Food cooking on a bbq

Tips for your new gas-powered BBQ

The instant heat, reliable fuel and reduced waste of a gas BBQ are just some of the reasons why these new ranges are taking over from the messy, unpredictable coal types. But, when you get a new gas-powered BBQ, there are a few tricks to learn to make sure you have a good cooking experience. So what do you need to know?

Getting started

Most models come with an igniter for easy lighting. Check the gas is flowing from the bottle before you press it, and that the hood is open to prevent gas build up. Some models recommend turning on one grill first, and then the other – check the instructions to find the operating order. Turn the gas up to full and ignite, then do the same for the other(s).

When the flame is visible, turn down the gas and allow the BBQ to warm up for a few minutes. For your first cook, test some sturdy meats, such as pork chops or beef burgers to find the hot spots on the grill. We tend to find that these are at the back of the range, with the front being the cooler part. It usually makes sense to sear meat at the back of the grill and then move it to the front for gentler cooking and to prevent cremating of sausages or other items.

The know-how on how to cook on your gas BBQ

As with a coal BBQ, regularly moving and turning over the food is essential for even cooking. Remember you can adjust the heat level if you need to speed up or slow down cooking, one of the key advantages of a gas burner grill. When something is cooked, keep it on the warming raised grill that most models come with. This can also be used to warm rolls or cook delicate food such as mushrooms or large tomatoes.

At the end of a BBQ, check the gas tank level and make a note if you need to restock for stock for next time. We provide patio, butane and camping gas for BBQs and other uses all over the London area to ensure you don't run out and have a great summer with your gas BBQ grill. Get in touch to benefit from our fast and reliable service with free delivery.