Nothing beats the enjoyment of having a good looking, well presented barbecue, surrounded by all your
friends and family. With a superior Masport BBQ to suit a range of barbecuing needs, will have you cooking your sausages, burgers and steaks with minimal fuss, so you can spend more time enjoying good company
and good food.
The new season's BBQs typically arrive around August or September for the NZ summer season. We recommend only buying safety approved gas BBQs and Patio Heaters, suited to NZ conditions. Not all stainless steel is the same – Masport BBQs only use food compliant 304 stainless steel, as well as vitreous enamel and durable black suede-look powder-coat finish, making superior quality BBQs to suit our NZ lifestyle. Wright’s can deliver Masport BBQs to anywhere in NZ.
HOODED BBQs A hooded BBQ has far greater heat retention than a regular BBQ. It can be used like an oven, and in most cases if the BBQ doesn't already have a rotisserie, one can be fitted.
REAR BURNERS A higher number of BBQs are now available with a rear ceramic burner to improve cooking – for the serious outdoor rotisserie chef.
- How to BBQ / smoke a whole Beef Sirloin
- How to BBQ a rotisserie chicken
- How to BBQ rotisserie a leg of NZ Lamb
- How to choose the right BBQ
Should I go for 100% Stainless Steel?
That will all depend on your budget and location – and quality does come at a price. Buying a Masport BBQ with superior 304 Stainless Steel will always be your best long-term solution. Full, or mostly full 304 Stainless Steel constructed BBQs are highly recommended for areas where there is exposure to sea air. Although, if you keep your enamel coated Masport BBQ clean and under cover it should be fine – for many summers to come.
Which are better, Stainless or Cast Iron burners?
There are advantages and disadvantages of both. Cast Iron burners rust out more quickly, but some heavy, bulkier Cast Iron burners can generate more heat than the thinner Stainless burners. Stainless burners are cheaper to produce, therefore cheaper to replace and will have less of a corrosion issue.
When the label says Stainless Steel does that mean the BBQ will not rust?
Not necessarily, that will depend on the alloy content of the metal. There are different grades of stainless steel, so we recommend to always request the international formulation grade for the stainless steel BBQ you intend to buy. Masport only use superior food grade 304 stainless steel (304 stainless steel) or 18/8 stainless steel. This has a higher 18% chromium and 8% nickel alloy content, with just .08% carbon content. 304 stainless steel is proven to be resistant to oxidation, corrosion, and is highly durable, which means it will not rust and resists staining and tarnishing – ideal for the great NZ outdoors! Also, 304 stainless steel is devoid of magnetic properties – decreasing the chance of your utensils sticking to your BBQ.
How do I know if a BBQ is the better quality 304 Stainless Steel?
Here's a simple test. Take any type of magnet, a fridge magnet will do, and touch it against the surface of the Stainless Steel. If the magnet sticks the Stainless Steel is of low grade – most likely to tarnish quickly, rust out in permanent outdoor conditions and should be avoided. However, this type of BBQ probably won't cost very much and will only look great in the shop showroom and in the brochure.
Will a BBQ with a hood make a big difference?
With the price of high quality Masport BBQ’s coming down over recent years, the price difference between non-hooded and hooded is now very close. We would recommend a hooded BBQ every time. There are so many advantages of having an enclosed hood, including roasting and rotisserie use. Hint: if possible choose a 'double-skinned’ hood, for the following reasons: 1. Double-skinned hoods hold the heat in better, whereas single-skinned hoods can release a lot of heat and slow down the cooking process. 2. Double-skinned hoods will be cooler to the touch therefore safer to operate.