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14 hacks to nail your first barbecue of the year!

As soon as the sun peeps out from the clouds it calls for one thing and one thing only – a barbecue!

We Brits love a barbecue and here at eSpares we’re going to help you get your grill on with some of the best hacks to get you set up BBQ’ing season! Dig out your best apron and prepare to be named the boss of the barbecue!

  1. No more dry burgers

Put an ice cube in the centre of your burger patty and your burgers will be cooked through without being dry.

  1. No more sticky fish

If you like to add a bit of fish to your barbecue, grill it on top of sliced lemons or greaseproof paper to prevent it from sticking.

Person Putting Ice Cube On Burger Patty
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Egg Carton With BBQ Coal
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  1. Light it up

Never have the embarrassment of not being able to light the BBQ again! Grab a cardboard egg carton, fill it with coals and light it up.

  1. Spice it up

Add herbs to your burning coal to add a little extra flavour to your food.

  1. Save space

Use a muffin tray and fill it with different sauces and toppings to have everything available to your guests and make more room on the table.

  1. Save your meats

Keep your meat secure by using double skewers. You’ll never have to face the agony of them falling off the barbecue again!

Different Condiments In Muffin Tin
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Pizza On BBQ With Cheese And Pepperoni
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  1. Get your 5 a day

Wrap veggies in foil parcels and grill them on the barbecue to cater for all your guests.

  1. Get your pizza on

If you’re getting bored of burgers and bangers, stick a pizza on!  Check out this recipe for some great tips.

  1. Don’t forget dessert

A grilled banana filled with marshmallows and chocolate makes for the perfect summer barbecue dessert! Find out how to make it here!

  1. Don’t lose your bottle

To ensure the bottle opener is always there when you need it, attach it to your drinks bucket. This will save you from the ‘who had it last’ arguments.

Chocolate And Marshmallow Stuffed BBQ Bananas
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Person's Arm Cleaning BBQ With Onion
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  1. No more washing up

Use disposable plates and trays to save on your washing up. You can even get some really fancy ones if you want to impress.

  1. No more scrubbing

Attach half an onion to a fork and rub it into the grill while it’s still hot. This cuts right into the grease and grime and makes the cleanng job a whole lot easier!

  1. Never run out of glasses

When the drinks are flowing there’s nothing worse than running out of glasses and serving drinks in mugs! Instead, keep hold of jam and food jars, wash them out and create your very own stylish glasses.

  1. And finally, never share your food

Keep pests at bay by placing garlic cloves inside a cut lemon. The smell will repel flies and mosquitoes and leave you to enjoy your buns in peace!

Fly On Top Of Burger

For more ways to impress your guests, check out these seriously cool BBQ gadgets to really liven up the party!

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