Month: May 2019

The Great BBQ-Off

What better way to showcase our award-winning furniture, BBQ and accessories this season than to host an Ashes-themed garden party.

With England and Australia set to go to battle with bat and ball in the coming months and the intense rivalry between the nations reaching fever-pitch, we brought in the best of both nations for a head-to-head BBQ-off.

Alec Stewart, who played for England from 1989 to 2003, and Aussie bowler Jeff Thomson – known widely as the fastest bowler in the world – didn’t mince words as the grills fired up, but who was going to be BBQ-master and who was going to be left stumped?

Each sportsman chose their own dish to prepare, with Stewart opting for a stacked burger, and Thomson choosing a traditional steak and prawn combo.

Download the recipes for the stacked burger or the steak and prawn combo to create your own BBQ feast.

The pair’s efforts were overseen by professional chef Ashley Hatton, who holds the position of Head of Development at Michelin-starred Fat Duck Group. In the interest of fair play, the competitors were given identical charcoal BBQs – a Hub from Heston Blumenthal’s Everdure collection.

Whilst Alec and Jeff were experts with a bat and ball, with over 180 Test Match appearances between the pair, it was clear to see that they were out of their comfort zone and not wanting to let their country down. As we powered up the Fast Flame Ignition System™ on the HUB both Alec and Jeff were giving Ashley a grilling of their own to try and secure top BBQ cooking tips and gain an advantage ahead of the culinary clash.

View our video to find out who would triumph in the Kettler Ashes BBQ Off!

Get The Look – if you’re feeling inspired and looking to get your outdoor space ready for a summer garden party, here’s our products as featured.

Get set for summer in style with the latest, luxurious garden furniture from Kettler

One of our most popular ranges, the Palma Collection is part of the modern Casual Dining concept. The outdoor wicker furniture gives you flexibility with wicker and rattan furniture for both the garden and conservatory. Enjoy sofas for lounging and tables for dining on. Palma sets come in a choice of sizes, with the Palma Corner to the Palma Cube as well as individual armchairs and benches for additional seating.

With comfort at its absolute core, the Palma collection features ultra-soft cushioning on all seating with double piping for extra support. The cushions are UV, stain and shower resistant, and all furniture pieces are made from weather-proof wicker, handwoven with a 5mm half-round weave on square-tube aluminium frames for low maintenance and strength. This season’s must-have is available in your choice of rattan or white wash.

For more information or to find stockists click here.

Become the ultimate outdoor entertainer with the Everdure HUB BBQ

For the ultimate charcoal cooking experience, look no further than the HUB BBQ from Everdure by Heston Blumenthal. With its Fast Flame Ignition System, you can get your charcoal burning at the perfect temperature in just ten minutes.

The ideal balance of function and form, the HUB comes with a subtly integrated rotisserie that means you can perfectly cook that show-stopping suckling pig or a whole chicken for all to enjoy!

For more information or to find stockists click here.


Force Gas BBQ Awarded Which? Best Buy

Mint Force 2 Burner Gas BBQ with the Which? Best Buy Barbecues April 2019 logo on a grey background.

We are thrilled to announce that the FORCE™ Gas BBQ from the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal range has been awarded the Which? Magazine Best Buy for April 2019. The 2-burner gas BBQ received an “Excellent” Verdict from the trusted review site.

Independent BBQ Review

Which? has been offering independent reviews since 1957 and their coveted Best Buy gives consumers a great indication of top market leaders. Which? have found that 7 out of 10 consumers are more likely to choose a product when it comes with the trusted Best Buy logo.

The FORCE™ 2-burner gas BBQ received Best Buy after its review which you can read, as a member, on their website. Which? praised the quick pre-heating, the large cooking area and the sleek curves in the design.

Award Winning BBQ’s

The FORCE™ BBQ is one of two gas BBQ’s from the award-winning Everdure by Heston Blumenthal range. The FORCE™ is a versatile gas barbeque made with power and grace. The seamless shape is designed for a smooth airflow for an even cook. Interchangeable cast-iron grills and flat plates mean you can adjust your set-up to suit your recipes.

This collection also includes charcoal BBQ’s and accessories. We saw the launch of the 4K charcoal oven in the Spring of 2019. The 4K BBQ includes the latest in modern outdoor cooking design, including Fast Flame Ignition™ and Touch Screen control.

You can find out more at your local Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Retailer.


Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 2019 BBQ Tour

Steak being salted on a chopping board next to an Everdure by Heston Blumenthal HUB charcoal BBQ.

After a successful tour around UK garden centres in 2018, Everdure by Heston Blumenthal BBQ’s are heading back on the road. Specially trained teams will be cooking on charcoal and gas BBQ’s at different locations across the nation.

Free BBQ Demos

You will have the chance to taste unique recipes designed by chefs from The Fat Duck Group for free. Try the coffee rub steak or a tasty vegetarian BBQ option and get cooking tips to improve your grill skills.

Demo Day Offers

Enjoy special demo day offers on Everdure By Heston Blumenthal BBQ’s and accessories, including the new 4K outdoor oven (T&Cs apply). The Everdure range includes both charcoal and gas BBQ’s with modern features that revolutionise outdoor cooking.

Garden Centre Tour

Below is the list of Everdure by Heston Blumenthal retailers we will be visiting over May and June.

May

Saturday 11th May 2019
Squires Garden Centre (Cobham)
10am – 4pm

Saturday 11th May 2019
Webbs Garden Centre (Droitwich)
10am – 4pm

Sunday 12th May 2019
Garsons Garden Centre (Esher)
10am – 4pm

Sunday 12th May 2019
Radway Bridge Garden Centre
10am – 4pm

Saturday 18th May 2019
Squires Garden Centre (Twickenham)
9am – 6pm

Saturday 18th May 2019
Hilltop Garden Centre (Oxon)
9am – 5.30pm

Sunday 19th May 2019
Morden Hall Park
10am-4pm

Sunday 19th May 2019
Frosts Garden Centre – Millets Farm
10am – 4.30pm

Saturday 25th May 2019
St Johns Garden Centre (Ashford)
9am – 5.30pm

Saturday 25th May 2019
Norwich Camping
9am – 5.30pm

Sunday 26th May 2019
Cambridge Home and Garden
10am – 4pm

 

 

June

Saturday 1st June 2019
Oaktree Garden Centre
8am – 6pm

Saturday 1st June 2019
Frosts Garden Centre (Woburn Sands)
9am – 6pm

Sunday 2nd June 2019
Squires Garden Centre (Shepperton)
10am – 4.30pm

Sunday 2nd June 2019
Bedfordshire BBQ Centre
10am-4pm

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019
Hydropool – Cheltenham Food Festival
TBC

Saturday 15th June 2019
John Lewis Southampton
TBC

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Haskins Garden Centre (West End)
9am – 6pm

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Bourne End Garden Centre
9am – 6pm

Sunday 23rd June 2019
Squires Garden Centre (Woking)
10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday 23rd June 2019
Haddenham Garden Centre
10.30am – 4.30pm


Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K Launch Event

Otto Romer, from The Fat Duck Group, cooking on a 4K BBQ at the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K Launch Event.

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal officially launched the 4K Charcoal BBQ in the UK and Ireland in April. The occasion was marked by a special event in London which saw chefs from The Fat Duck Group cook on the new BBQ. Heston Blumenthal himself made an appearance to celebrate the launch.

4K Charcoal BBQ

Top chefs from The Fat Duck Group cooked on the 4K charcoal BBQ on location in London’s bustling Canary Wharf. Bloggers and journalists tasted unique recipes designed by the chefs and picked up BBQ cooking tips.

Representatives from The Times, Ideal Homes and The Independent attended the event as well as bloggers and influencers. Ex-cricketer and BBQ enthusiast Matthew Hoggard, ex-England rugby player David Flatman and 2018 Great British Bake Off contestant Ruby Bhogal were among the guests invited to the one-off event.

Ruby Bhogal and bloggers drinking cocktails at the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K BBQ launch.

Ex-cricketer and BBQ enthusiast Matthew Hoggard attending the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K Launch party.

Ex-England rugby player David Flatman talking to guests at the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K Launch party.

The BBQ recipes cooked on the new outdoor oven include the harissa baked scallops, Asian ribs with Yuzu coleslaw and the smoked milk ice-cream, black cherry and meringue. Guests watched as the food was cooked in the kamado-style BBQ and saw features such as the touch glass display and new Airflow Control in action.

Meet & Greet with Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal made a special appearance at the event to mark the launch. Journalists and bloggers were able to put their cooking questions to the three Michelin star chef and discover more about the range he developed with Everdure.

In the afternoon, competition winners were able to meet and greet Heston. Guests, who entered a competition on Kettler’s Facebook account, took selfies with the world-renowned chef and tasted the food cooked on the 4K.

The event was a total success and we are excited for the summer ahead of us. Find your nearest Everdure by Heston Blumenthal retailer to find the future of BBQing, now.