Outback Excel 310 2-Burner Gas Trolley BBQ £100 @ Homebase
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Outback Excel 310 2-Burner Gas Trolley BBQ £100 @ Homebase

£100£139.9929%Homebase Deals
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Found 5th Jul
This was on last year for the same price and got mildly hot. Thought I'd post again to help anyone looking for a reasonably priced good quality gas barbecue.

Next cheapest price I can find is £139.99 at Robert Dyas.

In a striking silver-grey design, the sturdy Outback Excel 310 2-burner is a consistent top consumer choice. Features include a folding side shelf, gas cylinder holder, factory-assembled roasting hood and body, warming rack and temperature gauge for accurate cooking. The Excel comes with a free propane regulator and lava rock for that smoky flavour.

  • A long-time favourite among alfresco enthusiasts looking for a compact family barbecue. With a striking silver & black finish that helped the 300 model earn a 2016 Best Buy accolade from watchdog Which?.
  • Factory assembled roasting hood and body.
  • Piezo auto ignition.
  • Additional side burner and side table with tool rack.
  • With gas bottle holder and base shelf for extra storage.
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This appeared in my HUKD keyword feed for "Microsoft Office"....

ahhh....Outback Excel LOL
Edited by: "manincyprus" 5th Jul
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My neighbour has one of these and really rates it. It's kept outside and is standing up well to the elements too! Heat
Got one last year, can't fault it
Got 1 last month great BBQ
Mines been going well for over 3 years. For the money it's a fantastic bbq. The lava rocks are great, they give a really good bbq taste.
This appeared in my HUKD keyword feed for "Microsoft Office"....

ahhh....Outback Excel LOL
Edited by: "manincyprus" 5th Jul
Great BBQ. Easy to clean and after you chuck a couple of lava rocks in there you are all set.
I’ve had mine 2 years, it’s still perfect. Can’t fault it
I had an Outback, it lasted 3 years. Now have a Weber which has lasted 10 years.

I wouldn't have another Outback.
Edited by: "ridgmont61" 5th Jul
Daverobeo10 h, 17 m ago

Mines been going well for over 3 years. For the money it's a fantastic …Mines been going well for over 3 years. For the money it's a fantastic bbq. The lava rocks are great, they give a really good bbq taste.


I've always wondered why a gas bbq is any different to cooking in an oven and then eating the food outside? But adding these 'lava rocks' is a way to give it a proper smoky bbq taste?
I bought one of these last year. It took forever to put together, there was a lot of swearing involved. Its a bit flimsy. I dont expect it to last more than a couple of years unlike my "proper" charcaol Outback thats 15 years old and going strong.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 5th Jul
Is this just an older model of 310
got one of these last w/e....nice bit of kit, took a while to put together, but fired it up the other night and performed very well....think it needs a bit more lava rock than supplied so that my next look out if anyone posts a deal.
midnightz11 h, 53 m ago

I've always wondered why a gas bbq is any different to cooking in an oven …I've always wondered why a gas bbq is any different to cooking in an oven and then eating the food outside? But adding these 'lava rocks' is a way to give it a proper smoky bbq taste?


I think so. Don't get me wrong it will never be as good as a proper charcoal bbq but it's not far off and it's all about the convenience. I use mine several times a week and sometimes just for 1 chicken breast.
midnightz15 h, 56 m ago

I've always wondered why a gas bbq is any different to cooking in an oven …I've always wondered why a gas bbq is any different to cooking in an oven and then eating the food outside? But adding these 'lava rocks' is a way to give it a proper smoky bbq taste?



You can also put in a few wood chips, not really meant to... but it works. Also the fat from the meat hits the surfaces and you get plenty of smoke from that.
"Good Housekeeping magazine did a blind taste test and found that people could not tell the difference between hamburgers or skinless chicken breasts cooked over gas or charcoal. However, people could tell the difference with a steak. Their conclusion was that the longer you grilled something the more the flavor of the fire gets into the food"
Good BBQ, I do like mine, but it definitely has it's hotter spots. The Lava rocks are ok and easy enough to replace - they probably last about 10 BBQs I'd say - after that mine just kept catching fire.
Craccer1 h, 50 m ago

Good BBQ, I do like mine, but it definitely has it's hotter spots. The …Good BBQ, I do like mine, but it definitely has it's hotter spots. The Lava rocks are ok and easy enough to replace - they probably last about 10 BBQs I'd say - after that mine just kept catching fire.


Turning the grill up to max after use with the lid down for 10mins should burn off a lot of the grease.

In the past I've also taken them out and put them in a bucket of warm water with washing up liquid for a few hours,
then in clean water - then left to dry outside.

They outlasted the BBQ
msbaig22 h, 17 m ago

Is this just an older model of 310


No it is the 310
richard.owens5th Jul

got one of these last w/e....nice bit of kit, took a while to put …got one of these last w/e....nice bit of kit, took a while to put together, but fired it up the other night and performed very well....think it needs a bit more lava rock than supplied so that my next look out if anyone posts a deal.


I forgot about the lack of kava rock supplied, only about half of what was needed.
Homebase description says it's the Excel 300 not 310. The 310 is available from Robert Dyas for £139.99, which I ordered last Thursday!

Does anyone know what the difference between this 300 and the 310 model is, and if it's worth the extra £39.99?

Edit: Confirmed Excel 310 below.
Edited by: "tiching99" 8th Jul
tiching991 h, 36 m ago

Homebase description says it's the Excel 300 not 310. The 310 is available …Homebase description says it's the Excel 300 not 310. The 310 is available from Robert Dyas for £139.99, which I ordered last Thursday!Does anyone know what the difference between this 300 and the 310 model is, and if it's worth the extra £39.99?Edit: Clarification


I think it's wrong. I don't think the 300 is even available anymore.

I bought this from Homebase on Thursday and can confirm it is definitely a 310.
jamie_d4 h, 14 m ago

I think it's wrong. I don't think the 300 is even available anymore.I …I think it's wrong. I don't think the 300 is even available anymore.I bought this from Homebase on Thursday and can confirm it is definitely a 310.


Excellent, I'm going to pick this one up then, and return the Robert Dyas one, as they don't do price match!
I've got to say this BBQ is brilliant and have already used it 3 times since buying it on Thursday! However, one slightly annoying issue I've found...

The warming rack sits above the gap between the open lid the main grill. This means that grease drips down from any food sat on the warming rack on to my previously beautifully clean and spotless patio.

Now I've got grease stains on my patio

Has anyone else experienced this? The only solution I can think of is to use the BBQ on the grass rather than the patio.
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