Product Type: Sainsburys Foreman Grill
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The BEST Disposable BBQ on the Market
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Member Name: northernlovely
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Advantages: Size, price, ease of use
I have used disposable BBQs for years now - all through University, and then with friends afterward. They're so convenient, and I think the Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ is one of the best ones you can get.
**Price and Availability**
Obviously you can only get the Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ at Sainsbury's instore and online, and then only in the BBQ months, I see it from about late June through to September-ish.
It costs £3.79 generally though this can fluctuate depending on whether there is a special offer, they are also sold in packs of four which I've seen for as little as £10 in the sale, obviously this is a great saving if they're something you either use often, or you're having a particularly large BBQ and need more than one. In fact if you use one BBQ for meats and one for veggie, it makes much more sense to buy the four pack.
The BBQ is in the familiar foil tray style of any disposable BBQ but it does feel rugged (the tiny disposable BBQs you can get in the pound shop feel much thinner, flimsier and generally less sturdy). There is a cardboard cover which is branded in the familiar orange Sainsbury's brand, and on the back of the cover there are full instructions on use. Under the cover there is a decent quality thick, flat mesh on which you place your food, and under that a sort of grey white bit of paper which I am assuming is soaked and acts as a firelighter. Under that is the charcoal.
It looks the part and the best bit is the size, almost three times the size of the cheap disposable BBQs and therefore great for larger parties, big apetites, or using a portion to heat breads or veggie foods.
The Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ is very easy to use indeed. All you need to do is place the BBQ onto a wide, sturdy, non flammable surface - preferably at a comfortable cooking height. You can use the BBQ on sand and soil, but remember if you use it on grass, it will burn it and leave a square mark. Ensure you don't have it on anything that could tip over, or that a child or animal could burn themselves on.
You then remove the cardboard cover, and use a safety match to light the paper. It catches easily but burns slowly. It then takes about 30 minutes for the BBQ to 'heat up' ready for use, I'd allow 45 if you can to get it to a good temperature.
Once the BBQ gets up to that temperature the entire grid on top can be used for cooking, it provides a fairly even heat, ever so slightly cooler at the outer edges, but plenty of room for burgers, sausages, chicken etc. It copes admirably with non-disposable BBQ tools being used on it and it cooks well. Of course safe cooking is paramount and I'd always recommend removing an item from the BBQ and using a food thermometer if you can (because it's hard to tell in poor light especially if food is cooked and you don't want anyone getting ill!). That said I think it cooks food as well as a permanent BBQ and certainly doesn't take any longer. Myself personally I actually prefer that charcoally, a little bit burnt finish, for the authentic BBQ flavour, and certainly the Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ delivers that well.
The BBQ provides a solid cooking time, in my experiences, of just over three hours. After that it's best for keeping food warm. This for me is plenty of time to feed everybody!
After use, you must make sure to let the BBQ cool fully then dispose of it responsibly (the foil tray is recyclable as is the mesh, and the card insert). Leaving it can be a fire and safety risk so please dispose safely!
I highly recommend the Sainsbury's Disposable BBQ as for me it's the best one I have tried (and I have tried quite a few). It is fantastic value for money - costing around the same as a small bag of charcoal, and it does the job very well too. It doesn't feel shoddy or flimsy and feels safe to use as long as the instructions are followed.
My rating has to be 5/5 as it's just so very handy. In fact at this price you don't even have to be having a party - you can have a BBQ any time as they're easily stored in any cool dry area (like a garage) ready for the next sunny day or warm evening. It makes a lovely change and it's certainly cheaper than going to a restaurant. You can't beat a BBQ banger!
Summary: Well worth it!
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