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January might be over, but there’s plenty of hot weather ahead – which means barbecue weather is only just heating up.
February brings some of the best summer days to fire up the barbie and make the most of summer.
But if your barbecue set-up has seen better days, you’ll need a few new pieces to refresh your kit.
After all, you want to make sure your guests remember your barbecue as the best they’ve been to all summer.
Plus, a functional collection of tools ensures you spend maximum time with family and friends, and minimum time running around fetching and fixing.
Here, we have a simple list of gear to take your barbecue to the next level.
This 10-piece set shows you are serious about barbecuing. That’s right, this is the ultimate barbecue tool kit and no one dare argue with you.
It comes with a heavy-duty spatula, tongs, basting brush, fork and a set of skewers in a stainless steel case. So professional.
A bonus apron also comes in handy. You’re welcome.
Keep your drinks nice and cool with this ice bucket, which comes in stainless or black.
Its large handles make it easy to carry and its handy size means you can also take it to picnics.
Maine & Crawford 20m 25W Outdoor String Marquee Lights
Who doesn’t like party lighting? These festive lights are so cute and super simple to set up.
This 20m plug-in pack contains 20 globes with five extras just in case any blow.
Best of all, they are weatherproof so you can keep them up during summer downpours and even make them a permanent fixture of your backyard.
Heritage Walnut Look Round Serving Board
Rule 101 of barbecue club: You cannot have enough serving trays and platters.
You need something to carry the meat, something to carry the vegetarian or vegan food, something to carry the fruit platter and so on and so on.
Aim for durable, large and easy to carry.
This bad boy measures 50cm across, so there’s plenty of room for whatever.
When you’re the barbecue guru, you’re going to cop some grease and spitting fat.
It comes hand in hand with standing near sizzling meat on hot flames, so save your clothes and don a good apron.
This linen apron is super cool for summer weather and the abstract print is fun, but simple.
Sobriety Society Blanc de Blancs NV Zero-Alcohol
There’s no way you can forget the drinks at a barbecue. Almost as important as the meal itself.
This bottle of Blanc de Blancs is no ordinary bottle of Blanc de Blancs.
It’s zero alcohol and part of a new wave of beverages hitting our shelves here in Australia, following a ‘mindful drinking’ movement that has taken off in Europe.
The Sobriety Society also produces a Shiraz Tempranillo and a Chardonnay.
Lemon & Lime 3L Bar Glass Beverage Standing Juice/Drink/Water Dispenser Clear
A drink dispenser is so useful at barbecues because it basically saves you toing and froing from the kitchen to the outdoor table.
Especially great for kids, who can serve themselves from the pullable tab attached to the tap at the front.