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Best BBQ available
Reviewed BBQ options across all brands to replace our Webber. We bought the Crossray 2 burner about a month ago: used most nights instead of the stove, so gets a lot of use: The two burner gives about the same cooking area as our old 4 burner because the Crossray heating means we are cooking on the racks more effectively.
Pork ribs: 45 min; Portuguese chicken: 20 min; Porterhouse steak: 2min each side max
Weight is not excessive, so it can easily be moved around but not move while being used
Easy to put together- yes it is IKEA proof and the directions work
Easy to clean compared to both the Webber and standard 4 burner we had.
Very quick to reach cooking temp and does not burn the food.
Easily the best bbq we have ever had
Purchased in September 2020 for A$799.00.
As a professional chef I was incredibly excited about purchasing this bbq. I spent a long time doing my research and decided the crossray could be the perfect outdoor bbq. The concept is fantastic, I am sad to say that the quality however does not match the price. I purchased the built in 4 burner at considerable expense and designed my entire outdoor kitchen around it. The bbq arrived and the burner control knobs were damaged. These were replaced by the distributor and easy to install. However within 3 months one of the LED lights on the front...has also failed. Also and more importantly the bbq itself appears to be badly designed or manufactured. The two top racks do not fit neatly, they are too short (or the bbq is too wide) so they only just fit on top of the grooves and with the slightest knock (rotating food) they fall down onto the main cooking area and end up ruining all the food on the grill. I've had to remove them for good now. I'm absolutely devastated, I designed my built in kitchen around this piece and was hoping to use it for many years but now I hardly use it.
What an upgrade
After 14 Years of cooking on an old style of BBQ it was time for a new & up to date one, that I could build into a outdoor kitchen. The guys at Crossray were very helpful. Thank. I am looking forward to show it off to my mates.
Purchased in October 2020.
Great Customer Service
We purchased the 4 burner trolley BBQ and have had it for approx 3 weeks. We have cooked steaks, sausages and pork ribs and have been totally impressed. We did have a problem with number 4 burner initially, one phone call and 24 hours later a new burner was delivered and no further issues. Love the BBQ and great customer service!
This BBQ keeps getting better and so does the service...
When we first got the BBQ we thought it was good but now we think - WOW!!!
It cooks everything so much better and I've had some nice BBQ's over the years. Steak was amazing, we had a roast lamb the other night and the tuna steaks were superb. It cooks so well and so fast!
The service from these guys has been outstanding as well. Brandon is excellent. Always helpful and just keeps on trying to help.
Purchased in October 2020.
Everything we wanted in a bbq
This bbq is everything we were looking for. After hours of research on a bbq. We decided this is exactly what we wanted.
It has so many options in the way of cooking and the food tastes amazing. It is compact but can fit so much on it. A lot more than our old 4 burner. We were going to get a 6burner until we found this. We dealt with Michelle from Crossray/Heatstrip
Michelle has been nothing but amazing and her customer service is amazing, Michelle goes above and beyond for her customers which is greatly appreciated.
We couldn’t be happier with our purchase and our customer service! Thank you
Best BBQ I have ever owned
The Crossray 4 burner is a fantastic BBQ. I love using it. The heat it generates and the speed at which it heats up is unparalled. I use it for cooking steaks, pizzas, slow cooking ribs and making unbelievable moist and tasty chickens on the rotisserie. Brandon has provided amazing sales and service support in the year I have had this BBQ . I can't ask for anything better.
Purchased in August 2019.
A few issues but outstanding customer service so all fixed
We were super excited to finally have the Crossray BBQ arrive after reading all the amazing reviews.
From measurements taken it fit perfectly into our gorgeous sandstone outdoor kitchen structure to replace our previous Built-in BBQ.
Because our Sandstone structure does not allow access to underneath the BBQ like a BBQ trolley would, the installation caused a lot of frustration due to the fact that the attached hose is much shorter then standard and exits the BBQ at the bottom. This made it tricky to put on a flat surface so we spent a lot of ...time trying to make it work and had to give up in the end. I contacted Thermofilm Australia for advise on what to do along with some photos and they were just amazing, not to say one of the best customer service experiences I have ever had! Their knowledgeable product specialist called me back and explained everything in detail and offered to send out a longer hose to make this work for us in our specific Built-in setting. Issues unfortunately happen and they sure did for us, but for me the main selling point is how a company deals with the issues, so I am left a happy customer despite a lot of swearing trying to install it :-)
Purchased in September 2020.
Fantastic BBQ-will never settle for a cheap&nasty again!
Overall quality was very good, easy to assemble and even came with tools needed!
One minor problem was fixed with a simple phone call- Brandon went above what I was expecting
A fantastic BBQ and very satisfied
BBQ has been very easy to operate and looks fantastic.
Quality is very sturdy and well built.
Customer service has been great.
Definitely can see this BBQ lasting a long time to come.
Purchased in September 2019.
4 burner built in, best choice
We bought a 4 burner built in model, converted it to natural gas. It looks and feels fantastic. Very happy with our choice. New grilling techniques have to be explored, however new methods are very well explained with video and tutorials. Have fun
Purchased in May 2020.
I have finally found it!
I was researching Weber, and Ziegler& Brown BBQs to replace my latest enameled tin disaster when I came by chance across a YouTube video of Jack the Greek using the Crossray four burner trolley model. Intrigued by the design that seemed to fit my thinking and cooking requirements I made inquiries locally to see if I could view one. Two hours and several calls later, no such luck. Rare as hens teeth. Never heard of them. Undaunted I cast the net wider and found one (one only floor stock) at HNs on the Tweed, a five hour round trip from where we ...live. I made the sales person swear on his life that he would not sell it until we got there the next morning. We were not disappointed. It was dusty, with a few dings, so we negotiated hard for a good price. It was a struggle to get it into the vehicle, but at least I did not have to assemble it from scratch. (I hate following poorly described assembly manuals) We have now had it nine days and I have cooked T-Bones, Pork Chops, Butterflied Chicken, Bread, Danish Pastries, Pizzas, and a variety of Char-grilled and Roast Vegetables. I have used it for seven of the nine days and only used a small inside burner once or twice. I have been running it on what I thought was a near empty gas bottle for all of that time and it is still pumping. I love it. It looks Schmick and Shiny and is built like a tank. I think my wife is jealous. I hug it every time I put it to bed. Be aware - it is fast and furious. It has a tendency to cremate. Change your old BBQ thinking, once it has reached your desired temp' turn it down, turn it down! It becomes even more economical and cooks like a dream. I am now building an outside kitchen around it. Watch out Jack the Greek, here comes Paul the Pom'. Great design and function. Five star, AAA rating.
Dealing with Thermofilm Australia for purchase of this BBQ has been very easy. I can't fault the customer service they have provided. It has been really great; very responsive and friendly. Competitive prices too. Next review will be for using the BBQ!
Purchased in November 2019.
- 4-Burner Trolley
- Verified purchase
I placed my order with Bunnings after about a year of umming and ahhing whether to buy it or not. My big issue with it was that I always like to see things before I buy them and this was eventually purchased sight unseen. When it arrived, I put it together and was immediately impressed with the build quality. It's so much better than anything I've seen at this price point. Then I started cooking on it and at first I had a bit of trouble controlling the temperatures and burning the food. It's not like anything else I've ever cooked on before so ...there is a little bit of a learning curve. Eventually, I figured out that the main issue was with the cheap Extra Virgin Olive Oil I was using with all my cooking. It just can't come close to coping with the intense heat of the Crossray. So I decided to try some Chosen Foods Avocado Oil from Costco (advertised smoke point 260c). Although it's a bit more expensive, that fixed all my issues and now the food doesn't taste burnt. In fact, it's juicier and tastier than anything I've tried and it heats up and cooks so much quicker than my old Weber Q that this replaced. If you are like me and on the fence about buying a Crossray BBQ, don't hesitate, just buy it. It does take a little bit of getting used to as the heat is very intense but once you get to know it, you'll be so glad you have it in your backyard.
We have nothing but praise for our new Crossray infrared 4-burner BBQ (trolley mounted model), which is a fantastic piece of kit. Impressed by the integrity of engineering during the DIY assembly phase, it’s when you fire it up that you really begin to appreciate the benefits of infrared over conventional. With virtually zero warm-up necessary you’re cooking almost immediately and, as you will discover, on noticeably lower settings too. Our gas usage has easily halved in comparison to our last BBQ. Heat spread is even with no hot spots, perfect...for when using a pizza stone, which we do weekly. Double skinned hood an extremely worthwhile safety feature, further reducing fuel use as well as the potential for accidental burns. Securing strap for gas bottle inside the cabinet shows just how much thought has gone in to producing a superior product. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this exceptional product.
Purchased the 4 burner Crossray in January after throwing out another BBQ that rusted out and under performed. The Crossray exceeded my expectations and the heat it pumps out is awsome across the whole grille cooking surface. Able to cook meat like a commercial grille and made us realise we've been struggling and trying to get a decent outcome on our previous units. Using the Crossray demonstrated we were wasting our time with the previous BBQs trying to achieve a consistent sear. Temperature control is great, quick and consistent. Our internal electric oven broke just before Easter and to boot we were able to bake hot cross buns and bread in the Crossray as well. Highly recommend.
Exceptional BBQ, with fantastic customer support!
Cooks food beautifully and quickly, was most impressed with the quality and design.
One of the side tables had a small scratch when i un-boxed it. Contacted the Crossray customer support team, who i had been making inquiries with prior to purchasing the BBQ, and they sent out a replacement immediately. The support and backup for this product is unmatched.
I highly recommend this BBQ!
Great replacement BBQ, waited too long
Sausages and roast vegetables cook so well on the top rack. Steak is amazing on the grill. Added our existing pizza oven to the grill, fabulous even heat. Easy to clean the outside of the BBQ and gril, need to learn more about cleaning the inside of the hood.
Purchased in December 2019 at Heatstrip Warehouse.
It’s a fresh new way to bbq with. O hassle.
From the start the experience of buying and using the crossray bbq was Devine. I ordered direct from crossray in Melbourne after discussing the workings and benefits with the staff there. It was delivered seamlessly the NEXT DAY to Sydney. Wow!
I ordered also a grill plate as I am used to doing steaks and sausages on a plate. Yes the grill plate works on the infra red but once you actually use the infra red directly to cook you would not go back to the frying plate.
On infra red direct the steak and sausages cook so quickly with no splatter....
Purchased in December 2019 at Crossray.
BEST grill I ever owned. Really!! Ever!
I use this grill in central Texas where we cook outside most of the year. I always had problems with other grills as they delivered uneven heating, burnt the meat if there was fat spillage. Not with my Crossray.
I cook mostly steak, fish and veggies. The steaks can be thick and occasionally we cook hamburgers which are thinner. I use the upper grill after I have seared the steaks and I can cook them with zero burn/scorch. All cooking is even. If I choose the right two burners or the left two, I get the same results. Sometimes on very co...ld days I use all 4 burners and the results are the same -- equal cooking across the burners and no meat burning. We also cook salmon regularly. We place the fish on a foil wrapped pan, baste with olive oil and seasoning, and they come out perfect. Again, no overcooking, no burning. Everything PREDICTABLE. One of the surprises is how little fuel it uses. We use propane bottles which are pretty cheap but we do not have to change them very often. The grill is pretty solid and well made. It is easy to clean and very little residue remains on the main cooking surfaces. The thermometer is useful and accurate.
Questions & Answers
Is there any retailer in western sydney that can cook me a steak on a crossray before I purchase?
Hi, you can try the BBQ store in silverwater or tuckers BBQ.
Do you do product demonstrations from time to time? If so, whereabouts? Also, will you be attending meatstock next year?
Hi, usually we use to do cooking demonstrations from time to time but ever since covid-19 pandemic happened. Unfortunately, demonstrations have stopped.
We also wouldn't be attending meatstock next year.
Have you contact BBQ store or tuckers regarding a demo?
Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a built in BBQ. Does this one have interchangeable hot plates? I only see the grill in all these reviews. The reviews are also all within the last year or so. I am wondering what the SS quality is - 304 or 316? I'd like to know if there have been any issues with rust over time.
Hi Carly, our CROSSRAY BBQ does have interchangeable hotplates available but the hotplates need to be purchased separately. The grill & hotplates are made from caste iron enamel. Caste iron enamel is the best material to keep in heat. To prolong the life of the caste iron, you will need to place oil on the grill or hotplate when not in use. If you require further information or assistance, please email email@example.com
Can Crossray 4 burner built-in run on Natural Gas?
Hi Jan, The CROSSRAY 4 Burner can certainly be run on Natural Gas. All our units are designed has LPG units, to convert the BBQ to NG you will need to purchase the natural gas conversion kit. If you require further information or assistance, please email Sales@thermofilm.com.au
|Category||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs|
|Cooking Plate / Grill Material||Cast Iron||Cast Iron|
|Features||Grill, Hooded, Infrared Cooking, On Wheels, Storage Cabinet, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack||Grill, Hooded, Infrared Cooking and Temperature Gauge|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1255 x 1685 x 505 mm||560 x 910 x 505 mm|
|Weight||48 kg||33 kg|
|Number of Burners/Zones||4||4|
|Gas Rate||13 mJ/hr||13 mJ/hr|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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