Banquet™ Savannah 3 in 1 Charcoal Barbecue Smoker and Firepit £34.99  was £99.99 save 65% @ Primrose
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Banquet™ Savannah 3 in 1 Charcoal Barbecue Smoker and Firepit £34.99 was £99.99 save 65% @ Primrose

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Found 6th Aug 2014
Banquet™ Savannah 3 in 1 Charcoal Barbecue Smoker and Firepit

This sleek black 3 in 1 barbecue brings style and versatility to your garden gastronomy. With the capability to be used for traditional barbecue grilling, roasting or even smoking, this all-in-one outdoor oven gives you all the options you can eat!

Features
•Three levels for different cooking methods - vertical cooking on three separated levels means you can simultaneously:
◦Roast food on the bottom layer of the Savannah 3 in 1 with ease whilst the heat and smoke is contained in the compartment
◦Grill vegetables, fish and meat on the top of the grill and use as a barbecue even as food roasts below
◦Smoke items using the clever hooks attached to the lid of the barbecue for home made smoked meats and fish
•Temperature gauge - to help you monitor and control the temperature inside your barbecue with ease
•Adjustable air vent - this air vent allows you to control the air flow to the coals, the more air enters, the hotter the coals burn
•Crossbars and hooks - bars and hooks in the lid make smoking fish or bacon simple
•Powder coated steel construction - this durable and resilient material makes sure your barbecue can go the distance
•Side doors - these side doors give you access to any layer of the barbecue, but also enable you to allow for even greater airflow
•Ash tray with grate - to help minimise on cleaning, this ash tray keeps all the charcoal waste in one place
Specifications
•Height 80cm (2ft 7½in) x Diameter 40cm (1ft 3¾in)
•Weight: 5.5kg

What's in the Box?

•Powder coated steel case
•Two chrome plated cooking grills
•Charcoal grill
•Temperature gauge
•Air vent
•Two side doors
•Two crossbars

23 Comments

cheaper on amazon ?

Plus £4.99 delivery, although it is available from the same company on ebay for £34.99 with free delivery.

barracuda155

Plus £4.99 delivery, although it is available from the same company on … Plus £4.99 delivery, although it is available from the same company on ebay for £34.99 with free delivery.



I always by from primrose on eBay because shipping is free. This company are excellent, ordered a patio heater and didt get round to putting it up for 6 weeks due to going on holiday.

When I put it up the bulb was shattered, contacted their customer service and they sent replacement out next day. Highly recommend for customer service.

yea.. hot if you buy it on ebay

Original Poster

Just had a Live Chat with customer serivce at Primrose - They will price match the amazon price and refund the difference. Its free delivery on ebay as they said they dont sent ebay orders next day delivey

I did a lot of research into smokers a few months ago. Couldn't get away from the fact that if you buy cheap, it will not smoke very well... The seals between the sections are not so good, therefore, heat/smoke escapes. hth

RRP is ambitious but £34.99 from their ebay store seems ok. Should be good for some occasional grilling and dabbling with smoke - just be aware that these cheaper drums will struggle to hold temperature and need frequent attention during smoking.

Edit - as above

Edited by: "hamfist" 6th Aug 2014

Can anyone comment on using this item? Is it worth the money for the smoking/roasting function over a normal BBQ?

just ordered one £24.78 by flubit plus the £4.99 delivery totals £29.77

Its not a bad smoker. You go through a lot of charcoal keeping the heat up and the thermometer doesn't tend to work, but the food does taste amazing!!

There's a ton of YouTube videos advising hours to cook and mods you can carry out to improve them.

You can also get all the woodchips you need on Amazon.

Also if you take the middle section out it makes a perfectly good charcoal BBQ.

Finally I'd recommend getting a charcoal chimney to make lighting the charcoal easier (also means you can get a fresh lot of charcoal ready without having to stop cooking). They're currently a tenner in B&Q.

Can't comment on this specific model, but I have used both cheapo and decent smokers. The problem with the cheap ones is usually their ability to retain heat and control airflow which has the affect of making it very hard to control temperature accurately.

That's not too much of a problem if you're doing pulled pork which is quite forgiving, but it makes things a bit trickier with a brisket of beef rib.

But for £35, it's got to be worth a punt!

I bought one of these from ebay a few years ago for about £30.
The product is OK, but very cheap (thin steel) so will rust quickly.
The charcoal sits in a removable 'bowl' at the bottom. Unfortunately there is no way to control air flow to the coals. From the pictures it looks like the whole bbq is sealed, and airflow can be controlled by opening vents. This is essential for smoking as the idea is you smoke food for a number of hours, without being able to control the airflow the coals burn too fast and too hot.
What you cant see is the 'bowl' that holds the charcoal has a 3/4 inch gap all the way around.

So as a summary... a cheap OK BBQ. Not a very good smoker.

I think it's better to invest in a gas smoker if you want good results all the time, and not as much hassle. They're quite expensive though.

robertoegg

I did a lot of research into smokers a few months ago. Couldn't get away … I did a lot of research into smokers a few months ago. Couldn't get away from the fact that if you buy cheap, it will not smoke very well... The seals between the sections are not so good, therefore, heat/smoke escapes. hth



Same here so I bought a brinkmann gourmet charcoal & modded it myself

excellent!! been looking at a cheap way to get into smoking food!!!

Didn't get this one but the portable 15 pound one 20 pounds all in all in, good stear cheers

Which portable one?

I have a cheap smoker and it is excellent. One of the advantage of the cheaper ones is as they dont get too hot you can smoke cheese without it turning to a runny mess. Smoked cheese is lovely.
With care you can smoke fish and meat in these cheap smokers, just takes a bit more effort but hey you are not spending £500.

If you do get seriously into it I would recommend you build your own, plenty of ideas on the internet.

I'm sooo tempted - last weekend I had the best EVER bbq, where the cook was using a £200 Weber - absolutely fantastic food!

Original Poster

So had this a few days now and cooked some awesome

Bought one on eBay £29.00 delivered :-) and it is current.

Received this as a birthday present, I lived in S Africa for many years and went through many BBQ'S find this one good to look at but a bit flimsy in construction especially bad fitting top have doubts on its life span but think at around £30 not a lot to complain about think the instruction could be better re the smoking aspect none sent with this kit and cant find any tutorials on this type (sorry 16in Smoker BBQ)
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