Your Guide To The Perfect Summer BBQ 2016

The sun is out and everyone is ready to hit their gardens for BBQs, drinks in the sun and soaking up those rays. Here at Iconic we know just how many BBQ options there are on the market and how difficult it can be to narrow down which items are the best buys. That’s why we have come up with this guide of the best products on the market you can buy this summer for the best BBQ ever! We have covered everything from BBQs themselves to outdoor speaker solutions – enjoy!

 The Kettleman BBQ from Char-Broil (£199.99)

This super sleek BBQ from Char-Broil is the best kettle style BBQ on the market. The Kettleman uses patented Tru-Infrared technology and a super smart grilling area to give the juiciest results out there.

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We were lucky enough to get our hands on one and we loved every second. The Kettleman™ 22.5″ Charcoal grill comes complete with an oversized damper to control cooking temperature. Plus the unique porcelain coating on the cooking grates means that there are barely any flare ups and cooking is controlled. A really fantastic piece of kit and no true barbecue fan should be without one. Check out our full review of the Kettleman here 


Every year it seems that we buy new BBQ implements and new cooking sets, which only end up breaking or being lost in the back of the shed. However, VonHaus have created the must have set of BBQ utensils at a highly affordable price of less than £25. The set comes in an aluminium box and each implement is actually made out of stainless steel. The result is a study, long lasting and robust set.


Plus, it looks absolutely fantastic too! The 18 piece set includes:

  • 1x Tongs
  • 1x Spatula
  • 1x Knife
  • 1x Fork
  • 1x Wire Brush
  • 1x Basting Brush
  • 8x Corn Holders
  • 4x Skewers

This is the set to have this Summer – we love it!


Another handy gadget to have at hand for a BBQ is of course a probe. This allows for you to cook meat to perfect without cutting it open and ruining the meat.


This probe has a large LCD display and Celsius or Fahrenheit options. Plus, after 15 minutes the probe turns itself off to save battery! It’s low cost, very practical and a must-buy for any BBQ.  Find out more here.


BBQ by rivsalt (£24.60)

This truly unique product really will revolutionise your barbecuing experience – trust us! Rivsalt offer various forms of Himalayan salt to help enhance cooking in the home or, in this case, in the garden.

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Rivsalt have created a block of Himalayan salt that can be used on the BBQ to help inject much needed flavour and seasoning to whatever you choose to cook. Simply heat up the block on the grill and add oil to the surface. The result is a sizzling surface to which you can add meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables or anything you wish to BBQ. The salt then gently permeates into the food and their natural flavour is elevated. We were surprised as to just how tasty the results were. We will be using our block for many BBQs to come. Find out more here.

TP Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Usually, if you are doing the BBQ, you find yourself ostracised away from the main group, cooking in the corner and with no entertainment. However, the TP Link Groovi Ripple is the ideal portable Bluetooth speaker for keeping you company this summer.

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This speaker has a unique stand, which allows for it to be propped up on most surfaces or it can be attached to a garden fence hook for example. The speaker is not only great for all locations, but it has an internal lithium ion battery that provides up to 240 minutes of music and it can be charged in just over 2 hours. We love the sound of this dinky speaker and it packs a punch thanks to a large sound driver within. Deceptively powerful for a little speaker, this Bluetooth speaker allows you to pump out the tunes as you BBQ, if you so wish. Or it’s a great speaker to have around the house while you clean or go about your general business. A great buy!

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