But it is, when this has only £1 saving and the average that this BBQ is being sold is £16
Save your money put in towards a weber go anywhere cracking piece of kit.
Lots of the other sellers are banned from hotukdeals and this one isn’t. It’s hardly the worst deal in history, maybe leave the exaggeration at the door.
This goes to show you that it is not about the deal, it's about who posts it. This is the worst deal in the history. The item is rubbish and its available cheaper from at least a dozen other seller on Amazon, eBay and others. Not sure why this is here
An old steel car rim makes a good fire pit, just need to elevate it with a few rocks or bricks.
Having owned the Aldi Kamado for just over a year now, it's time for a spot of upgrade-itis. Been looking at the BGE range but like the sound of the Joes better. Heat!
Diminishing returns springs to mind but people are very materialistic and will enjoy talking about it and showing it off to friends. On the drive home the friends will of course slag you off for spending so much and how the food didn't taste any different from a decent kettle barbecue. Probably very true as it won't make you a better chef, It's a strange world but I will give heat because it is a discount.
I am going to buy one or two for my pool house, and then I will grill my £5.12 per kg mince burgers from Aldi on it.
give weber CS a shout they might sort you out
love my big joe, just scared that oneday will have to move out of our rental, that beast is 100kg and only just gort through the doorway (had to take handles off!) edit: need a new pizza stone, and probably new side tables, wheres' the best place for Joe accessories nowadays?
There is a lot to consider as after initial outlay you have cost of ingredients and fuel cost to think about, not to mention the time involved to make dough in advance, heat up oven, prep the pizza and then the mess you end up with after a cooking session. On the flipside, once you've mastered your dough, the pizza you make will be far superior to any supermarket or Domino's pizza. Depending on where you live, I would guess you would be looking at about £7 to £10 for an equivalent quality Neapolitan pizza from a decent pop up stall, possibly more if you want fancy toppings. I don't know about the longevity of Ooni ovens but Roccboxes are built to an extremely high standard and I would imagine could last a lifetime if looked after. With that in mind, if you enjoy the work involved and the whole experience of cooking for yourself and friends,and you like to eat a lot of pizza, then the oven will eventually pay for itself.
Don't forget to factor in cost of ingredients and fuel so you can probably buy well over 160 pizzas for the cost. However, whatever that number is, this will cook many more and still have residual sale value when you've done with it. Not to mention the joy of having high temperature, home-cooked pizzas. I never tire of watching a pizza cook in around a minute in my Roccbox.
I want this but keep thinking I can buy 160 pizzas for the same price ?
Which way did you have it facing in the wind
Never miss a 'BBQs and Grills' deal again!
Receive notifications for all new deals matching this alert!
27/05/2021Expires on 27/05/2021Posted 13th MayPosted 13th May
I called them, stock emails are automated and have not been changed since stock update this week. Back in stock on 20th according to their system. Apologised for the email. I'm personally not joining the rat race tomorrow, I'll take a look Thursday. Scalpers and bots will be out in full force.
Literally just got an email saying it's back in stock tomorrow. The thlot plickens
I'll be awake for any possible stock tomorrow. But i'd guess the website would have the most accurate info currently.
It's still listed on the recently updated specialbuys leaflet as the 16th, so who knows what'l happen tomorrow? https://leaflets.aldi.co.uk/view/898089972/ (page 12)
BBQs: Your Guide to the Best BBQ Deals
When the winter chill departs and the sun breaks through, Brits don't tend to think about sunbathing, cricket, or mowing the lawn. Instead, their first instinct is often to fire up a BBQ grill, invite some friends, and share a barbecue feast. But how do you select the right grill or oven for your culinary needs?
If you're looking to buy a barbeque, don't worry. We'll help you find a compact version for holidays, or a deluxe monster that will dominate your patio. We'll even have a look at specialist outdoor ovens for dishes like pizza. So whatever you love to devour, this hotukdeals buyers guide will be an essential resource.
A Quick History of the Humble Barbeque
There's nothing new about the urge to grill food outdoors for group consumption. In fact, using grill pits is one of the oldest British cooking methods, and archaeologists have uncovered feast sites from over ten thousand years ago. It looks like we've been mixing charcoal and fresh meat for generations in the quest for the most succulent, satisfying summer eats.
Modern barbecue took shape after the Spanish invasion of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Hence, the word is actually a corruption of “barbacoa”, a term used by the Arawak peoples of the Caribbean to describe their cookery processes. Apparently, the Spanish were wowed by the site of indigenous people using wooden griddles placed above charcoal fires, which allowed them to “flame grill” meat in a way that Europeans had forgotten.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the technique was taken further by Americans, as they developed signature styles associated with states like Texas. Instead of traditional grilling, which uses high heat to quickly cook meat dishes, these styles employed smoke and flame (often using specific wood to create the right aroma), and cooked meat more slowly. That way, the scent and taste of the smoke could fuse with the meat to create delicious results.
Our modern outdoor grills aren't very different. Most of the time, British BBQs will simply apply heat as gently as the chef desires. When combined with marinades and a little timing, it's an incredible way to cater for summer parties. And when you do, raise a glass to the Arawaks and Tainos of the Caribbean, without whom, we probably wouldn't be tucking into ribs, wings, steaks, and chops.
Different Types of BBQs: Gas, Charcoal and Smoker BBQs
One size doesn't fit all in the world of barbeques, and it's important to choose a type which meets your requirements. Keeping things as simple as possible, here are the major varieties to be found on the hotukdeals listings:
Standard Gas BBQ – These ovens tend to come in self-contained units, and require connection to a pressurised gas cylinder. The gas is piped into burners on the stove, which apply a constant, easily controllable dose of heat to the grill platform above. Gas grills take almost no time to reach optimal heat, and can be switched on in an instant, so they are great for lazy cooks. And they don't necessarily miss out on flavoursome smoke. The integration of “flavourisers” above the burners creates something resembling BBQ charcoal smoke, imparting that irresistible, classic taste.
Standard Charcoal – Often coming in the form of a “bowl”, with a few slender legs attached, these grills are usually far smaller and more portable than their gas-based equivalents. They tend to use charcoal to impart heat and smoke, which is placed below the grill surface. This metallic grill can be raised or lowered to change heat settings, which is quick and convenient, but not as precise as gas alternatives.
BBQ Smoker – You may also see a category called “smokers.” These tend to be barrel-shaped grills which use charcoal fuel. The idea is to use aromatic wood smoke, which circulates around the meat inside the container, slowly cooking it and locking in the wood's flavours. This creates a much “smokier” flavour (hence the name), but can be a more challenging way to cook for less experienced chefs.
Stone – Technically not a separate category, but definitely an important buying option, masonry ovens are becoming increasingly popular with British homeowners. Solidly built, impressive, and often quite large, they will last for decades and make a great ornamental addition to outdoor spaces, but the price tag isn't small.
Pizza Oven – Some people might not even be interested in sizzling steaks and wings. If your outdoor cooking tastes are more about salami and pineapple than Texas marinade, a pizza oven could be the ideal investment. Generally wood-fired, these ovens should be large enough to accommodate sizeable pizzas, but light enough to move around as required (unless you go for a static option, which will raise costs considerably).
Additionally, you'll probably see listings for disposable grills. These products are popular with holidaymakers and party organisers who don't want to invest in a full-blown oven. Instead, they feature foil packaging and pre-packed charcoal, with an integrated grill. Everyone should have a few packs in storage for the summer season, if only to handle occasions when your main grill can't handle demand.
What to Look for When Buying an Outdoor Grill
The categories above don't tell the whole story. When you purchase barbecues, plenty of factors come into play, and it's well worth taking them into consideration when picking a deal. Here are some things that will feed into your decision:
Size – When purchasing an outdoor grill oven, size matters. If you intend to cater for 20 people, be prepared to spend a little more on a large, multi-level design. That way, you can avoid annoying delays as guests wait for their wings. Also, think about what you'll be cooking on your grill. If you are only likely to be grilling smaller items like sausages, wings, or ribs, you may be able to get away with a smaller variety. But if you're tempted by hog roasts, you'll need a behemoth.
Warming racks – You don't necessarily need a spacious warming rack (placed above the main grill to keep food nice and warm as other items are cooked). However, if you habitually cook for larger parties, this is an extra that has to be included.
Hoods – Not all models come with hoods as part of the design, but they tend to be valued by users. For one thing, a well made hood will shield food and coals from the elements – which can be a life-saver in the British climate. Hoods also make it easier to control the heat generated by your grill, which should make it easier to cook your meat all the way through.
Mobility – Not everyone will need a mobile grill, but if you are pushed for space then a wheeled variety is definitely advisable. Wheeled BBQs tend to be on the smaller side, though they can get pretty spacious, and they make it much easier to store and position your grill, so they aren't a minor feature. Then again, if you know you'll be barbecuing on a weekly basis throughout the summer, a fixed-position deluxe model will last longer and probably deliver better results.
Burners – If you opt for a gas variety, how many burners should you choose? Generally speaking, gas grills will come with 2-3 burners but could feature more than that. The beauty of multiple burners is that you can create a chain of heat for food as it transitions from cooking to warming. That way, it's much easier to ensure that everyone's meal is piping hot, and the production line doesn't seize up.
Flexible cooking surfaces – Most of the time, barbecues come with standard grills as the primary cooking surface. That's great for larger cuts of meat or mushrooms, but it can cause smaller or more friable forms of food to fall through the gaps. So you may want to opt for a model which mixes up wide grills with griddles and other surfaces. That way, you can easily grill halloumi cheese or shellfish without losing any in the process.
Price – After you've taken the above factors into consideration (not before), start thinking about how much you are willing to pay. Whatever specifications you need from your grill, you'll encounter a wide spectrum of prices, with lower-quality budget models and premium brands (see below) all vying for attention. As a rule, the best cooking quality will be obtained from premium products, but prices of deluxe gas and charcoal models can become prohibitive. But if you check hotukdeals before buying, you'll be surprised by how affordable even top of the line BBQs can be.
Gas vs Charcoal: Which is Better?
We've touched on this already, but as this is most likely to be your major consideration, it's worth returning quickly to the issue of gas versus charcoal. Outdoor chefs can get pretty passionate about this question, and with good reason. Each has its advantages and drawbacks, and will suit different styles of cooking.
Firstly, in terms of price, gas tends to be more expensive. Gas grills are usually hefty stand-alone appliances with safety features and custom options that make them more complex than their charcoal-based cousins. That alone can put them out of some peoples' reach, so check the cheapest gas grills at hotukdeals to ensure they are within your budget.
Secondly, gas grills are quicker to operate than charcoal alternatives. Burners can be engaged in seconds, and modulated to provide exactly the right amount of heat, just where it's needed. That's a great feature for novice chefs who aren't confident about mastering charcoal.
Some people also feel that gas barbecues are slightly safer than charcoal versions. Partly, that's due to the physical proximity of flames and hot coals. But some self-lighting coals can also be impregnated with toxins. However, if you avoid those varieties, charcoal probably isn't more harmful than gas overall.
All of those things count against charcoal, there's no denying it. However, one major issue tends to dent the reputation of gas grills: flavour. As any Texan or Aussie barbie fan will attest, flame and smoke is essential to achieving the right blend of tastes, and that's not easy to do with gas-only grills. Charcoal barbecues can use specialist woods like hickory, and cook food more slowly, locking in rich flavours and smells. So they are favoured by connoisseurs and grilling obsessives, and with good reason.
So, the choice comes down to a few things. If you only prize convenience, gas will be easily the best way to go. But if you privilege aroma and taste above all else, you may want to invest in a high-quality charcoal model.
How to Choose Charcoal for Your Grill
As we mentioned earlier, it's essential to choose charcoal that's a) safe to use and b) imparts the correct aroma and taste to your food. This can be daunting for newbie outdoor chefs, who might just reach for the cheapest coals from their local supermarket. However, that's not always a good idea.
Broadly speaking, charcoal comes in two forms: lump charcoal and briquettes. As the name suggests, lump charcoal is formed from pure coals, and leaves very little ash deposit on your grill's surface. It burns quickly, generating plenty of heat, and will usually be relatively free of chemicals. Briquettes look more like bricks, and are often formed from waste wood that's been chemically bonded together. They won't produce instant, high heat levels, but burn for much longer (handy for all-day get-togethers). Then again, the chemicals in briquettes can be harmful, so try to find non-toxic versions.
Self-lighting coals are usually to be avoided. They might sound convenient, but the reason they are able to light so easily is because they are coated in chemicals, which could well be carcinogenic.
It's also worth noting that briquettes won't produce as much smoke as charcoal lumps. Why is this important? Well, some people actually prefer to retain the pure taste of the meat they cook, and don't desire the smokiness imparted by charcoal. In that case, wood-based briquettes could be preferable.
A Quick Look at the UK's Favourite Barbeque Brands
Before you buy anything, it might help to introduce some of the brands available at HotUKDeals. As with any appliances, there are reputable, popular barbeque makers, and cheaper, less reliable companies. Here are some that won't let you down:
Landmann – Based in Germany, Landmann styles itself as “Europe's leading BBQ brand”. Capable of delivering precise temperature levels, and engineered to last, these ovens are cutting edge as far as barbecues are concerned.
Weber – Also known as Weber-Stephen, this US brand can be found in yards across the Deep South, and it's making waves in the UK as well.
Napoleon – Another American market leader, Napoleon specialises in charcoal grills. Its Prestige, Rogue, and Lex series are as luxurious as outdoor ovens can be.
Outback – Inspired by Australia, Outback's grills can be found at UK merchants like Homebase and B&Q. The brand offers charcoal and gas-powered varieties, as well as handy portable models that travellers will adore.
Big Green Egg – British company BGE focuses on manufacturing ceramic charcoal models. Why ceramic? The thermal properties of ceramics allow these egg-shaped ovens to trap heat efficiently, ensuring even results and classic flame-grilled tastes.
How to Build a Brick BBQ from B&Q
Some Useful Accessories to Enhance Your Grilling
When you buy a barbecue, it's often useful to add a few accessories at the same time, and hotukdeals is the ideal place to pick up BBQ accessories. Here are a few that will enhance your outdoor cookery experience:
Hoods – Not all BBQs come with hoods as part of the original product, but everyone should have one on their range. A good hood will help to protect your grill from the weather and ensure even temperatures across the whole surface.
Propane canisters – If you opt for a gas grill, don't be stuck without the fuel required to get your party started. Instead, it always makes sense to have a stash of propane cylinders in your garage, ready for all eventualities.
Gazebos and awnings – Nobody wants their cook-out to be ruined by bad weather. A free-standing gazebo can provide an insurance policy, providing a protected space to store utensils and food before and after cooking – no to mention the grill itself.
Utensils – Having a few tongs and spatulas is vital to ensuring that meat and veggie food is kept separate, and that you can cook everything to perfection. Skewers, trays, paper plates and napkins all play their part as well. Don't skimp on utensils – the more the merrier is usually a good rule for BBQs.
Cleaning products – Whatever style of oven you choose, you'll need to keep it clean, and that can be a challenge without the right tools. Wire brushes and scrapers from brands like Weber should help you get the job done, and cleaning solutions are also available. It's well worth taking time to clean your grill after use, not just for hygiene reasons, but to extend its life and ensure delicious results on its next outing.
How and When to Buy Your Next Barbecue
Whether you're craving a vegetarian BBQ with mountains of halloumi, mushroom, red peppers, and grilled tomatoes, or you can't wait to get your teeth into some pulled pork, we can help you find the perfect BBQ Grill and BBQ Food on our dedicated listings.
However, it's easy to spend more than you need to when buying barbecues. After all, they can be an expensive investment, especially at the higher end of the market. But with hotukdeals, your spending can be as efficient as the way you cook your next batch of chicken wings.
Before checking for deals, make sure you know what you are looking for. Decide whether you want a smoker, standard gas or charcoal version (or even a pizza oven). Settle on a size that works for you, and have a few brands in mind. Hopefully the information in this buyer's guide will point you in the right direction.
Then, dive into the hotukdeals listings to find a great deal. Our listings feature major brands like Napoleon and Weber, as well as the biggest UK merchants, from Homebase and John Lewis, to Amazon and B&Q. When discounts appear, you'll find them listed here.
If you want to purchase a truly bargain grill, it may also be worth waiting for sale events. Generally speaking, prices for BBQs will be fairly low in winter and as summer ends, although deals may also spike around major events like the World Cup or a Royal Wedding. And Black Friday in November can also see some appetising deals.
In any case, if you need to replace your outdoor grill and want to find the ideal product for less, be sure to head to the hotukdeals BBQ listings.
Cook up a Feast with a Bargain BBQ from hotukdeals
A garden isn't complete without a barbecue, but which brand and style should you choose? From gigantic gas ranges to portable travel models, from pizza stoves to innovative egg-shaped charcoal burners, the world of barbecues is surprisingly diverse. Whatever variety you choose, you'll find mouth-watering prices at hotukdeals.
I have a 2 prong falk temperature gauge where you set the meat type and how you like it cooked which I have had for years but recently broke. I was looking fir a replacement but they are quite expensive on Amazon unless you go for one which simply provides the temperature so you need to know the temperatures. It would appear this would do that. I doubt need much complexity with Blue Tooth etc but it would appear this would fit the bill for a good price unless anyone can suggest an alternative?
No Alexa support too, such a shame.....
Blue tooth, red meat, yellow fish, what's next?
There are other uses than just grilling, low and slow is an 18 hour cook checking on things in the house is great and also setting the temp history to ensure no spikes. (This also goes for a roast in the oven without having to open the door and lose temp)
Range is better on TP08C. It doesn’t have meat presets but you can set an alarm manually for any temp easily and I don’t particularly like the presets on the TP20 as they are US approved temps that differ to UK ones. Think you can have a longer timer on the TP20 but I have no interest in this function. I have an old revision of the TP20 which for some odd reason doesn’t support a lower temp alarm which is annoying. The current TP20 has this so wouldn’t be relevant if you bought one now. Basically having used both I don’t see anything on the TP20 that justifies the extra cost and would be an essential function.
What's the difference between it and the tp20?
Mine arrived and already on the bbq cooking (y) Range is much better than my TP20 and I can now monitor my smoker from the comfort of my sofa. Thanks OP.
I think it's different. The right side device has one less screen on orange.
Just invested in my first piece of cast iron cookware. Didn't realise the up keep required and it went rusty. Managed to restore and re season it. But now I know how to maintain them should last a lifetime and less toxic than non stick pans.
Good pit bean recipe if interested https://truebarbecue.com/news/barbecue-baked-beans/ Doesn't need Reds BBQ rub or sauce can substitute for your favourite, I put the saucepan under the meat to catch the drippings on the bullet smoker or pour the drippings from the drip pan if cooking alongside the meat on the pellet grill. The drippings adds some great flavour to this. This pan will hold at least 2 tins of beans for this recipe. I use a Dutch oven for the full amount in the recipe.
31/05/2021Expires on 31/05/2021Posted 10th MayPosted 10th May
Had this a few years now. Must say it’s really doing well. Avoid leaving it in the sun though. Mine has turned grey (lol)
Hi, thanks , it was this one posted a week or so ago. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/uniflame-classic-gas-and-charcoal-combination-bbqgrill-ps199-instore-or-ps1495-delivery-george-at-asda-3717668#comment-44612464
I too have this cover. It protected my bbq all winter and both are as good as new. You do need to use the valcro tabs or the wind can get under it but a two second job to do up though as above manly strength needed to undo 😜
No idea which uniflame but we've got a 4 burner uniflame. Will give you a heads up if it fits.
I wonder would this do for the uniflame one that got heat on here recently. Looks like it would
I only have the online membership - given that this is an instore only deal, should the membership cost be added to the price? Can you get delivery from store or is it collection only?
9 in Reading
To make a direct comparison, you should point out that this is bigger, personally for me the aldi one doesn't have quite enough cooking area to keep some bits warm whilst cooking others.... Also I'm bitter that I wasted a month of my life thinking I was getting one (an aldi one which I had order confirmation for) whilst they messed me about then cancelled the order
Had some good results with this once I sealed all the gaps with some heat resistant sealant. Once you do that it doesn't burn as much fuel or billow out clouds of smoke everywhere, temp also holds a bit better.
I know people that made BBQ'S out of old oil drums... Ohhh my days the BBQ's use to last years... Last a lot longer than the cheap and nasty ones u use to buy from the shops... Sell me one of em and me'll buy it.
I bought one about 3 years ago, pretty sure I paid £40 or £50 so price has gone up a reasonable %. Also, it rusts, badly, and is certainly not airtight. As mentioned by others it just smokes everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, it does a job and Ihave bbq’d many a time on it but that’s it, a standard coal bbq, it’s not a smoker
I bought BBQ from Aldi last year covered over the winter kept out of the rain the paint pitted and spots of rust all over it Report this to customer service, they offer me a can of black spray. Under their 3 year warranty. Couldn't believe it. So voting cold.
Don’t waste your money, bought the BBQ from them, absolute waste of money, the sheet metal is around 1mm thick and is complete garbage.
Agree a normal BBQ cooks better but I see this isn't a replacement. I have a Lidl one and it's great for quick midweek cook without much faff. I see these as much better than an instant BBQ in the park. Horses for courses. Agree with other comment, I have Lidl one (£40 I think) and it's hot in middle but cooler around edges. Can cook a few burgers, kebab's, steaks in one sitting. Slower than a full size, but 5min startup and 40mins cooking time I find.
I've got the standard version - great for a mid-week bbq as it's up to heat in under 5 minutes. Heating is uneven but predictably so, allowing zoned cooking. £100 for the XL is an absolute steal; sure it's a pricing error.
I have the Homebase one, branded as Texas. I have to say it's pretty useless as a barbecue, it takes ages to cook, heat is not distributed evenly etc etc. I would stick to regular Weber charcoal bbq.
This is a good price in comparison to the crazy RRP. So, in theory, a good deal. In practice, there are several models quite similar, obviously copies, for much less. I think Homebase and Lidl had/has the other models for about £30. But if you want the branded one, this may be an OK price. To me, this type of bbq looks too sterile.
From looking at the picture I honestly thought it was a deal for a salad spinner!, especially as it was from John Lewis (who I bet sell plenty to the middle class folks). (y) 😄
Not sure what you mean by gas outdoor ovens, but this thread is about a barbecue (BBQ) :)
If you mean can you use a blue Campingaz bottle with the screw-on regulator, then as long as you change the regulator that is supplied with the BBQ, it should work. I think the downside is that Campingaz is more expensive to refill than a patio gas cylinder.
Usually items more expensive when purchasing online to start with plus postage and might be cheaper in warehouse. Worth checking if you live local to one.
Why do they call gas outdoor ovens "BBQ"?
Well they are the same brand, but that one has less output (20k btu Vs 12k) and what looks like cheaper construction with less steel. Also it's more expensive. Seems like a no brainer?