It’s barbecue season…
In today’s post, we get down and dirty with the Cosmo Grill 6 Gas BBQ in this critical review
Hosting a barbeque is a great way to connect with friends and family, especially if you want to stay outdoors more at the moment.
Food even seems to taste better when you’re enjoying the warm weather on a bright, sunny day (coming soon…)
However…you need the proper tools to help you and nothing is more important than a good BBQ!
What I’ll Cover…
- Why pros choose a gas BBQ
- The key features of this cosmo grill 6+1
- How you can use it like an oven
- What customers are saying
- The pros and cons
Before we get stuck in…
Please note that I have reviewed a newer, upgrade and slightly later Cosmo Grill XL, which is perfect for the upcoming summer months when you’ll probably be spending more time in your garden!
But first, what are your options?
You have two options: charcoal or gas.
If you’ve ever used a charcoal BBQ grill, you know what it means. Dumping charcoals into the grill and having that pesky coal dust flying around everywhere…
Trying to get it lit, waiting for it to heat up and when your party ends you’re left with a pile of ashes you need to clean up while your clothes have that typical smoke stink.
The preferred option…
Here are some of the key benefits of the Cosmo Grill 6+1 barbeque:
- Sturdy aluminium-lined hood
- Black coating prevents smudges
Easy to Use
- Seven adjustable burners that ignite separately
- A handle and two wheels for hassle-free transport
- Complies with the EN 498: 2012 European standards
- Made by FirePlus, an expert in gas grills
- Large cooking grill surface
- Can use butane, propane or LPG mixture
As easy as pushing a button
No matches are needed since the knobs use piezo ignition, and each one has a button so you can ignite the burners individually.
Flavouring bars are important
As with most gas grills, the CosmoGrill uses flame tamers (also known as flavouring bars).
These are tent-like pieces of metal that sit under the grate over each burner and they’re very important.
They work as a shield, so drippings don’t clog up the burners; as a place for those drippings to hit and vaporise into flavourful smoke that gives your food that unique grill flavour; and as a way to spread the heat of the burners across the surface of the grill.
Layered BBQ hood
First of all, when you turn on your grill, the hood will make it reach cooking temperatures much faster. It also allows you to not only grill cook, but also bake or roast it.
Let’s say you have a chunky steak that’s too thick to grill. Just close the hood and the trapped air will heat up and act like an oven.
Want to learn how to cook a steak on your BBQ? Check out this post.
The hood even has a thermometer to let you know how things are going without having to open it.
Fully Removable Grease Tray
The last thing you want is oil dripping all over your floor. The CosmoGrill has a grease pan that catches any dripping grease and juices for quick and easy cleaning.
Here’s a useful tip: line your tray with some aluminium foil and put some sand on top. This will absorb the fat, and when you are finished grilling you just need to throw away the liner.
An easy-to-clean tray is now even easier to clean!
What are users saying…?
“Amazing value for money; we bbq every night, weather permitting, so we really use our bbq. Easy to assemble and cooks brilliantly!” – Matthew, Amazon reviewer
Keeping foods warm
Different foods need different times to be fully cooked. That’s why the warming rack included in this grill is a blessing.
As soon as your food is fully cooked you put it on the rack to keep it hot without being cooked anymore.
Once the rest of the slower-cooking food is ready, you can serve everything at once.
Need to move it? No problem
So, you started grilling those sausages, and suddenly it starts to rain. No problem! Just grab onto the side handle and take the grill to a covered area.
It has two castor wheels so moving it is a breeze. Considering that this grill isn’t really a compact unit and that it weighs almost 40kg, being able to move it around so easily is a welcomed feature.
- Sturdy hood with built-in thermometer
- Grill, roast, or bake. You decide!
- Side burner for warming up sauces
- Full-length side table to keep your utensils on hand
- Warming rack won’t overcook your grub
- You will need to buy a gas hose and regulator depending on the gas you use
On the left…
The CosmoGrill has a useful shelf on the left side. This is perfect for resting your cooking utensils while you are not using them.
It’s also a great place to put your ketchup, mustard and relish and have them ready for when you finish cooking those hot-dogs.
And on the right…
Not only do you have six main burners, but on the right side of the grill there is an extra one that also has piezo ignition.
It is a very convenient feature for warming up sauces or frying some onions.
There is a lid which covers this burner, so if you don’t need to use it you can close that to create another area for putting plates, etc on.
Alternatives to the Cosmo Grill
There are alternatives out there which also do a great job. This Outback Meteor is another great option for those looking to buy a substantial, long lasting and robust gas BBQ.
Check out that review and then make a decision. Both are good so will come down to personal preference as to which is most suitable for you, your garden and family.