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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 24 March 2014
I'm trying to be as fair as possible with my review of this BBQ. I have had many over the past 15 years of moving between here and Australia. I think this one is my least favourite so far, and the reason is pretty simple. It has been made to sell online, and not in a showroom.

On paper (or screen) this BBQ looks great and has all the features you would expect from a BBQ more than double it's price. 6 burners, side burner, full stainless steel with cabinet. Hood with thermometer and warming rack. Great. I purchased instantly. At £250 I though it was a bargain.

Well as they say, if it looks too good to be true it probably is, and it was.

It's true all of these features exist, but if this BBQ was in a showroom next to pretty much anything else it would not sell. This is because it is made out of probably the cheapest, lightest, flimsiest stainless steel they could get their hands on.

The first thing I noticed was how lightweight the boxes were when delivered. I helped by brother build a weber gas bbq last summer and it needed two of us to lift. This one I could pretty much carry with one hand if it weren't for the bulky box.

After 3 hours of assembly I could really see the difference though. The quality of the burners, the wiry grill, the side shelves, the doors. All of them feel like they will bend out of shape if you touch them too hard. The lid is light as a feather and feels like it will fall off if you open is too fast due to tiny hinges.

This all makes for very unpredictable, uneven cooking. Chicken burns before it's cooked inside. When using the lid down for roasting you cannot control the temperature and still food burns before roasting. When bbq'ing the front of the grill stays cold because the slightest wind takes all the heat away because there is none in the metal, just the flame.

I tried my best to find something good about it but I really can't. It really is only good from the sellers point of view, in that it looks frat in the picture, and has all the features you might ask for. This is the problem we will increasingly find with online shopping, where products are designed to look great on a webpage, and do not rely on purple actually seeing it before purchasing. I just hope people will read this review and trust my word against the listing info.

I just popped into John Lewis this morning and say their new range of gas grills. For £299 you can get a very solid 3 burner which would do a way better job than this I am sure. That's what I am getting.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2013
Seems a good value product as it seems to be Stainless Steel throughout.
Minus points - took two of us 3 hours to assemble it; but the instructions were fairly good.
On test we found that the side burner will not light except with a match - despite the lighting instructions being the same for that burner as for the other 6 burners. The instructions for the side burner say that a pilot light causes the main burner to ignite. There is no pilot light on that burner. The spark igniter does spark but will not light the gas which comes out. When you do light it with a match; the flames play straight onto the spark rod and thus it immediately becomes red-hot - and thus will likley burn away in a short time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2014
This BBQ is not very sturdy, the 6 burners only have one setting no matter where the knob is & the side burner does not work (yes it is connected properly)
drip tray warps & gets stuck
Not worth the money & if I could return it I would
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on 17 March 2014
Delivered promptly and received in good condition. Had read the reviews and yes it's not that easy to put together but would have been easier with another pair of hands to support things. Instructions pretty good though. Had to tweak the side burner igniter to get a decent spark and had to slightly realign the two holes through which the side burner is fixed for proper alignment for screws but nothing a competent DIYer couldn't take in their stride. Used it in anger over the weekend and worked a treat no complaints. Happy with my purchase and with a decent cover I bought should last many years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 September 2014
Has worked OK and looks good. Can be a bit fierce unless you work out how to manage heat/zones. Steel is not the thickest gauge but not bad for the money.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2013
Great value for the money, it's a pity the corners of the drip tray isn't welded up, when enough fat collects it runs out the corners and down the legs thus increasing the amount you have to clean. Quite easy to build as I said for the money a great product time will tell to see how it lasts. It's over half the price of some other 6 burners
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on 24 August 2015
Really low quality stainless steel. Bent out of shape on delivery and dimensions don't allow it to fit together correctly. Side burner doesn't work. Bent out of shape, simply doesn't get hot enough heat to cook Steak - only good for sausages however if they have fat the whole thing goes up in flames. It started to rust after 2 weeks even when under a cover! Wish it was better steel - would make a difference.
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on 18 February 2015
The welding and workmanship is rubbish. However has polished it has gone towards ground. Right hand side panel stretched and dented. Other than this the item is ok
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on 14 August 2015
Well impressed, instructions to build easy to follow , hubby a bit disappointed that there was no information that a regulator would be required before using
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on 27 December 2014
Good in general but does not come with gas regulator or flexi hose which you would expect.
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