Gas BBQ Cooking on the Rise in Australia

Gas BBQ Cooking on the Rise in Australia

Australians have always loved a good BBQ, but a recent survey has revealed that many of us are going gourmet with our BBQ foods. BeefEater Barbecues and Kid Magazine conducted the study, which found that more that 50% of those surveyed said they’re experimenting with more gourmet style meals, including delicious rubs and sauces, yummy sides and innovative menus. 37% of respondents said that taste was the main reason they use their BBQ, while 27% said it was a fun way to spend time with family and friends and 25% believe it’s simply “a part of the Aussie way of life”. Interestingly, 70% of those surveyed own a gas BBQ, due to their ease of use. And more and more people are looking for complete outdoor kitchens when they’re purchasing a new property. BBQ enthusiast Ben Farley, from the BBQ Cooking School in Sydney says that these outdoor kitchens are about Australian culture, and simply the way that Australians like to hang out and entertain. “It’s easy to make a big mess at your barbecue station and a big mess in your kitchen and then cleanup for two hours”, he says, explaining that people are spending more money on these outdoor kitchens which have equipment like pizza ovens, fridges, granite bench tops, and of course, a gas BBQ. Jess Pryles, founder of the Carnivore’s Ball and known as the Queen of Barbecue in Melbourne, compares buying the perfect BBQ to buying the perfect car, and says it’s best to do your research. “People are looking for accessories around them (their BBQs) such as fancy knives, native hardwood chopping boards...