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Last updated: 10 Jul 2018
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Cheap BBQs

BBQ logoCheap BBQs, incl 1 disposablesAlso portable BBQs from 9, 5kg charcoal from 3.50

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With the bank holiday weekend upon us, there could be an ideal opportunity to light up the barbecue, so we've rounded up some of the cheapest barbecue deals we could find, including portable charcoal barbecues from £9, disposables from £1 and 5kg bags of charcoal from £3.50.

£1 barbecues 

Disposable barbecues are available for £1 in store at Poundland, and you can also find them for £1.49 at Home Bargains. The next cheapest we've found are £1.99 at B&M or £2 at Tesco*, Morrisons* and Wilko*. They often sell for up to £5 in some supermarkets, so if you want one it's worth making the trip to one of the stores above if you have one nearby.

You should check the quantity of charcoal and burning time if you plan to cook for several people, as there's a lot at steak (sorry), and you may need to purchase more than one – or risk a grilling.

Portable barbecues

  • 13" diameter portable BBQ - £9 at Homebase in store or click and collect only.
  • 14" diameter portable BBQ - £14.99 at B&M.

Standard-sized charcoal barbecues 

If you're cooking for a family of four, a standard-sized free-standing barbecue should do the job. On Fri 4 May, we found these deals:

  • 17" diameter kettle BBQ - £20 at Asda*.
  • 17" diameter oval kettle BBQ - £19.99 in store at Home Bargains (sold out online).
  • 17" diameter kettle BBQ - £26.99 at Argos*. Incl utensils and cover. Collect in store for free or delivery is £3.95.

5kg charcoal £5 or less

The hottest deals we found on 5kg bags of charcoal, which are sure to get you sizzling, include:

Instant lighting charcoal bags

If you don't want guests barbe-queuing up for a sausage whilst you're still trying to light the grill, then you might want to opt for the easier option of instant lighting charcoal bags. We checked the prices at these retailers:

  • £2.99 at B&M for a £2kg bag
  • £3.99 at Home Bargains for a 4kg bag
  • £4 at Wickes* for a 2kg bag or two for £6
  • £4.50 at Wilko* for a 3kg bag or two for £7 in store only
  • £5 at Sainsbury's* for two 1.5kg bags
  • £5.50 at Morrisons* for a 4kg bag
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Barbecue safely

Whichever barbecue you choose, be sure to follow the Fire Service's barbecue safety advice, never leave your barbecue unattended, always dispose of charcoal or disposable barbecues responsibly and never bring your barbecue indoors.

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BBQ food deals

Quorn logoQuorn meat-free burgers & sausages from 1*For a pack of eight sausages. Good for the BBQ

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If you're planning to fire up the BBQ this bank holiday and have veggie or vegan guests or anyone who simply prefers meat alternatives, we've rounded up the cheapest Quorn meat alternatives for everyone to enjoy.

Suitable for vegetarians:

  • £1 Quorn sausages, pack of eight at Tesco* until Mon 16 Jul. Next cheapest we found, £1.50 (in four for £6 offer) at Asda.
  • £1.50 (in four for £6 offer, £1.90 each) Quorn burgers, pack of six at Asda*. Next cheapest we found, £1.97 at Morrisons.

Suitable for vegans:

  • £1.50 Quorn burgers, pack of two at Asda*. Next cheapest we found, £1.75 at Tesco.
  • £2.50 Quorn cumberland sausages, pack of six at Asda* and Tesco*.
MSE Rhiannon says:

If you're vegan, Quorn products can work out quite expensive at supermarkets, so it's worth checking for own-branded vegan saugages and burgers where possible as you'll save money.

Do also check Holland & Barrett as it offers vegan-friendly packs of six frozen burgers or saugages for £1ish. It's not a well-known brand, but they BBQ really well - as do Taifun's tofu sausages, which are £3.50 for four at Waitrose*. If you're looking for burgers that barbeque well, Sainsbury's* has an offer on Linda McCartney pulled pork-style vegan burgers for £1.50 until Tue 3 Jul.

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