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Frequently Asked Questions

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I would like to use your free design service for my outdoor kitchen, what do I do first?

We’re happy to provide scaled drawings and advice to help you create your ideal entertaining area. As a first step simply contact our customer service team on 01732 884030 and tell us a bit about our project. Our experienced designers will then discuss the range of equipment you would like to use, the space you have available and cover any queries such as utilities or ventilation, they can then provide you with a scaled drawing of your outdoor kitchen and any further information you require. 

I’m not sure which BeefEater BBQ would suit me best, can you advise me?

Absolutely, our customer service team are experts on the BeefEater range and would be happy to provide advice and answer any questions you may have, just call our customer service team on 01732 884030 or use our contact us form.

Do any BeefEater BBQs or Cabinetry parts require construction?

All BeefEater BBQs are fully assembled prior to delivery, but any cabinetry for Trolleys, Cabinets and Artisans will be provided flat packed. The construction is simple and instructions are provided.

What is the difference between a Primo Grill and a gas or charcoal grill?

There are two main differences: A. Primo Grills are ceramic and act like an insulator to hold in the heat and retain the natural moisture of food, so foods are incredibly juicy. Metal grills radiate heat and pull moisture from the food. B. Primo Grills can be used as a grill, an oven, a roaster, and a smoker. Simply adjust the cooking configuration and air flow.

What kind of charcoal should I use in my Primo Ceramic Grill?

Only natural lump charcoal should be used. Primo Natural Lump Charcoal is made from whole stock hardwood. It gives food a natural wood fire flavour, burns clean, and burns longer than briquette charcoal. Also, natural lump charcoal can be relit for multiple cookings. We don't recommend briquette charcoal because it cannot achieve high temperatures or extended burn times. “Instant light” charcoal fumes will be absorbed by the ceramics and it will give food a chemical or fuel taste.

How do I clean my Primo Ceramic Grill?

Primo grills are self-cleaning. The interior will blacken, but it does not need to wiped off. To clean the grill and main grate of food residue, heat the grill to 600°F+ for 30 minutes. The exterior can be cleaned with soap and water or a household cleaner.

Will the ceramic of a Primo Grill crack under extreme heat, cold or rain?

No. Primo ceramics are very sturdy and there is no danger of cracking due to extreme temperatures or rain. Do not pour water into the grill while it is hot to extinguish the lit charcoal.

What kind of surface should I put my Alfa Pizza Oven onto?

The table top range of Alfa Pizza Ovens can rest on any flat and level surface.

Do Alfa Pizza Ovens come in different colours?

Depending on which Alfa Pizza Oven you opt for, there may be range of colours to select from, for example the 5 Minuti is available in Red as well as Copper. The technical details for your chosen pizza oven will show you the range of colours that are available, or you can call our customer service team on 01732 884030 and they will be happy to advise you.

Do Pizza Ovens create smoke?

It depends on a few factors. First, we must make an initial distinction between the types of ovens. The ovens produced by Alfa Pizza can be wood-fired, gas (LNG) or gas (LPG). In gas ovens there is smoke, but it is invisible and odourless. Emissions of these ovens are comparable to those produced by a common wall boiler. With wood-burning ovens, in normal combustion the smoke production is limited. Normal conditions of combustion are those in which the wood is well aged, of good quality (like that in our Kit Legnapronta) and free of dirt (i.e. soil), the fuel is placed sufficiently towards the bottom part of the oven, the air supply (combustion) inside the combustion chamber is adequate and the flame is alive. The presence of moisture in the fuel typically causes the appearance of white intense smoke; the white is due to the steam generated by the water content of the wood that evaporates due to the heat. An insufficient supply of air instead does not allow optimum combustion and generates smoke of a darker colour; in this case the dark colour is given by unburned fuel particles.

What kind of wood is best to use in your Wood-Fired Pizza Oven?

The best wood for cooking is oak or beech as many other woods generate little heat when burnt. The ideal is to combine them together. You use the oak to reach the oven temperature and beech for cooking. The beech belongs to the category of hard wood or the wood that has a weight (when dried) of about 700 kilograms per cubic meter. The aroma is very intense and mix it with that of oak will give the food a special flavour.

How do I fire up a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven?

To heat your Pizza Oven, make a castle of dry wood in the centre and light, leave for 15-20 minutes to reach desired temperature, move wood to one side then add your food! To maintain heat of 300°-350°C (ideal for direct cooking eg Pizzas), add one log every 10 minutes. To maintain heat of 200°-250°C (ideal for indirect cooking eg Meat, Veg and Bread), add one log every 15-20 minutes. You can also use the door to reduce temperature (by opening) or increase temperature (by closing).

Do Alfa Pizza Ovens require construction?

Alfa Pizza Ovens arrive to your home almost ready for use. Complete the oven by merely inserting the flue. If your chosen Pizza Oven includes a trolley, this can be assembled with a few screws.

I want to buy a BeefEater Barbecue spare part, but I’m not sure which model of BeefEater Barbecue I own?

All BeefEater barbecues display their series name and range on the barbecue – for example Discovery 1000R. Typically this is shown below the handle on the fascia at the front of the bbq.

If you still aren’t able to identify your barbecue type, please call our customer service team, ideally when you are with your barbecue and we will be happy to help you identify the model.

I’m not sure which BeefEater BBQ spare part I need, how do I check?

There are two ways to identify your spare part. You can either use the filters that are available within the spares section of the Australian-BBQ website to select your barbecue type, and this will show you the range of spares relevant to that barbecue. Or you can call our customer service team on 01732 884030 and they will be happy to advise you.

I’ve ordered a BeefEater BBQ spare part, but don’t know how to fit it?

BeefEater barbecue spare parts are deliberately designed to be easy to remove and replace as required, but if you have any concerns during fitting please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team on 01732 884030.

The item I would like to order is out of stock, can I place a back order?

Yes you can place a back order via our customer service team. Please phone them directly on 01732 884030 with details of any back order you would like to place. At that time we can advise you of the expected lead time for that item.

How do I place my order?

Orders can be placed via our Australian-BBQ website or directly with our customer service team. Our website uses a fully secure and encrypted payment system (www.worldpay.co.uk) we never hold full card details within our system or office, this way we can ensure that your details are fully safe and sound. When your online order is placed it passes security checks and generates an ‘authorization’ rather than debiting funds from your card at the time of order. We only debit the funds from your card once we've fully processed you order.

How soon will I receive my order?

Orders are typically despatched within 3-5 days, this may vary at peak time (April - June) but any change to this timescale will be made clear on the Delivery Information page of the website.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

Australian BBQ love to make life easier for their customers, and for this reason all orders over £100.00 inc VAT are delivered completely free of charge within the UK.
Orders under £100.00 are subject to the following charges:

Order value £12 - 99 – Delivery by courier, £9.99

Order value under £12 – Delivery by Royal Mail, £4.00

Please note that due to the nature of barbecue products, the weight and value of the items can be high, for this reason, with the exception of low value items, we typically delivery by registered courier.

I would like to have a delivery made to outside of the UK, can I do this?

We are happy to deliver items outside of the UK, please place your order directly with our customer service team on 01732 884030 where we can advise on delivery timescale and cost to your location.

How do I cancel or return my order?

You can cancel, or arrange the return of an item within 14 days of the item being received. Simply email us on info@australian-bbq.co.uk giving details of your order and the item/s to be cancelled or return. For further details please see our Returns Information.

What payment cards do you accept?

Please note all transactions with Australian BBQ, part of Lapa Distribution will appear as LapaDistrubution on bank statements.We accept payment from the following cards:

Mastercard payments supported by Worldpay Visa Credit and Debit payments supported by Worldpay Maestro payments supported by Worldpay JCB payments supported by Worldpay

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