Barbecues, Grills & Smokers

When it comes to an outdoors dining experience, very few things come close to a barbeque. Australians love a good barbie, and there's no better time to fire one up than on a hot day surrounded by family and friends! But, is gas or charcoal better? While many BBQ-lovers opt for a gas grill for its speed and efficiency, there are plenty of reasons to opt for a charcoal grill instead.

Why should you buy a BBQ?

One of the biggest advantages to owning a charcoal BBQ is the range of temperatures it offers. With temperatures reaching up to 300°C, a charcoal BBQ can offer that perfect sear on the outside of the steak, opening up to reveal a delicious reddish-pink centre. And of course, there's that flavour. Smokey and delicious, it simply goes without saying that you get a better, more authentic flavour when you use charcoal!

Another benefit that comes from using a charcoal grill is that it will generally be a much more portable BBQ than its gas or electric counterparts. When you feel like taking your grill to your friend's place or down to the beach, you can do so effortlessly. Last on the list of benefits, a charcoal grill is considerably less expensive than a gas or electric grill. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, then a charcoal grill may just be the right choice for you.

What about the downsides then? A charcoal grill can be somewhat dirtier than a gas BBQ, creating excess ash that will need to be disposed of after every use. However, if you weigh that up against the flavour a charcoal grill can offer, and those little things seem pretty easy to deal with. Ready to buy? Forego the gas BBQ and opt for a charcoal grill that will elevate your culinary experience. Shop online on eBay today for all your barbeque supplies, including outdoor cooking tools, picnicware, BBQ covers and much more.