In this article, we will look at the use of Calor Gas for caravanning holidays in the UK and how cooking your food rather than eating out can not only save you money but also let you explore so many different cuisines on your UK staycation holiday.
As with most activities that you plan to carry out of a caravanning holiday you should always test your plans and equipment at home before your leave making sure everything works correctly as it may be difficult to replace when you are on the move.
With gas, the safest, easiest, and cheapest way of transporting and using it is by having a Calor gas bottle delivered to your door, or you can pick one up from your Bristol caravanning and camping shop instead. For caravanning, we recommend using a Calor 6kg propane bottle which is ideal to use for heating and cooking whilst on holiday.
Propane (C3H8) is a form of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Propane is a gas, but it can be liquefied and stored in a propane gas bottle such as the ones you can get from Calor.
Propane itself has a low boiling point of -42°C, and it isn’t affected by cold conditions in the U.K and is therefore ideal for outdoor use. Propane within a Calor gas bottle is perfectly safe to use if you follow the instructions correctly.
Thanks to having a high-octane rating, propane is ideal for heating and cooking, as it’s efficient and produces more energy per cubic metre than other forms of fuel. Also, propane is a cleaner burn than any other fossil fuel, and it doesn’t contaminate groundwater or soil.
Saving Money on Holiday
According to a recent survey, the average cost per person to eat out in the UK stands at £33.25 for a three-course meal. So, let’s assume that the average family is comprised of 2 adults and two children then you could easily look at spending around £100 per night for an evening meal. Chuck in a bit of lunch too, which can easily reach £7.50 each on average and you have a daily budget, not including breakfast of £130 per family.
Does an average holiday in the UK go for say 10 days?
Then you get a food bill of £1300. Wow. How about cooking on a BBQ for your evening meal, weather dependant of course, with the Calor gas bottle connected to the caravan then you can have full use of whatever cooking facilities you have to complement your BBQ.
Over the last 10 years, or so in the UK food shopping has changed completely and now with trade deals happening all over the world be prepared for an influx of different ingredients arriving from every corner of the globe.
This is great news for the self-catering brigade as you will be easily able to purchase wide varieties of foods and even the latest tipples from South Africa and New Zealand at reduced prices. From the Far East to the Caribbean and even now the Middle East the amazing aromas that are becoming more and more popular on our caravan sites will only be getting more varied and exotic.
In the UK there are 5500 official Calor gas bottle resellers that you can drop into and exchange your empty bottle for a new, full gas bottle. If you are cooking, then the 6kg size is fine and especially in the Summer.
If you are travelling when the weather is a bit cooler, then you may want to think about the 13kg Calor gas bottle which covers you for all your cooking as well as heating the caravan if you have that facility. Either one of these is refillable at over 5500 retailers in the UK.
Calor Gas Bottles including Patio Gas bottles Patio 5kg & Patio 13kg, The rest of the range sizes are 4.5kg, 7kg, 12Kg, 15kg, 3.9kg, 6kg, 13kg, 19kg, 47kg, 12kg, 18kg, 6kg BBQ, 6kg lite.
Here is a great tip we found which is how to tell if your gas bottle is empty or not.
How to Check Gas Bottle Level – Gas Bottle Level Indicator –
Fill a jug or bucket with hot tap water (more is better) then slowly pour the cold water down the side of the gas bottle, feel for a temperature change with your hand and where it is cold is the gas level and, of course, the nearer to the top that is the better.
So, now we know that how flexible and safe a Calor gas bottle can be and how you can save hundreds of pounds on your holiday in the UK this year by BBQing and cooking rather than going out to restaurants to eat so what are you waiting for? Order your Calor gas Bristol bottle today and get caravanning!
Hopefully, this article has inspired you to look at booking your caravan holiday in the UK and prepare for long sultry nights, sitting by the side of a BBQ, drinking a few cold beers or wine, and sampling some great food from all over the world, all thanks to your wonderful Calor gas bottle. Happy caravanning and cooking.