Updated 11 Nov 2016

Legion

Legatus VI

Snapshot: The Legion Legatus VI patio (deck) barbecue has a medium cooking area and has a side burner. How well does it cook?

Legatus VI
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1455

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

But

  • Just OK sausage cooking.
  • Somewhat difficult to clean.

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
5.0

Model

Avg price
$1455
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
10:41
H x W x D
121 x 177 x 63cm
Cooking area
0.30m²
Main burners
4 (also has a back burner for rotisserie cooking)
Weight (kg)
-

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
stainless steel
Hood
stainless steel
Trolley/stand
stainless steel
Cooking surface
stainless steel, cast iron
Burners
stainless steel
Flame diffusers
aluminised steel

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

Online and BBQs direct