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BeefEater has just launched its new BUGG portable barbecue which is at the cutting edge of cooking technology, here are the innovations and new features you can look forward to this summer.
With its compact, powerful, durable and contemporary design, I think the BUGG is going to attract a lot of attention this summer in our garden centres.
Born in Australia, BeefEater claims the BUGG is a new species of BBQ that is easy to store and carry anywhere and with over 25 years' experience in developing innovative outdoor cooking, they should know what they are talking about.
Although small in size the BUGG has two powerful, independently controlled stainless steel burners that make all the difference to performance. You can cook for yourself or a crowd at home or on the beach as it's ready to go instantly. Hood up or down.
The multi-talented BUGG's individually controlled dual burners double your cooking choices. You can grill burgers one side, cook pancakes the other. BBQ nice and crispy grilling with the hood up. Or hood down, for convection-style roast cooking. Plus an integrated thermometer comes as standard and that's just what I need when I'm cooking, along with a bottle of beer.
Big on cooking space yet compact in size. BUGG's high hood ensures even heat distribution. BeefEater claim it's big enough to cook a whole turkey (you can tell it's designed by Australian's for Christmas dinner on Bondi beach). Yet small enough to set up and store almost anywhere.
Easy to store and carry, its lightweight frame means the BUGG can travel with you. No need to wait for it to cool down with the BUGG's smart detachable shelves and accessory hooks. No spills, no mess with the locked-in grease tray. Smart wheel lock and balance mechanism for extra stability when in use. You can set it up anywhere; a balcony, tabletop, on a boat, patio, car trunk or tailgate. Or use it stand-alone on the sturdy no-slip BUGG trolley.
The BUGG's ergonomic design is built to last so everything works as it should every time you use it. The spring-assist hood lowers for super-smooth operation. Built tough with its robust trolley and sturdy metal handle. Style also meets substance in BUGG's easy clean porcelain hood.
The BUGG certainly looks beautiful to cook on and is good looking too. You can also make a real statement in your choice of either graphite or amber colour finishes.
BBC Top Gear have also got involved and created a Stig white BUGG that looks amazing. Perfect for the race track or the back garden. any meat obsessed petrol head would love to have one of these to show off to the neighbours, friends or family next time they come round for a BBQ.
Ready in an instant. BUGG has summer written all over it.
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