They’re a familiar sight in American movies, but red solo cups are actually a genius way of measuring your drinks. Pour to the very first line and that’s how much a shot should be, the second line up is wine, and the line above that is beer.
If you’re stuck for kindling to light your barbie, chips such as Doritos can work well instead. According to those in the know, the seasoning that coats chips is highly flammable which makes it a great alternative to coals.
If you love a barbie but hate the pain of cleaning greasy grills and utensils, coffee is a great way of getting rid of grime. All you need to do is brew some coffee (cheap is fine), pour it into a basin and soak everything for an hour. Give it a good scrub and rinse with water.
It’s the playground of carnivores, but for those who prefer fish at their BBQ, cut down on the clean up by cooking your fish on lemon slices. Not only will it help add flavour, it means flaky fish won’t end up getting stuck to the hot plate.
It’s the least fun part of having a BBQ, but using an onion to clean up your grill will get the job in no time while avoiding the use of nasty chemicals. Simply stick half an onion on a fork or some prongs and rub across your barbie while it’s still hot from cooking. Too easy.
If you’ve bought a bottle of budget red wine to the party, never fear – there’s a simple trick to making it taste more expensive (and make you look less cheap!). All you have to do is put it in the blender for 30 seconds, with experts saying this can soften the tannins and age it five years.