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How to use Instant BBQ Trays correctly, without damaging the environment

How to use Instant BBQ Trays correctly, without damaging the environment

When the sun’s out at the height of summer, British people tend to agree on one thing at least - it’s BBQ time! While many people invest hundreds of pounds in a flashy new grill, there are other, more affordable options out there. 

One is an instant BBQ tray, which is cheap, easy to light, and perfect for grilling on the go. But given the increase in temperatures recently, it’s extremely important to use instant BBQ trays correctly for the sake of the environment, as we explain below. 


The importance of using Instant BBQs safely 


With temperatures soaring past 40C in the UK for the first time in July, it’s important for Brits to learn how to live with rising temperatures. Naturally, when the sun is out and the weather is hot, many of us set up the BBQ and invite friends over for food and drinks. A handy solution for summer grills is an Instant BBQ. 

They’re easy to set up, affordable and can help you prepare food in no time at all. But you still need to be careful when setting up and using your tray, as fires can start more easily in hot weather. So, to use an instant BBQ safely, make sure you: 

  • Place the BBQ on a raised surface within a non-flammable area. You can raise it with bricks or rocks, so it’s not in contact with the surface below. 
  • Do not use dried grass or wood to light the BBQ, and remove any combustible materials from the area. All it needs is a match to get things started. 
  • Only start cooking once the flames have died down. It takes around fifteen minutes for an instant BBQ to be ready to cook on. 
  • Extinguish the BBQ fully with water as soon as you’re finished cooking. You can recycle the tray and grill and compost the ashes to dispose of them safely. 

Provided that you follow these tips for use, an Instant BBQ can be a safe and affordable option when it comes to preparing food for family and friends, either at home or on the road. 


The benefits of instant BBQ trays 


Instant BBQs often get a bad rep, but they’re actually super convenient and are ideal for a range of purposes. Some of the best things about them include: 

Perfect for trips 

Whether you’re heading for a fishing trip with your friends or a long weekend of camping with your family, an Instant BBQ tray is an ideal accompaniment. You don’t need to worry about taking bulky cooking equipment with you, and you can rustle up delicious food in a relatively short space of time. 

Quick and easy to setup 

An instant BBQ is essentially a grill in a box, so it requires very little effort to set it up. Our Instant BBQ is equipped with specially-treated lump wood charcoal, and all you need to do is light a match to get things started. It’s as simple as that! 

Easy to store 

When you’re on the road, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by bulky cooking supplies. An instant BBQ slips into the boot of your car with minimal fuss and is a super convenient cooking option when you arrive at your destination.

Available in multi-packs 

For regular day-trippers, our Instant BBQ Trays are available in multi-packs, offering you cost savings and peace of mind that you have an instant grill on hand as and when you need it. As such, you don’t need to head to the supermarket when you arrive at your destination in search of a grill, as you will already have the needful packed in the car! 




Instant BBQs are a great option for food preparation, whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or are hitting the road with loved ones. However, you need to make sure that you set up and dispose of it correctly to ensure that it doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment. As long as you’re careful, an instant BBQ can be a real asset to your summer set-up and is a great option to consider if you don’t want to splash the cash on a big fancy grill.

26 July 2022

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