“ Brand: Jamie Oliver / Fuel Type: Gas / Type: Barbecue „
i recently wanted to replace by old bbq burner, fortunately a friend recommended that i try Jamie olivers' gas burner, which was available for a reasonable price. At the time i did not think much of it, but since Jamie Oliver attached his name to it, it must be worth a try. after buying it, i found it relatively easy to put together but found that it wasn't perfectly aligned as the holes were not drilled properly. what i liked most about it, was that it has plenty of cooking space so it was easy to cook evenly. besides the fact that it looks good on the patio, the lava coals add a more of an authentic bbq flavor to the food. Another great benefit is that, it is also easy to clean and store after use. i definitely think that it is more efficient than my old burner, as it great for cooking all meats from fillet steaks to burgers and sausages. the side burner is also excellent for warming a pan of onions or beans.
I am absolutely devastated with this BBQ. I was so happy to fine this BBQ and it worked like a charm. BUT 1.5 years later it is an absolute disaster as it is falling apart and does not work even close to what it was when I bought it. It is rusted, warped, and cracked down the gas plates, so the gas leaks everywhere which means the flames are not constant or controllable. Jamie Oliver I just wonder if you are happy that your name is on this product. If it was me I would be very embarrassed to have my name on it. What to do? I now have to find another gas BBQ with lava rocks that will last more than 1.5 years
With the poor summers that we've been having we were reluctant to spend out on an expensive BBQ. But then last year summer decended upon us very eary in April and it was then that we decided to take the plunge and buy a decent BBQ. Our charcoal one always took hours to actually light, so we need something a little more manley that could cope with out parties. Having looked around the net and other shops we found the Jamie Oliver one in Arogs on special offer.
It's a large grill that sports 4 gas burners. The cooking grill is made out of cast iron which lasts forever in my opinion. The entire cooker comes on wheels so that it can be moved around quite easily. Side burner for use with a frying pan or sauce pan. Uses fake charcoal (lava rock) which when placed under the main grill section really gives you that BBQ taste. It runs on the propane gas which is the GREEN bottle. The dimensions are: (H)123, (L)142, (W)61. You can urchase an addition rotisserie that you just place across the grooves about the 4 burners. This product is guaranteed for 2 years, and the 4 burner roaster is guaranteed for an impressive 5 years.
Make sure that you have a Philips head screwdriver and 10mm and 15mm spanners to hand as you'll need them. The BBQ took my husband two hours to put together (with my help), and it was a little tricky, but thankfully all the screws were all present and correct and the instructions were relatively easy to follow. You kind of need two people to assemble this beast. Once we were happy with the solid construction we fitted a gas regulator to the pipe (not supplied) and then connected up the gas bottle, and then we were ready to rock and roll.
The cooking area is much larger than we're used too and can easily cater for about 10 people. Prior to lighting the BBQ I always spray the grills with a low cal sunflower spray as there's always a burger or two that will get stuck to the grill and will make a mess when lifting. To light the BBQ you simply select and turn which burner you wish to use and then press the ignite button, hey prestow you've started the BBQ. It has a large hood that you can put down to ensure that all the food is evenly cooked. Once you've cooked your food you can keep it warm on the top grill. All the fat seems to drain below and is collects in a little pot that's easy to remove after use. The lava coals really do give it that BBQ taste and will probably need replacing once every couple of years I'd say. You can use a smoke box if you wish but don't bring the hood down as there's a gap at the back which will let all the smoke out. Maybe worth putting foli over this area to retain the smoke if that's the effect that you desire.
Needless to say BBQs are a pain to clean but aren't they all? I just pop all the grills into the dishwasher when we're finished and they come out sparking and new everytime.
OVERALL: I felt that you were paying for the name here as you can get very similar gass BBQs for much cheaper prices. But I'd certainly recommend this to anyone who wants a very good quality BBQ.