Updated 11 Nov 2016

Gascraft

Pitman

Snapshot: The Gascraft pitman patio (deck) barbecue has a medium-sized cooking area with a sideburner. How well does it cook?

Pitman
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$489

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Test results

Overall score
64
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good sausage cooking.
  • OK chicken wing cooking.
  • Good at roasting a whole chicken.
  • OK to clean.
  • OK to use.

But

  • Poor steak cooking.

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
$489
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
12:43
H x W x D
119 x 140 x 62cm
Cooking area
0.24m²
Main burners
4
Weight (kg)
-

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
not stated
Hood
stainless steel
Trolley/stand
not stated
Cooking surface
cast iron
Burners
not stated
Flame diffusers
not stated

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

Warehouse exclusive.