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Sunbeam Kettle Electric BBQ HG5400

Sunbeam Kettle Electric BBQ HG5400

MPNs: 1315 and HG5400
3.3 from 18 reviews · View Statistics

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3.3

18 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (4)
  • Preheating Speed
    3.8 (4)
  • Even Heat DistributionYes (2) · No (2)
  • Safety
    4.8 (4)
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Devdog

Devdog

  • 2 reviews

Heats and cools - heats and cools

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I purchased a Sunbeam Kettle BBQ from GoodGuys in early January and had a BBQ of thin steak and a couple of sausages. I followed the instructions but the BBQ struggled to get past half way on the dial so the cooking took about 40 mins. We then left it for about 80 minutes with the lid on to see what happened. After 80 mins it got to just short of the roast part of the dial but no further. GoodGuys exchanged it. The new one got to max heat in 15 mins with lid on. As soon as I put meat on it spat the dummy and refused to go above half way and often hovered just past warm - again a long BBQ with the meat appearing more steamed than anything. Am I doing something wrong - I have the lid on most of the time except when turning the meat.

Purchased in January 2020 for A$179.00.

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Cheap shoddy product

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Absolute rubbish. Just about cooked 4 burgers before it turned off and never turned on again. In the 10 minutes it was on, it was no where near hot enough to seat meat. It has 2 settings. Low/Medium and off! All these 5 star reviews are obviously fakes, cheap shoddy product

Purchased in November 2019 at Target Australia for A$199.00.

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Brian Cope

Brian CopeEyre Peninsula, SA

  • 2 reviews

So Easy to use

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I bought this BBQ because I was dieting and eating different meals to others. I cook fish, chicken, steak & eggs. It is so easy and I am not a great cook but loved every meal from it. I would like to see a spatter guard to fit and protect the handles and thermostat but this is only a personal thing.

Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
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Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Brian Cope,
Thank you for reviewing.

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Cabquokka

CabquokkaGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Happy and impressed.

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Bought to take in car to various holiday house rentals. Any lpg/butane cylinders too dangerous in vehicles. Absolutely wrapped in it. Heats quickly, cooks well, easily cleaned, no hassles whatsoever. Safe to use on tables or under a rangehood inside. Good appliance.

Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for A$159.00.

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Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Cabquokka
Thank you for the great review! Our HG5400 has impressed many and is a great sturdy little BBQ.
Kind Regards, Sunbeam

PerrydgBondyvr

PerrydgBondyvrBrunswick

  • 3 reviews

WORK WELL

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This grill is great, and its design is perfect for use in the kitchen because it doesn't spill when cooking, it's well-made and it's easy to clean. It's of good quality, and I'm relieved when it's grilled. It has a large barbecue area and is easy to move around. I love it.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Customer C.Sunbeam

Thanks for the great review Perry!

muffy

muffygold coast

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

great BBQ.

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Bought this BBQ to replace a big stainless steel monster that was a marathon cleaning job every time we used it. This one is a breeze to clean after use and cooks well without splatter. All the drips are well confined to the underneath tray which fits into the dishwasher, hooray!! The split grill and solid plate is useful. Haven't done a roast in it yet but looking forward to it. You can cook with the lid on if its windy and still get good results. Has a good cover too.

Date PurchasedJul 2018
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Customer C.Sunbeam

Thanks for the great review Muffy!!

DavidRoss

DavidRoss

  • 5 reviews
  • 9 likes

At least it lasted a few years

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Works for us

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We bought this as we are selling our home and have packed away our large outdoor unit - but didn't want olive without a BBQ all together. Since having it we have cooked almost every meal on it and have been delighted with it. we are now a family of 4 adults and yet there is plenty of room to cook for everyone.

Problem with connection

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My parents love the idea of this BBQ as it's usually just the two of them cooking but the electrical connection is really tenuous and even opening the lid can dislodge it. Very disappointing.

Since posting this review, my parents took their kettle back to the store and it was replaced without question and their new kettle works perfectly. That one have just been a lemon.

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Brendan K.Sunbeam
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Aldeberan

AldeberanAU

  • 14 reviews
  • 10 likes

Works for me

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Yep this is good. Its effective, compact, light and cheap. Easy to assemble. Does the job well. Like a big outdoor fry-pan really. If you have a gas cooker (which I did) you need a backup for when gas runs out. Electric is better and more controllable.
Did I mention light! There a some people who have a problem moving 50 Kilos of gas cooker around. This is light - very light. I think about 10 Kg.

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Brendan K.Sunbeam

Stop complaining

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ocka

ockaSydney

  • 3 reviews

Sunbeam Electric BBQ - not too much thought went into this design.

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Positives... heats up quickly and is easy to clean.
Negatives... unstable, no side shelf/area to place food or utensils. Not the largest plate ti cook with!!

Concept is good design is poor.

Paul M

Paul MWest Lakes

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Wobbly stand poorly designed

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essjemm

essjemmKillarney Vale

  • 24 reviews
  • 7 likes

Useless.

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Purchased this a couple of years ago to replace a 4 burner gas unit which had become too big for my needs. A neat looking unit, good size for one, but it just doesn't cook. It heats up to a temperature, then the thermostat cuts out for at least 4 mins before it reheats again. For about 1 minute. I can cook in an electric frypan in 15 minutes what this unit takes nearly 40. Totally hopeless. This unit should come with a user controlled thermostat unit, like an electric stove, not the preprogrammed one it comes with.
Size.
Just doesn't cook..

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jandowd

jandowdqld, 4160

  • 68 reviews
  • 7 likes

Love this little BBQ - Easy to use, great for small places

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I Love this portable BBQ, Easy to use, lightweight and easy to move around runs on electricity so no fear of gas blowing up in your face when you light it. Compact yet still able to cook a fair amount on it, easy cleaning just take off grill plate and wash in your sink. Cooks even fits on a balcony and takes up little space. Looks really attractive was a great price on sale. Easy to assemble. Has a really deep lid so you can do roasts etc on it. Has a control for heat so you can adjust cooking temperature.
Everything for a portable bbq
The only fault i have is that the control knob sticker came off when i opened it but was easy to put on once i knew where it had to be postioned

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Terrible

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I returned my Sunbeam kettle bbq. I would not recommend it. The concept is great shame it doesn't work!
compact, looks nice and doesn't take up much space
not bbq is not powerful enough. Even on the highest setting it does not have the heat needed to sear meat. as element underneat is in a certain area the heat does not transfer easily and the stand was unstable.

Bev59

Bev59AU

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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Love it, would recommend it to anyone living in an apartment,
sears meat well if heated up for 10 mins with lid on.
compact, no gas bottles to change, can cook a roast outside , no hot kitchen!
Easy to clean.
Not much, too small for big family or big party.

Excellent

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Lightweight versatile product with huge flexibility with what can be prepared by this handy kitchen addition. The only issue we found with this product was the connection with the electrical point, which slipped out fairly regularly. Concept is excellent for flats and like places with restricted space.
portability and convenience
the electric connection point - pulls out too easily - needs to lock in.

Questions & Answers

Natalie P.

Natalie P.asked

Love this bbq. Great size. Cooks everything well. Unfortunately twice now, once after 3 months, the second time after 5 months, it just stopped working. No problem with replacing from The Good Guys and just trying for the third time and hopefully have better luck as when it works it’s great. Would like to know the reason for it suddenly stopping though.

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DavidRoss
DavidRoss

Had the same problem but out of warranty. Seems to be a problem with the remote making contact to make the thermostat part work. I replaced it but then had problems and had to replace the hotplate. Next time I had problems I gave me up. I was never totally happy as I never had any success using it as an oven for pork roasts.
Replaced it with a single burner Ziggler and Brown which gives me almost a year from an 8.5kg cyclinder of gas.

Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Natalie P.
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam with your concern. It may be the control probe that it is issue - although hard to confirm without testing. If you have any further issues please call Sunbeam on 1300 881 861.

JMV

JMVasked

There is no Roast setting on the probe and no gauge on the lid, just up to Super sear. What is the sequence for Roast Chicken as in the Instruction/Recipe booklet "on Roast setting with lid on"???
JMV

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Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi JMV thanks for your review....for slow roasting we would recommend the low heat setting or regular roasting the medium setting, hope this assists.

MJGT

MJGTasked

We have purchased the Kettle BBQ - downsized from a big 4 burner - when roasting we seem to generate excess moisture. Have turned air vent both ways but still an issue. Maybe we are not preheating enough? Any thoughts?

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JTG
JTG

Umm, not sure. Haven't encountered same problem. Definitely have vent open if this is the case (I generally have it closed to keep heat in). The way I roast anything is use a rack from an oven roasting pan (sits about 10-15 millimetres off BBQ surface) then just place the meat on some foil upturned on the corners. Depending a the cut of meat sometimes cover it completely in foil to say the last 15-20 mins. The less fat in the meat the longer to keep it covered so doesn't go dry. Sometimes I put meat directly on BBQ surface right at end just for a minute to char the meat a bit if need be to taste. If you cover the meat the whole time in foil then that may cause your moisture issue??? Hope to have been some help.

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Details

CategoryElectric BBQs
Price (RRP) A$159.00
TypeFreestanding
Cooking Plate / Grill MaterialCast Iron
FeaturesGrill
Colour / FinishSilver
Dimensions 970 x 450 x 530 mm
Weight10.45 kg
Power2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Release dateNov 2006
ManualDownload manual

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  • GTIN14: 09311445005248
  • MPN: 1315 and HG5400

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