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Fireplace with cooking grill

Enhance your outdoor cooking experience with our swinging grill

Outdoor cooking is a fun, creative, and practical way to spend more time outside whether alone or with others. It's also an excellent way to provide friends and family with memorable and exciting outdoor experiences whatever the season. We've seen our customers enjoying cooking a variety of tasty food on their Trendz Outdoors' fireplace throughout the years. But since the arrival of our swinging cooking grill , the outdoor cooking experience has stepped up a whole new level.

The swinging cooking grill is an innovative cooking accessory that enables you to cook everything from exquisite appetisers to fully fledged meals on your very own outdoor fireplace. The grill pivots in and out of the fireplace on built-in hinges for enhanced cooking control and ease of use. We outline the many benefits of the swinging grill below.

Please note: The swinging grill comes as a standard inclusion when you purchase a Twin Peak or Single Peak fireplace but is available as a premium upgrade for any other fireplace in our range at an additional cost.

Hidden hinge for easy removal and stowing away

This innovative swinging cooking grill has a hidden control panel made of hinges that seamlessly turns your fireplace from a cooking device to an outdoor fire in seconds. It can be removed when not in use and clipped back in when you're ready to cook another tasty meal. Made entirely of stainless steel, heat is evenly distributed and food cooks quickly without sacrificing design or flavour.

Visually this means that when the swinging grill is removed only the pin hinges on one side are visible. 

The ability to control the distance from the flame

The swinging cooking grill can swing in a 90-degree radius, giving you the option of grilling over hot flames or slow cook at a cooler distance.

Top tip for open-fire grilling: Make a small fire with kindling and smaller logs for a starter fire. Allow at least 30 minutes for this to burn, adding larger pieces of wood as needed. When you're ready to cook, you'll have a warm foundation of coals and plenty of direct, even heat. It also guarantees that you'll have plenty of wood to burn all evening.

Better accessibility

Most standard cooking grills, or racks, slot into a fireplace like a shelf, occupying the full width of the firebox. While this is great for maximising the cooking area for your food, it’s not so convenient for regulating temperatures or protecting yourself from the heat when tending to food. It can also be difficult to add more logs to the fire as you need to work around the grill or remove it entirely to perform this task.

The swinging cooking grill improves accessibility and convenience as you’re able to swing the grill out of the way momentarily while you add more logs to the fire before returning the grill to the cooking position, when and where needed. This added convenience makes cooking with an outdoor fireplace even easier.

Outdoor fireplace with swinging cooking grill

Easy access to turn over food without getting too close to the flames

Cooking food is a time-consuming process that requires frequent inspection. It is fairly normal to need to be close to the fire in order to turn the food before it starts to burn or check the progress on a regular basis. Because our fireplaces come in many different sizes, being close to them for a long time can get rather hot. This is where our swinging grill can be a game-changer. Simply rotate the grill away from the flames before turning your food.

With a standard cooking grill, you need to stand directly in front of the flames in order to insert the rack or remove it. This could prove quite toasty when the fire is at full force. Our swinging grill overcomes this issue by enabling the ability to stand to one side, avoiding the full force of the heat.

Different cooking heights

Our swinging cooking grill has been thoughtfully built to sit at a convenient and comfortable height. Both our Twin Peak and Single Peak designs provide two distinct cooking height options so you may cook at the top of the flame or closer to the embers depending on the type of meal you're cooking. If you're feeling daring, you can also cook on both grills at the same time.

Cooking on outdoor fireplace

What else do you need to know?

Do all Trendz Outdoors' fireplaces come with a swinging grill?

The Twin Peak and Single Peak fireplaces are the only fires in our range that come with a swinging grill as a standard inclusion. However, the grill is perfectly suited to fit any fireplace in our full range as an additional upgrade, so you can enjoy the full outdoor cooking experience on the fireplace size and design of your choice.

Can I purchase the swinging grill for my existing outdoor fireplace?

If you already own an outdoor fireplace from Trendz Outdoors then you can still purchase the swinging grill for your fireplace, regardless of the size or design. Please note, as an additional accessory, the swinging grill will incur a delivery fee when not purchased in conjunction with a fireplace. Minor engineering work may also be required to retrofit the grill, however our staff will gladly walk you through these simple adjustments.

Do I need to use specific types of wood for cooking on my outdoor fireplace?

Remember, when cooking on your outdoor fire, don’t use mouldy or musty wood as it results in an unpleasant smell that will taint your food. The best wood to use when cooking is dry hard words from fruit or nut-bearing trees as they burn hotter and longer. 

Why are Trendz Outdoors' fireplaces different to cook on compared to other outdoor fireplaces?

​​A Trendz Outdoors' fireplace, unlike many other outdoor fireplaces, has a 6mm steel firebox rather than a brick interior. The advantages of this one-of-a-kind design are numerous. The fact that the firebox heats up quickly allows for oven-like cooking, which enables the meat to be cooked thoroughly and evenly. You may be able to start cooking sooner because you aren't waiting for the bricks to warm up. Use the built-up heat in the steel and the embers below to cook a delicious pizza as the fire fades. Smoke fish, bread, and other foods on the grill, and wow your visitors by cooking their main course right in front of their eyes.

The swinging cooking grill is a game-changer for the Trendz fireplace range and we are looking forward to being able to launch further cooking utensils for this grill in the near future.

If you would like to talk to our trusted team about adding a swinging cooking grill to your outdoor fireplace order, then contact us to find out more. If you’re interested in learning more about our range of outdoor fireplaces, then download our latest product brochure today.

Download our  2017 Brochure

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