The Hot List: Get fired up for National BBQ Month with grills and utensils
June means one thing: It’s barbecue time, baby.
While the next few weeks look like a washout, what says British BBQ season like a spot of rain?
And besides, we’re sure the sun will come out tomorrow… or the day after… or next week.
So, it’s high time you got your BBQ set-up sorted.
Other than your cooking essentials, we’ve rounded up everything you need for the perfect grill, including kindling, drinks, and even dessert.
Ventura Speziale Multi-fuel Oven
Rustle up a classic Margherita in the garden with this chic pizza oven, which can run on wood or gas. It’s light and portable, too.
Buy it for £345 from Home Pizza Ovens
Citrus Squeeze Bottle Opener
Crack open the drinks with this cute, lemon wedge, bottle opener. Our pick of the bunch.
Buy it for £8 from Anthropologie
Kiln Dried Hardwood Kindling
Power up the pizza oven with this kiln-dried hardwood kindling, sourced from British woodlands and dried using waste heat.
Buy it for £8.99 from Kind Wood
Ready-to-drink cans are our BBQ go-to and these zero-alcohol alternatives — including Not R*m & Cola and Not G*n & Tonic varieties — are spot on for designated drivers or a mid-week soiree, minus that morning-after feeling.
Buy it for £12 (6 cans, mixed) from Strykk
String Shelving Galvanised Outdoor Configurable System
Take your BBQ bash to the next level by stashing bowls, glasses and condiments on this galvanised metal, outdoor shelving system.
Prices start at £42.50 from Utility
Foolproof BBQ by Genevieve Taylor (Quadrille)
This new barbecue bible is filled with mouthwatering recipes using supermarket ingredients and a standard kettle BBQ.
Buy it for £12.99 from Waterstones
Argos Home Deluxe Charcoal Rectangle Steel party BBQ
Party people, this BBQ on wheels is for you. With a very hot price tag, it features two adjustable cooking grills and handy shelves for stashing your buns and BBQ bits.
Buy it for £65 from Argos
Lotus Grill BBQ in Green with Free Lighter Gel & Charcoal
This rapid heat-up charcoal grill is ready to cook in minutes.
Buy it for £139.99 from Season
Classic Indoor-Outdoor Bean Bag
Never under estimate the joy of kicking back on a slouchy beanbag; this classic style boasts water-resistant fabric so is a hero buy for BBQ season.
Buy it for £44.99 from Bean Bag Bazaar
Kirkton House Drinks Bucket
Keep bottles and cans super-chilled in this drinks trug made from hammered aluminium with a metallic finish. Very cool.
Buy it for £19.99 from Aldi
Gimme S’more Brownie
Wow your guests with this deliciously gooey, chocolate brownie slab — the ultimate sweet treat for every BBQ this summer.
Buy it for £4.50 from Marks & Spencer. In store only
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