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Topic # 130741 26-Sep-2013 11:04
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Hi ... how do you decide a good barbey?

Would you buy one of these?
http://mitre10.co.nz/shop/outdoor_furniture_bbqs/barbeques_accessories/

Of course the cheaper the better but I also want something that is 'good' LOL

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  Reply # 902987 26-Sep-2013 11:28
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Get the biggest and the best after all it will be you that will do the cooking on it. :P




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  Reply # 902988 26-Sep-2013 11:31
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We bought a "Jumbuck" 4 burner (hooded, side burner) from Bunnings years ago (7 yrs ?) and still going reasonably strong, even with all the abuse weve thrown it. We're looking at upgrading it to another Jumbuck or a Matador (both at bunnings) 6 burner - reasons for 6 burner :
1) Lot more cooking can be done
2) Better heat across bulk of plates/grill if not large amount of cooking being done.

We did see a huge outdoor kitchen model.... 6 burners, side burner, sink, storage etc, approx 3m long. $1600 :)
Tempted ;)

http://www.bunnings.co.nz/products_subcategory_hooded-barbeques_280.aspx

Do recommend going in store as the website dosent have the full range available.





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  Reply # 902990 26-Sep-2013 11:35
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There is only one kind of "barbey"
And thats a Weber

I have this one

Mitre 10 and the warehouse sometimes have some good specials.

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  Reply # 902992 26-Sep-2013 11:36
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Klipspringer: There is only one kind of "barbey"
And thats a Weber

I have this one

Mitre 10 and the warehouse sometimes have some good specials.


Agree, Webers are very good but are pricey




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  Reply # 902993 26-Sep-2013 11:37
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Consumer reviews are usually worth looking at.




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  Reply # 902996 26-Sep-2013 11:41
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We have one of these and it's very good for the price. I have paid double that for worse BBQs in the past. Of course, it also comes down to what you are planning to cook, how often, etc, as to what's good. If you're just going to heat up some sausages every few weeks perhaps you can get away with this but it wouldn't be my sort of thing.




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  Reply # 903001 26-Sep-2013 11:47
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I love Weber's BBQs. They are not gigantic (at least not the models that Mitre10 is selling), but they have high quality and give a nice even heat.




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  Reply # 903007 26-Sep-2013 11:57
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Klipspringer: There is only one kind of "barbey"
And thats a Weber

I have this one

Mitre 10 and the warehouse sometimes have some good specials.


My wife bought me the same one for a birthday present after I wore a cheap knockoff out, best present I've EVER received!

I have a mate who's got the Cadac Charcoal Pro 57cm, it's arguably better made than the Weber and has a gas burner attachment too, not a bad compromise!






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  Reply # 903050 26-Sep-2013 12:46
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Homeshow season is coming up, it definitely is a good idea to see the BBQ actually being used but moreso, the homeshows usually have giveaway deals - you could even offer to buy the demo model at the end of the homeshow and end up with something that is of show quality for a used price.

Just saying'.

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  Reply # 903055 26-Sep-2013 12:53
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I've had a cheapy gasmate from warehouse or bunnings, starting to rust a bit, and never had great burners - taking quite a while to heat.

Great to day to day bbqs though. But for special occasions I've built a 1.2 m, chain drive, wood fired rotisserie BBQ. Can't beat wood smoked food!!




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Hand in your Man card !!!!!!,

BBQ's are the sole domain of men it's our last bastion under no circumstances should we ever let our better half's have a say in the make , size or type of BBQ .... shame on you




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  Reply # 903079 26-Sep-2013 13:35
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There is only 1, Weber. My wife isn't the foodie I profess to be, and she wasn't happy when I bought my One Touch Gold, we had a reasonably nice gas one, but after I served our first BBQ from the Weber she instructed me to sell our gas one!

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  Reply # 903083 26-Sep-2013 13:42
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I have a Gasmate - Stainless Steel, Hooded, Side burner etc.

I went through a rigorous exercise last summer, looking for a good BBQ and at the end of the day it came down to budget vs features.

On my wish list were: Stainless, Hooded, Sideburner, 3-4 burner and must have even heat distribution.

I was moments away from pulling the trigger on a lovely $899 Witshire 4 burner at Bunnings, when my dad convinced me to have one last look at The Warehouse (my previous BBQ was around 5 years old and from The Warehouse also).

I reluctantly agreed and it turned out that the version I got was 60% off for that weekend only.
$300 and I had bagged myself a bargain.

I used it extensively through last summer and have also used it recently - still no regrets.

I still say it's not the brand or the shop, but the device that counts...mine was perfecet and ticked every box...the price was just a bonus.





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We bought a Jackeroo from Kmart. At the time it looked like a great set of features for the price. We also had a fella telling us he bought one 10 years ago and it was still going strong.

I got it home, and found that the burners sit down really low. As a result I have absolutely no temperature control because I have to keep the burners cranked up just to cook. And because of this, it is also very difficult to get the flame kissed taste we love on our steaks.

We also purchased the "official" Jackeroo rotisserie for it, but had to drill extra holes in the hood in order to mount it, as it wouldn't mount as is.

Really not impressed with it at all.

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  Reply # 903094 26-Sep-2013 13:58
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dclegg: We bought a Jackeroo from Kmart. At the time it looked like a great set of features for the price. We also had a fella telling us he bought one 10 years ago and it was still going strong.

I got it home, and found that the burners sit down really low. As a result I have absolutely no temperature control because I have to keep the burners cranked up just to cook. And because of this, it is also very difficult to get the flame kissed taste we love on our steaks.

We also purchased the "official" Jackeroo rotisserie for it, but had to drill extra holes in the hood in order to mount it, as it wouldn't mount as is.

Really not impressed with it at all.


Agree. We bought a Jackeroo for our holiday place and its gutless, dont go near them. We have an older Jackeroo Grange at work and that puts out good heat but is only enamel so would need covering if outside. After much research (yes including Weber) I bought an all Stainless Prime Grill from BBQs and More from Auckland. This is at the other end of the heat spectrum from Jackeroo. You could go into the cremation business with one of these. I also have a custom built (my design) charcoal/wood fired bbq which I prefer big time over gas. Just sometimes its easier to fire up the gas if its a howling southerly or in the case a couple years ago, it is snowing.

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