LIDL instore "fan assisted bbq" (from 23 july 2015) "gasifier type", ace for outdoorsmen & fast cook outs. £39.99
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LIDL instore "fan assisted bbq" (from 23 july 2015) "gasifier type", ace for outdoorsmen & fast cook outs. £39.99

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Found 17th Jul 2015
Anyone familiar with a woodgasifying stove will understand the fantastic fuel saving potential of this unit..

Woodgasifying is a secondary burn of fuel by form of ventilation over the coals & often a dual chamber to force that air through, this makes cooking faster with a lot less fuel.

I have a proper WGS which runs on fir cones, sawdust, twigs etc, so I never actually take more than a handful of starter fuel with me to ensure its dry..

The controllable fan aspect of this unit makes for faster light up to cooking ready time & getting more heat ((energy)) out of your coals so you are not spending more time than necessary over the stove, ...theoretically.

Fuel is in the inner chamber, air forced from bottom vents up & over the coals..

Dual wall will make for cooler handling of your stove bbq should you need to move it, (I simply grab mine by the sides, its cool enough to hold, but that is mine, ..no experience of this one).

Great camping stove potential...

What lidl say...

Fan assisted portable barbecue heats up charcoal in minutes, perfect for festivals or picnics
With adjustable fan speed for additional temperature control and a sealed charcoal chamber which keeps grease and fat at bay
Double-shell construction reduces housing temperature
Carry bag and batteries included
Charcoal and fire lighting gel must be purchased separately
3 Year Manufacturers Warranty

In theory if you wish, you could stick a big old pot on the grill & do more than bbq.

I would stick to bbq charcoal as fuel unless you wish to lift the grill top to pop scavenged fuel in also, which is why most of the gasifying type have an open top with a supporting x frame to pop bits in from time to time for a quick meal.. obviously bbq coals last a lot longer...
So at £39.95 this is a bit of a steal.. very picnic portable & added controlability over a regular small lidded bbq.

recommended based on design, this style aint cheap! (it will likely run on a couple of good AA's for many hours over a summer of use.

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I do stress different fuels produce different results, but to give an example with my little woodgasifying campstove..

We turned up late to a local park where the county cubs were having a cook & play, families bringing their own picnic etc..

I loaded my stove with starter tinder & a proliferation of lollysticks from the ground & lit, ..it was at a cooking stage for hot dogs & burgers within 5 minutes kicking out 3kwh of useable directed cooking heat, that meant a very quick turnaround to cook for 3 people, a child champing at the bit to eat & play plus us two adults, the fan control aspect means you can quickly temper the stove to what you need, e.g. eggs vs steak (different thickness & liquid vs slab of meat) ..no messing around.

Plus we use it as a night time mini fire pit & heat source, with the kid scampering around for pine cones.
You dump your coals out to put it out if moving on in a hurry & douse em with water, otherwise just let it run it's course with the fan off.

Hot from me! This is a complete rip-off of the Lotus Grill, which retails for £100-130. I saw a demo at the Royal Bath & West Show last year and my son was desperate to get one, but at £130 it just wasn't worth it.

http://www.lotusgrilluk.com/

This is a neat portable barbeque. The cooking area is only about 30cm, but sufficient for adding some barbequed food to a picnic.
Edited by: "89quidyoucantgowrong" 17th Jul 2015

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This is interesting- voted hot. But, where do the batteries go?. Wouldn't they just get so hot, they would just explode??

Looks interesting, had no idea these sort of things existed!

Do you still get a barbeque charcoal grilled taste with the meat you cook as I understand the fat from the meat never hits and burns on the coals and I've been led to believe that its this that gives the flavour?

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someguy003

This is interesting- voted hot. But, where do the batteries go?. Wouldn't … This is interesting- voted hot. But, where do the batteries go?. Wouldn't they just get so hot, they would just explode??



wITHOUT HANDLING THE GOODS (i HAVEN'T) i'm speculating..
However, as a twin wall unit there will be a cool sid & a hot side to this, battery pack will sit within the cool element of the design, likely alongside an air intake..

My own WGS has the battery pack sit on the floor by the unit, they are fine yet only inches away.

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Shovon

Do you still get a barbeque charcoal grilled taste with the meat you cook … Do you still get a barbeque charcoal grilled taste with the meat you cook as I understand the fat from the meat never hits and burns on the coals and I've been led to believe that its this that gives the flavour?



Flavour SHOULD com from food & fuel carbonisation / smokiness imparted when cooking directly over a flame / residual compounds according to fuel type. ..I cold smoke & bbq, so the fuel adds to he flavour of my foodstuff (e.g. oak, cherry, maple, wood-dust etc) ..not forgetting marinades, & flavoursome cuts of meat rather than processed crud, besides, you could stick a pan over the grill & cook in existing juices & fats, I don't see that this wouldn't do it!

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89quidyoucantgowrong

Hot from me! This is a complete rip-off of the Lotus Grill, which retails … Hot from me! This is a complete rip-off of the Lotus Grill, which retails for £100-130. I saw a demo at the Royal Bath & West Show last year and my son was desperate to get one, but at £130 it just wasn't worth it.http://www.lotusgrilluk.com/This is a neat portable barbeque. The cooking area is only about 30cm, but sufficient for adding some barbequed food to a picnic.



Yup, however they are both rip offs of a standard technique known for years & improved upon by spenton LLC amongst others, ...point yourself at this site silverfire.us/stoves ..many stoves for inside & out, proper kit & cheap considering.. i'd love one.

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MR GUS

wITHOUT HANDLING THE GOODS (i HAVEN'T) i'm speculating..However, as a … wITHOUT HANDLING THE GOODS (i HAVEN'T) i'm speculating..However, as a twin wall unit there will be a cool sid & a hot side to this, battery pack will sit within the cool element of the design, likely alongside an air intake..My own WGS has the battery pack sit on the floor by the unit, they are fine yet only inches away.



Thanks. This is something I might just pick up.

I wonder how much smoke will come off of this? Just thinking about the "indoor" claim.

Jimmyboy

I wonder how much smoke will come off of this? Just thinking about the … I wonder how much smoke will come off of this? Just thinking about the "indoor" claim.



Indoor?

I don't think so....might be a tad dangerous....

Jimmyboy

I wonder how much smoke will come off of this? Just thinking about the … I wonder how much smoke will come off of this? Just thinking about the "indoor" claim.


"in store" not indoor, indoor is a definite no!

gab123

"in store" not indoor, indoor is a definite no!

lmao!!

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NOT for indoors, whilst combustion of secondary gases when rolling ensures a more complete burn, (there will always be nasties created with fires) ..there is the start up & the close down both of which create more carbon monoxide, so ...outdoors, outdoors outdoors, or an incredibly well ventilated area,...like outdoors.

Thx

gab123

"in store" not indoor, indoor is a definite no!


Ha yes it must have instore I read!

I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with 40 notes.

I don't think this is a gasification type grill, the combustion happens only in the coal hopper, so wouldn't recommend using anything other than charcoal. The electric fan acts like bellows providing more oxygen so the coal burns more efficiently. I have the lotus grill and it's fantastic, if this is as good it's a bargain! Takes 3 minutes to get to cooking temperature, and produces no smoke of using the right charcoal (beechwood). You can even adjust the cooking temperature by changing the fan speed. The dual wall construction means it's cool enough to pick up and move, the contained hopper means that coals can't go anywhere if knocked over. BBQ heat from me! Ideal for a balcony where you don't want to upset the neighbours by smoking them out! I have used mine indoors with no problems, I just put it under the extractor fan and ensured enough windows were open to allow air to flow through the flat. Also you do get the BBQ flavour just not the charring.

Do you still use firefighter to get it going or a pile of kindling under the coal?

You need a firefighter after using indoors like I had planned to!

Bump

You use fire lighting gel that's sold seperately, not normal firelighters, from the description on their website. Definitely wouldn't recommend using kindling as that'll cause smoke, using the gel it should be smokeless.

Anyone picked one of these up and tried it out yet?

Hi, yes well worth it.

These are clones of a BBQ called Lotus grill. They work well, but you need to use proper charcoal not briquettes or anything else. 200-250g of charcoal is all you need, and a squidge of BBQ gel. There are videos on youtube of both the lidl version and the original one.
Its very handy to be able to put all the dirty parts in the dishwasher, and the core where the charcoal goes is made of stainless steel so it should last.

Even better deal if you use the £5 off £40 coupon from the back of the 'Lidl News' magazine which is available free in store currently.

Leeder74

Even better deal if you use the £5 off £40 coupon from the back of the ' … Even better deal if you use the £5 off £40 coupon from the back of the 'Lidl News' magazine which is available free in store currently.



Is that valid this weekend only?

Valid until the 2nd August I believe.

Bah, weren't any magazines at mine this afternoon

Bath branch had seemed ti have never heard of them? Curses. Voted hot anyway as really wanted one...

STEFANOS4784

Bath branch had seemed ti have never heard of them? Curses. Voted hot … Bath branch had seemed ti have never heard of them? Curses. Voted hot anyway as really wanted one...

I was fortunate enough to get one on the Thursday Morning at 10am and collect another for a friend at 8.30am Saturday however there was only one left in store. It really is about buy on the first day as when I got the coffee machine there was literally four left in brunch when I arrived at 9am. Short supply of key items it is disappointing your right. Creating there own storm in a teacup.
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