It’s BBQ time… come rain or shine the Rumage team love a BBQ!

With the holiday season well and truly upon us and thousands of Brits flocking to beaches and open spaces all over the UK, many have been or are planning to Barbecue.  Written by Susie Hudson, friend and blogger for

What’s not to love about a Barbecue… that distinctly unique smell of your food as it cooks, that unmistakable barbecue flavour (which is hard to beat, even if it’s burnt!), the simplicity of being able to eat outside… but, whilst we all want to make the most of British summertime, especially when it’s reliably inconsistent, we should look at how we can do this responsibly. 

Of course, disposal barbeques have long been an easy choice, they’re lightweight, incredibly cheap and easy to use, but there are a number of downsides to using them, not least because they perpetuate the harmful “single-use” culture.  As a result, many now believe they should be completely banned.  Clearly, disposable barbeques are not the only option though, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the portable barbeques available online. 

Valiant FIR551 Portable Folding Picnic and Camping BBQ: It’s a lightweight (3.3kg) portable barbecue set that has a compact foldaway design for easy transportation. Perfect for days out, picnics at the park or grilling on the beach and because it is stainless it’s rust free, easy to clean/

Weber Smokey Joe: Weber is known worldwide for its barbecues and their portable charcoal barbecue is a really nice choice; it’s 37cm in diameter, has a heat shield handle and with its “Tuck n Carry” lid lock it’s easy to transport, or if you fancy, there’s a carry bag available at an additional cost.

Everdure CUBETM: If you’ve got a bigger budget the CUBETM from Heston Blumenthal’s Everdure range is definitely one to consider – Everdure CUBE.  Available in four contemporary colours, style conscious consumers are sure to love the CUBETM. Made from lightweight durable steel it’s totally portable and, like Weber, you can buy an additional travel bag, amongst other stylish accessories. 

Whilst most councils permit portable charcoal barbecues and disposable barbecues on beaches, you should always remember to check for any restrictions first and of course make sure you remove all of your waste.

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