As the northern hemisphere prepares for the cold winter ahead, we Australian’s are making plans to make the most of the outdoors during the fast-approaching summer. We’re heading into our favourite time of year when the days are long and hot, and there’s no better way to make the most of the season than by enjoying some delicious barbecue dinners with friends and family.

If you don’t currently have a barbecue, now is the perfect time to buy one because before long, everybody is going to have the same idea. Right now, you can find high-quality barbecues at high-value prices, but it’s important to look for a supplier that boasts an extensive selection so that you can find the right product for your particular needs.

Here at Barbecue Bazaar, we’re proud to be the premier supplier of outdoor bbq kitchens in Perth, with products ranging from wood heaters to gas stoves and everything in between. Our knowledgeable professionals are more than happy to listen to your requirements and offer recommendations, meaning if you want to install an outdoor kitchen in time for summer, we’re the company to call.

We don’t just want to provide homeowners with the latest range of quality barbecues in Perth – we want to provide our customers with tips on how to make the most of the barbecue season. By preparing for the summer in advance, you can organise outdoor parties and serve delicious barbecued food that won’t fail to impress.

Remember the Following Hacks for Grilling Season

When preparing for the summer ahead, the first thing you need to do is either buy a new barbecue in Perth or make your current one sparkle. It only takes 15 minutes or so to thoroughly clean your barbecue from top to bottom, and all you need to complete the task are a few basic cleaning chemicals, hot water, some scrubbing items and a bit of elbow grease.

chicken wings on a portable barbeque

Make sure you don’t forget to scrub under the hood of your barbecue in Perth to remove the build-up carbon, and you may want to replace the metal plate, grates and drip pan entirely to eliminate any germs that could cause illness.

You may already be familiar with how to clean a barbecue in Perth from top to bottom, but do you know any food preparation hacks that guarantee to make your meals unforgettably delicious? From marinating your meat in beer to using rosemary stems as kebab sticks, here are just some of the ways in which you can make the most of the upcoming grilling season.

  • Check You Have Enough Gas to Grill

If you have a gas-powered barbecue, such as a gas log heater, now’s the time to make sure you have enough to get you through summer. The last thing you want to do is serve undercooked chicken because you ran out of gas halfway through grilling. You can check how much propane is left in your canister by pouring warm water down one of the sides. The water should turn cold at the point where the propane levels off, so if the entire side remains warm, your canister is empty.

  • Make Your Meat Healthier by Marinating It in Beer

Who knew that adding beer to meat could actually make it better for our health? Studies have shown that grilling meat can result in the formation of dangerous carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs), both of which are hazardous to your health. Fortunately, you can prevent PAHs and HCAs from forming by marinating your meat in a dark beer. So, yes – adding beer to your meat really is good for your health.

  • Prepare Your Barbecue in Perth So That It’s Easy to Clean

Most of us have made the mistake of leaving the task of cleaning the grill until the day after the party. However, letting dirt and grime set on your barbecue can make it extremely difficult to remove. You can make cleaning much simpler by preparing your grill before cooking. Soak a folded paper towel in cooking oil for a minute or two, and then, with a pair of tongs, use it to wipe down your grill.

  • Delicious Kebabs

Some people would argue that a barbecue dinner isn’t complete without some tasty kebabs, so why not show them that they don’t even know what a truly tasty kebab is? Instead of purchasing a pack of skewers for your meats, veggies and tofu, think about transforming rosemary stems into kebab sticks that guarantee to treat your taste buds. The added flavour of the herb will make your meat and vegetables even more delicious. Plus, using food to make kebab sticks translates to less washing up.

  • The Right Way to Cook Hot Dogs

According to many chefs and food connoisseurs, the best way to make barbecued hot dogs taste great is to spiral cut them before chucking them on the grill.

  • Use the Microwave When You’re Strapped for Time

If you ever find that you’ve underestimated how long it would take to grill your food to perfection, you can cook your meat for a few minutes in the microwave before placing it on the grill. Follow the correct instructions to cook your chicken, beef, pork or fish in the microwave safely. Then, remove the meat from the microwave just before it’s fully cooked so that you can finish it off on the barbecue and ensure it soaks up some of that delicious smoked flavour.

  • Use a Cake Tray for Condiments

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as feasting on delicious barbecued food while enjoying the outdoors with the family – until the wind picks up and starts blowing your condiments all over the place. You can prevent the wind from being a nuisance by placing condiments in a cake tray, which is too heavy for the wind to blow away.

Contact the Professionals at Barbecue Bazaar for More Grilling Season Tips

Here at Barbecue Bazaar, we want to help as many people as possible make the most of the fast-approaching summer, which is why we supply the best quality and highest value outdoor kitchens in Perth. Contact our professionals today on (08) 9240 7188 to learn more about our product range or for more top tips for grilling season.