Worlwide Ban on Gas BBQs

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  1. mdixon

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    What is the point of these things?
    If you want to BBQ get some charcoal and burn it!
    Its all part or the experience and taste.

    If you want a GAS BBQ - GO INSIDE AND COOK ON YOUR COOKER!!:Smile:

    And take your Patio heater with you!

    Just a pet Rant - :Doh:
     
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    I agree. it's not a proper BBQ.
     
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    Or alternatively you do your thing and I'll do mine.
     
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    you'll fit in nicely here :thumb:
     
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    I agree with you on patio heaters, but i like my cadac when we ever get the sunshine. I don't think of it as a BBQ, more of an outdoor cooker.

    Craig
     
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    whilst i agree its not the same as charchol it does alow you to cook out side which is great especially for fish also many forest sites dont allow charchol barbies then theres the mess of storing charchol and a sooty barbie when your travelling
     
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    leave my gas barbi alone we hook it up and use it instead of the cooker so no ban and no more rants
     
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    You could of course enjoy the real outdoor cooking experiencing.
     

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    Dont Get me wrong

    I have nothing against external cooking
    but....

    Dont call it a BBQ!!

    Its a gas fired hob - nothing else.

    It doesnt taste the same, smell the same, look the same (Unless you burn everything).

    Trading Standards should be involved to save the humble BBQ. Your kids are going to grow up thinking that external cooking tastes the same:Wink:
     
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    Did you get out of the bed the wrong side this morning?

    Craig
     
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    I think we should have a ban on Buerstners too!

    Craig
     
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    A gas BBQ is just an alternative means of cooking Outside of the van, ideal for cooking fish and curries and anything else that would otherwise stink the van out or fill it with condensation. Also the perfect way to prepare 200 bacon butties for rally goers. not everyone wants food cooked in carcenogenic smoke, we like a choice.
    PS I have never use any sort of BBQ yet though to have a couple.
     
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    cooking outside is all we want so gas is fine and fun the way we do it allows many people to join in and have a mass cook in and without someone having to be inside cooking for the rest also means the only smell is that of cooking not the smoke and stink of charcoal :BigGrin:

    We often cook on gas outside - never had a charcoal one
     
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    Gas BBQ's are more environmentaly friendly than charcoal.

    Other than the smoke etc, its the carbon footprint. A mere toe with gas compared with charcoal

    Peter
     
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    A popular misconception that our OP has fallen into.. :Doh:

    Whether charcoal or gas, the smell and taste comes from the burning fat that drips from the meat onto the coals or grill producing smoke... not the fuel..

    Once alight and burning red, charcoal is smokeless... To enhance the flavour of the meat on either type, you can add wood chippings, pine cones etc .. yes, even on a gas barbie ..
     
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    my kids think external cooking is a Chinese takeaway
     
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    I have a real cheat--George Foreman grill !
    Sit it on a table outside in the winter --
    No smells or fat in my van:thumb:
     
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    Soooooooooooooo

    Is a Cadac a BBQ ?

    I say no....

    It is something completely different ( and we would not be without it !! )

    But to bbq's.....

    We used to have a gas BBQ and I personally loved it, yet woman didn't so we now have a charcoal one back again...
     
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    Takeaway
     
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    Having some pillock near you trying to cook food on charcoal that was lit 15 mins ago and is smoking the camp site out because they did not care that it needs to be lit bloody ages before its hot enough to cook is far worse than a gas bbq


    Just my little rant:Eeek:
     
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