Barbecue debate


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Transform your outdoor living space into an area you are truly proud of so that you and your family can enjoy spending time in the garden. At Homebase, we offer expert guidance and advice that will help you create your perfect and extremely enviable garden. Our garden ideas range from how to grow beautiful herbs and plants to creating that dream garden lawn and yes of course, how to create those stylish stripes like you see on the Wembley turf.

When it comes down to socialising in your garden, one of the most enjoyable activities when the sun is shining is to fire up the barbecue and enjoy some great food and drink with your friends. We offer great advice on which BBQ would be most suitable for your household and how to get the most from it. For the more adventurous family, we also provide advice on buying an outdoor hot tub.

Our design and garden ideas don't stop there so if you want to create your perfect environment in which to entertain and socialise with your friends and family, we will have the answers right here.

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BBQ Grill Debate Divides Britain

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Wood & Charcoal BBQ Vs Gas & Electric BBQ

65% of our sample prefer charcoal & wood fuelled BBQ’s because:

  • Charcoal barbecues provides a more authentic taste
  • Charcoal or wood BBQ’s bring out the caveman
  • They have no limits! With a charcoal barbecue you can cook anywhere

35% of our sample prefer gas & electric fuelled BBQ’s because:

  • A gas or electric BBQ allows you to cook all year round
  • Gas barbecues are more efficient and easier to clean
  • Gas and electric barbecues allow for more precise cooking

Which BBQ do you prefer?

BBQ Love

80% of guys tangle with the BBQ tongs, whilst just 20% of girls go for the grill.

Couples are 3 times more likely to host a BBQ party than singles.

8% of adults claim to have found love over the coals!

Do you agree?

The UK’s Favourite BBQ Food

From our sample of participants, we found that 95% of people enjoy meat on the barbecue, including steak, chicken and burgers. 90% of the nation would also choose a sausage as their preferred barbecue snack.

BBQ skewers are also an up and coming favourite, with 69% of the nation choosing a skewer as their favourite. Vegetables are also popular on the grill, with just over half of the nation (51%) choosing to BBQ vegetables on a regular basis.

Just 34% of Brits would choose to BBQ fish, with 11% opting for fruit, and just 7% choosing cheese.

What’s your favourite?

Have Your Say

Why not take part in our BBQ poll on Facebook and give us your feedback.

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