Product Type: Sainsburys Foreman Grill
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A handy way to host a BBQ
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Member Name: strawberry123
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Advantages: Convenient, simple to use, cooks thoroughly
Disadvantages: More expensive than other brands, wire mesh does not keep an even temperature all over
To celebrate the end of exams, my friends and I decided to host our own barbeque. Sainsbury's is our nearest supermarket so we decided to purchase a disposable one from there. A few of us, including myself, had used them before and found them really convenient, so we decided to give Sainsbury's version a try.
=== Use ===
The disposable BBQ is really easy to use and it gives you a set of simple instructions to follow. It needs to be placed on a flat, sturdy surface. In the past we have simply placed it on the grass but you will get a patch of burnt grass underneath the BBQ when you get around to clearing up! We used two bricks to place the BBQ on this time! If you are hosting a party, it is best to keep it away from seating areas due to the smoke, and well away from children.
Next, you remove the plastic packaging as well as the cardboard cover. We used a lighter to burn the paper to start the BBQ but of course the best way is to use a safety match! We'll remember them next time! This takes about a minute to burn through but an extra 15 minutes for the flames to die down and allow us to cook the food. The whole wire mesh can be used to cook food but we found certain areas were better heated than others, namely the middle. You can cook all types of traditional BBQ food on the disposable... we had burgers, sausages and kebabs. We also used standard BBQ tools to turn the food over to make sure everything cooked thoroughly. I couldn't see much difference in the quality of cooking in comparison to a fixed BBQ.
However, the BBQ does not last for as long as a fixed BBQ. It provides around two hours cooking time, which was fine for us, but could be a problem for longer summer parties. It takes a while to cool down though before you are able to dispose of the packaging. We normally pour a bottle of water over the coals to speed up the process! Most of the BBQ is ready to be recycled, including the cardboard, foil and wire mesh.
=== Price ===
The disposable BBQ is available from the larger Sainsbury's stores or online. Usually they appear around April and you can continue to buy them until September. We bought ours for £2.99 but this varies depending on offers and promotions. There were four of us, and we coped well with just one BBQ, but for larger parties you may need an extra one. Sainsbury's often have packs of two or four on offer to cater for such needs. Furthermore, they also have family-sized ones that cost around £5.99... they have a larger surface area to cook food on, compared to the smaller ones.
You can buy cheaper disposable BBQs in other stores such as Wilkinson's and even Poundland, but the Sainsbury's version is much better in my opinion in terms of its preparation and cooking time.
=== Conclusion ===
I would highly recommend this product if you need a cheap and convenient way to host a BBQ. It does the job of cooking your food through thoroughly and is much less hassle than using a fixed version in terms of setting and clearing up. The Sainsbury's version offers great value for money. It may be more expensive than others on the market, but it makes up for it in the amount of cooking time you get. I would give this product 4 out of 5 because the temperature differs on the wire mesh a tad, so it does not give a fully even coverage.
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Summary: Convenience in a BBQ