BBQ Rusts - design fault
Like the radiant burners on these BBQs - cook food well with minimal flare up, however the BBQ is just not going to last. The quartz domes frost over after a short while and then lose thermal efficiency - at $80 each they are just too expensive to replace. But, thats not the biggest problem-which is RUST. The warming tray will RUST within several uses of the BBQ and then the firebox will RUST in the areas behind the burners. Z&B replaced the original firebox under warranty however now after only 10 months, the firebox again needs replacing for ...the same reason. Z&B and BBQs Galore would try to tell you this is not common however it IS a problem with all these BBQs. Z&B will again replace the firebox (under the 10 year warranty) however this will need to be done every 10-12 months until all the other parts, not covered by warranty will fail and make the BBQ useless.
Rusting after less than 2 years and Z&B or BBQs Galore won't respond
Hi my Zeigler and Brown Classic 4 Burner purchased from BBQs Galore Moorrabbin on 25/10/16 is rusting.
We had to replace the hood and the warming tray under warranty after less than 12 months, however the warming tray again rusted badly within only a few months.
Now the firebox is rusting on the ledge immediately above the rear of each burner.
Also - I have now had to replace 4 of the glass domes, which had turned opaque from just regular use, and would no longer transfer heat from the burners. Replacing these dramatically improved the heat output from the burners, but at a cost of $300.
Not good enough.
Like the BBQ but its just not lasting and Z&B are not meeting their warranty obligations
I've had this bbq for about 4 weeks and love it. This is the 4 burner with 2 traditional burners under the plate and 2 glass burners under the grill. The glass burners are much cooler than the old style gas burners and spread the heat more evenly. This means I can grill a chicken breast or sausages with the perfect striping without burning or flare ups. These also seem to come out much more moist than my old bbq. It takes some getting used to just leaving things over the grill on full heat and not panicking that it will burn them. But the quali...ty of the end result is much better. I wouldn't recommend the glass burners under the hot plate because they wouldn't get hot enough. Having 2 different powers on the different style burners makes roasts easier because you can tweak the temperature very easily.
Rust glorious Rust!!
I purchased this very very expensive BBQ from Barbeques Galore. The actual cooking on the BBQ is reasonable though it does suffer from poor heat distribution with either ends of the burner getting alot more heat than the centre of the BBQ. This I can deal with. The major problem is the RUST. The BBQ suffers badly from rust all over the main cooking compartment, the handles and trays are especially rusted. I asked for a replacement partsback in December 2015 and are yet to recieve any correspondence back from BBQ's Galore. I would never buy one ...of these BBQ's again. The rust is just out of control. Yes the BBQ has been kept covered and out of the elements and kept clean but still RUSTS very BADLY!!! to the point I will probably need to buy another BBQ
Happy Choice,Great Performance!!
Having recently spent considerable time and expense building a large new outdoor kitchen and entertaining area, I then spent weeks researching and agonising over which BBQ to purchase for the built in BBQ installation?
I looked at everything and read lots of reviews.
I didnt want to go cheap, nor did I want to have to raise a mortgage for the purchase.
The upshot was, that whilst this unit was not cheap it appeared to be a case of - you get what you pay for. A solid, robust double skin construction with enamel finished body and lid- all ma...
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