As we approach the summer months, you are probably starting to think about getting a new barbecue for upcoming parties this year.
Hosting barbecues is a popular summer activity throughout the UK and having the right BBQ will make your summer garden parties a huge success, which is why Grillstream Hybrid will be an excellent choice.
What is a Grillstream Hybrid?
A revolutionary approach to classic outdoor cooking, the Grillstream Hybrid gives you the option to cook on gas or charcoal on the same barbecue, which means you can adapt each dining experience to produce great food.
Introducing Grillstream's Hybrid System
You can instantly use a Grillstream Hybrid as a gas barbecue but if you would like your food to have a smoky and charcoal flavour, you simply lift one of the grills with the tools included, add your charcoal, and then light the gas burners.
Turn off the burners when the charcoal is at the right temperature.
One of the benefits of Grillstream's Hybrid system is its excellent way of lighting the charcoal built into the barbecue. Lighter fluid or paraffin cubes are not required as they can tinge the flavour of any food cooked over the coals. Light the gas burners and wait for 15 minutes, turn the gas off for 15 minutes, and this will give the charcoal a white glow and it will be ready to cook on.
A key strength of Grillstream's Hybrid barbecues is their flexibility because they allow you to use all gas and charcoal or any combination of the two.
By filling the two outer trays with charcoal and leaving the rest of the barbecue unit, you can try indirect cooking (this will be great if you are roasting a large piece of meat). To easily top up the charcoal, leave the outer grills off.
If you want to sear steaks, you could add charcoal to one tray and keep the rest of the barbecue at a controlled temperature on the gas.
Grillstream's unique technology allows fat and grease to escape into a removable cup, leading to healthier and delicious food and less flare-ups.
Cleaning a barbecue can be difficult and time-consuming but with a Grillstream Hybrid, it is very easy. Their trays are designed to hold the briquette ash together - long after they are cool enough to be removed and for the ash to be tipped away before you use them again. The ash remains in the barbecue after cooking and no solid fats and meat juices that can make cleaning a charcoal barbecue difficult will be there.
When build-up has started to appear after extensive use, take out both sets of grills and the Hybrid trays, clean with warm soapy water, and leave them to dry. Unload the fat channel and wipe it clean to clear away any food residue and debris to prevent any blockages. Remember to remove the drip tray and clean with warm, soapy water as well.
Then, clean the fat cup thoroughly. Place it back on the barbecue before you use it again.
It is also important to clean the outside of the barbecue clean. All stainless steel areas needed to be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner and non-abrasive cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean painted areas and glass viewing panels with a soft cloth to prevent scratches.
What Charcoal Do You Need?
It is important that you use the correct charcoal for a Grillstream Hybrid. Good-quality briquettes give a long, even burn that will not surge on the heat very quickly. We do not recommend lumpwood as it forms a very extreme heat for a short period of time, and you would need to pay very close attention to it.
Key Grillstream Models
Grillstream Classic 4 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue
Thanks to its tremendous cooking performance with a large grill surface and side shelves to prep and serve amazing dishes, the Grillstream Classic 4 Burner Hybrid is the perfect BBQ for large families or gatherings. It comes with an integral 3kW side burner, which can be used for cooking small cuts of meat, side dishes, vegetables, or sauces.
Grillstream Gourmet 6 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue
Backed up with an integral ceramic steak shelf infrared side burner offering more cooking options (e.g. vegetables, side dishes), the Grillstream Gourmet 6 Burner Hybrid has a double skinned hood that provides great heat retention and you can check your food's progress by looking through the extensive viewing window without having to lift the lid.
The Grillstream Gourmet is also available as a 4 burner.
If you have any questions about our Grillstream BBQs, please feel free to contact our dedicated Customer Service team on 0118 3800 381 or email@example.com.