Just to let you know I am still absolutely chuffed to bits with my machine and remain your best owner / refer sales man! It is still the no.1 BBQ on the market to provide evenly cooked food.
Hope you are continuing to do well and spring brings you plentiful orders.
Just dropping you a line to let you know I received the Barbeskew II and tested it out at the weekend. The results were fantastic and I am absolutely delighted with my purchase.
You will find that because the food rotates you can keep it on for longer, but also the cooking times can be quicker due to the fact that the heat from the metal skewers helps cook from the inside out as well as the outside in. The following is a rough guide of timings and we always advise to use a food temperature probe to measure the inside temperature of the food to ensure it is cooked all the way through. There is an excellent probe available on our accessories page: barbeskew.com/accessories
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The BarbeSkew is great and its my preferred charcoal BBQ at the moment (of six that I own!).
Many thanks for the extra accessories for our BarbeSkew, they arrived Saturday morning and we made full use of them!
The poussins roasted perfectly on the top whilst the monkfish wrapped in bacon cooked on the lower skewers. We also re heated to perfection individual salmon quiches on that back shelf !!! Many thanks again for the excellent service.
Thanks for your e-mail and for your prompt attention.
We used our new BarbeSkew on Saturday and were delighted with the results. The food was well cooked yet succulent. We used a couple of the recipes supplied which were delicious. When we finished cooking there was still a considerable amount of charcoal left so we decided to cook a whole chicken and once again we had an excellent result. No doubt about it the BarbeSkew is probably the easiest and best way to BBQ.
hi there well as requested we are updating you on our first cooking experiences. lighting was no problem we used two bags as suggested.used all small skewers and one cage on top position when sm /ske were ready a second cage was added and both moved to lower positions.only problem is we did not have cages at 90 and they touched but realised this and moved one.no black and charred food so compliments all round. when both motors were used we forgot batteries so short delay while some were found again. second meal was roasted chicken again no problems other than me not reading instructions lesson now learned.bird took about 45 mins and was spot on.the general boys chat over my new toy was very positive so happy days!!
Many thanks for your phone call yesterday, it was appreciated, I hope you did well at the show you attended.
We had our bbq yesterday, despite the torrential downpours we endured! I wanted to let you know that our friends as well as us agreed that we had never eaten such lovely bbq’d food, I’m pleased we bought the charcoal one as we believe it does give the food a better flavour. You can guarantee we shall be recommending your product to anyone that will listen
Just to let you know that as a keen barbecue cook for many years, I am impressed an delighted with the Barbeskew II. Everything we have tried on it has been a huge success and I will strongly recommend your products to all my friends and family.
Thanks again for the help.
Hope the Great Yorkshire Show was a success for you. You probably don’t remember but we purchased the Barbeskew 2 off you on the Wednesday, Cynth I think told you we would be back and we were.
Our Barbeskew arrived on Friday late lunch (instead of Monday as arranged) but no problem as I had followed the progress on the carriers website and realised it was going to be delivered that day, I telephoned the carriers and they confirmed delivery between 12 and 2 that day.
By three thirty it was built and waiting to be fired up but as we had other commitments BS had to wait until Saturday.
Within 2.5 hours cooking time, I had done 6 fish kebabs (starters), one whole chicken and six sausages all cooked perfectly, All I can say is that it performed Brilliantly, thank you,
Next time I will add some soaked wood chippings and smoke the fish at the same time, this will extend the cooking time, but, that taste.
Once again, hope it was a successful show.
I have to say that the Barbeskew has been working overtime in the last couple of weeks due to various birthday and house warming celebrations and all of our guests have been very impressed by it. I have also enjoyed all the praise regarding the “beautifully cooked food” – luckily only you and I know that it is the barbeskew that makes this possible every time and not my culinary skills but I shall keep that firmly under my hat, for the time being anyway.
Thank you again for your continued excellent customer service and good luck with your up and coming exhibitions.
I purchased your Barbeskew11 at Ardingly on 9th. Assembled it after delivery on 13th [I did it myself and I’m a woman !!!]
Just shows how easy it is to assemble. Absolutely love it, had BBQ that evening, food was so much tastier than on our normal flat griddles,
hands free,no hassle & more time for wine and socialising.
Many thanks for your polite, prompt and efficient service, wishing you even more success.
Thanks for your prompt reply.
The chickens , ribs, burgers and sausages were cooked very well, tasted wonderful, and I could watch the snooker while they were in the Barbeskew! Just the job!
And – I have had a thought, and an experiment will follow – I am going to try different types of wood on the skewers to generate different smoke flavours! Cedar and Oak are going to be my first experiments! (Although I am not sure proper smoke could be generated at the heat I used to cook yesterdays food!) I will keep you posted via Facebook!
Thanks again! (I will let Duncan Bannatynes kids know how good it is (they attend my school) and maybe word will get back on what he has missed out on!)
Had a BBQ last night – the only problem is being hands free you tend to drink too much !! Otherwise – great !!!
This is just to let you know we bought the BBQ at just the right time, the weather is glorious and we are putting it to full use.
Thanks for the aftercare, we have been bragging about it to all our friends and recommending it to all.
Hope business continues to grow.
Two of the common problems with traditional grill barbecues are food coming off the barbecue burnt and food coming off the barbecue pink and raw in the middle. Whilst all the traditional bbq experts will state this never happens to them, the BarbeSkew barbecue is fool-proof – you get perfect barbecue food every time – GUARANTEED – without needing a university degree in barbecuing!
Read More “Why should I choose a rotisserie bbq over a traditional grill bbq?”
Because the food is constantly rotating, this means that the food on the kebab skewers and the food held in the cage skewers does not burn. In fact the rotisserie means the food cooks in its own juices leaving the meat tender and moist (have you tried the rotisserie chickens in the supermarkets?) It is then this moisture that absorbs the smoke giving the food the best ever barbecue flavour in the world.
The charcoal tray raises and lowers through the handle on the right hand side of the Charcoal BarbeSkew BBQ. When the coals have just been lit and they are at their hottest, the charcoal tray can be lowered so that the heat intensity from the charcoal does not burn the food. Essentially, the tray mechanism allows you to control the heat intensity of the Charcoal BarbeSkew BBQ in the same way you would control the heat intensity on the Gas BarbeSkew BBQ by turning the gas control knobs.
No. Because of the size limitations of the BarbeSkew II, the charcoal tray simply sits on the base of the body. However since everything rotates, the food does not burn. However the charcoal tray does lift out meaning it can be cleaned easily – we recommend that you line the charcoal tray with silver foil prior to lighting the charcoal as this makes it simple to clean the next day.
The Charcoal BarbeSkew is our best selling barbecue as the majority of people require a barbecue for parties where they will be feeding family and friends. With the larger BarbeSkew, you can just use half of it to cook for your family, or use the full blown BarbeSkew to cook for up to 20 guests.
The charcoal BarbeSkew II is ideal for couples or for people that just have a very small balcony or small patio. It is also ideal where it will just be used for a small family of up to four.
There are two sets of skewers. The front set comprise 9 shorter kebab skewers, and these skewers fit into the skewer rack at the rear of the BarbeSkew BBQ, which is driven by a battery motor at the centre rear. The 9 kebab BBQ skewers are made to rotate together by a series of cogs driven by the centre cog. There are 7 kebab skewers on the BarbeSkew II.
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No, the two BBQ cage skewers in their normal lowest position do not work at the same time as the nine kebab skewers as they clash, but one BBQ cage skewer can be used in the upper position of the side skewer rack at the same time as the nine kebab skewers. On the BarbeSkew II, there is no upper position on the side skewer rack, and so all three methods of cooking (small kebabs, BBQ cage skewers and traditional grill) can only be used independently.
Yes, a traditional Half grill with two wooden black resin handles which are dishwasher friendly is included with the Large Charcoal model and the Gas model. The BarbeSkew II comes with a full grill. However you can purchase additional half grills for each model. The half grill gives you more flexibility with grilling and using half the kebab skewers at the same time.
Because the food does not burn as on a traditional barbecue, the food tends to be left on the BarbeSkew BBQ longer meaning that the food is cooked thoroughly all the way through. Of course, you should still always check that the meat is cooked properly, before removing it from the BarbeSkew.
Choose charcoal if you want the real barbecue experience, with better taste and real flames – 70% of the UK population prefer charcoal.
Read More “Should I choose charcoal or gas?”
Not nowadays. Simply place two charcoal lighter bags (we recommend “Big K”) – or just one for the BarbeSkew II in the charcoal tray, light the bag, leave the lid open, and then come back in 15 minutes and it’s ready to use.
Read More “But isn’t charcoal hard to light?”
Yes but this is based on our availability during our busy season. The assembly charge is £100 for locations 100 miles from Brighton. There is a surcharge based on the transport cost for other areas of the UK. We do encourage you to build your own BarbeSkew BBQ – the instructions are very clear, but if due to disability or some other reason you would like us to build it, we will be very happy to do this for you.
Yes. Every single item on your BarbeSkew BBQ is available to purchase, and this can be done from the accessories page. There are also a full range of accessories including covers and extra skewer sets.
There are 3 burners on the Gas BarbeSkew BBQ delivering 7000 BTU X 3 = 21000 BTU (British Thermal Units). This is not as high as some of the traditional gas barbecue BTU’s, but our research has shown us that a smaller BTU is required for rotating BBQ skewers.
Read More “How many burners are there on the Gas BarbeSkew BBQ?”
Yes you can with the two larger models (Charcoal & Gas), as they come with a half grill. However you can’t with the BarbeSkew II as it comes with a full sized grill. But you can purchase a half grill for it separately online. See accessories page.
The batteries have been timed to last for 50 hours, using 2 x D type batteries. So each motor will run independently for 50 hours, which if a barbecue lasts for 2 hours, will run for 25 barbecues. However if you use a high quality battery like Duracell, we have found the batteries last much longer – between 80 to 100 hours.
Yes there is a standard one year warranty which is increased free-of-charge to a ‘Bronze’ two year warranty when you register your details. Please note, this warranty does not cover faults which are the result of improper use of the BarbeSkew BBQ. These are not considered as manufacturing faults.
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The lid coating is porcelain enamel which is baked on at 870 degrees centigrade and it is this enamel infused with glass finish that make it the toughest finish available for a barbecue lid and to leave it looking good even after multiple uses.
Read More “What is the lid coating?”
Stainless Steel looks attractive, but needs an inner lining lid protection as the stainless steel tarnishes under heat. So it’s a poor material to use on a barbecue, but it looks nice. So the answer here is it looks pretty but it’s not the best lid material.
Read More “Wouldn’t a stainless steel lid be better?”
We have recently improved the closing mechanism on the cage skewers on the BarbeSkew – they used to use 2 small clips to keep the lid of the cage closed, however we have now moved over to using one large bulldog clip in the middle of the cage skewer. This new single clip and the stronger hinges have had excellent feedback to date.
Yes. All accessories have black resin handles and can go into the dishwasher. If you don’t have a dishwasher then kebab skewers are easy to clean anyway. All you need is hot soapy water and an abrasive washing up sponge. Please note you should never use wire wool as this is too abrasive and could damage the chrome plating.
Whilst the BarbeSkew BBQ’s were not designed as a “Hog Roast”, it is possible to barbecue a small suckling pig. The Charcoal BarbeSkew would require the charcoal tray to be lowered to the lowest level and if using the lighter bags, you would need to replenish the charcoal during cooking (for longer cooking times, briquettes will stay hotter for much longer).
Read More “Can I cook a suckling pig on the large BarbeSkew’s?”
If you have the larger models (Charcoal & Gas), then all the accessories (apart from the cages), can NOW be placed in the dishwasher as all the handles are made of black resin and are dishwasher friendly. However the cages for the larger models are too long for the dishwasher, so use a 80cm gardening trough from any D.I.Y. store or garden centre.
Read More “How do I clean the cage skewers?”
The BarbeSkew BBQ is delivered flat-packed by XDP, a home delivery specialist. You can choose the date for delivery, and then the delivery can take place any time between 8am and 6pm that day, Monday to Friday. If you wish to have a Saturday delivery then there will be an additional charge.
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Rotating Cage Skewer for Charcoal/Gas BarbeSkew – £24.99