3 Reasons why we love outdoor cooking, even in the cooler months.

outdoor cooking on a plancha with vegetables

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean your Plancha has to sit idle until next year. In fact, outdoor cooking in the cooler months can be even more enjoyable than grilling in summer. People often can socialise less, particularly outdoors, in autumn or winter. Cooking outdoors is a great way to stay connected with your family, friends, and neighbours. Invite them over for a weekend barbecue or even just a simple weeknight dinner. We believe that cooking and food genuinely bring people together, and our Quoco Planchas are perfect for just that.

We all miss summer once it comes to an end. But just because it is over doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to warm weather activities like cooking outdoors. By firing up the Plancha year-round, you can enjoy all your favourite summertime foods and activities without waiting for the warmer months to roll around again. Plus, with the versatile nature of our Planchas, you can still enjoy the perks of cooking and socialising outdoors, even in cooler temperatures, as they also double up as a garden fireplace.

You can still enjoy the outdoors. Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to give up your daily dose of vitamin D! Grab that cosy jumper and hat and enjoy grilling in the fresh air. 

Here we look at a few reasons why we believe a Plancha is excellent all year round.


Outdoor cooking is way more comfortable

Let’s face it, outdoor cooking in the summer can be challenging at times. Standing over a hot grill when it’s twenty-to-thirty degrees outside can get a little uncomfortable, especially when you are doing this all day for a large group of guests. But grilling in autumn or spring, when the weather is cooler and more comfortable, can be a genuinely pleasurable experience. So, take advantage of the cooler weather and fire up that Plancha, chef!

outdoor cooking on a plancha with vegetables 

Nothing quite like grilled food

Of course, oven-cooked food can be great. But there’s just something about the flavour of grilled food that can’t be beaten — no matter what time of year it is. So, whether you’re grilling up some chicken, steak, or vegetables, you can always count on your Plancha to give your ingredients that perfect chargrilled, smoky flavour.

tomahawk steak cooking on an outdoor grill 

It doubles up as a garden fireplace

While our Quoco Planchas are great for outdoor cooking and grilling, they also double up as a garden fireplace once you have finished being a culinary whizz for the day. All you have to do is add some more of your chosen fuel source to the pit then you can your guests can sit around it all day or evening. It is the perfect heat source for when you are all enjoying some drinks in the garden after a delicious meal.

Top tip: we also offer a great range of Quoco furniture to kit out your garden, keeping in with your Plancha’s beautiful aesthetic and theme.

Outdoor cooking, it’s less work than you think. Many people reckon it is a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of easy recipes out there that don’t require much preparation time or effort. Sometimes you could even find that using your Plancha to cook outdoors can take less time than simmering a stew for hours on the stove. Plus, it’s just way more fun to cook outside on your Quoco Plancha, and you get to socialise with friends while doing so. Win-win? We think so!


You can browse our incredible range of Quoco Planchas right here. We are the exclusive Scottish distributor for all Quoco products, and there will be a Plancha to suit any garden at any time of year.

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