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Must Have Kitchen Accessories for your Summer BBQ

If you are ready to enjoy the unexpected sunny weather, then you have come to the right place. Here, we will not only show off the best in garden party cooking appliances, but we will have some sizzling recipe ideas that will be sure to help you create the ultimate feast at your summer BBQ.

Garden parties are great, but they are not all about BBQs and cooking things then and there. Preparation is key, and there are many things you can make before any guests arrive that will taste delicious and perfectly accompany hot dogs or burgers. It also means you have more time to spend with your guests and enjoy the sun! Below, we will outline 4 kitchen accessories you can use to help create delicious foods for your next summer garden party, and we even sneak in a few recipe ideas. So make sure to read on.

The Food Mixer

Now we know what you are asking: ‘what does a food mixer have to do with a summer party or a BBQ?’. Well, you would be surprised to learn that there are literally thousands of delicious dishes you can make for a BBQ or a summer party just by using a stand mixer. Some of our favourites include seeded crackers that you can dip into some hummus, light chocolate mousse for an after-dinner treat, or meringue that you can mix with some summer fruit salad or whipped cream. However, our favourite recipe, which you will find below, is the tasty pork burger. The hint of fennel and the sharp Worchester sauce make this a unique BBQ favourite.

What you need for making pork burgers

This recipe is best if you premake the burgers the night before!

  • 600g lean pork mince
  • 200g of streaky bacon (finely diced)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbps fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp Worchester sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  1. Finely dice your streaky bacon.

  2. Combine all your ingredients using your food mixer.

  3. Shape your mix into equal burger patties and cook on the BBQ.

  4. Serve on a toasted bun and enjoy!

These burgers are also delicious the next day! Cook them on your BBQ and store the leftovers in the fridge. Chop the cold-cooked burgers and add them to a crisp garden salad.

Hand Blender

Yet another priceless tool for BBQ or garden party preparation, the hand blender is essential for anyone making delicious dipping sauces. There are so many simple recipes you can wow your guests with at your next gathering, all of which can be made in advance by using a hand blender. Why not try a cauliflower puree, hummus, pesto or a tasty soup? Paired with a refreshing garden salad, you're guests will be piling their plates full!

Food Processors

Yet again, you are probably looking at this subheading and scratching your head, but there are a myriad of delicious dishes you can prepare or create just by using a food processor and its many attachments. Using a processor, you can make hummus, sauces, pastry, bread, purees, coleslaw, starters, or tasty desserts. Why not try a refreshing summer cheesecake? or make a delicious fruit coulis to add to ice cream or cocktails?

Simple Fruit Coulis

  • Fresh fruit (raspberries, blackberries or strawberries are delicious!)
  • 1 small lemon
  • 3 tbsp of icing sugar

  1. Blend your fresh fruit in a small food processor (or a handheld blender can work here also!)
  2. Add the juice of the lemon and icing sugar.
  3. Cook in a saucepan on low heat for 5 minutes to intensify the flavour (optional)

This coulis will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Ah yes, the piece de la resistance, the barbeque. There really is no such thing as a summer party if there is no barbeque. Check out the wide range at DID Electrical and get garden party ready this summer.

So there it is a super-quick guide to the best appliances you can use to create delicious food for any barbeque or summer party. Most important, however, is that each of the appliances listed above are available in abundance both in-store and online here at DID, so be sure to drop in or shop online and check them out. We offer a fast and reliable delivery service, a click-and-collect option, and many of our top appliances can regularly be found on sale. What more could you ask for?