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Get Ready for Spring & Summer 2017 with CyprusBBQ

Posted on February 21 2017

All the equipment you need to make the perfect Cypriot Souvla.

As Spring and Summer 2017 approach, and surely welcomed by us all, ensure you have the right equipment from CyprusBBQ.co.uk to spend Spring and Summer in the garden eating the tastiest Cypriot Souvla with friends and family.

The essential(!):

Foukou - The Greek-Cypriot barbecue grill. These are the best barbecue grills on Earth, and, arguably, in the Universe. Sturdy, easy to handle, and re-usable, they provide the depth for plenty of charcoal to be heated in safely, and for many a perfect Greek Cypriot souvla to be cooked in.

CyprusBBQ.co.uk is proud to offer three different sized Cypriot Foukou sets to buy:

The Small Traditional Greek Cypriot Foukou Charcoal BBQ Set (Blue) from CyprusBBQ.co.uk is a compact version of the original, and most popular, Foukou- as made in Cyprus, of course. It can be used to cook both Souvlaki (small pieces of skewered meat, traditionally found in Greece) or Cypriot Souvla (large cuts of meat on skewers). The ‘Small Blue Foukou’ set includes 1 x Metal BBQ charcoal tray (50cm long x 33cm wide x 10cm deep), 4 x Steel legs, 7 x Small Skewers, 3 x Large Skewers, 2 x Gear drive mechanisms (one for the large skewers, and one for the small skewers), 1 x Adjustable Height Regulator, 1 x Rotisserie Motor, and the instruction leaflet to assist you with setting up for the perfect Cypriot souvla. This set is ideal for small gardens and patios, and perfect for couples.

If you prefer to have the original and most popular style of authentic Cyprus Foukou, then the Large Traditional Foukou Greek Cypriot Charcoal BBQ Set (Blue) from CyprusBBQ.co.uk is the set for you.  The ‘Large Blue Foukou’ set includes 1 x Metal BBQ charcoal tray (70cm long x 32cm wide x 9 cm deep), 4 x Steel legs, 11 x Small Skewers, 3 x Large Skewers (mounted in a triangular pattern), 2 x Gear drive mechanisms (one for the large skewers, and one for the small skewers), 1 x Adjustable Height Regulator, 1 x Rotisserie Motor, and the instruction leaflet. This set is perfect for Cypriot souvla at family gatherings and parties, and it is the standard Foukou most favoured by Cypriots when having their BBQ. Manufactured in Cyprus, this is CyprusBBQ.co.uk’s most popular item.

Want a more modern version of the Foukou for your garden instead? Then the Extra Wide Modern Greek Cypriot Foukou Rotisserie Charcoal BBQ Set (Black) is the Foukou to purchase from CyprusBBQ.co.uk. This modern take of the Cypriot Foukou offers a wider design than the standard ‘Large Blue Foukou’, with a Metal BBQ tray measuring 70cm long x 36cm wide x 13cm deep. Another difference found on the ‘Modern Greek Cypriot Foukou’ is that the large skewers sit alongside each other at the same level, as opposed to the triangular fixture found on the traditional Foukou. Made in Cyprus, the ‘Modern Greek Cypriot Foukou’ set also includes 4 x Steel legs, 11 x Small Skewers, 3 x Large Skewers, 2 x Gear drive mechanisms (one for the large skewers, and one for the small skewers), 1 x Adjustable Height Regulator, 1 x Rotisserie Motor, and the instruction leaflet. This set is great for family and friends to enjoy Cypriot BBQ’s in the garden.

Whichever Foukou set you buy from CyprusBBQ.co.uk, you are guaranteed to be filling your garden and home with the wonderful smell of Cyprus in Spring and Summer 2017, and beyond. The complete collection of Foukou sets available from CyprusBBQ.co.uk can be found here:   https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/collections/bbq-sets .

Should you require additional Foukou accessories for larger BBQ gatherings, or to act as replacements (we won’t tell anybody if you don’t), then CyprusBBQ.co.uk has you covered!

Foukou Accessories:

Skewers - Nothing better than skewers to provide a user-friendly way of handling meat for the souvla. Get the right length for your Foukou as it is crucial for the use of the item that follows.

Buy Skewers from CyprusBBQ.co.uk here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/search?q=skewers

Rotisserie Motor - A critical component of cooking your souvla to perfection. If you are a seasoned souvla chef and have the gear drive mechanisms attached to, or part of, your Foukou, then the Rotisserie Motor ensures that your skewered meat is rotated in tandem. Therefore, cooking your meat perfectly and evenly across the board. It does the hard work for you and rotates the skewers per the pace setting of your choice, while you kick back and enjoy a deserved drink watching your work come to fruition.

Order your Rotisserie Motors from CyprusBBQ.co.uk here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/search?q=rotisserie+motor

Grills - Grills placed over the charcoal on the Foukou to toast pitta bread for the souvla, is the Greek-Cypriot method of choice. Their presence immediately reduces the risk of burning your hands while trying to toast your pitta bread. Grills also act as a fantastic arena for halloumi to reach its earthly purpose of tasting great when grilled. Finally, the grill is the platform for you to cook the links of Loukanika and Pastourma (Greek-Cypriot sausages), negating the need to skewer and damage their juicy goodness.

View and purchase CyprusBBQ.co.uk Grills here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/search?q=grill

Aprons - All chefs should have an apron to protect their treasured clothes. More importantly though, it is also a visual statement as to who is in charge of the souvla, just in case any uneducated brave souls venture too close to your Foukou. Make sure they are in no doubt as to who is boss (and chef) of the Spring and Summer souvla by wearing one.

Exclusive Cyprus BBQ Aprons

A selection of exclusive (and fun) Aprons from CyprusBBQ.co.uk can be purchased here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/collections/aprons

‘Hot n Cold’ Pot - An absolute necessity to keep your souvla meat hot while you continue to cook. The ‘Hot n Cold’ pot is also a great storage place for leftovers to remain warm to eat later in the Spring and Summer evenings. In addition, you can store pre-skewered meat to marinade inside the ‘Hot n Cold’ pot. It has a multitude of uses for your meat. If you cook a lot of souvla meat like most Greek-Cypriots do, then you will need to purchase a few ‘Hot n Cold’ pots to contain all that delicious souvla meat- a tip that my grandmother passed down to me which I happily pass to you, my fellow souvlachef.

Purchase the ‘Hot n Cold’ Pot from CyprusBBQ.co.uk here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/products/stainless-steel-insulated-hot-n-cold-pot-for-serving-or-storing-food

‘Kebab Maker’ - If you are the lazier type of chef, or prefer a more symmetrical skewer of meat and vegetables for your souvla, then the ‘Kebab Maker’ is the item for you. Also offering a safer space for marshmallows to be melted in, the Nosh® Kebab Maker’s ingenious design allows you to quickly skewer meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Just fill the kebab maker with your chosen ingredients and then insert one of the skewers included into the opening, pushing it all the way through. Open the kebab maker and you have your kebab ready for the BBQ or grill! Hassle free clean up too, as this product is dishwasher safe. 

Buy the ‘Kebab maker’ from CyprusBBQ.co.uk here:

https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/products/nosh-kebab-maker

As the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding says, “So, there you go!”. The essentials required for the perfect Cypriot souvla in Spring and Summer 2017. All available from CyprusBBQ.co.uk and delivered to your door. The rest, such as cleaning the garden, buying the meat, pitta bread, and ingredients for all the side dishes, dips and salad, as well as getting the drinks to compliment the great tasting souvla, is up to you. We, at CyprusBBQ headquarters, would love to help you with all that- not so much the cleaning but more the eating and drinking(!)- but we have a lot of gardens to equip with all the right tools for the tastiest Spring and Summer Cypriot souvla.

Kαλή όρεξη from all at CyprusBBQ.co.uk and let’s hope Spring and Summer 2017 is a warm and bright one.                       

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