Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter
Plancha grills are great for outdoor cooking when the warm weather hits. Plancha trolleys help to optimise the usability of these devices by making them easier to move around. What's more, these user-friendly trolleys keep cooking surfaces and utensils within reach. Read to find the right trolley for your plancha!
How to choose a plancha trolley
Just like barbecues, planchas have become an essential piece of garden equipment to set up on the terrace next to your garden dining set for the duration of summer. Installed atop a special trolley these gas or electric devices help turn your space into an outdoor kitchen. Plancha trollesy differ in terms of their:
- user-friendlines ;
- and their accessories.
Trolleys equipped with wheels are easier to move around. The materials used to make the trolley will determine its strength and maintenance requirements, while the accessories featured will affect user comfort.
Advantages of plancha trolleys
Plancha trolleys offer a number of advantages:
- they make it easier to move around your plancha grill (as these devices can be heavy);
- they optimise user comfortby positioning your cooking equipment at the right height;
- shelves designed for cooking utensils, plates and dishes also make life easier for the user;
- models designed for use with gas plancha grills are equipped with a compartment or space for storing propane or butane gas bottles.
Plancha trolley materials
Plancha trolleys come in a range of materials.
- Wooden models stand out for their charm and traditional style.
- Steel trolleys on wheels are favoured for their strength. These trolleys are available in various colours and are often coated with a corrosion-resistant treatment.
- Stainless steel trolleys are lightweight, hard-wearing and rust-resistant. They areselected for their modern designs and ease of maintenance.
- Some models team up different materials – such as wood and stainless steel or wood and powder-coated steel – to combine aesthetics with strength and practicality.
Plancha trolley design and features
You can also choose from a range of features for your plancha grill :
- Some models are equipped with two wheels for easier transportation. The user has to lift up the back of the trolley to move it around.
- Trolleys equipped with four wheels can be moved around with ease. This type of trolley is better suited to flat surfaces.
- The size of the wheels can also be an essential factor depending on the surface the trolley will be moving on.
- Overall size is also an important aspect as this will determine how easy the trolley is to store away when it's not in use. Collapsible models are available if you don't have a lot of space.
- A curtain(made of fireproof material) will allow you to hide away the gas system (pressure regulator and gas hose). However, a door will offer a better finish and is a safer option.
- A drawer can be used to store various accessories making sure they won't fall as you move the plancha grill around.
- A covercan be used to protect the plancha grill after use.
Plancha trolley accessories
Various accessories can be used to make plancha trolleys more convenient to use.
- Some models are equipped witharemovable tray used to hold a barbecue in place of the plancha grill. This option allows users to change cooking method according to their needs.
- Utensil holders and spice racks – either shelves or hooks –can be handy additions. These accessories allow you to have everything within easy reach.
- Asplatter guard allows you to use your cooking device against a wall. Available in various sizes, this accessory is designed to catch grease splatters.
Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 187 guides
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