Lost Without My BBQ

We are a family who barbecues all winter long. Our barbecue works harder than our oven and because I am so practiced, things tend to turn out much better than in the oven. My barbecue is not only a workhorse, it is a fast workhorse. When we get the boys to bed I can have supper ready in 45 minutes. The oven or slowcooker require more attention to time or at least I need to have a plan in place.

I know that our barbecue is on its last legs. It is down to one rack and it really needs to be cleaned out. The burner is almost gone and the remaining rack will be rusted through soon as well. To this end we have been looking for a new barbecue. We want a smaller model, and we have seen the perfect one, but it isn’t available anywhere in Canada as far as I can tell, at least as one that takes propane. I did see an electric one and my first inclination (probably like those who first came across propane rather than charcoal) is to dismiss it as silly. After all why use an electric barbecue when you have a perfectly good electric oven?

We are still looking for a replacement as I am still not convinced that the electric jobbie is the ticket. We want one that is small, we don’t have a lot of balcony real estate and our current one takes up way too much space. The small round one that has the shelf for the propane tank underneath would be perfect. If we had a big house with a patio and a huge yard we would get another big barbecue. We might even get one of those stainless steele ones. Until then I guess we fill the propane tank we have and wait for the it to rust out completely. Because Mommy needs her steak and kabobs.

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5 Responses to Lost Without My BBQ

  1. Our BBQ is almost toast too. It’s been blown over in so many wind storms that it’s cracked and rarely lights. 🙁 At least if a BBQ is going to die this is the season to do it.
    .-= Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)´s last blog ..Nice Eyes and a Bad Butt: Monday Mingle =-.

  2. Granpa john says:

    Hey! What about this one. Its round, uses gas and might be smaller than a traditional one??

    http://www.brinkmann.net/Shop/Detail.aspx?category=Outdoor+Cooking&subcategory=Gas+Grills&sku=810-5100-0&id=911

    I love my BBQ. The site looks fab, contrats to you and Anthony on the new look.

    Love,
    Granpa John

  3. Dave used to BBQ year round too… I’ve only attempted it a couple of times but I loved the little BBQ we used to have. In fact, the one on my balcony right now needs to get hauled out to the trash and I’ll be looking for a new one… I hope I can find one like our old one. It was a Centro one and I think we got it at Canadian tire. If the side “counter” sort of thingie is folded down it fits perfectly sideways on our balcony.
    .-= Michelle Evans´s last blog ..Just one baby A day in the life =-.

  4. NaomiJesson says:

    Actually, don’t laugh but George Foreman has an electric BBQ. We actually won it but ended up donating it as we both would fight over who should clean it. It was quite a chore to clean! I found these GF scrubbers after we got rid of it. Figures. We were at Red Robin & I busted my Man stuffing the BBQ ballot box! Um, we have a BBQ so if we win it it’s yours! It was really compact & would fit great on a small patio.
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..Mani-Pedis at the House of Monkee =-.

  5. Colette says:

    Glad to hear we’re not the only ones who BBQ year round. Hope you guys find a new one =) I’ll keep an eye out . . . .
    .-= Colette´s last blog ..Flip-Flopping =-.

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