Updated 11 Nov 2016

Masport

Maestro 4

Snapshot: The Masport Maestro 4 - 552758 patio (deck) barbecue has a large cooking area and has a side burner. How well does it cook?

Maestro 4
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$799

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Test results

Overall score
63
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

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

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%).

Running time shows how long a 9kg gas cylinder will last when all burners are running on full.

Key data

More test results (/10)

Cleaning
6.5

Model

Avg price
$799
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
10:44
H x W x D
117 x 146 x 61cm
Cooking area
0.31m²
Main burners
4 (also has a back burner for rotisserie cooking)
Weight (kg)
n/a

Features

Side burner
Yes
Warming rack
Yes
Domed hood
Yes
Side trays
Yes
Folding side trays
No

Materials

BBQ body
Stainless steel
Hood
Vitreous enamel with aluminium die-cast ends
Trolley/stand
Powder-coated steel
Cooking surface
Vitreous cast iron
Burners
Stainless steel
Flame diffusers
Aluminised steel

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Notes

-

Availability

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