Poor design and build
This unit leaks like a sieve. Fat and food fall through gaps in the main body and when using it as an oven the lid is designed so that moisture runs down and escapes all around the perimeter on the outside and eventually all over the floor.
Worst product to assemble. You have to physically bend the equipment in order to construct it. Plastic bends as you construct it indicating that it was poorly designed. Not good
3t searzone Best bbq for the price. Prefer over the Ziggy and webber for heat and size. Love it
Only issue I had was assembling. Instructions are about dodgy and Trolley could be a bit easier to put together but once we got the trolley together and cured the plates I absolutely love this bbq.
For the price of webber's and Ziggy's this walks all over them in terms of heat and value for money. And yes I have had the alot of different bbqs ranging from cheap to expensive to compare to. The 3T searzone Sears steaks better then any other bbqs I have owned. I have not had any heat issues with mine as some people have mentioned inconsistent heat spots. I find that the heat control adjusts very well for me.
Best bbq for the price I have bought :-)
Gasmate Odyssey 3T Searzone - picture of beauty
Pulled it out of the big box and stuck it together no worries! When they say "pre installed" screws I think they mean YOU have to install them a few threads in then the parts slip in behind them. The other way they loosen in transport. Also I have noticed all my burners are located much higher than on previous 3T models I have seen so mine really sizzles. This thing is so gorgeous it stayed in my lounge room for a week so I could drink beer and admire it before taking it outside. Only issue is the vent holes towards the back can allow bugs and critters in and rain if outside.
Poor quality and Performance
We purchased this bbq Gas mate Odyssey 3T from Bunnings. It took a few hours of mucking around to assemble the stand as screw were missing and plastic frame didnt seem to fit correctly. Then when used for the first time we cooked rissoles so we needed to use the side flat plate, after the meat being on the plate for over 30mins it was still grey. No sizzle!! the side burners are to far away from the plate for any type of cooking. Very disappointed in the design, performance and quality
We returned to Bunnings for a full credit without any issues.
I'm off to buy a Weber!!!
Good thing once assembled. Take your time
Got it home and the "installed scews" weren't. But thats ok I just used my brains and worked it out. The igniters didnt work to start with because you have to keep the knob pushed in and wait for the gas to come up from the bottle first time. They were sparking but not going to ignite till the gas arrives. Seems like a good thing. Also have a baby q Weber for the caravan and this seems every bit as good quality and cooks the same. As long as the quality in material is there, which it seems to be, they arent exactly high tech complex machines
Purchased in August 2019 for $399.00.
Would not buy this bbq even for my enemy
Purchased this bbq yesterday from Bunnings and our first red flag was the terrible service that we received. Secondly, when we took it out of the box and started to assemble it, the directions made many references to 'installed screws'. How many installed screws were on our bbq? Not one. We had to guess which screws went where. After much frustration of getting the bbq assembled, we found at least 2 dozen washers left over with no idea where they were supposed to go. Where did these go? On the apparently 'installed screws'? Maybe, but it doesn'...t say! Because THEY WEREN'T INSTALLED! Then, as we were ready to prepare our dinner, THE LIGHTERS DON'T WORK. We found the piece of paper to call the service line and they're only open Monday to Friday!!!! I'd rather cook my steak over a mosquito coil than deal with this piece of junk again.
The BBQ is a little hard to adjust to at start as it is a learning curve to adjust to it's full potential.
I looked at the Webber and decided that what comes standard with the T3 was optional at a high cost with the Weeber.
The T3 does come with issues as does the Webber range and all BBQ's
I found the Webber to be over priced and the extras that are available for the Webber you had better take out a extended Mortgage to pay for the extras and the storage unit to store the additional accessories that you may use one day. Some of my friends h...
Good Size For Couple
It took a while to assemble all the little buts but this BBQ is great - especially for a couple. It is easy to start and looks excellent on our patio and takes up very little space. It does an great job with all meats and the searing area is great to. Cleaning is a bit of a chore but that the same for all barbies. I am very happy with this.
Dissapointed and do not recommend
Bought the Professional 4 Burner Kitchen 2 years ago and the ignition switch needs replacing. When I called gas mate, they could not help even though they still the product they don't have the spare parts for the product. I was told to try calling them in a couple of months. " Very Disappointed "
Odyssey 3T searzone
Just bought the 3T searzone yesterday from Bunnings. They were extremely helpful as was the Gasmate support. I've used this last night for the first cook and again this morning for breakfast. It is excellent. I'm confused as to why people mostly buy Weber as this can be run as one side only or the full plate and grill. The searzone function is amazing. Highly recommend this BBQ so far. Only downside is a little hard to line up some of the bolt holes when installing.
Poorly built and most importantly doesnt get near hot enough
The unit from Bunnings comes in parts, the instructions are poorly written, after a few hours I eventually completed the unit
One of the gass burners was not working and I wasnt all impressed that I would have to return to Bunnings and get anouther one straight out of the box! I took it apart 6 months later and correctly installed the burner to the internal piping
The unit is not built the best, the side shelves that you can swing and lock out on the side are poorly designed, you would never want to place your meat on one of these shelves.... And last of all and the most important, the 2 side units are way too low, you simply cannot cook anything on 70% of the grilling space (warms at best) The middle burner is raised higher thus you can cook sausages at best, but again it takes considerable time. You can close the lid to help but now you cant see whats cooking!
Does not get hot
Love the idea of this bbq, great for beach locations with the plastic gram and alloy hood. But it stops there.... the jets on the out sides are far to low and there is not enough head to brown a sausage! If you try and roast you cannot do this without the Centre element on high so you will incinerate everything in the centre. I think a redesign is needed for the outer elements.
- Verified purchase
Bought this BBQ as a last minute thought this Christmas. Wanted the Weber Q, but am put off by paying for extras that I consider to be part of the package. Also this BBQ has a wok cooking ability that put it above the Weber for me. However, assembly took around 3 hours (hardware provided does not match manual), a thread in the BBQ base has not been cut properly meaning I can only fasten three legs and the left burner does not ignite, or when manually lit, stay alite. So cooking Christmas roast with two burners. While cooking notice that legs ar...e getting hot, so hopefully the plastic material is heat resistant. also absent are cooking instructions on how to best use this BBQ. Another let down is that standard gas bottles do not fit. Will be contacting Gasmate after Christmas and see what they can do to fix. There is a note not to contact the reseller. Wonder why that would be?
Decent product with one half grill and other half flat pan. Very similar to other product in the same design. Good for apartment balcony. Any standard size gas tanks will it. Drip tray replaceable with any basic aluminum tray. Easy to clean as plate can be removed. Easy to carry due to size.
Good build but no performance
It looks solid and good design with strong looking parts but when it comes to cooking only the wok cooking area can produce enough heat. Rest of area 3/4 or more is just to rest the cooked food. Equally hard to clean the inside. Had it for a while until I realised this model has fault on it. Bunnings happily offered refund/replacement and I got my money back. I will buy below $200 ones which does the job. Gasmate deceived me with its outer look. Please fix this problem before selling it so that people don't have to bother with buying- assembling-dismantling-return like me.
had the small version of the gas mate for about 6 months now, worked fine for my liking and never had any major issues... till tonight
The mounts on the BBQ that hold the entire thing together have obviously been weakening for a while now without my knowledge. Whilst cooking tonight the bolts that go through the mounts have gotten too hot and melted straight through the "plastic" mounts and the BBQ fell. Not only did I lose all my food but I was inside while it happened with no knowledge of it. By the time I got outside the plastic frame was seconds from being on fire. Expecting a refund and won't buy another
Exact same issue
Extremely disappointed with the bbq. Hot plate never got hot enough to cook with lid up. I don't want to always cook with lid down.
Very good customer service from Gasmate and they did try to help.
Ended up returning the bbq to Bunnings for full refund. Now to try and find one that does all.
Looks can be deceiving...
My wife bought me this as a birthday present, when she said you can return it if you don't like it I should have trusted my gut instinct and returned it.
$650 for a BBQ that takes an hour to cook 8 sausages... generates absolutely no heat from the outside burners, the wok area is the only bit that gets hot but is completely useless because the grill cooking area at the wok is too small to be practical.
Maybe with the lid closed and you want to cook a roast for a few hours it might be ok but for everyday use... totally avoid it.
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Questions & Answers
I've just bought one and find that only the left burner ignites while the other 2 center and right rely on the flame from the left burner to start. Is this how it is designed?
Can it be used on natural gas?
I don't think so, as this BBQ is newly released Gasmate told me that they are still arranging for accessories, I would expect it would include an adapter. Searched everywhere for a cast iron wok, found one at BBQ's galore for $35, you really need to clean all the black paint off it before you season it.
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