The Outback Blue Meteor 4 burner Gas BBQ is stunning and a little bit different from the vast majority of barbecues. It has 4 cast iron burners and...more
The Outback Blue Meteor 4 burner Gas BBQ is stunning and a little bit different from the vast majority of barbecues. It has 4 cast iron burners and a grilling / griddle plate area measuring 63 x 42cm. It also has a useful side burner. The Outback Meteor Gas BBQ's vary from many gas BBQ's in that the heat from the 4 cast iron burners is disipated via Lava Rock, rather than vaporiser plates & thus offers a different method of flavouring the food. The popular 'vaporiser plate' relies on the heat from the burner being transferred to an angled plate which is secured above the burner & blow the cooking grill. As the plate warms, juices from the food fall on to the hot surface of the plate and vaporise. The hot vapours rise again and impregnate the food, which provide the BBQ flavour. However, due to the angled plate, a lot of the juices can merely run off and do not provide any enhanced flavour. With Lava Rock, most of the juices are retained and subsequently vapourised, therefore providing the opportunity for enhanced flavour.
As the majority of juices are retained by the Lava Rock, there can be a build up of residue on the Lava Rock - this can be cleared by turning the heat as high as possible and turning the rocks so all surface areas have faced the heat source and the majority of the residue will burn off. It is recommended that Lava Rocks are replaced periodically, but replacement packs are widely available and not very expensive. The metal cabinet has a hinged door to the front that gives access to a storage area that could be used for tools and condiments. To complete the package, the Outback Meteor 4 burner Blue Gas BBQ come with a cover, propane regulator and the benefit of a 10 year (Limited) manufacturers warranty.