Written on: 10/06/2013 by chris.weaver
Introduced to the makers at the Bath & West Show and purchased the Barbeskew II. Bit disappointed that I couldn't carry one home immediately but they went out of their way to get one delivered within a few days. Built it easily the same evening and BBQ'd the next. Really impressed especially as I could clear up the food preparations and sit down and relax whilst it cooked itself. Really tasty too. BBQing on every possible sunny evening now! Dishwasher proof skewers would be a bonus. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2013 by MikeD50 (1 review written)
We were introduced to the Barbeskew on our last holiday and from this I have been coverting one of our own. I contacted ED to discuss the benefits of charcoal against gas and I was so impressed with the attitude and proffesionalism that the deal was completed straight away. As a proffesional sales manager of long standing it was what I would could only describe as one of the most efficent sales I have been involved with. We then spoke to Carey and once agin I was extremely impressed with his... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2012 by CarlRose (1 review written)
We managed for several years with a portable gas barbeque that still does sterling service for days out in the car. We decided three summers ago however, that we needed to invest in a 'proper' charcoal barbeque, and went to the Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester, as although generally a bit expensive, they could be relied upon to have a good choice in stock. The cynic in me thought I might have a poke and prod at the display models and then come away to find a better deal online. A couple... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2012 by TimBru (1 review written)
The Barbeskew is one of the best purchases i have made in years. I have been very pleased with it. Cooks all types of food with ease and to a great standard. The quality of materials is overall good and i am sure it will last for a decent period of time. I am particularly impressed with the quality of the motors provided, which are strong enough to rotisserie everything i have thrown at them so far. I had some missing minor parts when it was delivered but the missing parts were on my... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2011 by AllanLeaper (1 review written)
Bought the Barbeskew at Edenbridge & Oxted show on 29th August. It was delivered on the agreed date. Putting the Barbeskew together was fairly simple but a second pair of hands was welcome for a couple of the build stages. Be sure to follow the build guide. The Barbeskew is fairly heavy duty and I see no reason why it will not last for many years. Managed to use the Barbeskew for the first time last Saturday and this product really does do what it says on the tin. The Barbeskew was easy... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2011 by Robert.James (1 review written)
* My charcoal Barbeskew is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! * You can enjoy your parties! The barbeskew takes care of cooking the food perfectly, whilst you socialise with your guests! * It never burns the food, and food is always perfectly cooked through, thanks to the rotation. * It feeds up to 20 without stress or strain on the host. * After 3-years and 40+ barbeques Id recommend it to anyone; its worth any extra spent as it reliably makes every party a success. In... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2011 by AnglesyKev
I saw the Barbeskew on the Tuesday of the Anglesey show 2011. Talked to the designer and was impressed. Purchased it at the show on the Wednesday, delivered Friday afternoon. Took 40 minutes to put together on the Saturday morning and had a surprise BBQ party for my wifes birthday that afternoon.(50 people) Great tasting food, everyone was impressed by the Barbeskew and best of all I was able to spend more time with friends than with the BBQ. Great design, easy to use, and the food was... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011 by jimumightlike (1 review written)
I love it, absolutely fantastic. I bought this at the Bath&West show, met the company director and designer really nice people. Can't praise the Barbieskew enough. Think they should design heat proof handles for the cages and skewers so they can be placed in dishwasher, but this is a minor problem. It's not easy to impress me, but this is really a high quality BBQ. I really think it's worth every penny. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2011 by helenconnaughton (1 review written)
Thanks to the great British summer we have had our Barbeskew for quite a while before we had the opportunity to use it! It was a bit fiddly to put together, but the two of us managed to assemble it in around an hour. At our first Barbeskew party, we decided to wow our friends by cooking a whole fillet of beef - and WOW them we did! The absolute best thing is that you don't have to stay with the Barbeskew, you can party with friends, it just looks after itself and produces meat cooked to... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2011 by bigacky (1 review written)
1.5 hours to assemble with ease, good easy to follow instructions 1ST attempt, 2.5 hours, six fish kebabs (starters) then spit roast chicken with sauseges. brilliant, easy to use and so friendley unbeleivable, next time will put soaked oak chips on coals to smoke. wow the taste. 2nd time, two thick pieces of belly pork (covered in 5 spice), 2 pork and leek sausages plus two beef burgers. instead of soaked oak chips I tried some oak briquettes I have just bought, place on the edge of the... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2011
This review is after living with one for a year. We BBQ at least once a week, winter & summer. Assembly, not too bad. Mine came with missing parts despite apparently being checked before dispatch. Takes a good hour or two to put together properly. Some rust spots on the inside of the barrel itself - apparently this won't affect the integrity though. It cooks chicken, sausages, kebabs and the like pretty well using the rotisserie cages. Overall quality is a poor given the price -... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2011
Assembles quite easily! (even though it looks daunting when unpacked from the box). We have skewered our bbqs for years and we prefer this method of bbqing. However, it can be done easily on a normal bbq. Also, HomeBase now sell little skewer racks for about a tenner that can be placed on a normal bbq. We still use these on our old bbq when we have a number of guests coming round. Which leads us to the main drawback with this machine (the only other one being value for money). Nine... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2011
This barbeque does exactly what it says on the box! You dont have to constantly turn food over because it does it for you and everything is cooked evenly all round. You must be careful not to cook too many burgers and sausages all at once because the containers that turn can get very heavy ,but on the whole a great buy and the after service was brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2011
A Quite Brilliant BBQ! Spit-roast chicken is a different thing altogether from cooking it in a domestic oven (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2011
Really pleased with my charcoal BBQ ( Med ) product, service and delivery were second to none! My family all enjoyed a fantastic BBQ on Easter Sunday and no we did not cook the Easter Bunnie!!The food was all cooked to perfection, by my son who was very ipressed with my new toy!
May I make a suggestion which would improve the cleaning of the cages. I found them too large to fit into my sink and obviously with the non detachable wooden handles they will not go into the dishwasher.Cleaning... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2011 by hirephpdeveloper (1 review written)
Excellent ! no doubt in their service and really like to recommended to friends and my relative perfectly.
Written on: 12/04/2011 by nickjervis (1 review written)
Love it. This is the only way to roast a chicken now as it is so amazing, moist and tasty. Home made burgers are excellent, sausages cook perfectly, skewers are great.
I was tempted by the big gas bbq's but nothing beats the flavour of charcoal. With the barbeskew pop in two of the bar be quick coals bag, light them, leave for fifteen minutes then cook away. I cooked a chicken with the lid shut for over 1.5 hours and some burgers after and all on the two bags so it lasts really well.
The... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2011 by Keynston (1 review written)
I bought one of the 1st Barbeskews in the UK. Excellent concept; quality design & build. Slight rotating noise on first use; adjusted motor mount with PosiDrive screwdriver - problem solved. Excellently cooked food. no burning, juicy meat, lovely veg. Skewers trays and roast spit all work well. Fish, burgers or sausage, whole chickens, joints. BBSkew does them all. New design grill provided (free) after 12 months since I was early customer. Easy to clean & use. Best BBQ I've ever had.... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2011
Can't fault my small barbeskew no more burnt food, got the small one to take on my caravan trips really love it
Buy the best meat product from farm shops pop in barbeskew heaven, customer care second to none sent me some new
design cages as old style clips failed. Once again excellent product would recommend (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2010
Kept waiting for 8 weeks delivery, poor show really, summer nearly over.
Ed very polite, Barbeskew eventually arrived. shame customers have to do the overall check when un-packing this should be done before sending it out to a customer, grill/ heat rack handle fell off, replaced quickly but did tell Ed he needs to tell them in China to weld better, his reply cost comes into it, better to do properly than to have customers complain, its not a cheap item.
I suppose its a good idea to check... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2010
Well I have to say the Barbeskew has changed my life as a summer party hostess forever! No longer hiding near the BBQ, constantly turning the food, ignoring my guests. Now I can set the food going, poor myself a large glass of wine and join in the laughter. But wait for the best bit all parents of young children - you can set the Barbeskew cooking (and put some potatoes in the oven), put the children to bed, and when you come back down - dinner is ready! Only downside is not being able to... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2010 by nobbywsm (2 reviews written)
Nice concept, its just a pity that it does not work. The rotating mechanism sticks all the time you are using it and sounds like a Gattling gun. Hands free, I dont think so. Anyway you can always ring and complain and Ed will put you in his repairs book while bleating on about Theo Paphitis and passing the buck. I wonder why Theo did not back him.False claims on what you get with it(sorted now,apparrently). Anyway he wont offer a refund if you have used it!. How do you find out its useless... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2010 by timogden (1 review written)
The Barbeskews look a bit strange, and that put me off at first. However, a friend got one and we kicked off the season with a great BBQ as soon as the sun came out. The amazing thing was that it was virtually hands free once going, and the food didn't burn. So I bought one.
The build quality is good and it is easy to light etc. Cleaning is a little fiddly as is setting up some of the food, but the extra effort is worth the time you get to spend with friends rather than flipping food to... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
Bought the barbeskew charcoal grill from the inventor of the product. V friendly person with plenty of advice to help decide which model to go for, delivered promptly as promised. Easy to set up, and very clear instructions for construction and use down to the last detail of do's and dont's. Followed up by a call from the company to check that the delivary was OK and the product was to my satisfaction, which was a pleasant surprise.
Barbeskew very easy to use. Excellent product which does... (read more)
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