Updated 11 Nov 2016

Beefeater

BUGG (with cart)

Snapshot: The Beefeater BUGG (with cart) portable barbecue has a small cooking area but no side burner. How well does it cook?

BUGG (with cart)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$999

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Test results

Overall score
71
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good steak cooking.
  • OK sausage cooking.
  • Very good chicken wing cooking.
  • Very good at roasting a whole chicken.
  • OK to clean.
  • OK to use.
  • Low gas consumption.

But

  • No side burner.
  • No warming rack.

How we test

The overall score is made up of cooking performance (60%) and ease of use (40%). Our performance assessment is weighted equally between these 4 tests:

Steak cooked on the grill for six to eight minutes each side with all burners on full.
Sausages grilled on a medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes each side with the entire cooking surface covered and the hood closed (unless the manufacturer states otherwise).
Marinated chicken wings cooked on the hotplate over a low heat, for about 10 minutes each side.
Whole chicken roasted (if possible on the barbecue) with the outder burners on high and inner burners on low, and the hood closed.

Top-scoring barbecues cooked everything evenly throughout, resulting in consistently tender and juicy meat. This also meant the barbecue’s temperature was easy to control, and its heat was evenly distributed across the cooking surface.

Ease of use scores comprise general ease of cooking (40%) mobility (20%), controls (20%) and cleaning (20%).

Price is from an October 2016 survey and excludes freight for online purchases.

Key data

More test results (/10)

Cleaning
6.5

Model

Avg price
$999
Type
Portable

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
20:16
H x W x D
105 x 109 x 71cm
Cooking area
0.18m²
Main burners
2
Weight (kg)
17

Features

Side burner
×
Warming rack
×
Domed hood
Side trays
Folding side trays

Materials

BBQ body
powder coated enamel
Hood
enamel coated steel
Trolley/stand
plastic
Cooking surface
porcelain enamelled cast iron
Burners
stainless steel
Flame diffusers
n/a

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

-

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