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How to Get Your BBQ from Good to Great!

25 May 2017

Getting friends and family around, prepping some food, pouring a few drinks – barbecues must be one of the most simple ways of feeding a lot of people in one go. But when you want to move away from buttered rolls and charred chicken thighs – take some inspiration from the alfresco dining range from B&M that can turn your barbecue from good to great.

1. Get the right piece of kit

If you’re feeding the family, you need to make the most of the season and get yourself some real gear. We’ve got a whole lot of different pieces of equipment for you to take a look at including this George Foreman Barbecue Grill – just make sure you’re kitted out with plenty of charcoal and the right BBQ gadgets.

2. Did someone say pizza?

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If you’re scratching your head over BBQ cooking ideas, think outside the box. It may not necessarily be barbecue, but nothing beats making your own pizza, and our pizza oven will guarantee a steady line of people queueing up to sample your culinary creations.

3. Take a seat

Your barbecues might be all about getting the emergency seats out – but nothing beats a good quality outdoor table and chair set. Our Jakarta Wooden Patio Set is made for your loved ones to sit around and graze on summer party food well into the evening.

4. Accessorise

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If you’re taking the barbecue season seriously, ditch the disposable cups and plates and invest in some proper kit that will see you through the summer and beyond. These alfresco square dining plates and multi coloured goblets will impress guests and be the perfect accompaniments to summer party food.

5. Service with style

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We love these platters and serving bowls. Crisps, salads, nachos and bread can all be plated on these great outdoor dining dishes. With the pastel colours and durable construction, these are ideal serving outdoor tableware.

6. Cook up a barbecue storm

It doesn’t take much to turn the notch up on the standard BBQ. Look online for summer party recipes, and see how a few simple summer party ideas can make you go from culinary zero to BBQ hero. Marinating chicken, using a spice rub on filets of fish, fresh chopped salad ideas and even making your own dips sound far harder than the reality. Barbecue foods are all about flavours and freshness – no real chef skills are required, just bung complementary ingredients together and enjoy!

7. The devil is in the detail

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For a barbecue to really impress, the devil is in the detail. To keep thirsty guests watered, we love this drinks dispenser, which can be filled with whatever drink the host fancies serving. We also cannot get enough of this condiment picnic table, which houses ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper for burgers and hotdogs.

8. The heat is on

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Summer evenings in the UK can sometimes get a bit nippy, so make sure you have a good source of heat on standby. This chimenea can be the perfect centrepiece as friends and family will gather close and keep warm as the night draws in.

Are you a barbecue show-off? We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions as to what makes a great grill – contact us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.