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B&Q Rockwell 200 black charcoal barbecue review

A good charcoal barbecue is ideal for summer entertaining. We review the Rockwell 200 from DIY giant B&Q to see whether it stands up to the test.

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There’s no denying the understated design of the B&Q Rockwell 200 is appealing, from the easy-cleaning black powder-coated finish and integrated handle, to the handy storage shelf below. What’s more, assembly of the Rockwell was one of the easiest in our charcoal barbecue test.  

The Rockwell 200 also has some nice touches when it comes to cooking. A 40cm stainless steel grill splits in two, and there is a handy tool for lifting sections when more coals are needed, plus an adjustable vent in the well-fitting hood controls airflow well.

With only one level for the grill, cooking does require a lot of turning and moving to prevent burning. There is a section which looks like it takes another shelf, but it does not come with this model which is a shame; it would be handy to keep cooked food warm. That said, all the food cooked well with little problems. 

Cleaning the outside is easy, as is the inside of the BBQ as long as the bottom is double-lined with foil to lift the ashes out after use. We never found the integrated ignition promised on the website. Other than that, this is a more than acceptable barbecue and perfect for small gardens or patios. 

Specifications:

Style: Square kettle
Cooking grill size: 40cm
Height: 100 cm
Hood and Vents: Yes
Wheels and Locks: Wheels, no locks
Material: Steel

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