 people to cook for, including 1 vegetarian (my wife), and so I decided to cook her food separately on the disposable BBQ to prevent any cross contamination, and to free up a little extra space on the main gas BBQ.
The disposable BBQ comes wrapped up in cellophane, with a paper top cover containing some important safety advice and some general user instructions which is handy for anyone using it for the first time.
The BBQ itself is basically a foil tray with a wire mesh at the top. Under the wire mesh there is a reasonable amount of charcoal, and also a flammable piece of card, which is used to accelerate the lighting process, and get the coals burning well. It is simply just a case of lighting the piece of card using a match or a lighter, and then leaving it for a few minutes whilst the coals heat up.
I placed my disposable BBQ on the extendable shelf of my Gas BBQ, to enable me to control the two of them with relative ease, making it almost like one big BBQ. It is worth pointing out that the foil tray gets very hot, and so consideration to the surface that you place it on is important - for example if you were to just place it on the grass, it would burn the grass, and likewise if you put it onto plastic garden furniture it would melt the plastic.
The disposable barbecue from Morrison's is quite small, but they are fine for cooking food for 1 or 2 people on. They heat up very quickly, and last for over an hour before they start to cool down again, so it is best to have everything prepared before lighting it. The heat is fairly evenly spread, but the centre of the barbecue tends to be the hottest area as you might expect. The fumes are very minimal, just a few flames and fumes when it is first started up, but after that there are no real fumes other than the fumes from the food cooking.
I found that the food seemed to cook quicker on my gas BBQ, but it is a little difficult to compare the 2 accurately, as neither of them contained the same food, due the disposable one containing meat free produce only.
The benefits to these disposable barbecues are that they are cheap to buy, easy to store, quick to get started, and simple to use. We often take them to the beach or to a park and cook up a nice treat for ourselves on a sunny day. They are ideal for thin cuts of meat, such as burgers, sausages, kebabs or pork chops, but they are not all that suitable for thick cuts of steak, as the meat would struggle to cook through correctly in time before the heat started to fade.
Overall these disposable barbeques from Morrison's are pretty good compared to some other brands. The meat cooks nice and evenly, and the foil tray is durable enough to avoid any splitting and spillage of the charcoal. My wife was more than happy with the food from the BBQ, and so I will definitely look to buy a few more of these on my next visit.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Summary: Very handy indeed