Love it already
I bought my Force two days ago and it has satisfied my expectations. This is my first BBQ.
It was very easy to put together and extremely easy to clean. Gets hot very quickly and doesn't seem to have any cold spots. I cooked some sausages and steaks last night on the grill plate, the steaks retained their juiciness and the sausages cooked much quicker than in a frying pan. The slight smokiness was great and I can't wait to try cooking with the hood down and adding some smoking chips.
The only possible revisions I could suggest to Everdure are to enlarge and rubberise the wheels so it moves over paving a little easier, and to enlarge the left servery which is just too small to hold anything useful.
I rarely publish poor reviews but have been so underwhelmed and disappointed since purchasing this BBQ from BBQ Galore in Camperdown that I have to share my experience to maybe save anyone else from going through the same problem.
I purchased the BBQ in dec 2018 and did not receive it until feb 2019 - 2 months after paying in full for it. The store and Everdure kept blaming each other for the mis-communication (I was told there would be a delay of a couple of weeks as the colour was popular so they were out of stock). I was having gas plumbed in and would not have to pay much extra to connect the BBQ if it was done at the same time. I allowed 1 month (even though I was told 2 weeks) for the delivery so it could be done when my gas was done. It took longer than 2 months to receive it so I had to pay an extra $171 to get a plumber out again when it finally arrived. I didn't publish a bad review then even though I was not happy with the delay but if it was a good product I would have just put it behind me.
I have only used it a couple of times since receiving it because it took so long to cook anything - I resorted to using my old BBQ (which was about 1/3 of the price). I finally decided to give it another go a couple of weeks ago and left it on at full power for 30minutes (with the lid down) and I could not get it hotter than 150ºC. That's when I realised there must be something wrong with it. I have registered the fault with Everdure a week ago but have had no response at all from them. Not sure if I have to wait another 2 months before a technician will even contact me.
I have given 2 stars because it looks good, is easy to clean compared to other BBQs and they delivered for free due to the extended delay, but for cooking it is terrible - I've had to go back to my old BBQ or take food inside to do on the stove or oven.
Purchased in December 2018.
Great bbq, we have a larger bbq but the Force heats up very quickly and is easy to use, it is kept under cover and look a treat. Great job Everdure, easy to keep clean and seems to still work well when it is windy
Purchased in December 2018.
GREAT BBQ - EXCEPT
After much deliberation and weeks of homework we finally settled on the Everdure.We were and still are not disappointed.It heats up quickly and we use it a lot.Although i do have a couple of issues.The first one is lack of space to put things either side of the BBQ,have a table close by as their is simply no where to put anything.The second one is amazingly on top of the BBQ their are cooking instructions,warnings and diagrams around the knobs to show you which side of the grill you are using and whether you are on half flame or full flame,all of these instructions are now gone , after less than one month,they simply just wipe off and with just water.Now its all a guessing game.I intend to make contact with Everdure as i have not done so as yet.
Great BBQ. Simple to use. Easy to clean.
Our previous BBQ was a Weber Spirit. The Everdure Force is easy to use and cook with and is easy to clean for this style of BBQ. We use our Force regularly for family meals. Unfortunately the coating on the surrounding deck has deteriorated. The decals have come off and the black powder coating has become dull and faded. We wash the cooking plates regularly after use and clean the exterior with soapy water. The BBQ is kept under its cover when not in use.
Great BBQ, first gas bbq I really enjoy cooking on.
Simply it’s the first gas BBQ I’ve used that gets hot enough to cook effectively and not just be a novelty item for cooking outside. Everything coming off this bbq has been a winner with friends and family.
The heat factor put it above the Weber q range and the design & build quality is better with the aluminium hood, and knob placement. It far exceeded the Ziegler’s I looked at with those dodgy clips holding your lid in place.
Cleaning isn’t bad, there’s nothing I enjoy cleaning but this is designed well, there’s nothing I’d suggest to change other than potentially 1cm more clearance between the burners and the bottom of the cook box to make it easier for my big hands. This is a very minor inconvenience though and something I could probably address with a few seconds thought.
One major word of warning if you buy the cleaning product (one was gifted to me free for claiming my $100 cash back offer).. it’ll probably get you hooked as it’s better than the other stuff I was using.
Look no further for a great bbq!
I bought this bbq based on the reviews here and the responses from customer service and I’m really glad I did.
It not only looks good but it works perfectly.
I used it for the first time today and everyone that came was impressed with its performance. I cooked 16 lamb loin chops on the grill plate and 18 sausages and 4 rissoles on the solid plate.
Followed the instructions about closing the lid initially until the barbecue got to temperature of 250° and then put the meat on to grill. It rendered the fat on the chops beautifully.
I would definitely recommend this barbecue especially if you’re considering a Weber which I was initially. This bbq has a much better design and is super easy to clean.
Steak to perfection
I love a BBQ, and I love a steak. After reading reviews I changed my mind from a Weber to the Force and I am happy. Steak with a beautiful char on the outside and rare in the middle. I have cooked chicken, chops, steak all to perfection. Easy to clean. Highly recommend.
Felt like Master Chef-Love it cooks Steaks to Perfection!
Have to say this BBQ cooks evenly so used to different sections over heating and burning but not the Force the fact that it heats up with in seconds is another bonus and you can tell a professional chef was involved in it's cooking features as I'm pretty sure it cooks better than my cooktop inside the house. I would definitely refer this brand to anyone out there looking for a class act.
I can cook delicates like Prawns on one side while sausages are on the other side
So Easy to use clean and cook on very happy!
Love the fact it's on wheels comes with a lid and temperature gauge plus I bought the BBQ cover which goes all the way to the floor keeping it all clean and protected.
Best performing BBQ I ever owned to date! with small aesthetic defect..
After doing my research I went into the shop wanting to buy a Weber Family Q yesterday afternoon.
While waiting to be served, a BBQ caught my attention due to the clean lines. It was an Everdure by Heston Force.
After seeing the product, feeling the built quality as well as doing some on the spot research, I felt confident Everdure by Heston Force tick all the boxes of Weber Family Q and more so purchased Everdure Force instead. The small premium is well worth it due to the built quality in my opinion. The metal bbq chassis and metal servery feels substantial and is superior to the plastic flaps on other products.
after getting Everdure Force home around 5 o’clock and putting it together (which was a breeze), everyone (4 of us) were seated and tucking into bbq lamb cutlets with salad and steamed veg by 7 due to the fast heating grill. Lamb cutlets had beautiful grill marks and didn’t stick at all and perfectly pink in the middle. Love it!
I am looking forward to trialing a few different recipes with Everdure Force when friends come over. I think they will be impressed with the built quality and the flavour the new kit can generate.
The only reason I haven’t given it a 5 Star is that while wiping down Everdure Force this morning, I noticed there were two areas on the top surface of bbq chassis, just before the folded left hand servery there were some blisters. All up around 10 sq cm of surface which should have been completely smooth, you can see and feel the blisters...
I am disappointed with this and wouldn’t have accepted the product had I noticed it on the spot. In fact I would have asked for a product swap had I not used it last night...
Make sure you check the product in well lit area/day light if you think this is going to annoy you....
This is perfect, has precise heat control and looks very stylish. Lights first time
This is a quality product.
I cooked a perfect roast pork on my first attempt.
Would certainly recommend.
We have also ordered the cover and roasting rack with our $100 voucher which came with the force.
This is amazing
This BBQ cooks the most amazing steak .We had friends over Christmas day and it cooked the most beautiful and most tasteful food .Will be recommending this to many of my friends .The BBQ is stored on my balcony and i consider it to be very safe and easily maintained .
Persevered, but still disappointed
We have persevered with our Heston Force BBQ for about a month now and even though there are things I like about it, at the moment there is more that I don't like. I really like the design as it's so easy to clean and I like the way it cooks our streak. However you advertise it as being able to cook with the lid up, but as yet we have not been able to do this. It's not hot enough with the lid up, even after trying to heat it up for quite some time. The other issue we have is trying to light it. The electronic lighting fails more times than it works and this has become extremely frustrating. I'm beginning to wish I didn't buy it and I'm now very close to wanting a refund unless Everdure can help us to get it working the way they have advertised it.
Heston's Everdure - Force 2 Burner BBQ is amazing
Bought this BBQ a week ago. cooked every meal since on it including breakfast and a roast pork last night - simply awesome results.
Build quality is superior to all other popular makes on the market, and we tested them all....trust me on that one. Frame and trolley move without hassle and the wheel locks really work. Also bought a cover for it.........at $60 price was better than expect for the cover and the quality of the cover exceeded our expectation also.
Easy to put together and setup, easy to clean, easiest ignition (just like a indoor cooktop) I've ever had.
Strongly recommend to others to buy this wonderful BBQ.
Great customer support
Had two small issues on the day of purchase with the handle and hood.
After entering details into the online contact I had a phone call within a few hours and replacements were organised and sent out.
The best customer service I have had from any company by far.
The actual BBQ itself is amazing, the smaller size is perfect for a family of four.
This is by far the easiest BBQ a have ever cleaned, I'm sure this aspect alone will ensure it lasts a lot longer than every other BBQ I have ever owned.
The design aspect of the BBQ is amazing and is definitely not an eyesore like every other BBQ on the market.
Perfect BBQ blows away Beefeater and Weber
Amazing Little bbq. Was blown away by the finish, heavy steel and cooking capabilities. The finish a d quality is A1 well worth the extra hundred over other brands. The customer service was amazing as well as I called up for advice. This is definitely a keeper you couldn't go wrong.
Fantastic Product, Very Happy
My husband has been looking for a new BBQ for a while and loves to research alot before he purchases anything. We usually use coal but moving into a new house and having access to gas we were in the market to purchase a BBQ that would work and taste as good as a coal BBQ.
The Heston Force is a fantastic BBQ it's two plates but perfect for our outdoor area and great for entertaining. My husband now cooks meat nearly evey night on the BBQ and I've also slow cooked lamb shoulder as it has the high hood making it easy to cook slow cooked meals in pots, the flavours that come out of the BBQ when you open it are just to die for.
If your in the market to buy a gas BBQ this is the one, you definitely won't be disappointed.
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