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Brilliant BBQ - Review by the Wife!
After much deliberation we have bought the Furnace - Everdure by Heston. We have the 'Mint' colour and it's lovely. So far we have cooked Sausages, Lamb Chops, Steaks, Sausages and vegetables on the BBQ. We've used it to roast chicken and other joints and used it 3xtimes a week since we bought it. And mostly it's ME that uses it, not my husband, who works away. It's easy to use, easy to clean, reliable and a joy!
Purchased in January 2019 at BBQ's Galore Osborne Park for $999.00.
Everdure Furnace - Not Satisfied
After many comparisons for a new family BBQ we settled on the attractive Furnace. Heats up well, good construction... but has too many niggles to be happy for the money we paid.
1. If you put even more than a light drip of oil on the plates it spits everywhere. So if you have fatty meat it goes all over the deck. It's now ruined our deck. Not happy.
2. With such a flat design around the cooking plate winds comes along and blows oil and fats off the cooking plates. We also find it impossible to cook in anything other than a gentle breeze (even...
Great BBQ - Absolutely love it
Bought one of these just before Christmas. I have used it nearly every day since. I got the everdure furnace and it is brilliant. Really solid and super efficient. So easy to clean - just a simple wipe down. Love it. Thanks
Looking at buying one??
Considering buying the three burner. They look fab.
The other option is the Webber Spirit II E-310 Gas Barbie. Having owned one already for over 10 years I know they work and last.
I love the look of the Heston, but now with so many mixed reviews I’m really unsure. It’s hardly cheap the Webber is $100 cheaper and I know it will work! Is worth the Risk to buy the Heston for beauty sack?
Not flash, save your money
Not happy with this unit. Will cook roasts ok, but bbq, everything sticks to the hot plate no matter how much oil you use.
Not convinced on the supposed extra heat that Heston bleets on about in his videos, he has not obviously tried BBQs here in Australia
Cleaning hot plate is hard work, and cleaning the the unit is a nightmare. This unit is not a good bbq compared to cheaper brands available in hardware stores
There are easier BBQs to purchase, don’t believe the hype, this unit is just more work and not worth the price tag.
Great Family Bbq
Stoked how good this BBQ turned out
120degC slow cooking/smoking with wood chips for 12 hours, loves it.(burner on next 2 the meat, not below)
Hot fast steaks work well, or meal preping 10 chicken breasts for the Mrs
Very happy for $1K, easiest bbq to clean so far
When I was looking for BBQ, I was looking something different. I found this in Harvey Norman and I immediately liked it. They did the deal with free gas conversion kit in the price, and with 100 dollars voucher included. It is different from traditional BBQ in style and colour combination. Its hood is very solid and retain the heat for slow cooking and I manage to cook even fish in it. Cooking Pizza is very fast as it heat up very quickly and save us from turning on the electric oven. This year I bought more accessories on line from Everdure to enjoy cooking this summer.
Would recommend !
What an amazing BBQ! We have not had any issues with it, and would highly recommend. If you're a steak lover, you know how important it is to have a quality BBQ to cook the perfect steak... and this is one!
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Let down by after sales service
The BBQ looks great and cooks ok. I had an issue with the lid not fitting flush with the unit and therefore heat escaping. After some back and forth with customer services I received a new lid and eventually the screws to fit the lid. This was in February. I was visited today by their agents to replace the lid and it still doesn't fit flush, and I am missing a few washers around the screw fittings. To be fair the customer service team are very responsive, but not so impressed by their onsite service partners.
We purchased the Everdure Furnace a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier. It is well built with a solid frame, stainless steel legs, controls etc and cooks well and evenly with the separate stainless steel burners for each of the grill plates. Its also really easy to keep the grill plates and inside clean. Our friends all told us to go with a Webber as the burners wont rust out we decided to go for this instead and havent looked back. Its got all the good parts of the Webber and yet is an improvement on all the bad. I am confident it will stand the test of time and definitely recommend to others looking for a durable BBQ that will be the envy of your friends.
Purchased in August 2019.
Terrible staining - resolved
New Furnace has terrible mysterious stains, 2 times in a row. The first unit was replaced and the same staining happened on the second unit at the very same spot. Seems to be a manufacturing defect. Waiting on Heston customer service to respond with a resolution to this issue.
Purchased in July 2019 for $999.00.
Looks absolutely TERRIBLE in less than a year
We purchased this BBQ in December 2018. Already the hood has terrible scorching marks that we can’t remove. We always keep covered when it is not in use as we take care of our appliances. It cooks really well and is really easy to clean inside the unit. It just looks terrible so our previously beautiful BBQ that we purchased over others because of it aesthetics is constantly covered, it just looks so bad. We haven’t even had the BBQ for a year. Very, very unhappy with the quality of the enamel hood. This would of been a 5 star review for everyt...hing else. It just looks like a piece of junk on our beautiful balcony so it’s constantly covered. We can’t even admire how good it looks uncovered, it really looks that bad. We had a reply back from the technical team. See below... Jamie Thank you for the additional photographs. Would you be so kind as to supply me with your best contact telephone number and your address. I would like to discuss with you the course of events which has led to the discolouration of the BBQ lid/hood both externally and internally. As from your photographs and from my past investigations of a similar nature on this product.
Doesn't start, flame very small and no response back from customer service
Not sure what everyone raves about. I have to manually start and the flame is very small? Any wind and it doesn't provide any heat at all. I submit an issue to customer service and hear nothing back!
Purchased in August 2019 for $900.00.
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A damn good barbie
We purchased an Everdure Furnace about 18 months ago and though the price tag was significant, we got it because we like Heston and also took a liking to the fire orange top though it is a bit 'out there'.
A big job to assemble and the box you'll bring home is very heavy but everything went together well. The gas cylinder, supplied by you, hangs on a hook at the wheel end. It has a tray under, but more aesthetic than functional; we use it for the spare gas bottle.
The real joy came with the cooking experience as it does cook well so long as you...
BBQ cover for Heston Blumenthal Furnace
I was astonished to find that the vinyl cover sold (separately) for the furnace is NOT waterproof. :(
After a few days rain in Sydney I found the BBQ soaked underneath and the drip tray full of water.
I emailed the Everdure team only to get a reply that yes, they know that the cover is not waterproof. So it’s a dust cover only. Great.
Purchased in May 2019 for $80.00.
Not going to lie, was not very hopeful when I bought it but as it cleans easily and cooks my favourite brussel sprouts and baby carrot on the bbq, I am very happy in the way this furnace cooks especially with the added bonus of cleanliness after a clean, even with rain.
Purchased in May 2018.
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It so could have been !
Is so could have been!
Well as a man I see the purchase of a new BBQ a some what a moment to prove your masculinity and show the world you have learnt you know this field you’ve breathed this field you are an expert! Maybe even puff out your chest a little! Well that what I did as I dragged the wife from one store to another placing my expert knowledge on her ears and expecting almost a round of applause for every positive and negative id manged to explain and how this would benefit he on each model, We weaved in and out of different stores t...alking BBQ to just about every sales rep who would listen, Then it stopped the wife said if I have to look at another BBQ im leaving you! Well after 18 years I though I best make a call. Weeks before id seen the Heston Furnace in Orange and my world stopped I see it as the Ferrari of the BBQ world a new level a little like a Tesla, But could I ……..Surely not ! I know nothing about them apart from I love Hestons food, But at $999 I just really couldent take the chance, Id been a loyal fan of another well known brand my whole life, An it was cheaper, But this bright Orange machine stuck with me for weeks! Checking sales online daily like a pigeon trying to collect the seed before getting to scared and running. So on my way to get what Im used to the bubble the safety zone the BBQ I know and love! 8 months without anything I was like a child on the way to the Cadburys factory! Checked my boot space, Check, Bank balance Check! Wife happy (Hmmm) Check! I headed along the Nepean Highway least to say I was happy. The just before North road some one obviously on their way as happy to get their BBQ missed me and near stoved me into a traffic light! WOW ! that was near me another statistic, As my bubble deflated (This will happen later! Too) I slowly drive on! Im so angry with myself I barely ever buy a thing for myself! NEVER in fact !!! I sadly realize your here for a good time not a long time! Not a long time !! and no Im doing it! Out of budget and out of my mind I tell myself IM GETTING THE FERRARI!!! Im going to Harvey Normans and buying the bright Orange Heston!
Purchased in March 2019 for $999.00.
This is the best bbq we have ever owned and the accessories are so helpful.
The large 3 burner bbq we purchased in January cooks perfectly and heats the full surface of all 3 plates evenly. The meat came out so soft and our chicken was so moist and tender.
It is user friendly and so easy to clean.
The accessories we purchased were affordable and very helpful.
The warming rack definitely makes it easy to keep our food warm when entertaining a large amount of people and the drip trays makes cleaning so easy.
The bbq cover is perfect to protect it from the sun and rain, it has plenty of shelf space and the extra flat plate is really handy. I love this bbq
Purchased in January 2019.
Bought the larger 3 burner in January after contemplating it for several months and very happy with it, should have bought it sooner. Looks great on the patio (orange lid). Was easy enough to put together and I am not very good at assembly. Lights easy and heats quickly with lid down. It can be a little cooler on the outside edges of the plates but no big deal. Really like the cover for the gas bottle that came with it also. A little expensive but different to all other bbqs so was worth that bit extra.. And because it looks great makes me want to keep it clean. Love it .
Purchased in January 2019.
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Questions & Answers
Can I cook with the lid closed???
I normally do pizza with lid close. It’s lid is made of very thick material and keep heat in. But I keep observing the temperature because some time burner goes off due to wind.
The manual says not too...but i have cooked with the lid down many times as 120-150 deg C for 10-12 hours.
I shut it often bbqing on Hi for 5min at a time
Alexis P.Everdure by Heston Blumenthal
Hi there Kelly, please see below cooking instructions from page 9 of the user manual if we can assist you further please feel free to call us on 1300 739 033 .Thanks the team at Everdure by Heston Blumenthal.
Roasting (or running the barbeque with the hood down) should not be done with all
control knobs set to high.
This is most important as severe overheating and spoilt food can result if these
instructions are not followed.
Roasting is best done using a raised roasting rack, such as the Everdure by Heston
Blumenthal roasting rack HBROASTR, which allows heated air to circulate around the
meat, and fats to drip away from the meat.
Always set the barbeque up with the standard grill/plate combination as spelled out in the
Cut a piece of foil slightly bigger than the roasting rack and place it in the centre of the
barbeque on top of the plate and grills. Cut some slots through the foil so that excess
moisture and fats can flow through the grill. Place the roasting rack centrally over the foil.
Pre-heat the barbeque for 5 minutes with the hood down and the outer gas controls on
high (for FURNACETM barbeques, leave the centre control knob off).
Once the barbeque has reached ~180C, open the hood, place the food on the roasting
rack, close the hood and turn the control knobs down to low (these can be adjusted
during roasting to keep the internal temperature stable, as weather conditions such as
temperature and wind speed will affect the efficiency of the barbeque). Monitor the food
cooking periodically until food is cooked.
Hi, got bbq from friend without info book.
What gas bottle do we need?
Alexis P.Everdure by Heston Blumenthal
Hi there David, your normal standard gas bottle will fit on to you Furnace, please feel free to call us on 1300 739 033 if we can assist you further, the team at Everdure by Heston Blumenthal.
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