How to choose a smoker
We’ve got all the tips about our different types of smokers to help you decide which is the one for you.
How to smoke brisket
When it comes to smoked meats, American beef brisket is the holy grail of the low and slow movement. Tender, full of flavour and super easy to make, beef brisket is cut from the beef flank and a cut above.
This is one of those crowd-pleaser dishe...
How to smoke chicken
The great thing about smoking chicken is it only takes half the time of large cuts of meat like brisket and pork. Less time smoking means more time eating and more time watching people delight in the food you’ve made.
How to smoke pulled pork
When people notice pulled pork’s on the menu, they don’t bother reading further. While it may take a little longer to cook than your average meal, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious feast guaranteed to please your guests. Follow our simple recipe ...
How to reverse sear an eye fillet steak
After cooking this mouth-watering juicy eye fillet steak, you might find your backyard smoker becoming a neighbourhood tourist attraction. A reverse seared eye fillet is one of those cuts that no matter how you cook it, people will still say “well d...
How to use a pellet smoker
A pellet smoker makes smoking a bit easier by automatically feeding wood pellets from the hopper into the fire. That’s right, a pellet smoker feeds itself, so you can focus on feeding everyone else. It’s easy to maintain an even cooking temperature ...
How to smoke salmon
Smoked salmon is a great dish to start your smoking adventure if you’re a beginner. Unlike other smoked dishes it doesn’t take all day to cook, but just like other smoked dishes it does taste amazing!
How to use a bullet smoker
If you’ve got limited space in your backyard but you are looking to get into the smoking game, a bullet smoker could be perfect for you. It holds heat exceptionally well and, with multiple levels, is great for smoking lamb, chicken, pork and beef.
Easy to use and versatile, the kettle smoker comprises a lid, venting system, cooking and charcoal grid and a lower chamber. Brisket, pork, ribs, chops, even pizza, can be cooked to perfection. . When a smoker is this easy to use it gets used a lot.
Light a chimney full of charcoal or briquettes.
Depending on the amount of meat you are cooking, dump a half to a full chimney of lit fuel straight into the base of your kettle.
By placing the charcoal off to the side of the smoker and adjusting the vents, you can change the style of cooking to low and slow. You can also place the charcoal directly under your food for a quick grill or fast sear.
Due to the kettle shape, the BBQ will come up to temperature quickly so you can get your cook underway. To grill just wait until your plates get hot and you’re good to go.
Ready to get started barbecuing or smoking your favourite food? Check out some our recipes and ideas to get you started. Or, take a look at our great range of barbecues and smokers and you’ll be cooking in no time!
How to choose your BBQ
Learn how to choose a BBQ with Bunnings Warehouse. Visit our DIY advice section for step by step tutorials, DIY inspiration and lots more.
How to clean and maintain a BBQ
Here’s a few simple ways to clean and maintain your BBQ to ensure you get years of enjoyment and good cooking out of it.
The best BBQ accessories
No barbecue is complete without some accessories – tongs, a cover and maybe even a light so you can see what you’re cooking. So before you start trying to turn those sausages over with your fingers, check out our guide to the best BBQ accessories.
BBQ cleaning tips
There’s nothing better than inviting your friends over to enjoy a traditional Kiwi BBQ. Here's a few tips on how to set up your new BBQ and keep it in good condition so you can enjoy it for years to come.
How to clean a BBQ with steam
Take the pain out of cleaning a BBQ with this easy and simple tip.
How to tell if a gas bottle is empty
Don't get caught out with an empty gas bottle when you have friends round for a BBQ. Simply follow this easy tip to find out how much gas is left in your bottle before your guests arrive.
What you need to entertain outdoors
With longer days and warmer nights, now is the perfect time of year to entertain outdoors.
How to be safe with gas bottles
How to be safe with gas bottles is a step-by-step guide to gas bottle safety.
Planting & Growing
How to create an allergy-friendly garden
If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, then being out in the garden can, at times, be less than enjoyable. But there are some steps you can take to create an allergy-friendly garden so you can spend more time gardening and less time sneezi...
Five D.I.Y. ideas to update your outdoors
Autumn is a great time of the year to tick off a few D.I.Y. projects from your to-do list. Here are a few good ideas to get you started.
How to choose the right plant pot
Pots are a great way to add colour, interest or texture to your outdoor space. Tuscan Path’s Elaine Foster shares her top tips on how to choose the perfect pot.
Planting & Growing
How to plant and care for sunflowers
Sunflowers are a great way to add colour to your garden, and they’re easy to grow and care for. Bunnings Greenlife buyer Katie explains the basics of how to grow sunflowers and shares some tips on how to care for them.
Planting & Growing
How to care for orchids
Orchids are a low-maintenance flower that can be grown indoors or outside in a protected location. And, with a little care, they will provide you with lots of colour.
Guides & Projects
How to upcycle almost any piece of furniture with paint
Rather than throwing out old household items, you can restore them with paint. It’s a quick, easy and affordable way to give anything from furniture to fences a new lease on life. Learn how to paint and prepare different surfaces to get the finish y...
D.I.Y. balcony and courtyard garden
Even if your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or courtyard, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having a garden. The team at Tuscan Path, who have been supplying pots to the Australian marketplace for over 40 years, share some ideas on how ...
Benchtops & Cabinets
A guide to kitchen benchtop materials
The perfect benchtop will add style to any kitchen. It’ll also see the most action, so choosing the right benchtop for your kitchen – and budget – is an important decision explains Bunnings Kitchen Designer Ben Carey.