Product Type: Sainsburys barbeques
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Sainsbury's Disposable BBQ- One Of The Best!
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Member Name: graceyyxx
Sainsbury's Party Disposable BBQ
Advantages: Lights easily, cooks well, tray bigger than some.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive.
With our flat we've just got a small back yard so when it comes to having a BBQ our options have become pretty limited. We love BBQ food so whenever we have any hot weather we tend to buy a disposable BBQ, as they're an easy option and don't take up much space. In the hot weather a couple of weeks ago we picked up a twin pack Sainsbury's Disposable BBQ's while we were doing our food shopping. The pack cost £7; although £3.50 for a disposable BBQ isn't the cheapest available we picked them up for convenience more than anything.
The tin foil container which the coals come in is fairly large, it's also deeper than other, cheaper versions that I have bought. Inside the tray the charcoal it more in the middle and I tend to give it a little shake as when they're lit if you don't shake the tray all the heat is in the middle. On top of the charcoal is the piece of paper which you light, this is really handy as with the cheaper versions they can be difficult to get started when it's just charcoal. This is topped with the wire rack which you cook on, again the rack it a lot better quality than the cheaper versions.
The BBQ is really easy to light, once you've lit the paper that's pretty much all there is to it. Although the flames are big initially they do die down after about 15 to 20 minutes and the coals start to turn white and you can feel the heat coming off the BBQ. When all the coals are white you can start cooking on them.
The heat that comes from the BBQ is pretty good for a disposable and we didn't have any problems cooking sausages, burgers and pork loin. This BBQ would find it difficult to cook larger items though, like steaks. The tray is a good size for a normal disposable BBQ, its ideal for a couple of perhaps a couple with one child at a squeeze. We did a BBQ for my Mum and Dad and we used both the BBQ's in the twin pack and this worked out quite well for the four of us.
It's worth mentioning that the tray does get extremely hot and they have to be used on a concrete floor. My Dad bought an old paving slab around for our BBQ which we put on our garden table which made it a lot easier to cook. The coals do cool off pretty quickly once the meat is taken off the BBQ as the fat dripping off the meat does spark the BBQ up a bit. We just left ours to cool on its own although you can use water if you want to throw it away quickly.
Overall, I think these disposable BBQ's are one of the better ones that I've tried. They're quite a bit more expensive than some, as you can pick them up for £1.50 in B&M but they're also better quality. The cooking area is bigger than other disposable BBQ's are certainly cooks meat better, as the coals get hotter and stay hotter for longer. The best thing about Sainsbury's Disposable BBQ's is that they're really easy to light, there's no messing about, you just light the paper and it gets going itself.
Summary: 4/5 a good BBQ but a little pricey.