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WG2400 2 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner - now £65.26 @ Argos! (was £97.89)

£65.26 @ Argos
A good price for this WG2400 2 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner now reduced to £65.26 @ Argos! (was £97.89) * Composition hood, firebox, four legs cart, side tables with SB and metal base. * Piezo …
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[mod] 7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
A good price for this WG2400 2 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner now reduced to £65.26 @ Argos! (was £97.89)

* Composition hood, firebox, four legs cart, side tables with SB and metal base.
* Piezo igniter.
* Uses propane gas (not supplied).
* Hose and regulator included.
* Cooking utensils supplied.
* Size of cooking area (L)45.6, (W)19.5cm.
* Overall size (L)112, (W)47, (H)101.5cm.
* Weight 15.2kg.
* Minimal assembly required, 2 people recommended.
* Specialist care instructions supplied.
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[mod]#1
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/37-3450420A71UC530049X.jpg
#2
Looks good, HOT
#3
This is the same as the B&Q BBQ I bought last week. Pretty good BBQ though I got it for £59.99.
banned#4
useless junk
#5
discountkid
useless junk


Mods - please do something about this tedious idiot
#6
slojo
Mods - please do something about this tedious idiot


lol, i think they heard you "BANNED":thumbsup:

Good price and looks like a great barbie
#7
discountkid
useless junk


You haven't phrased it very constructively, but there is a grain of truth in what you say.

Unless this has lava rock, ( I'm pretty sure it doesn't - see below),the whole BBQ becomes a nightmare of congealed fat that is a pig of a job to keep clean.

I junked my last one, (which was exactly the same as this one although bought from Tesco), and I got an Outback model with two lava rock burners and a griddle.

It was £100 off 'cos it was last year's model and so came in at £200. A lot more to buy I know but in construction terms it will last a hell of a lot longer and it is just so much cleaner to use. The food tastes better too.

I'd seriously recommend spending some more on a better BBQ.
#8
Nothing wrong with this - yes I do agree with the above post in that you do need to watch the amount of fat that it leaves, but it cooks really well - far better than my old one it replaced.

It's quite heavy when packed flat, so make sure car isn't miles away when collecting. Pretty straight forward to assemble. The shelf folds down flat to aid in storage as well which is handy. The tongs that are pictured on the right of the shelf are part of an 8 piece stainless steel BBQ set which i picked up at the same time for £14.99 (catalogue number 345/0619) - a recommended addition!
#9
I bought this a couple of weeks ago, its a decent BBQ. Took a little while to assemble, some intructional pictures aren't great, particularly about the assembly of the gas bits but we got there.

Worth the moolah, and also note it drains into a cup, so easy to clean.
#10
A little off the point, but i am on the lookout for a good bbq for a wedding present for my mate.
Lookin to spend more in the £100 - £150 range on a good one.....so any suggestions/deals would be appreciated from those a little in the know......
#11
Good buy at this price & it seems exactly the same as the one i got from Aldi's a few weeks back for £50, a vast improvement on my bucket BBQ i had last year.
#12
cheapskate58
You haven't phrased it very constructively, but there is a grain of truth in what you say.

Unless this has lava rock, ( I'm pretty sure it doesn't - see below),the whole BBQ becomes a nightmare of congealed fat that is a pig of a job to keep clean.

I junked my last one, (which was exactly the same as this one although bought from Tesco), and I got an Outback model with two lava rock burners and a griddle.

It was £100 off 'cos it was last year's model and so came in at £200. A lot more to buy I know but in construction terms it will last a hell of a lot longer and it is just so much cleaner to use. The food tastes better too.

I'd seriously recommend spending some more on a better BBQ.


can you elaborate a little on the congealed fat issue and why the lava rock are best, tried to look at some bbq buying guides but didn't really see much.
#13
I don't understand the point of gas bbq's (except for maybe, the outdoor cooking aspect.) You wouldn't get the same charcoal grill delicious smokey flavours you do in a normal bbq would you?
#14
trouty00
can you elaborate a little on the congealed fat issue and why the lava rock are best, tried to look at some bbq buying guides but didn't really see much.


As you cook the meat, the fats and juices are supposed to fall onto a hot plate that is heated by the gas, some of it oxidises, which flavours the food and the remainder drips down to be collected in a drip cup for later disposal.

That's the theory.

In fact, as you have food spead across the BBQ, a lot of the fats and juices are not oxised and simply drip off and congeal right across the BBQ base and doesn't all end up in the drip collector.

You're then left with a regular cleaning task , which if you don't carry out, becomes pretty disgusting.

With lava rocks, they are heated to a pretty high temperature and are spread right across the BBQ so more of the fats and juices oxidise. This flavours the food better and leaves less residual mess.

In time, when fats build up on the coals, you just turn them over and burn it off.

I'm much happier with this than the other type. It probably costs more initially, but it'll last longer and I won't be needing to get the pressure washer out so often.

HTH
#15
yabbas
I don't understand the point of gas bbq's (except for maybe, the outdoor cooking aspect.) You wouldn't get the same charcoal grill delicious smokey flavours you do in a normal bbq would you?


Yes you do. The flavours come from the fats and juices oxidising on the hot coals. The stinky carbon smell from charcoal is definitely what you DON'T want. Trouble is, a lot of people start cooking too early when they use charcoal - before the coals are grey. Thus they get burnt food from the fats flaming up. If you leave it too long, the coals lose their heat.

What you need is heat, not flame and that is very easy to adjust with gas.
#16
cheapskate58

What you need is heat, not flame and that is very easy to adjust with gas.


What we need is a descent summer! -lol
#17
How much does a Propane cylinder and gas cost? I've never had a gas BBQ.
#18
i was looking at this one as well but not sure now after comments re lava rock
#20
Aldi had a bbq just like this recently for £50: http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2867_5845.htm
#21
Hi all!

I'm hoping one of you guys (perhaps someone who's also bought this BBQ) may be able to help me with a confusing assembly issue!

We bought it yesterday, put it together (minimal assembly has NEVER been so inaccurate! :-D), but the side burner is a little perplexing!

The metal tube that comes off the side burner to attach it to the gas controller has two large squares holes in it, one at the top and bottom, right where it attaches to the gas tap. So presumibly when I fire it up the gas will just leak straight out, as it's not a tight fit - did any one else experience such an issue?

I'm certainly not CORGI registered but this just seems dangerous?

Thanks for any help :)
#22


Is lava rock necessary?

No! It's not a charcoal replacement thing like some assume. It's does three things, 1. spread the heat a bit more evenly, 2. puts something between the dripping fat and naked flames, otherwise you get flare ups, 3. gets hot so that the dripping juices can vaporise when they hit it. Some barbecues have nothing and promote that flame grilled taste, others use lava rock, ceramic brickets, cast iron flame tamer plates, porcelain coated 'v' channels or stainless steel sear plates to name a few.

Lava rock is porous and has a tendency to absorb fat so flare ups gradually increase over a time. Some give the rock a scrub with washing up liquid (not really recommended as absorbed water droplets can explode) or turn it over and give it a five minute blast of heat before you start cooking. It's always worth a blast of heat anyway before cooking to get rid of any spiders and bugs and to sterilise the grill. Be aware that lava rock does crumble, so your once full basket of big pieces tends to end up in smaller bits and falls through to the grease pan.


They should say YES 'cos everything they go on to say supports what I've said LOL:p
#23
B&Q had a Gas Barbecue for £49.99 earlier this week. Not sure how it compares to the one above but worth checking out.
#24
jbp;5258794
How much does a Propane cylinder and gas cost? I've never had a gas BBQ.

If you have a Morrissons near you they usually stock gas in their petrol stations.
You normally have to pay a one off "rental" on the cylinder then the cost of the gas on top.
#25
[SIZE="4"]I don't get the gas BBQ thing.
Isn't the whole idea that you get a smoked flavour when you buy decent charcoal?[/SIZE]
#26
I prefer charcoal as well. Gas is more convenient that is all. You do need to wait at least 25/30 minutes to get a good charcoal BBQ ready to cook and then you can gradually keep adding charcoal if required

The advantage of gas is you can flip it on and cook as quick as you would on the hob/grill etc - I'll stick to my old fashioned way though thanks!
#27
cheapskate58
Is lava rock necessary?

No! It's not a charcoal replacement thing like some assume. It's does three things, 1. spread the heat a bit more evenly, 2. puts something between the dripping fat and naked flames, otherwise you get flare ups, 3. gets hot so that the dripping juices can vaporise when they hit it. Some barbecues have nothing and promote that flame grilled taste, others use lava rock, ceramic brickets, cast iron flame tamer plates, porcelain coated 'v' channels or stainless steel sear plates to name a few.

Lava rock is porous and has a tendency to absorb fat so flare ups gradually increase over a time. Some give the rock a scrub with washing up liquid (not really recommended as absorbed water droplets can explode) or turn it over and give it a five minute blast of heat before you start cooking. It's always worth a blast of heat anyway before cooking to get rid of any spiders and bugs and to sterilise the grill. Be aware that lava rock does crumble, so your once full basket of big pieces tends to end up in smaller bits and falls through to the grease pan.


They should say YES 'cos everything they go on to say supports what I've said LOL:p


Thanks for the info.

Would it be possible to provide the model that you bought, so that I can look into it and compare with this deal?

Also, when you mean "lava rocks" are you saying that it's a charcoal barbeque (with lava rocks being a type of coal)? Hence, do you have the same downsides of having to light the coals correctly, waiting till it reaches the correct temperature, etc, or are lava rocks different?
#28
AndyToys
You normally have to pay a one off "rental" on the cylinder then the cost of the gas on top.


Regarding the green Calor 'Patio Gas', if you don't possess a bottle, there is standard £29.99 (approx) one off 'Refill Agreement' for the bottle + plus the cost of the gas, which is £23-£25 IIRC.

Subsequent refills cost just the £23-£24 (13KG Bottle).

You can also get smaller 5KG bottles for around £17-£18 (same service agreement tho').

If you get it at B&Q however, it's the same price for the refill agreement, but a little more expensive for the gas.

BUT, you can get 10% atm during May when you spend over £50. Just a thought.

I didn't realise until after I'd paid the £29.99 refill agreement that you can take any coloured Calor bottle (Orange Propane / Blue Butane / Green Patio Gas) back to a Calor gas retailer and take any other type of bottle under your refill agreement. Mother in law has both orange and blue bottles just sitting there too. :(

Your refill agreement also allows you to return you old bottle for a gradually reducing refund (70% - 25%)
#29
jbp
How much does a Propane cylinder and gas cost? I've never had a gas BBQ.


Approx £50 initially, unless you posess a bottle already (large 13KG bottle)

You can also get it delivered nationwide for a fiver:
Calor Gas Website
#30
rofldinho
Thanks for the info.

Would it be possible to provide the model that you bought, so that I can look into it and compare with this deal?

Also, when you mean "lava rocks" are you saying that it's a charcoal barbeque (with lava rocks being a type of coal)? Hence, do you have the same downsides of having to light the coals correctly, waiting till it reaches the correct temperature, etc, or are lava rocks different?


I bought this:

http://www.outbackbarbecues.com/Product/344/hunter.aspx

I got it for £200 'cos it's an older model so you may have to hunt around a bit - garden centres are a good bet.

No, the lava isn't coal 'cos it doesn't burn. It absorbs and radiates heat from the gas flame. Because it gets very hot, it is very effective at oxidising the meat fat and juices, which actually flavours the meat. You basically turn on the gas, push a button to light it and wait until it reaches the required temperature. Then you cook and turn it off. Simples:thumbsup:
#31
cheapskate58
I got an Outback model with two lava rock burners and a griddle.

Hey Cheapskate

I've just bought a Nevada 4-Burner jobbie from Focus, which was £299 down to £216 (20% off + 10% over 60 discount).

What I was wondering was whether you can use these lava rocks on any gas barbecue or can lava rock only be used on specially designed/constructed barbecues?
#32
Ripperoo
Hey Cheapskate

I've just bought a Nevada 4-Burner jobbie from Focus, which was £299 down to £216 (20% off + 10% over 60 discount).

What I was wondering was whether you can use these lava rocks on any gas barbecue or can lava rock only be used on specially designed/constructed barbecues?


Normally, you'd have a grate that holds the rocks over the burners. If the burners have a ceramic or steel plate covering them then I'm pretty sure that they won't be suitable I'm afraid.

Even so, what you've got will be fine - I just have a downer on the mess that mine created.

I just found thison a quick search for Nevada if it's any use to anyone.

http://www.tjhughes.co.uk/Home_&_Garden/Outdoor/73210955300
#33
cheapskate58
Normally, you'd have a grate that holds the rocks over the burners. If the burners have a ceramic or steel plate covering them then I'm pretty sure that they won't be suitable I'm afraid.

Even so, what you've got will be fine - I just have a downer on the mess that mine created.

I just found thison a quick search for Nevada if it's any use to anyone.

http://www.tjhughes.co.uk/Home_&_Garden/Outdoor/73210955300


Nice little barbecue that, but not the same as the one I got. I think it was Focus's own.

Good sturdy bit of kit (I haven't fired it up yet tho').

The others were very tinny and poorly constructed and this one seemed very sollid in comparison.

Shame about the lava rocks tho'.

Thanks again CheapSkate
#34
cheapskate58
I bought this:

http://www.outbackbarbecues.com/Product/344/hunter.aspx

I got it for £200 'cos it's an older model so you may have to hunt around a bit - garden centres are a good bet.

No, the lava isn't coal 'cos it doesn't burn. It absorbs and radiates heat from the gas flame. Because it gets very hot, it is very effective at oxidising the meat fat and juices, which actually flavours the meat. You basically turn on the gas, push a button to light it and wait until it reaches the required temperature. Then you cook and turn it off. Simples:thumbsup:


Ive seen the outback models before, never realised what the lava rock was for though. :thumbsup:

Will definately look into getting the outback 3, having porcelain ceramic grills and lava rock with gas burners sounds great.

Lava rock still sounds a bit too good to be true for me. So all you do when they get dirty/greasy is turn them over, and the fat burns right off? And theres no need to replace them over short periods? Really don't understand why more gas bbq's dont have this.
1 Like #35
rofldinho
Ive seen the outback models before, never realised what the lava rock was for though. :thumbsup:

Will definately look into getting the outback 3, having porcelain ceramic grills and lava rock with gas burners sounds great.

Lava rock still sounds a bit too good to be true for me. So all you do when they get dirty/greasy is turn them over, and the fat burns right off? And theres no need to replace them over short periods? Really don't understand why more gas bbq's dont have this.


Yep, they work really well:thumbsup:
#36
cheapskate58
Normally, you'd have a grate that holds the rocks over the burners. If the burners have a ceramic or steel plate covering them then I'm pretty sure that they won't be suitable I'm afraid.


What kind of size are these rocks?

There is a 40mm gap between the cast iron heat spreaders and the actual cooking surface (see below).

Would that be enough of a gap for these lava rocks do you think?

Or would it be better to remove the 3 x cast iron plates and replace with some kind of lighter grate of some kind to place the lava rocks in?

Here are a few pics (with dimensions) showing the burners/heat spreader/grills (click images to enlarge):
http://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq1a.jpghttp://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq2a.jpghttp://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq3a.jpg

Just don't wanna be spending loads of time cleaning it. :(

That's if we even get any nice weather in the first place. Hopefully tomorrow. ;)
#37
Ripperoo
Just don't wanna be spending loads of time cleaning it. :(


Well used it for the first time today and it doeas take a bit of cleaning afterwards.

Good though. Would be better with enamel type easy clean grills tho' if there is such a thing.
#38
Ripperoo
What kind of size are these rocks?

There is a 40mm gap between the cast iron heat spreaders and the actual cooking surface (see below).

Would that be enough of a gap for these lava rocks do you think?

Or would it be better to remove the 3 x cast iron plates and replace with some kind of lighter grate of some kind to place the lava rocks in?

Here are a few pics (with dimensions) showing the burners/heat spreader/grills (click images to enlarge):
http://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq1a.jpghttp://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq2a.jpghttp://www.ripperoo.plus.com/bbq/bbq3a.jpg

Just don't wanna be spending loads of time cleaning it. :(

That's if we even get any nice weather in the first place. Hopefully tomorrow. ;)


The one job I hate is cleaning the BBQ after it is all finished. BBQ great; cleaning hate. What I really love about this model is the fact that the grill plates are small enough to stick in the dishwasher. Does anyone know of any charcoal BBQ's who have a grill which perhaps splits into 2 so that it is easy enough to stick in a small dishwasher?
#39
richyb84
Hi all!

I'm hoping one of you guys (perhaps someone who's also bought this BBQ) may be able to help me with a confusing assembly issue!

We bought it yesterday, put it together (minimal assembly has NEVER been so inaccurate! :-D), but the side burner is a little perplexing!

The metal tube that comes off the side burner to attach it to the gas controller has two large squares holes in it, one at the top and bottom, right where it attaches to the gas tap. So presumibly when I fire it up the gas will just leak straight out, as it's not a tight fit - did any one else experience such an issue?

I'm certainly not CORGI registered but this just seems dangerous?

Thanks for any help :)


It's fine. Mine's the same. Fired it up and no problems.
#40
Just bought what looks like an identical bbq from Homebase for £49.99

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