Updated 11 Nov 2016

Masport

S/S-4 552924

Snapshot: The Masport S/S-4 patio (deck) barbecue has a medium-sized cooking area with a sideburner. How well does it cook?

S/S-4 552924
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$949

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Test results

Overall score
75
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good steak cooking.
  • Good sausage cooking.
  • Very good chicken wing cooking.
  • Very good 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%).

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
$949
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
10:37
H x W x D
119 x 138 x 58cm
Cooking area
0.29m²
Main burners
4
Weight (kg)
n/a

Features

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

Materials

BBQ body
304 stainless steel
Hood
Stainless steel
Trolley/stand
Stainless steel
Cooking surface
Vitreous enamel cast iron
Burners
304 stainless steel
Flame diffusers
Not stated

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

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