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Searches for barbecues on fire in the UK

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+148% searches for fixed barbecues, +135% for gas grills

London, 28th April 2011 - As the days are getting sunnier, Twenga, the open shopping platform with the biggest choice online, reports that searches for barbecues have seen significant rises this month and reveals the season's hottest trends for grills.

With searches up 148%, fixed barbecues are this season's favourites, showing grills have become more than just appliances and are now decorative garden fittings too. The most searched for are in wood, brick then stone*.

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They are followed closely by gas grills, which have seen a 135% increase in searches.  The preferred materials are lava rock and iron. Disposable barbecues, up 122% in searches, are proving popular among those on a budget, on the move, or restricted by garden space.  

Charcoal grills have gained 78% in popularity this month, revealing Brits' attachment for this traditional way of cooking. Electric barbecues complete this season's top 5 with a 73% rise in searches.

Top 5 most popular barbecues

Rise in searches
1.Fixed barbecue +148%
2.Gas grill +135%
3.Disposable Bbq +122%
4.Charcoal grill +78%
5.Electric barbecues +73%

Searches on www.twenga.co.uk from 24/03/11 - 24/04/11, compared with previous month.

*Source: Twenga.co.uk, from 28/03/11 to 26/04/11

About Twenga
Twenga is the open shopping platform with the biggest choice online. Thanks to its proprietary technology, Twenga automatically gathers offers from online retailers and displays them in one searchable interface. As a result, Twenga has the most comprehensive listing of online shops.

Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 15 sites, including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, the United States, Australia, Japan and China among others, displaying 370 million offerings from more than 180,000 online shops. Twenga's sites received 45 million visits in November 2010. In the same year, Twenga won the Red Herring 100 Global Award, the Young Technology Leader Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Company of the Future Category.

Website: www.twenga.co.uk/
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