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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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.
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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 more)
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