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Portable BBQ and Gazebo suggestions

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by robbie_p, 7th Oct, 2015.

  1. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Now that the weather is getting better, I am looking at buying a portable BBQ for beaches / Parks, which we spend quite a bit of time at on weekends.

    Was just wondering if you guys had any suggestions?

    Look forward to hearing back from you guys!

    Cheers,
    Robbie
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Weber wins hands down.
     
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  3. Bran

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    Agree.

    But for portability, the medium size one is a bit big for me to lug it in and out of the car, but you could.
     
  4. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Any particular model?

    Ideally something with a collapsible stand and something that offers a few options with cooking surfaces i.e. grill, hotplate, but enough space to cook for quite a number of people.
     
  5. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Yup, it would need to be pretty small and compact as our boot would have a pram and eskey already in it.
     
  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    In that case a baby weber or a hibachi which uses heat beads
     
  7. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How portable does it need to be and what's the budget?

    The Weber Baby is totally adorable and a friend recommends it highly.

    Was considering a Solaire Anywhere last year, 14,000 BTU of infrared goodness- http://bbq.about.com/od/portablegrillreviews/gr/aapr071905c.htm

    Zippo also do a cutesy little BBQ and the salesman said they'd had a good few impressed customers.
     
  8. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    Weber Baby Q.
    I can't speak for the other brands in small versions.
    'Quite a number of people' is a bit obscure to be exact.
    We decided a Baby Q wasn't enough to routinely cook for our family of 4, with occasional visitors.
     
  9. Scott No Mates

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    What's wrong with the ones in the park?
     
  10. Mumbai

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    I agree. I have a babyQ and its awesome!
     
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    Don't know about other parks but there's six BBQ's in my local park and whichever is free I always end up spending half an hour cleaning up other people's crusty mess because council doesn't provide any kind of cleaning materials.

    If it was just me it would be 2mins but the girlfriend is one of those fussy people who's worried about food poisoning.
     
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    WEBER! Get the one with higher hood and thermometer
     
  13. robbie_p

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    Hi guys, I am leaning towards the Baby Q :)

    There is nothing wrong with the ones at the park, but sometimes they get too busy, or (as mentioned before) you need to clean other peoples mess before you can use it, but sometimes the they dont have BBQ facilities (i.e on the beach) or you prefer to cook and "set camp" close together
     
  14. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Well-Known Member

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    We recently bought a portable BBQ and ended up with a Beefeater Bugg, having also looked at Weber's and Ziegler & Browns.
    The 2 independent burners and built in thermometer (without having to pay extra as with the Weber) sealed the deal. Also felt they were better built than the Weber's.
    Have had it just over a month now and we're really happy with it.
     
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    BabyQ - Super portable when coupled with the 4kg tank. Fits the boot along with all the other toys.
     
  16. robbie_p

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    I think im sold on the Weber Baby Q 1200, which has the higher hood with thermostat :) $329
     
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    I've seen what some people do with park BBQs. I know heat sterilizes but psychologically, can't do it...
     
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    Beer & heat will sterilize most things but not that! ;)
     
  19. bob shovel

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    Baby wipes work great! I reckon they are the same as the fancy BBQ cleaning wipes!

    The Webber's are the way to go 50,000 grey nomads swear by them! And those buggers have plenty of time to sit around whinging and studying bbq's!
    They can be used for roasting too which is the big selling point.
     
  20. Jamie Moore

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    I got the Webber q family for Father's Day - it's an awesome little BBQ.

    Cheers

    Jamie