Why you should use restaurant grade barbecue charcoal at home

good quality charcoal will make difference to your barbecue

Increasingly, home cooks are turning to restaurant grade produce and equipment when it comes to those special meals. From the flourish of a white egg shell to exotic meats and vegetables, a blazing pizza oven, chiminea or tandoor in the garden is an increasingly common sight. If you're making that sort of effort to get an authentic end result for the finest home cooking or to impress your guests, then going the whole hog with restaurant grade charcoal is another logical step.

restaurant grade charcoal from Logs Direct Restaurant grade charcoal can be lit without the need for toxic chemicals which have been linked to cancer

Featuring both improved product quality and purity, restaurant grade charcoal comes with no additives and is designed to burn longer at a consistent temperature for more stable cooking. The lighter hardwood charcoal has less water content, so doesn't spark or spit as much as regular charcoal and produces much less smoke.

Typical household BBQ charcoal comes with chemicals and additives to help get the fire started, but these, along with the fire lighters used to start them, can leave a chemical taste on the meat.

No one can deny barbecue cooking already presents problems with toxicity and that charred food is not good in excess, so why would you want to go and add further toxic chemicals to your food? Restaurant grade charcoal can be lit without the need for chemicals and avoids that nasty aftertaste that would have customers up in arms, so why would you expect less at home?

Available in 12 kilo bags, our denser charcoal lasts longer, making it ideal for larger parties where the chef needs to be monitoring the steaks and burgers, not the embers in the BBQ. It reaches cooking temperature quickly and when you're done, it leaves only pure ash that can be safely added to compost or the garden, unlike the more chemical based consumer versions. Our charcoal also comes from ethical sources, something unlikely in consumer charcoal that is often imported from unmanaged sources.

With all those benefits, restaurant grade charcoal is comparable in price to regular charcoal or briquettes, so make the change and enjoy better tasting food, while feeling better about the environment and supporting a British family-run business. We also provide firewood, logs, anthracite, decorative logs and stores for all your wood needs, from individual bags to seasonal supplies. Please explore our charcoal section to find out how we can help make your BBQs and other cooking experiences better.