Updated 11 Nov 2016

Gasmate

Horizon GM172-008 3410

Snapshot: The Gasmate Horizon GM172-008 3410 patio (deck) barbecue has a large cooking area and has a side burner. How well does it cook?

Horizon GM172-008 3410
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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Test results

Overall score
65
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK steak cooking.
  • Good sausage cooking.
  • OK chicken wing cooking.
  • OK at roasting a whole chicken.
  • OK 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%).

Key data

More test results (/10)

Cleaning
6.5

Model

Avg price
$899
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
8:11
H x W x D
121 x 160 x 59cm
Cooking area
0.19m²
Main burners
4
Weight (kg)
n/a

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
porcelain enamel coated
Hood
vitreous enamel with glass
Trolley/stand
aluminium, cast iron
Cooking surface
porcelain coated cast iron
Burners
cast iron, stainless steel
Flame diffusers
cast iron

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

Mitre 10 only