Convenience: Clear View cylinders are 50 per cent lighter than steel gas cylinders, and are also rustproof.
Convenience: Clear View cylinders are 50 per cent lighter than steel gas cylinders, and are also rustproof.

Since gas barbecues provide the cleanest burning and most even temperature for optimal outdoor grilling, lighting up the grill requires a cylinder of propane.

And, since Bermuda Gas introduced the Clear View barbecue cylinders last summer, there is a choice of propane cylinders between the traditional steel and the composite version.

Reap the benefits

A composite barbecue cylinder is lightweight and rustproof, with a visible gas level. 

Weighing about 50 per cent less than its steel counterpart, the Clear View cylinder is easier to handle.

Even the pricing is lighter as Bermuda Gas has introduced a rental programme, providing a less expensive option to get you cooking outdoors.

And, since the composite material won’t rust or corrode, it will last for decades, virtually maintenance-free.

The benefits keep rolling in, especially for people who barbeque often.

Probably the best feature of the Clear View cylinder is that the walls are see-through, so you’ll never run out of gas in the middle of dinner again.

Make the connection

Barbecues in use today were made with the traditional steel cylinders in mind. 

So, if you find that your new, composite cylinder doesn’t fit neatly on your barbecue’s built-in foot ring (a guide for the base of the barbecue to sit on), there is a simple solution. 

Until the barbecue industry addresses this size and shape variation, Bermuda Gas recommends a workaround to benefit from the many features of the new, composite cylinders.

Rather than try to squeeze the taller composite into an opening for which it wasn’t intended, simply leave the cylinder on the ground next to the barbecue. 

It’s actually too attractive to be covered up anyway.  Remember to always turn off the barbecue and disconnect the cylinder before moving either one. 

Enter to win

Through August 11, when customers pick up a composite cylinder from the Bermuda Gas Distribution Centre or a participating RUBiS service station, they can enter to win a new cylinder or even a stainless steel barbecue.

For more information, or to enter the giveaway, stop by the Gas Depot on Serpentine Road (barbecue cylinder signage out front) or a RUBiS service station.

The complete contest details are available at


Jonathan Boyles is the gas distribution manager for Bermuda Gas. For more information visit the showroom at 25 Serpentine Rd, Pembroke, or call 295-3111.