Why Cooking Outdoors is the Best in Summer

You just can’t beat dining outdoors! When summer rolls around, it brings with it better weather, longer evenings and extended weekends! What better way to celebrate the season than to wine and dine out in the garden with a feast in front of you.

From alfresco fine dining, family barbecues, romantic meals, lunchtime catchups and camping cookouts, the possibilities are endless when you have a barbecue or pizza oven!

But which grill is the one for your garden? With so many models, features and designs on offer it’s enough to get your tummy rumbling!

Peruse our sizzling selection of outdoor cookers, put an end to hunger pangs, don your chef’s hat and try out that new marinade you’ve been itching to sample since last summer!

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1. Lotus Grill BBQ in Plum with Free Lighter Gel & Charcoal

Lotus Grill BBQ in Plum with Free Lighter Gel & Charcoal

Taking the traditional barbecue and adding tech into the mix, the Lotus Grill BBQ will change the way you cook outdoors.

Battery-powered, once lit the Lotus Grill takes just a few minutes to reach optimum cooking temperatures and uses 90% less charcoal than standard barbeques. With enough space to feed 5, keep the burgers and sausages coming – it’s great if you’re feeding family and friends.

German designed and engineered, it’s smokeless, but still enhances your food with delicious flavours. Amazing taste without nasty chemicals, watering eyes and breathing in smoke, win-win!

Completely portable, pack yours and enjoy grilled meals at the beach, park or out camping. Or you could just use yours out in the garden if you fancy staying in. Available in a choice of sizes and colours, this award-winning design does not disappoint!

2. Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker

Create memorable and mouth-watering meals with the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker.

All controlled by your smartphone, smoking and grilling has never been simpler. Simply fire it up, set the temperature and cook times and let the Masterbuilt Grill do the hard work for you while you sit back and soak up the sun!

Digital temperature controls, fans, gauges and probes ensure every meal is cooked to perfection. Once it starts to sizzle and waves of smokey flavours catch the wind, you’ll notice crowds start to gather around the Masterbuilt Grill, ready and waiting to see what you have in store! With the option to grill, smoke, sear, bake and roast, your menu is sure to keep friends and family smiling.

3. Anevay Stoves Frontier Plus Portable Wood Burning Stove

Anevay Stoves Frontier Plus Portable Wood Burning Stove

Made for adventuring, but not just for the experienced outdoorsman, the Anevay Portable Wood Burning Stove looks mighty impressive, but is so simple to use!

Bringing things back to basics, designed with a log burner and flue, stoke the oven and cook delicious meals on the stovetop. From risottos to skewers, to sizzling veggies and sides, camping will be done right with the Anevay stove.

And when you’ve finished tucking in and there’s not a crumb in sight, the stove packs away neatly into the carry bag available separately, ready for your next culinary camping adventure! Take yours wherever you fancy – fishing, camping, hiking, exploring, the Anevay stove will be right by your side.

4. Quan Quadro Small Wood Fired BBQ

Quan Quadro Small Wood Fired BBQ

Impress your guests with the Quan Quadro Wood Fired BBQ. Featuring a fire pit at the centre with a tempered steel surround, enjoy ‘Teppanyaki’ style cuisine! From wood-fired dishes to sizzling steaks, smokey fish and firey kebabs, puddings are possible too. Wait until you try caramelised pineapple, you don’t know until you know!

Cleverly designed and engineered to spread heat evenly across the steel plate with an innovative airflow system, the Quan Quadro can reach temperatures of 400ºC! Summer just got a little hotter!

Once dishes are done with and bellies are full, keep warm around the fire pit and enjoy your outside space for longer. Extra logs can be stored below should you need them. We’d highly recommend grabbing the marshmallows to finish off the evening!

5. DeliVita Outdoor Pizza Oven Complete Collection

DeliVita Outdoor Pizza Oven Complete Collection

Including every accessory you could possibly need, the DeliVita Pizza Oven was made for serious pizzaiolo’s and pizzaiola’s!

Including a cover, brush, peel, cutter, scraper, pizza turner, prod and blow tool, oven door, iron dish, glove, recipe book, folding stand, digital thermometer, starter wood pack and 12 organic vegan dough balls (Wow that’s a mouthful) you have every tool at your disposal to create perfect pizza slices every time.

Taking only 25 minutes to heat up, within 90 seconds your bubbly, gooey, crispy, cheese-covered creations are ready to be devoured! We don’t expect leftovers will be on the agenda… DeliVita pizzas aren’t around for long when family and friends are on the scene.

Compact and portable, weighing just under 30kg, it’s the perfect design for gardens, patios, balconies and smaller outside spaces. If you’ve dreamed of having a pizza oven in your back garden, but never thought it likely… think again! Choose from a selection of bright and bold colours and turn your back garden into a pizza lover’s paradise!

6. Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

If you adore homemade pizza with every inch of your being, but hate the prep and wait time of traditional pizza ovens, then you need an Ooni Koda 12!

Gas-powered with easy to use temperature controls and taking only 15 minutes to reach 500ºC (932ºF) pizzas are then ready within 60 seconds. Creating fresh, crusty, flavourful 12 inch pizzas, every mouthful is an absolute joy! Experiment with flavours, from classic Neapolitan pizzas to sweet dessert slices, any combination can be created. Not just for pizza – roasted dishes, meats and vegetables are ready and waiting.

Cleverly engineered, lightweight and totally portable, once you’ve finished cooking, fold the legs down, add the optional carry cover and your Ooni Koda 12 Gas Pizza Oven can be transported anywhere you like. Enjoy out in the garden, on camping trips or take with you on beach days out. Convenient and flexible, making and eating pizza has never been so simple and satisfying at the same time!

7. Ooni Karu 16 Multi Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

Ooni Karu 16 Multi Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

The latest addition to the Ooni arsenal, the Ooni Karu 16 offers pizza lovers lots of options! Perfect the art of pizza making outdoors with the versatile multi-fuelled pizza oven and choose from gas, wood or charcoal fuels and experiment with aromatic flavours.

The patented ViewFlame™ glass door and digital thermometer allow you to keep a close eye on your creations without letting out any heat and retains optimum cooking temperatures! Once hot, the Ooni Karu 16 pizza oven produces colossal 16-inch pizzas in just 60 seconds!

Roasted and baked dishes are ready for the taking too – from flame-cooked fish to succulent steaks, hearty casseroles, warm, fresh bread and more, any recipe is possible. Ready straight out of the box, fold out the legs, fire up the oven and see what the Ooni Karu 16 can do!

Fancy a pizza out and about? Add the matching cover and tuck into delicious dishes in the wilderness. All that’s left to do is plan your first outing…

Has Our List of Pizza Ovens and BBQs Got Your Taste Buds Tingling?

If you’re planning summer get-togethers, start with the food! Nothing beats firing up the BBQ, sipping on a cold brew and enjoying family feasts out in the sunshine. If you have any questions about any of our outdoor cookers and ovens or want to just chat about recipe ideas, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email us at customerservice@cuckooland.com


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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