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Blackstone Grills What's the Hype
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Blackstone Grills What's the Hype

Blackstone. Blackstone has recently seen a record number of sales in the UK and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after flat top grills in the market. These heavy duty griddles are a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy grilled food without the risk of sacrificing half of your cook between the grill grates of a conventional barbecue. Blackstone specialises in superior griddles that provide value and versatility so keep reading to learn more about Blackstone barbecues and what you should know before buying one.

Which are the Best Fire Pits to Buy?
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Which are the Best Fire Pits to Buy?

When it comes to finding the perfect fire pit, there is a lot to consider! You should look for something that will look visually attractive in your garden but you should prioritise functionally and think about how you plan to use it. For example, if you’re envisioning summer evenings on the beach in the glow of the firelight, a lightweight and portable option will be the best choice for you. For foodies who plan on doing outdoor cooking with their fire pit, models with handy outdoor features such as BBQ racks are a must. Size is another key factor when it comes to choosing a fire pit. Larger fire pits tend to give off more heat, but smaller ones can be a handy option when it comes to moving it around the garden. It’s best to choose a model which complements the dimensions of your outdoor space without overwhelming it.

Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?
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Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?

With brand new Grillstream hybrid barbecues and outdoor kitchens now available we couldn’t resist updating this edit. Here we’ll explain why Grillstream has become one of the most sought-after brands in the barbecue market; their industry-leading hybrid technology makes it easy to see why they are so popular! The story of Grillstream began in 2009 following the acceptance of the patents relating to the invention of a unique open-bar grill system. By preventing fat and oil from dripping down into the barbecue but allowing for direct heat, the open bar grill system makes their barbecues virtually flare-free, clean and healthy to grill upon. The brand has gone from strength to strength and has received various awards along the way, Grillstream has also made appearances on shows like the Dragons Den, BBC News & outdoor living magazines such as The BBQ Mag.

Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?
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Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?

Scrolling online through the endless options for furniture for your patio, decking area or even conservatory can be hard work and time-consuming. In this edit, we’ll help steer you in the right direction so you can find the right piece of Kettler furniture for your outdoor living area. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the different furniture materials that include wood, rope & metal and we’ll cover the types of furniture sets available that will best suit your outdoor area. So whether you’re looking for a cosy corner sofa, intimate bistro set or grand dining piece we’ll guide you to the best piece of Kettler outdoor furniture you can buy.

9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up
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9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up

With the arrival of warmer weather on the horizon and longer days that fill us with joy, the garden becomes an extension of our home where we love to entertain both day and night. To create the ultimate outdoor getaway, it’s important to include some cosy features to recreate the comfort of your indoor living space, outdoors. From warming fires and outdoor heaters to effective lighting, in this edit, we’ll share our top suggestions to create a dreamy garden set-up this season.

Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?
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Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?

There is nothing more important than keeping your garden a safe place for your family, so in this edit, we’ll give you insights on where is best to place your al fresco patio heater. To keep you toasty and to help you make the most of your outside space in the evening we’ll also discuss the different types of outdoor heaters and the benefits they’ll bring to your outside area. From electric infrared heaters to gas patio heaters and solid fuel options, we’ll put forward great outdoor heaters that do more than simply warm up the air around them.

How to Prepare your garden for the BBQ Season
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How to Prepare your garden for the BBQ Season

As the days become longer and temperatures slowly start to climb, our thoughts naturally turn to making the most of our outdoor space. After a long winter, there's nothing quite like the promise of warm spring and summer evenings spent in the company of our nearest and dearest, with cool drinks and barbecue at the ready. Before you host that first al fresco gathering of the season, there will likely be some groundwork to be done. Over the winter it’s easy for patios to become a little grubby from the seasonal elements and lack of use. But spring cleaning isn't just for the indoors! Take this period before the warm weather hits as an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get your patio and garden in tip-top condition for entertaining. From scrubbing down patio slabs to freshening up outdoor furniture, this article is here to share how you can spruce up each part of your patio.  

Multi-Functional Furniture That Can be Used Inside and Out
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Multi-Functional Furniture That Can be Used Inside and Out

Eating and drinking outside is a huge part of being able to enjoy our gardens, but have you considered multi-functional garden furniture that can be used inside or outside the home? There is a huge choice of outdoor furniture available but here we’ll guide you through which pieces are best for all year round use and furniture that could be re-purposed inside during the winter months. From stylish hanging chairs to larger casual dining furniture pieces, here we’ll explore the benefits of buying multi-functional furniture and we’ll give you tips on how they can be styled.

Why Winter Barbecues Are the Coolest Trend
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Why Winter Barbecues Are the Coolest Trend

Who says barbecues are only for summer? With the right preparations and a little creativity, you can host a memorable winter barbecue that will have your guests talking for months. Embrace the chilly weather and discover the joys of grilling in the winter with our guide to hosting the trendiest winter barbecues. 

Extend Your Summer With a Gas Fire Pit Table
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Extend Your Summer With a Gas Fire Pit Table

Looking to enhance your outdoor space and add a touch of extra heat? Consider adding a gas fire pit table! These versatile and stylish pieces not only provide warmth and ambience in your garden but will also serve as a focal point for gatherings and create a cosy atmosphere. Whether you prefer a sleek and modern design or a more rustic traditional option, we’ll have a gas fire pit table to suit your style and needs. In this article you’ll discover which are the best gas fire pit tables available, helping you find the perfect addition to your outdoor oasis

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