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Great outdoor Electric BBQ
Sunbeam Kettle King Electric BBQ is great for the patio outdoors. I use it often, it is 2400 watt convection oven that cooks my Sunday roast perfectly, also great for bbq chops, steak, etc, has a good non stick heat surface which is easy to clean with plenty of different heat settings plus a defrost which is a bonus in a hurry. Has a temperature gauge so I can easily monitor the cooking temperature, also purchased the oval cover for it, overall a great bbq.
Purchased in December 2018 for $199.00.
just not hot enough
it is just not hot enough, even on high The heat is not spread evenly, I'm never sure where to put my sausages and steaks and have to keep moving them around I am about to cook a butterfly lamb. I sure hope it gets cooked in time for dinner...
makes amazing breakfasts no kitchen clean up!
After a few connection problems without the plastic connector!this little BBQ is amazing cooks split chicken perfectly i add a non stick bbq mat and cleaning is a breeze just love it!My favourite is breakfasts no mess in my kitchen makes a very relaxing weekend!
Cooks perfect Bacon & sausages!I even cooked a cake on a rack so versatile!
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Great for casual use
Living in a place with very limited outdoor space, i needed a smallish bbq that I could use to cook for small groups of people. The fact that this is electric is a bonus as I was sick of having the idea to bbq but the gas bottle always being nearly empty. Ive only used this to cook mostly chicken and pork and I was very surprised with how good the results were. I decided on the kettle king after not being able to afford a mini weber and worrying about whether I'd use it enough. It's well made and stylish and it's great to know its there ready to go whenever I have the inclination to bbq
Perfect bbq in every way
The kettle bbq exceeded all expectations. I used the recipe book provided to cook satay chicken skewers, roast potatoes and corn for six adults and what a hit dinner was. The most important instruction to follow would be the 10 minute on high preheat. So easy to use and even easier to clean. Love this bbq. Follow the instructions for use and you can't go wrong. Nothing negative to report.
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Love this little barbeque
We live in a retirement village with a small deck. The Sunbeam Kettle King Barbeque is ideal. Being electric we don't need a gas bottle so it takes up little space on the deck. The non stick plate is great and plenty big enough to cook a barbeque for four people. The plate has a griddle section as well as a flat plate and with the cover in place I can cook a roast with all the trimmings.
Just doesn't get hot enough
Very disappointed. Tried four times to cook leg of lamb. The thermostat does not seem to function correctly so temperature is not conserved, possibly because the socket is such a loose fit. Have even tried jamming it in with a peg, but still does not maintain temperature. Most recent effort was a total failure - after two hours it had not started to cook and had to resort to the oven.
Seems to cook well but badly designed
We used our new Sunbeam Kettle King HG6600B to cook roast pork. The meat was delicious but the resulting mess was terrible. The greasy splatter inside the lid runs down and drips all over the place. Sunbeam might be advised to re-design the lid so that greasy runoff drips inside the rim of the hotplate (and from there into the drip tray) rather than outside the hotplate and on to the kettle's shelf, stand and base and the surrounding patio pavers. We had to put newspaper all around to soak up the greasy drops.
Also, we question the Kettle Us...er Guide's advice to "season" the hotplate with cooking oil before use. The oil beaded on the non-stick surface and consequently burned on during pre-heating of the kettle. Yes, we did apply a thin coat and yes, we did rub it in with paper toweling. We are now stuck with ugly burned-on spots all over the hotplate. All in all, not a great start really and it's hard to see the situation improving.
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Just purchased the Sunbeam Kettle King BBQ HG6600B, and should say immediately that I haven't yet used it - review wouldn't submit without a star rating, so I went for the middle ground, for reason just stated.
The clincher for me in this purchase decision was the dishwasher-safe hotplate. It sure is safe - won't fit inside my standard 600mm Miele dishwasher no matter how I configure things. It MIGHT just squeeze in diagonally if I were to unscrew the hotplate handles each time, AND remove the top rack in the dishwasher. Not likely.
Hmmm...... I think it's a bit rich to make a big splash on the external packaging about it being dishwasher safe, when it should properly say, 'Safe bet is won't fit in your dishwasher'. I must say that the woman I spoke with at Sunbeam, to ask if there were any special tricks to it, was very lovely and said she would definitely pass on my feedback about advertising dishwasher-safeness so prominently. Dealing with Sunbeam staff was a pleasant experience. Oh well, still looking forward to my first roast...
Kettle King BBQ HG6600B
Cooks very well!! But the Thermo switch under the thermostat some times will not make contact. The reason is Because the thin plastic BASE bends when it gets warm. A thick rubber band helps Thermo and base to make contact . Which you should not have to do! But I see no other solution!
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Same batch as previous reviewer?
We purchased one of these in late January, but have experienced the same connection issues as the previous reviewer. Very disappointing as our daughter has an earlier one and it works well, The issue has been raised with Sunbeam and to their credit they have sent out a new controller (that didn't fix the problem), and are now sending out a new grill plate and socket (what else can it be?). I'll comment later on how this goes. I would also mention that the overall build quality of this unit is not as good as the earlier one that our daughter has. It's also annoying that the telephone response times are quite long when a call is made .. Sunbeam does not appear to have an email method of handling warranty claims.
Great electric BBQ
I wanted a home BBQ and thought extension cord might be less cumbersome than a gas bottle. The element is very even and it gets hot surprisingly quickly. It cooks very well. The stand feels a little cheap, but I guess this is for keeping the weight/cost down. It means the unit is a bit wobbly though, and the fact it's in several pieces makes moving it quickly from place to place not so easy.
You also need to use it on a very even surface or the drip tray may leak. It's easy enough to clean for a BBQ, but you should take care not to be too h...arsh on the non-stick surface. Instruction guide is not very clear on what temperature to use for what task (pretty much recommends highest "Super Sear" for everything). Including a thermometer on the lid will come in handy for roasting. The rubber cord protecting part of the electric probe broke (came away) on the second use, likely from the heat. Doesn't affect the use but it is a design flaw, I hope the plastic doesn't warp further. Excellent non stick cooking surface, and I love that there is both a flat area and ribbed/drained area. Should come with the cover, rather than having to purchase separately.
No more LPG bottles to worry about!
I bought this BBQ after reading reviews here and thought I'd post my thoughts. Although I've only used it once (so far) the first thing I cooked was a rolled shoulder of pork along with potatoes, pumpkin, whole onions, apple sauce and gravy....baked dinners for a couple of days!! Woohoo!!
The pork was melt-in-your-mouth and oh so scrumptious and this meal is something I will repeat again very soon. Cooking on the alfresco meant no cooking smells in the house and wash up was easy as the non-stick hotplate makes the job so quick.
I can...'t wait to use the BBQ again and know it will be used more often than the LPG BBQ has in the past. It's much bigger than expected and I would like to see a 50/50 split on the hotplate, presume this would involve two heating probes but would be more energy efficient for those times when you want to cook a smaller meal. Best of all was the speedy service from Retravision in Hoppers Crossing Vic who have great prices and only charge $9.95 delivery Aus wide....it would cost me nearly that to drive an hour to the closest store and I didn't have to leave home!!I have no affiliation with the seller, but extremely happy with their service and would buy from them again in a heartbeat!
An excellent, compact & easy to use fat free electric BBQ that's also easy to clean. It does perfect lamb roasts in little time
Easy to use
Easy to clean
Fat free cooking
Small & compact
Having to remove &/or hold the lid means you can only use one hand at a time.
Stand is a little light wight & may be slightly unstable.
Questions & Answers
Where can i purchase another power cord for my kettle king as mine has been lost in transit
Hello Kathy C.
There are a number of online stores, listed below. The spare part code is: TC0720 - in case you wanted to search for another retailer.
We sell our spare parts with affiliated spare part retailers which I have directed Kathy too.
Do l leave the vent on kettle lid open or shut while roasting
Hi Hank N.
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. For slow roasting it is best to have the air vent open. For oven/usual roasting it is best to have it closed. This will ensure the heat is well concealed and the moisture is contained.
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