Char-Broil Gas2Coal 2 Burner Hybrid BarbecueChar-Broil Gas2Coal 2 Burner Hybrid Barbecue
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Char-Broil Gas2Coal 2 Burner Hybrid Barbecue
For those who cannot choose between the simplicity of gas and the taste of charcoal: welcome to the Gas2Coal hybrid grill. In less than 60 seconds, it can be converted from a gas barbecue to a charcoal barbecue without the use of any tools. The charcoal is simply poured into our patented charcoal tray and ignited by the stainless steel gas burners... there's no need for a barbecue lighter. The charcoal...
Char-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas BarbecueChar-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas Barbecue
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Char-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas Barbecue
Made of top-quality non magnetic stainless steel, Char-Broil's Platinum Line offers top quality grills, for those who are looking for an extraordinary grilling experience. The Platinum 2 Burner in stainless steel features 2 separate fireboxes to allow perfect temperature control and premium stainless steel grates with grate level temperature gauges. Knock down cabinet fitting 11kg gas tank, heavy...
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Char-Broil Professional Core B 2 Gas BarbecueChar-Broil Professional Core B 2 Gas Barbecue
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Char-Broil Professional Core B 2 Gas Barbecue
You expect top performance from your grill and want more than just great heat? Then the Professional CORE is the right choice for you.It combines performance, versatility and convenience. Char-Broil's innovative TRU-Infrared™ cooking technology guarantees that your barbecue food remains juicy and tender on the inside. The grill is started by way of electronic SureFire® ignition, at the touch...
Gardeco Fiesta Steel Drum Barbecue
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Gardeco Fiesta Steel Drum Barbecue
Barbecue drum with hood, on study steel frame with two wheels and handles. Dimensions: 93cm (W) x 64.5cm (D) x 90cm (H) Material: Steel

Gardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle BarbecueGardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle Barbecue
Gardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle Barbecue
The Gardeco Swish Kettle Barbecue comes with two wheels for ease of mobility. Lift up the barbecue lid to control the air flow and there is plenty of space underneath for storage of BBQ essentials. Dimensions: 44.5cm (W) x 44.5cm (D) x 73cm (H) Accessories supplied with the product: Chromed BBQ grill, mesh shelf and two wheels Materials: Steel
Gardeco Yankee Smoker Drum Barbecue With Side Smoker
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Gardeco Yankee Smoker Drum Barbecue With Side Smoker
A versatile smoker drum barbeque designed for barbequing at low temperatures, giving your food a slow-cooked smoky taste. Stable design with two wheels and a handle for easy relocating. Incorporates an ideally-positioned front tray and roomy ground-level shelf. Dimensions: 116cm (L) x 61cm (W) x 105.5cm (H) Heavy-duty porcelain enameled cooking grates . High-tempurate powder coated lid and grate 2...

Outback Dual Fuel 2 Burner BBQOutback Dual Fuel 2 Burner BBQ
Outback Dual Fuel 2 Burner BBQ
For al fresco dining hosts who want to be able to cook on both gas and charcoal, this barbecue is the answer. It has two porcelain-enamelled roasting hoods, cast iron grills and griddle and two drip trays. Duel Fuel 2 Burner is supplied with hose and propane regulator. Stainless steel burner Front opening storage cabinet Heat indicator Flame tamers Piezo ignition and easy heat control Porcelain-coated...
Char-Broil Performance 3500 Charcoal BarbecueChar-Broil Performance 3500 Charcoal Barbecue
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Char-Broil Performance 3500 Charcoal Barbecue
The new cooking system in Char-Broil’s charcoal grills utilizes a patented tray that make it easy to control cooking temperature, by creating more efficient burning and less wasted heat.This system empowers you to deliver your desired cooking results without compromising on your barbecueing experience. The fire pan has an external crank for individual height settings which allows for an ideal...

Dancook 1400 BarbecueDancook 1400 Barbecue
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Dancook 1400 Barbecue
The patented liner in Dancook´s kettle barbecue collect grease and ashes, and because the combustion air is pre-heated, the cooking effect is encreased by 50%. The advantages are reduced use of briquettes and easier cleaning. That is the unique idea behind the Dancook kettle barbecue. A Dancook kettle barbecue is best characterized by its simple design and its many unique details. The materials...
Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas BarbecueChar-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas Barbecue
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Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas Barbecue
Looking to take your gas grilling on the go? Look no further than the Portable Grill2Go® X200 Gas Grill from Char-Broil®. With features that include a durable die cast aluminum construction, push button ignition, lid-mounted temperature gauge and the TRU-Infrared cooking system for no flare-ups, it’s designed to be sturdy and convenient, so you can set up your grill with you when you’re...

Dancook 1300 BarbecueDancook 1300 Barbecue
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Dancook 1300 Barbecue
The new mobile kettle barbecue from Dancook with its small and compact design is extremely suitable for outdoor living, camping, the beach or balcony. The use is only limited by your imagination. The patented liner secures ashes and embers inside the barbecue and makes cleaning easier. The barbecue also has a lid mounted thermometer. Dimensions: W 55cm x D 45cm x H 49cm Cooking area: 40cm x 40cm Extra-thick...

The British do love a barbecue, and as soon as the rain stops for the summer, all of us will be making the most of the nicer weather! But one of the most difficult decisions to make can be whether to choose a charcoal barbecue or a gas barbecue. You may even prefer a BBQ bucket! At Oldrids & Downtown we are delighted to bring you a range of the finest brands in BBQ's, so that we can satisfy the needs of even the most hardcore of barbecue enthusiasts!

There is a huge variety of things to consider when purchasing your BBQ. They are all different and each will grill your food differently depending on their size, features and fuel type. But what are these important questions? We have answered a few of these below with our handy guide. Whilst reading, think about these questions: 

  • How often will you be BBQing?
  • How many people will you be cooking for?
  • How much storage space do you have for the winter months when your BBQ is not in use?
  • How do you like your food cooked?

Read on and make your decision...

Charcoal vs Gas BBQs

For a more authentice BBQ experience, opt for charcoal. By lighting the coals and stoking the fire, you will achieve the unique BBQ flavour that you cannot get elsewhere. Charcoal does take more time to heat (between 30-40 minutes) as the embers need to be piping hot before use. Cooking can also take longer as the temperature will fluctuate depending on the position of your coals, however by taking your time cooking you will achieve the delicious flavour of a charcoal barbecue.

A gas BBQ can be slightly more expensive, but offers a more flexible and easier cooking option - making them ideal for novices. Simply hook up your gas BBQ to a standing gas canister, press the ignition and start cooking. Gas BBQs are popular because you are able to control the heat more evenly and most models boast multiple burners, giving you an even cook. However, you do not receive the authentic BBQ flavour that charcoal provides. It is also, arguably, less fun!

What BBQ features should I look out for?

Most barbecues are packed with handy features to make your cooking easier. Features such as a warming rack, shelves & sidetables, collection trays and adjustable grills are fairly common in standard barbecues, as are wheels to easily manoeuvre your BBQ around your outdoor space. Charcoal BBQs may also have loading doors, fireboxes if they are smokers or even a chimney.

If you cook for multiple mouths, make sure you look at how many burners the BBQ has - as the more burners available the more food you can cook for your hungry family or guests!

What accessories do I need?

Throughout our range you will also find useful BBQ utensils and barbecue covers. With our range of BBQ accessories, you can masterfully cook everything from burgers to kebabs in the comfort of your outdoor space, making you a BBQ expert in no time.

Explore our further range from leading brands such as Char-BroilGrillistream and Landmann, helping you to find your perfect outdoor cooking tools!

Still can't decide between a Gas or Charcoal Barbecue? Take a look at our buying guide for more information.