When it comes to flame-grilled food, this turbo-charged, chrome-finished, gadget-loaded BBQ really does come with all the trimmings

June 5, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Fire up the barbie!

When it comes to flame-grilled food, this turbo-charged, chrome-finished, gadget-loaded BBQ really does come with all the trimmings.

Oliver Boyd from Essex who has created a pimped up BBQ for the Summer (David Hedges / SWNS.com)

Oliver Boyd from Essex who has created a pimped up BBQ for the Summer (David Hedges / SWNS.com)

The dream machine was commissioned by Asda chiefs after it 2,000 shoppers what would make their ultimate barbecue.

The hi-tech grill features:

–       Selfie Stick
–       iPad stand
–       Headlights
–       Spotlights
–       Flashing neon lights
–       Speakers
–       Bottle opener
–       Bottle holder
–       Exhaust pipe

Designer Oliver Boyd, 41, spent a fortnight in his shed in Saffron Walden, Essex, customising the barbie.

He said yesterday: “Asda asked some of their customers what added features would be on their dream BBQ. We sifted through some of the suggestions and picked out some we liked the most.
SWNS_PIMPED_BBQ_19“It took me six or seven full days to do but the final results is great – you can listen to music, have somewhere safe for your beer and take a selfie at the same time if you want to.

“I loved having the opportunity to build this ‘fast and furious’ style machine. It’ll definitely make cooking barbecues a little more fun.”
SWNS_PIMPED_BBQ_15The survey revealed that Dad is the best person to look after the BBQ.

And despite the damp start to the summer, more than half of us would continue with  barbie plans even if it rained.
SWNS_PIMPED_BBQ_26Dave Bartle, Outdoor Buying Manager at Asda, said: “We know a BBQ is one of the first activities people plan when the sun comes out.

“Our aim was to create something that incorporates all the fun elements our customers need to kick that first outdoor gathering of the summer off with a bang.”

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