The best BBQs and barbecues 2017
From portable-sized to large, charcoal to gas, grills to smokers – we’ve got all your barbecue needs covered
Need a BBQ you can carry around? Read on…
2. Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Cube
Best ‘basic’ portable charcoal BBQ
Grill size: 10 inches | Type: Charcoal
– Elegant design
– Easy enough to carry
– Petite 10-inch grill
The Cube is the cheapest and smallest model in a sextet of Heston Blumenthal-branded charcoal and gas barbecues that screams style and sophistication
This eminently portable charcoal burner doesn’t sport any groundbreaking technological features because it is, to all intents and purposes, just a square container with a shallow charcoal tray and a steel grill on top.
However, there are plenty of refined Heston touches here to whet the appetite, including a beautifully molded porcelain enamel interior with walls that are raised about an inch above the grill so sausages can’t roll off and a heat guard fitted to the bottom so it doesn’t scorch grass or ruin the patio table
The firmly secured lid, too, is a clever design flourish since it encompasses both a sealed plastic storage tray with room for a few cuts of meat and a bamboo food prep board.
So what you have is a proper barbecue that is also properly portable – most of the others in this list, although excellent at cooking, are either a little flimsy, or not actually all that portable once removed from the boot of your car.
As a result, the Everdure admittedly, only provides enough real estate for a romantic picnic for two, so look elsewhere if you’re having a full-on partner-swopping party.
By Derek Adams
June 28, 2017