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Outback Excel 200

“Rusting to bits”

Written on: 15/05/2014 by kdSnyder355 (1 review written)

Only 3 years old and have just discovered the burner has completely rusted to bits and there are holes in what looked to be a fairly solid floor pan. Far from impressed. Burner is £30 plus postage so probably not economical to repair will contact Outback tomorrow and hope I have a better experience than others. I'd buy something else if you are looking for a good barbeque you want to last more than a few seasons… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Fantastic”

Written on: 07/04/2014 by Burnham77 (1 review written)

For my use the Excel 200 is great, it is small but big enough to cook for 4-5 people easily. It comes with most features and at the price is a very well built easy to use BBQ… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“dont buy one”

Written on: 11/12/2013

The gas burner is very poor quality, which corroded in less than two seasons despite being under cover when not in use. Found out that Outback are the only spares supplier but charge £25 to post a new replacement burner one to my house. The replacement burner itself is only £34, totally disgusted… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Avoid if possible”

Written on: 28/03/2013 by drreview (1 review written)

The BBQ was bought in 2007, it is always stored indoors and carefully looked after, the main problem is that the burner is not very good, the flame coverage is poor and the burner is made from very rust prone metal, to cut a long story short the burner rusted through after 3 years and Outback do not stock spares so a perfectly sound BBQ will meet its maker because Outback don't do spares, be warned… Read Full Review

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Disney_Cjd's Response to drreview's Review

Written on: 11/06/2013

doesnt it have a 10 year warranty?

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Outback Excel 200

“Definately,not worth it!!!!”

Written on: 13/02/2013 by jfarq (1 review written)

Bought excel 200 insummer 2011, has been kept undercover but is still quite rusted. The main problem was the burner packed in last spring and was told no replacement available until 2013!!Have emailed outback 3 times now requesting replacement or when one is availble and have had no response!! ~… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“They go rusty and Outback don't care”

Written on: 13/09/2012

I have an Outback bbq, looks great after four or five years, the outside is perfect, nothign wrong at all. The burners don't cook very evenly, stuff at the back cooks much more quickly than stuff at the front, that's irritating, but what is really irritating is that whilst all the visible parts are fine after four or five years the internal parts have in places corroded away to nothing. The whole thing will probably end up in a skip in the next twelve months, and it was kept under cover all of… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Good Value BUT”

Written on: 24/06/2012

Good looking and stylist, excellent Value,instructions very clear but not at all easy to put together, parts difficult to get to, very easy for small Chinese fingers, but took two of us nearly a day with breaks before job completed, at times wished we had not purchased it. Sorry but have to say I have put many BBQ'S together having having having worked in a Gardening Department at work but this was the most frustrating by a long, long way!… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“I bought an Outback Excel 200 in 2007. Until now I had...”

Written on: 03/05/2011

I bought an Outback Excel 200 in 2007. Until now I had been well pleased with it but when I used it on the Royal Wedding day I discovered that the burner was completely corroded and in a dangerous state. It has had limited use over 4 seasons and has been well looked after. When not in use it is kept covered and in a dry shed. Cost of replacing the burner (if they had one in stock) is nearly £50 so I think a better option will be to buy a replacement in my local DIY store. £150 for 4 year's use… Read Full Review

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Written on: 24/05/2012

I agree - my experiance of an Excel 300 (same as 200 but has a side burner - waste of space!) is the same as this. It has had limited use over 2 years but the body is now rusting rapidly inside and the burner has rusted right through.
I can't bring myself to be ripped of for another cheap quality but expensively priced burner so I'm investigating a 4 burner fully stainless steel bbq fof £190 on ebay. If it lasts 4 years I'll have come out better off than buying one of these bean cans!

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★★★★★
Outback Excel 200

“Very good all round bbq no bits missing in the box,and...”

Written on: 04/05/2010

Very good all round bbq no bits missing in the box,and so easy to put together only took me about an hour and a half and that was on my own, The size is very good a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Very smart in looks, and also a good brand as well outback what more do you wont.- http://www.electronicswholesaledistributor.com
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Written on: 10/05/2010


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<br/>These are scammers, I never saw my I -phone or my money ever again

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★★★★☆
Outback Excel 200

“We've just bought our third BBQ and our second one of...”

Written on: 13/04/2010

We've just bought our third BBQ and our second one of these. It is a good sturdy BBQ and is a better buy than similar ones from DIY shops or supermarkets. It doesn't matter how well you look after this type of BBQ, it will only last 2/3 years due to rust (of body, burners, gas pipe etc). We just accept that we buy new every couple of years, we've considered paying more for more durability but suspect that might be a waste of money (a much more expensive unused one in the garden centre is… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Its a BBQ. It works just fine. But the metal is poorly...”

Written on: 10/04/2010

Its a BBQ. It works just fine. But the metal is poorly coated and the shell metal is made of cheap thin metal. I have had it for 3 years. Kept it under cover and in the shed in the winter. I also cleaned it fairly well. However, the burner, the grate and the body under the burners have all corroded. This is a cheap BBQ that works well but doesn't last. Not sure whether to keep buying cheap ones every 3 years or pay double and see how long a "decent" one lasts… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“My outback Excel 200 was very good value for money,...”

Written on: 21/06/2008

My outback Excel 200 was very good value for money, Alot bigger than I thought it would be, very smart in looks and also so easy to put together it only took me about an hour and a half and that was on my own. Well I'm saying go buy one and you will see so cheap for what you are getting a good name and a good size barbecue, what more can you want… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Very good all round bbq no bits missing in the box,and...”

Written on: 20/06/2008 by tilly and co (1 review written)

Very good all round bbq no bits missing in the box,and so easy to put together only took me about an hour and a half and that was on my own, The size is very good a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Very smart in looks, and also a good brand as well outback what more do you wont… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“My Outback Excel 200 BBQ was good value for money,...”

Written on: 14/06/2008

My Outback Excel 200 BBQ was good value for money, smart looking and easy to clean. Easy to put together, only the wheel spacers not correctly labeled but as they are the only two parts left in the box at the end its easy… Read Full Review

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Outback Excel 200

“Assembly of the Outback Excel 200 takes hours even...”

Written on: 18/04/2008

Assembly of the Outback Excel 200 takes hours even with two people. Handle out of alignment. Screws missing and those that were present were strewn around inside of box. I would love to be able to say great bbq and maybe it is. The experience of putting it together has been a nightmare . Maybe we were just the unlucky ones! Cant comment on performance too tired to even try now… Read Full Review

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Barbee Comment's Comment

Written on: 22/05/2010

Great review!! i had two handles before i realized it was an outback fault and not me tightening the screws too much!!! handle is out of alignment, DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL

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Outback Excel 200

“We bought the Outback Excel 200 barbecue at the...”

Written on: 14/09/2006 by Jarrad (12 reviews written)

We bought the Outback Excel 200 barbecue at the beginning of the season and it has done us proud. I'm also confident it will be fine for next year as well, as long as I package it away properly for winter. This barbecue offers quite a large cooking surface, not massive, but it does the job for us and it is very easy to keep an eye on what is happening to the meat while cooking.

The included warming rack also adds to your options when cooking and means no one has to suffer the trauma of a cold… Read Full Review

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