About Portable Gas BBQs
Portable gas bbqs are perfect for creating a feast anywhere you go. Living in Australia, we are lucky to have such beautiful country, beaches and mountains all usually within a few hours drive. Many people love the chance to get out on weekends and explore this great land. So when out and about, one needs to eat! And we sure do love a good bbq. So what do we do when we can’t take a large home bbq with us? We take a portable bbq of course!
What is a Portable Gas BBQ?
A portable gas BBQ is exactly that – a bbq that is small and compact enough to take with you anywhere you go. They come in all sorts of sizes and configurations as well as fuel types. The range of portable gas bbq’s on the market today is ever increasing as more and more people are getting outdoors and away from the bigsmoke on their weekends and days off.
Why are Portable Gas BBQs Used?
Gone of the days of a boring picnic lunch of sandwiches and crackers in the park. Now you can take a fully functioning gas bbq with you that not only has all the same features as a full size model, but is compact enough to fit in the back of the smallest car. Portable gas bbqs are not only cheap to run, but also very efficient and reliable. Their strong construction means they will last the roughest camping trip. They are also great for people with limited space at home, such as people living in apartments or small flats where space is limited.
Different Kinds of Portable Gas BBQs
There are quite a few different types of portable bas bbq’s on the market today. They range from the ever popular and reliable Weber Q series to foldaway camping stoves like the Coleman or Gasmate models. All these have their pros and cons and are suitable to different types of uses. Here are some different types:
- Folding / foldaway
- Gas tank vs gas cannister
- Camping stoves
1. Folding / Collapsable
A very common type of portable gas bbq most commonly used when camping due to it’s compact size.
Benefits of Using a Portable Gas BBQ
There are a lot of benefits to using a portable gas BBQ and, therefore, their use is increasing every year. A lot of popular bbq brands are ensuring they have a variety of portable options in their range. Here are a number of great benefits and uses for portable bbq’s.
- People with limited outdoor space
- Weekend getaways
- Camping trips
- Single / Couples
- Sporting events
How to care for a Portable Gas BBQ
The use of almost all the portable gas BBQ’s is the same. Take care and ensure you clean them down properly after each use.Due to the different varieties of bbq, we will just touch on the general basics of care.
- Never leave them in the rain.
- Avoid dropping them as they may break.
- Ensure the gas fitting is secure and has no leaks.
- Never use if there is a gas leak.
- Always use in a well ventilated space. Avoid any use indoors.
- Regularly clean the hot plate.
- Try to store in a safe place when not in use and/or in a carry case.