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Written on: 24/07/2014 by 8brian (1 review written)
I BOUGHT THIS BBQ BECAUSE IT LOOKS GREAT, WAS THE RIGHT SIZE AND SEEMED EASY TO OPERATE - WHICH INDEED IT IS. AT £200+ IT WASN'T CHEAP THOUGH. I HAVE HAD IT FOR 2 YEARS AND THE BURNER HAS NOW TOTALLY ROTTED. I PURCHASED A REPLACEMENT FROM OUTBACK AND STARTED TO FIT IT TODAY. REMOVING THE RUSTED BURNER REVEALED THAT THE ENTIRE BASE OF THE BBQ HAS RUSTED THROUGH IN SEVERAL PLACES AND IS PITTED WITH RUST HOLES. AT SOME STAGE THIS YEAR, THE BASE WILL COLLAPSE. WHAT A LOAD OF TOTAL JUNK THAT IS… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2014 by Jerimiahh353 (1 review written)
Bought mine 4 years ago. Use my BBQ's quite a lot and look after them. This model was ok but I noticed rust on the back of it last year. Now it has virtually disintegrated. The bottom of the bbq has a large hole and the actual gas burner has gone to dust. Not acceptable after only 4 years use. Keep away from these BBQ's unless you only expect 1 -2 years service… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/06/2014
I bought An Outback Excel 300 Gas BBQ at Homebase. Assembling it was straightforward and relatively easy. Thats the good bit. After my 5th use the lid handle snapped where it attaches to the lid. On the 6th use I noticed the paint on the inside grill tray bubbling up and melting. I closed the lid to cook the food through, after about 30 seconds I noticed the paint on the outside of the lid melting and bubbling. I opened it to find the paint on the inside of the lid dripping onto the food. This… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2014 by Gabriellap111 (1 review written)
Ordered the item from Amazon and received within a few days. Upon unpacking saw that several pieces were damaged despite the packing appearing to be fine. Damage included several plastic pieces with major scratches, one piece cracked and another with a piece broken off, also the lid was dented in several places. Requested a replacement from the supplier but was told I had to supply photos, which seemed strange and unnessary. Whilst photographing realised damage was far worse than should… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2014 by rodsportuga (1 review written)
Bought this online from Outback website in the UK for £139.Delivery was very quick and had the BBQ in 2 days, however the disappointment started as sooner I've unpacked. Broken plastic bits and a silver top that looks more like an old dented car. Rather than returned immediately my wife and I decided to keep it and assembled but for all surprise it was impossible. Hole didn’t align on the sides, handle was loose and we had to use a camping mallet together with extremely force to put the legs… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/05/2013 by BOBBITTHEBUILDER (1 review written)
Bought this model in 2009. Despite using the cover and keeping it under cover in summer and in a shed in winter, the burner rusted away in less than 2 yrs. It is now not possible to buy a spare burner as they are no longer supplied. I have an almost new bbq that I now have to throw away. Bought a Tesco sale gas bbq last year for £5. It does the job just as well and uses far less gas than the outback did. IT SHOWS THAT BUYING QUALITY PRODUCTS IS SOMETIMES JUST A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2012 by Andy_W (1 review written)
I have had an Outback Excel 300 for 3 years. It was easy to control the heat and cooking on it was fine but it hasn't stood the test of time. The ingnition stopped working after a year. The plastic legs aren't strong and one cracked. It is all very rusty now and the burner has rusted through. I haven't been able to get a replacement burner from outback and so have decided to cut my losses and get a Ducane Affinity 3100 on offer at the moment for £265 incl quality cover. My brother-in-law has… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2010
Have had the BBQ three years. The ignition never worked; the replacement that was sent didn't either. The cover was too flimsy and tore quickly so it is now getting rusty. I don't think that the heat spread is particularly good. Whilst it does have wheels there is no handle to be able to comfortably move it around. It does work and I recall that we bought it because it was comparatively cheap! I guess you pay for what you get! I'm now looking to buy a new cover to stop the rust and hide an… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2008 by jimmyritch (1 review written)
Great Barby, easy to use, very hot, lid can be closed for roasting whole chickens etc.
Just cooked some steak on it and the flavour and taste was outstanding, producing soft succulent meat with a great barbecue taste. Useful side burner which I use most mornings to cook the family fried eggs for breakfast.
I have had no problems with this barby as yet and have found it to be very good.
Hope this review is helpful… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2007 by jamesorourke (1 review written)
The burner on the Outback Excel 300 barbecue is pressed steel, and it needs to be replaced every 2 years. The lava rock does not get hot enough, so not enough of the juices are turned to smoke. The trolley is weak too. It is just an all round bad grill. My advice is buy a Weber Q… Read Full Review
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