Updated 11 Nov 2016

Beefeater

Discovery 1100E Series 4

Snapshot: The Beefeater Discovery 1100E Series 4 patio (deck) barbecue has a large cooking area and has a side burner. How well does it cook?

Discovery 1100E Series 4
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1998

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Test results

Overall score
78
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent steak cooking.
  • Good sausage cooking.
  • Excellent chicken wing cooking.
  • Very good at roasting a whole chicken.
  • Easy to clean.
  • OK to use.

But

No obvious bad points.

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
7.0

Model

Avg price
$1998
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
6:54
H x W x D
116 x 156 x 59cm
Cooking area
0.38m²
Main burners
4
Weight (kg)
-

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
coated steel
Hood
coated steel, glass
Trolley/stand
coated steel
Cooking surface
vitreous enamel
Burners
stainless steel
Flame diffusers
stainless steel

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Notes

-

Availability

-