Cinders marks milestone by reaching out to barbecue stalwarts

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Commercial barbecue specialist, Cinders Barbecues, is celebrating the 35th birthday of its Classic barbecue by putting out a call for photos and stories from any users who are still operating a Cinders barbecue bought more than two decades ago. 

Whether it is the six-foot-long TG160, or the single grill SG80, Cinders has a huge installed base of Classic Barbecue customers in the UK.

The heavy duty barbecue is built to last and its easy-to-store nature means it can be folded up and put away when not needed, making it less susceptible to weather damage and vandalism than other barbecues.

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Additionally, its internal self-cleaning functionality has kept many Cinders Classics free from damage caused by chemicals in cleaning agents.

The Cinders Classic was born when Cinders’ owner, Bill Cooke, saw a gap in the market, when organising events through the sports and social club at his employers at the time, British Gas.

He came up with the Classic’s design and successfully secured a patent for it. The unit is now sold worldwide and used by large operators such as Centre Parcs and Hilton Hotels. The six-foot long model is easily capable of churning out more than 1,000 burgers a day for big sites.

Karen Swift, marketing director at Cinders, said: “We are looking forward to receiving pictures and stories about those of our workhorse barbecues still in operation after 20 years of service. We may even find some of the original ones sold 35 years ago. That says it all when it comes to our barbecues’ design and performance – something that makes the whole of our team very proud.”

Cinders recently marked its 35th birthday by upgrading its ISO certification from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001: 2015. This reflects the ethos of a business that has always had an ongoing commitment to quality and never shied away from attaining the highest standards possible, Mrs Swift added.

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