Whether you’re heading to the desert, entertaining in your garden or staying inside, we’ve got the perfect grill for you
Finally, it’s the perfect weather in the UAE to start planning weekend barbecues. But before sending out the invite come actually investing the best option to suit your BBQ-ing needs.
The first step to choosing which barbecue is right for you is deciding whether you want to use charcoal or gas as a fuel source. Gas barbecues are convenient: they’re easy to start and the temperature can be accurately controlled for a long period of time, plus they’re easy to clean.
Many barbecue purists argue that cooking with charcoal gives food a unique, smoky flavour. Whichever you go for, consider how many people you will regularly be catering for, your budget, lifestyle, what size and type of barbie suits your space and be realistic about how often the barbecue will be used and what styles of food you will be cooking.
The best barbecues to buy now
This statement piece, with its refined stainless steel finish, boasts four individual burners for a consistent and nuanced control; an infrared sear zone, which can generate 29 MJ/h when sealing in juices; alongside two temperatures types, direct and radiant. Outdoor gas BBQ OG42, price on request, Wolf. Available from Iconic Home, iconichomeuae.com
For a smoky flavour
Give your meat and veggies an authentic smoke taste with this versatile smoker. With its four adjustable stainless steel cooking grids, adjustable aluminium damper system for maintaining a constant temperature, and two rugged steel doors, it is durable and easy to maintain. Vertical charcoal smoker grill, Dhs3,499*, Broil King. Available from Al-Futtaim ACE, aceuae.com
Best for indoors
It’s the only indoor-approved, fold-away barbecue and it only takes 10 seconds to set up. The award-winning Space Grill is perfect for apartment living and those with minimalist aesthetics. Space Grill, Dhs3,799*, ae.space-grill.com
The adventurous one
This take-me-anywhere grill boasts all-terrain wheels, spacious side shelves for prep, plus integrated towel and tool holders. Another award-winner, it’s easy to store and use, folding down and opening up with a quick lift and pull. TravelQ 285 with scissor cart in red, Dhs2,729*, Napolean. Available from Better Life, betterlifeuae.com
The family choice
This fuss-free, lightweight barbecue features a lid lock and lid holder for convenient transportation. Simple to assemble, its handle is protected by a clever addition of a heat shield. Smokey Joe Premium BBQ, Dhs399*, Weber. Available from Al-Futtaim ACE, aceuae.com
*All prices of the products are as per February 2019