A Beginner’s Guide to BBQs: What Size Gas BBQ Do I Need?

Whether you only grill for special occasions or always host cookouts, choosing the right BBQ grill to suit your needs is a must. From portable BBQs to large, four-burner models, Sahara has your selection of the best gas BBQ grills on the market.

One of the most common questions we get from customers is, “How can I choose the BBQ size that’s right for me?” After all, you want to make sure that your grill is large enough to cook for your typical crowd. However, you may also want to avoid buying a BBQ that’s too large for your garden space.

If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to choosing the BBQ that’s sized for your needs, Sahara’s got you covered. Explore several of our best-selling models below, along with their fantastic features, to make your decision with confidence.

Mini and Portable Gas BBQs For On-the-Go Grilling

If you don’t need to cook for a big group, then a portable gas BBQ may be the perfect option for you. This is especially true if you like to barbecue while on-the-go at the local park or on a camping trip, or if you simply don’t want a large grill taking up space on your patio.

Sahara offers two small BBQ options to suit your needs: the Mini Portable Gas BBQ and the Grill-2-Go 2 Burner Gas BBQ.

Our mini BBQ is a portable gas grill that’s lightweight enough to bring with you on a picnic or other casual day trip. Meanwhile, it offers a single stainless steel burner that delivers efficient and even heat every time. This grill is ideal for serving anywhere from two to four people and features precision temperature control to help you get the exact heat you need.

Our other portable option serving two to four people is the Grill-2-Go, which features two burners and can be easily assembled/disassembled for quick portability. This BBQ runs on a 5kg gas cylinder that provides anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour of use on one cylinder. It also comes with a cast iron grill plate that gives you the option to boil, sear or grill on the go!

Two-Burner BBQs Can Cook For Up To 5 People

If you’re looking for a non-portable gas BBQ grill that offers two burners, we have a few options to choose from, starting with the popular Rapid Assembly 2 Burner Gas BBQ. This grill can be easily assembled in minutes without any special tools, though it can also be set up and used as a more permanent fixture on your patio. It comes with large, rubber-coated wheels so you can effortlessly move it out of the way to save space when it’s not in use. This grill is designed to cook for up to five people with its two high-energy stainless steel burners.

If you’re looking for a two-burner gas BBQ with more features, the Sahara X250 is worth taking a look at. This grill can tackle meals for anywhere from five to seven people and comes with a convenient side burner as a bonus. It is also compatible with the Sahara Grill Insert System so, with the right accessories, you can roast, boil and grill with ease and versatility!

Three-Burner BBQs For Frequent Entertaining

Need to cook for an even larger crowd? Sahara’s 3 Burner Oak Gas BBQ is a high-quality barbecue made from FSC hand-crafted and seasoned German oak. With the ability to cook for up to nine people, this is an excellent option if you like to do a lot of entertaining or have a large family. Not only does this BBQ come with three burners, but it is also equipped with lift-away side trays for added prep space.

The X350 3 Burner Gas BBQ is another popular three-burner model with an extendable warming rack and folding side tray. It’s a little more compact than the oak gas BBQ, so you can expect to cook for about seven people at a time when using this grill.

Grill For Any Size Event with Big Four-Burner BBQs

Four-burner gas grills like the popular X475 4 Burner Gas BBQ are excellent choices for maximum cooking area and capacity. This particular model makes cooking for up to 10 people a breeze with its four stainless steel burners and integrated ignition system for precise temperature control. The X475 also boasts a wheel-away side cart for extra prep space that can also be used as a convenient patio trolley. Meanwhile, the BBQ’s panoramic viewing window makes it easy for you to keep an eye on your food without ever lifting the lid and releasing heat.

Which Sahara Barbecue Is Right For You?

There are many things to keep in mind when selecting the grill size right for your needs. In general, it’s better to have a BBQ with a slightly higher capacity than you think you need. This way, you can confidently entertain extra guests — even when they’re unexpected.

You’ll also want to consider the amount of space you have available in your garden. If area is a concern, look for a model that comes with large wheels and removable side trays for easy portability and space-saving qualities.

No matter which BBQ you end up choosing, you can always enjoy free shipping anywhere in the UK and Ireland when you buy from Sahara. Our commitment to quality means that all of our grills are designed and manufactured in-house, with many models coming standard with a 10-year warranty and lifetime technical support.

Contact us today for help choosing the perfect BBQ in the UK and Ireland for your needs!

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