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BBQ Solutions for Renters and Tenants

Do you find that renting a room or apartment is less than spacious, without a big back yard to support your BBQ habit? Chances are, your life is a little cramped. Renting is well worth it, since living the sparse life is a great way to save money and build up your reserves.

But is life worth living without a BBQ? We don’t think so.

How could you enjoy living without that savory aroma of meats and vegies on the barbie pervading your apartment? Or lighting the charcoals and letting the food cook low and slow over many hours until your mouth is already watering when you finally open the lid?

Napoleon TravelQ 285X with scissor cart


The first thing to do when signing your lease is to make sure it’s okay to BBQ outside. If there’s nothing prohibiting it, exercise due common sense (more below).

Then it’s time to start looking for a compact, reasonably priced BBQ that will work in your space. And there are plenty of models to choose from. The sky’s the limit and you know that you can’t wait to get your hands on the right one.

You can choose gas, charcoal or a BBQ smoker -- even a Mini Spit that doubles as a charcoal BBQ. There are all sizes in those. You can find tabletop, wall mounted, or trolley styles. You can find two-burner, four-burner, or four-burner with a side table or two for cutting your meat. You can find some with infrared technology, which helps in high-heat searing your juicy steaks.

Sizzler Deluxe 2 BBQ

To get an overview of some of the best smaller ones that work well in units or apartment, check out our highly portable camping and caravan-style BBQs for your hiking or apartment-dwelling pleasure. For example, the Sizzler Deluxe 2 BBQ sits on a table or bench, so works well in an apartment or on a sturdy, safe campsite surface.


Napoleon TravelQ PRO285 BBQ

The Napoleon TravelQ™ PRO285 Portable Gas BBQ is a simple tabletop style and comes with the option of buying it with a stand that can fit anywhere. It can certainly feed a family of four without having to cook in batches. But if you are planning on having a large party, get your meat and side dishes flame-ready well in advance of the guests arriving, so you can cook in batches with ease.


Napoleon TravelQ 285X BBQ with Scissor Cart

The Napoleon TravelQ™ 285X Portable Gas BBQ comes with a with Scissor Cart that folds up so tightly, you can easily store your BBQ against a wall, under a table, or even hang it in a shed or garage! This award-winner comes with dual stainless steel burners and porcelainized cast iron WAVE™ hotplates, with a handy portability for outings. In fact, it’s hard to believe just how easy it is, so here a short video you’ll want to see: Super Portable BBQ.


Before you get carried away with hunger, and because you’re in a unit near many others, clear a safe space for your culinary adventures. Know how to cut off the gas supply if needed, and make sure the BBQ sits on a safe surface or cart. Also check the balcony if there’s one over your head, and make sure no large plants are hanging down into your way. Keep your barbie clean to reduce grease flare-ups.

Get a good fire extinguisher that works on all kinds of fires – electrical, wood, and grease – and maybe a fire blanket. Your BBQ manual has a ton of information on all these safety considerations, and we want you to enjoy the blood rushing to your stomach.

Now it’s time for the fun: Cooking that delicious meal and enjoying the aromas hours before it’s done! Serve your artfully presented meats to your favourite family and friends, and top it off with your favourite beer or wine.

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