The dawn of British summertime is finally upon us, and the prospect of a balmy evening filled with cold beers, sausages and burgers is firmly on the horizon. But with sizzle season fast approaching, it's time to get kitted out for a summer of grilling. 

With so many factors to consider from the fuel source, design, storage, cleaning and heat settings, the steaks (pun intended) are high when it comes to buying a BBQ. But fear not, at Foodism we’re here to help you find the grill of your dreams, giving you the low down on the best BBQs to buy whether you’re a first-timer or BBQ buff.

Today we’re taking a look at the Cadac E Braai, a BBQ specifically designed with the urban dweller in mind. Invented for modern living, this BBQ is electric, meaning it is a roof terrace-safe option so its ideal for city restrictions which limit the use and storage of gas and for those without a garden. The glory of this BBQ is that the cooking temperature can be easily pre-set thanks to an innovative auto-temperature control function, and the digital LED accurately displays the temperature via a sensitive probe that sits directly underneath the grill surface, so there’s no chance of an over-charred sausage. Simply plug it in and you’re set to grill.

This is the perfect product for impromptu get-togethers with friends and family, and for those who are thinking of buying their first BBQ, with its easy-to-use design, electric heating elements and easy storage. It’s electri-frying.

Cadac E Braai: our favourite features

Easy to wash and clean

The removable fat pan lifts out for easy cleaning of both the pan and the tempered glass ring that protects the electric coil from cooking fats and juices.

Auto grill temperature

You can set the precise cooking temperature using the LED Display and can choose anywhere between 70-270°C, giving you the ability to slow-cook meat or crank it up for the ultimate sear.

Electric heating

Fitted with an Electric 2.3KW heat coil, this is a highly efficient BBQ, which is wind resistant and delivers rapid heat up to 200°C in just four minutes.

Dome lid

The lid with a thermometer, stay-cool handle and four vents that act as a wind protector.

Size and storage

The BBQ comes with a handy storage bag to fit the complete E Braai in when not in use and the compact size makes it a great product for those living in cities who might be tighter on space

Mains electricity

No need to faff around buying fuel for this BBQ – simply plug in and you’re ready to go.

Cadac BBQ

The E Braai BBQ is part of Cadac's range of Urban BBQs, created to suit all sizes of outdoor space. Perfect for modern living, the compact shape and light weight are designed to take up less space on your patio, balcony or garden, without compromising on style and performance. Whether you want to develop a complete outdoor living area for social gatherings and large family barbecues, or simply enjoy quiet al fresco meals for two in the evening sunshine, this collection has everything you need to get grilling.

£250.00. Cooking area 38cm, unpacked weight 8kg, dimensions 33x42x42cm. For more information on the E Braai, click here

Other BBQs in the Cadac Urban Collection

Citi Chef 50 BBQ

With apartment living and home entertaining on the up, the Cadac Citi Chef 50 is the ultimate gas BBQ for your balcony, patio, garden, terrace or where space is at a premium. It's a super stylish BBQ with a removable bamboo side table and four lockable castor wheels which allows you to push it conveniently into any small storage area. Even better, the porcelain enamel fat pan is easy to clean and the hidden fat cup, which is easily removed, catches all surplus cooking fats and juices. The innovative, award-winning design makes it the ideal choice for urban grillers.

For more information on the Citi Chef 50, click here

Citi Chef 40 FS

This is the ultimate urban accessory; elegant, modern and uncompromising on performance. The lightweight body and legs mean it is easy to move and set up on a patio and terrace, so it's the perfect choice to those who are short on outdoor space. The ceramic coated BBQ grid is perfect for grilling all types of meat and vegetables and a removable pot stand is also included for use with your own pots and pans. Go get it grill!

For more information on the Citi Chef 40 FS, click here