Updated 10 Nov 2017

Beefeater

Discovery 1000E 4 burner barbeque BDMG420BA

Snapshot: A patio (deck) barbecue that has a large-sized cooking area but no sideburner. How well does it cook?

Discovery 1000E 4 burner barbeque BDMG420BA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$999

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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

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

But

  • No side burner.

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%).

Key data

More test results (/10)

Cleaning
6.0

Model

Avg price
$999
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
7:53
H x W x D
114 x 163 x 60cm
Cooking area
0.37m²
Main burners
4
Weight (kg)
n/a

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
Vitreous enamel
Hood
Porcelain Enamel
Trolley/stand
Powder Coated Steel
Cooking surface
Rust Resistant Cast Iron
Burners
Stainless Steel
Flame diffusers
Stainless Steel

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

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