Hopefully for some the heatwave has faded, and those fancy shorts and now rusting BBQs are almost ready to be put away until the next one, but what have we learned about sunburn and to get to the point, should parents (and grandparents) be prosecuted if a child in their care gets sunburnt.
Up to a point I'm saying yes, especially if it results in complications such as severe swelling and blisters. Let's not beat ourselves up about though, it happens.
Some have suggested that we should all be held responsible regardless, but really?
Enamel? It'll rust but not mine, it's stainless steel.
No nonono, it's an Enamel coated Weber, built to last (despite being made in the USA), not some cheap pressed ex-Morris Marina metal-like substance from Argos...
They are very strict about exposing young skin to sun in Australia - schoolkids have to wear those French Foreign legion style hats with the neck cover bit when they are outside for breaks and long sleeves and legs on bathing costumes on the beach ( just like the victorian ones but not knitted ones any more ), they are also really keen on sunblock and most makeup has sunblock built in - to be honest when we lived there a lot of the older Australians had skin like elephants or tanned leather, and skin cancers were as common as anything, my wife worked for a dermatologist and they were ultra busy all the time, people as young as 20 getting skin cancers treated ( they used to burn the shallow ones off with liquid nitrogen ). TBH not many Aussies have a tan these days, When you see what the sun does to paint and plastic you have to respect its power, our skin is not as tough as we think and young skin ( under 10 years old IIRC ) gets damaged very easily and the cancers show up at later age.
and now rusting BBQs
Rust? On an enamel-coated Weber?
We have a Weber and I cannot for the life of me understand why they don't make the grill out of stainless steel, they go rusty in no time and food sticks to them - I have looked for SS ones but no joy so far.
Have another look at my post under the topic 'caught out...again' where you will see a picture of our SS one. Cost I think £25 and again I think, from Amazon.
Only small but it suits us and it can be folded back easy enough to double the cooking area - and certainly far better and bigger than those instant ones you buy.
Will check from where I bought it from if you need. As for enamel, well once chipped they do rust. We had a set of those Le Creuset pans that went rusty on us after only a couple of years use!
Get what you pay for is not always the case and cheap is often as good as expensive... but not always.
From sunburn to BBQ.
Anyway, you can buy them from here - or maybe somewhere cheaper/free postage?
1) Modified with four U bolts (ex sat dish brackets)
2) Bottom grill (supplied)
3) Mesh on top to help stop those coals falling through (from an instant BBQ as it happens)
4) Top grill (supplied)
5) Voila! Two bits of angle (not supplied, found in shed) notched out for when we do kebabs.
Right, where's that late summer sun they promised.
PS. One of my daughters has one and she swears by it. Takes it camping as it's nice and light, and said it supplies enough for her, her hubby... and their four children.