Portable BBQ Perth

Brief History of BBQ And Its Significance

The humble barbecue has always been a part of Australian history. In earlier times, people would typically gather for a meal and cook outside with whatever method of indirect heating they can muster. Of course, over the years, we’ve come a long way since our colonial past and thanks to advancements in technology we’ve moved on from primitive pits and now enjoy a vast range of portable BBQs.

Why Portable BBQs Have Gained Popularity

It’s easy to see why portable BBQs have increased in popularity over the years. Firstly, they’re convenient to use. Compact, lighter-weight designs are ideal for cooking on the move and are great for all sorts of outdoor activities from camping to picnics. 

These portable BBQs typically feature collapsible legs, wheels, and handles for easy transportation and are also ideal for most outdoor social gatherings and can take the stress out of being prepared.

With portability comes versatility for all your grilling needs. Enjoy outdoor cooking with whatever fuel you prefer – charcoal, gas, wood, electric, or wood. Try something new or settle on an old favourite.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Portable BBQ

Do you need help finding the right portable BBQ for you? At a glance, they might all look similar, because they perform the same function, but there are many nuances in the detail. Don’t be concerned if you happen to be paralysed by choice – we wouldn’t blame you for our extensive range of outdoor cooking gear. 

Size and Weight

Think about where you will store your portable BBQ. Will it fit in the shed or in the back of your vehicle? Also, how much it weighs might be important when you’re carrying it from one place to the next.

Fuel Efficiency

How efficient are the portable BBQs you are looking at in terms of fuel consumption? Is this an important consideration? Is the fuel source a deal-breaker if you run into supply concerns? On the other hand, do you have an ample supply of another fuel that makes the investment over one better than the next?

Cooking Surface Area

How many hungry mouths do you need to feed? Whether it’s just eating for one or preparing a feast for many, do think about the cooking surface area. Portable BBQs come in a range of sizes but make sure it’s adequate for your purposes.

Temperature Control

This is essential when cooking snags in extreme weather conditions. Does the portable BBQ have a cover to help insulate the heat or keep the insects away? What about in-built thermometer gauges for tracking the temperature on the fly? Grill the perfect steak outside with the best portable BBQ.

Ease of Use and Maintenance

At the end of the day, you want cooking equipment that is easy to clean and simple enough to maintain. If you’re not sure about a particular model and need more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Tips for Using a Portable BBQ

Even if this isn’t your first rodeo here are some useful tips on how to get the most out of your portable BBQ.

Preheating the Grill

Wouldn’t it be great to simply fire it up and start grilling? Well, like all cooking equipment, you do need to ensure the grill is hot enough before slapping your meat and vegetables down. Preheat that grill and either use a thermometer gauge or test a piece of food before committing the cook.

Properly Cleaning the Grill

There’s nothing worse than working through a batch of satay chicken kebabs and leaving the grill thick with grease and sticky sauce. That mess will not only solidify but it will also be waiting for you next time you decide to cook. Without cleaning the grill properly you will find yourself working harder and the process will take longer. And nobody likes to find burnt bits in their meal so do everyone a favour and clean, clean, clean.

Controlling the Heat

Firstly, ensure the location you’re setting up in is safe – flat and stable, away from dangerous goods and anything flammable such as grass and trees. Also, it’s a top tip to ensure the area is clear of any obstructions and is well-ventilated.

It might seem obvious but do take the time to read the instructions which include guidelines for safe operation and recommendations on what fuel to use. If you’re not familiar with how it works do take the time.

What is the weather like outside? Wind can impact how a portable BBQ works in an outdoor setting. Think about shelter or a windbreak to ensure you have control. In extreme heat conditions, it may be appropriate to not use the equipment so use common sense.

As a precaution, invest in a fire extinguisher and keep a bucket of water or source of water close to hand in the event of an emergency. Also, leave your portable BBQ unattended while in use. Keep an eye on it.

Choosing the Right Cooking Method

Treat your friends and family to a memorable meal. To ensure they remember it for the right reasons, though, do think about how you intend to use the BBQ. Study recipes, read the manual, understand the advantages of your portable BBQ and have fun.

Cooking Different Types of Food

It’s not always about the meat. In addition to rissoles, sausages, steaks, and burgers, remember that you have at your disposal a cooking area that can do just about anything that requires indirect heating. Crack an egg, grill some vegetables, and do what you want.

The secret to an excellent cook is ensuring your equipment is in tip-top shape. By properly cleaning and maintaining the kit it will be easy to use and the food will be tasty. In addition to running a clean plate and grill, you may discover worn or damaged parts that might need attention.


What fuel type is best for portable BBQs?

Cooking with gas is generally the most efficient method of heating an element. There are circumstances, though, where an alternative fuel source might make more sense due to the context. If you’re not sure what will work best for you, ask our friendly staff.

How do I clean my portable BBQ grill grates?

To ensure a long service life and efficient portable BBQ we recommend making sure that you have a few items for cleaning including a brush or scraper, mild dish soap or a cleaner, water, a sponge, and a bucket or sink for soaking. Do clean the plate when it is cool and remove excess debris and grease with a scraper while being mindful of not damaging or scratching the cooking surface area.

Sometimes, it might be best to soak the plate in soapy water for 30 minutes or more to the loosen grime. Before you do anything, though, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re not doing anything to damage the portable BBQ.

Can I use a portable BBQ indoors?

Is the sheltered area well-ventilated, clear of obstructions, and safe to have an open flame in? These are some of the questions you should be asking if you plan on setting up a portable BBQ indoors. Generally, though, you should only set one up outside given it is safe to do so.

How can I transport my portable BBQ safely?

There are many ways to safely transport a portable BBQ. The instructions may have guidelines on the storage of it. 

How can I tell when my food is fully cooked on a portable BBQ?

It’s just like cooking in a kitchen – you don’t want to be serving up raw food. Check on your food as you normally would and if you are not sure try cutting a piece of meat, or whatever is on the grill, and inspect it to see if it needs more time on the heat. 

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