Age of the new barbecue boss

A survey revealed that in the majority of households, the barbecue is the man's domain at the weekend, but during the week, more women than men are starting to use the barbecue tongs.
A survey revealed that in the majority of households, the barbecue is the man's domain at the weekend, but during the week, more women than men are starting to use the barbecue tongs.

The perception is the barbecue is a man’s domain. However, Australian history has changed its course with new research revealing a trend in women taking over the barbecue during the week.

Despina Sierra, product manager of cooking at BeefEater® Barbecues said a survey was conducted with more than 1000 Australians.

”The results showed that in the majority of households, the barbecue is the man’s domain at the weekend and on holidays but during the week, an emerging trend is that more women than men are starting to don the barbecue tongs,” Miss Sierra said.

Miss Sierra said making meals on the barbecue is an easier and faster way of cooking, a true benefit for poor-time mums.

“Barbecue cooking is quick and easy. If dad doesn’t come home until late, it gives mum the chance to feed the kids a dinner without messing about with multiple pots and pans. It gets them outdoors on a warm evening, which has a novelty factor and there’s less mess and washing up afterwards,” Miss Sierra said.

Another reason that could account for the surge in women taking over the mid-week barbecue is because of the more advanced barbecues available to consumers which are safer and are made for modern living with contemporary state-of-the-art design features.

Miss Sierra also suggests the surge could relate to the rise in apartment living.

“The move towards apartment dwelling continues to increase which has given rise to the ongoing popularity of the compact barbecue. They offer all the fabulous functionality and great cooking results of a bigger mobile or built-in barbecue with the benefits of fitting into a small backyard or balcony,” she said.

One example of a compact barbecue designed for smaller spaces is the BeefEater® ‘Big BUGG’ which offers a bigger grill plate and is portable, a benefit for renters or people who frequently move to another home.

As seen in many property listings and descriptions, built-in barbecues can add value and act as a selling point for a home. It is considered an entertainment factor with many Australian households now don an outdoor kitchen or built-in barbecue.

“Many home owners want to add value to their home and also enjoy the lifestyle benefits of cooking and entertaining outdoors,” Miss Sierra said.

BeefEater® has a range of popular options for outdoor kitchens and built-in barbecues with their Signature ProLine Artisan Outdoor Kitchen, which has premium features and a modular design that can fit into various spaces, while their Signature ProLine six-burner built-in barbecue can suit many outdoor areas.

For more information visit www.beefeaterbbq.com.

This story Age of new barbecue boss first appeared on Penrith City Gazette.