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Jun132009

Kingsford O-Grill 3000 Video Review

I recently bought a new BBQ - the Kingsford O-Grill 3000. It cost me £130 online.

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Its a portable (or transportable) Gas Barbeque that runs off normal Patio Gas. Rival portable Gas BBQs often run on  expensive and difficult to find specialised canisters. Since I'll only be transporting this BBQ between my garden and the shed - I don't mind the need to use bigger gas cylinders. If you did want to carry this BBQ in a car then a 5KG gas cylinder is pretty easy to lug about too.

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The Grill is available in a range of colours and comes with everything you need to get up and running in minutes (excluding the gas).

When looking into what portable Gas BBQ to buy I found very little in the way of reviews or videos to enable me to visualise the size of the cooking area. I've therefore made a quick video of the O-Grill which should help those people who like to see a product in use before they decide to drop £130 on it. Here it is...

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Reader Comments (13)

Seems like a good bit of kit to have around! I've had a look on their site - it looks like you can convert it to use with smaller cansiters as well - perfect!

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Blackmore

I too have used the O Grill 3000 from Kingsford Barbecues. It is by far the best portable barbecue I have used and is great value for money. I understand there is a 1000 model available. Have you used it?

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Corrigan

I'd never heard of the 1000 before you mentioned it. The only thing I can find out about it is that it's smaller than the 3000 and was supposed to be coming out in June.
I'm still really happy with my 3000 - just need the weather to stay sunny now so I can use it more.

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you so much for this video. I am actually going on a camping trip and have never owned a portable grill. I was very indecisive on which one to choose. After seeing this video I have made my choice. Thank you so much again!

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

Gotta love the interesting design. Thanks for the review!

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPortable Barbecue Grill

Thanks a lot for the O-3000 review and video. It truly helped me decide what to buy. I ordered the O-Grill O-1000 for $119 ($131 including sales tax; free shipping and handling) from Costco online here California. I anticipate the delivery not later than 03/25/2010, and will write a review shortly after a month of use.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTruth Seeker

Thanks for the feedback - it's good to hear from readers. It's getting up to the BBQ time of year again - but I suspect you will get a lot more use out of it in California than I will here in the UK.
Happy grilling.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks for your video. I too have a huge barbacue in my garden which is only worth turning on when I have a dozen or so friends round. Its too expensive to use to cook for two. I spent hours researching the internet for a small quick and easy to use portable one, when I stumbled upon your video. It looks perfect. I have just ordered it so it hasnt arrived yet due 24th / 25th March. Once I have used it a few times, I will report back.
many thanks again

March 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbacue Lover

Hi great review thanks. I am looking to use it on a boat and I have already bought several bbq's and my kids have ended up with as bits fall out everywhere which ruins the teak onboard.

When it is closed up do bits of burnt food and crud fall out of the little holes in the lid?

Thanks

Eddie

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereddie jones

I don't close mine up and carry it with things in it - but if you did have some crumbs and stuff inside, they shouldn't fall out of the holes as these get blocked with the plastic tool holder box when it's being carried.

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechmoan

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