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Heatlie BBQs are the toughest barbecues around. Built to last your lifetime, these Australian made flat plate BBQs don't compromise on quality.

Quality BBQs Built to Last

Available in both LPG and Natural Gas, Heatlie BBQs are built with the highest quality materials and craftmanship in Australia to ensure that we can guarantee you the best BBQ on the market.

They are designed with chefs in mind and provide practicality whilst maintaining the signature Heatlie look. 

Available in 3 sizes and a choice of stainless steel or powder-coated black or claret finish, you're bound to find a Heatlie which looks fantastic in your outdoor kitchen or backyard.

Custom, Made to Order Barbecues

Our barbecues are made to order in Australia with a 24-hour turnaround. Further customisation is available with options including; mild steel and stainless steel hot plates, as well as the choice of LPG and Natural Gas BBQ models - helping you get the most out of your barbecue. 

Heatlie Barbecues utilise a unique burner system, featuring twin horizontal burners which distribute the heat more efficiently than other gas barbecues. The burner system provides you with a better cooking appliance whether you are using Natural Gas or LPG for your barbecue.

Portable BBQs

If you need a portable BBQ, our 700 model is small enough to fit in a car and can be easily moved around without legs, or with a mobile cart attached. 

Price includes shipping to most Australian metro centres. Fat catcher is included with all BBQs. 

View FAQs for more specific information on Heatlie's flat plate BBQs. 

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FAQ

Features and Benefits of a Heatlie BBQ

If you want to know more about:

1. Plate choices

2. BBQ Finishes

3. Sizes of BBQs without legs (to place in recess)

Click HERE to download a brochure.

Heatlie Barbecues Series Specifications

Series 1150, 850, 700

Cooking Area 

1150: 1150x520mm 

850: 850x520mm 

700: 700x520mm

Height: 780mm or 815mm with warming drawer.

LPG

Jet Size (LPG) 1.70mm, 1.30mm, 1.15mm

Heat output (per burner) 38MJPH, 21 MJPH, 18MJPH

Natural Gas

Jet Size (Natural Gas) 2.65mm, 2.05mm, 1.9mm

Heat output (per burner 33MJPH, 20MJPH, 17MJPH)

What is the barbecue plate made from?

The BBQ plate is made from mild steel and is available in 3 thicknesses: 5mm for everyday, backyard use, 10mm for hire and catering purposes, 20mm for Tepinyaki cooking. Heatlie Barbecues are designed to be used for commercial cooking, we recommend the 10mm for catering purposes as this will not warp when heated for long periods of time. The thickness of the plate conducts and holds the heat better than the thinner plate and results in no warping.

Do I need to season the plate?

Seasoning the plate will stop food from sticking and give you a better cooking surface. See our guide to seasoning your BBQ plate here

Why has my hotplate discoloured?

This is a normal occurrence with stainless-steel hotplates after a period of time and should be no cause for concern as it will provide a better cooking surface. To maintain the colouring stainless steel hotplate, we recommend to thoroughly clean the hotplate with non-caustic cleaning products after each use.

My BBQ won’t light!

Download our Troubleshooting Checklist before phoning our Customer Service Hotline.

How do I light my BBQ if the piezo ignition does not work?

Light the front burner using 40mm match through the porthole, located on the right-hand side of the BBQ front panel.

How do I fix my Piezo ignitor?

Look under the BBQ at the leads to the ignitor – are they attached? If not, you can reattach the leads to the igniter by placing your hand up underneath the BBQ. If the lead is still loose, pinch the ends together with a pair of pliers. If they are attached and the ignitor is faulty, a Piezo kit can be ordered from the Spare Parts section of our online store.

 

What is Heatlies Warranty for Commercial and Domestic BBQs?

View Details of our Warranty Policy.

 

How long will a 9kg gas bottle last on a Heatlie BBQ?

How to Care for your Plate

 

Reviews

Cooking Guide

Cooking Instructions

Turn the Barbecue on high for 3 minutes to pre-heat the hotplate.

As a guide:

  • For a 20mm thick, medium cooked steak, cook for 3-4 miutes each side.
  • For a medium-rare steak, cook for 2 minutes each side.
  • For gourmet sausages (25mm thick) cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning every couple of minutes.

 

Seasoning the Plate
As the Heatlie Barbecue hotplate is made from mild steel, it is recommended that the steel hotplate be ” seasoned” to reduce the likelihood of food sticking to the hotplate. This is achieved by following these simple steps:

  1. Wash hotplate using warm soapy water.
  2. Rinse and dry hotplate.
  3. Turn on barbecue and apply a layer of vegetable or cooking oil.
  4. Turn off barbecue.
  5. Wipe off layer of oil.
  6. After cooking, scrape food particles off hotplate and apply a layer of cooking oil before storage. After continual use you will notice a brown film developing over the hotplate. This seasoning process will reduce the likelihood of food sticking to the hotplate.

Installation

Box Contents

Heatlie Barbecue: Barbecue plate and body four thumbscrews.
Leg Kit Box containing:

  • 2 wheels
  • 1 leg with bottle bracket
  • 2 axle assemblies (each including 1 axle, 2×1″ washers, 1x1 washer, 1x1 nyalock nut)
  • 1 leg without wheels

BBQ Assembly Instructions

It is important that the leg/wheel kit is assembled first.

Leg/Wheel Kit Assembly

Remove contents of Leg Kit Box. To secure wheels on wheel leg kit:

  1. Remove all washers and nut from the stub axle
  2. Pass axles through the hole at the bottom of the wheel leg so that the axle thread is protruding from the outer side of the leg.
  3. Place one of the 1″washers on the axle
  4. Place the wheel on the axle
  5. Place the other ½” washer on the axle
  6. Place the other large washer on the axle
  7. Screw the nyalock nut with the nylon on the external side
  8. Tighten nut to required tension using a spanner
  9. Repeat process for other wheels

Barbecue Assembly

Note: If Warming Drawer is being used, this needs to be fitted now. Please
refer to “Assembly of Heatlie Accessories – Warming Drawer” before commencing.

  1. Twist out thumbscrews on the corner of cook-top for enough so as not to interfere with the insertion of the legs.
  2. The legs with Gas Bottle Bracket belong at the end where the gas controls are located.
  3. You will need to either:
      1. Place the BBQ, plate side down, on the ground, then install legs as follows then with one person either end of the BBQ, turn up the right way and rest on legs
      2. OR Have 2 people holding the BBQ, one person to hold the handle on one end and the other to hold the control panel on the other end, lift the BBQ above the height of the legs and have a 3 rd person insert the legs.
  4. Install legs by pushing them up into the corner stubs of the barbecue.
  5. Ensure legs penetrate past the thumbscrew level and then tighten the thumbscrews.
  6. Legs can be slightly raised using thumbscrews to achieve slight fall on cook-top for fat drainage.

Once final levelling is achieved keep thumbscrews tightened – this keeps unit rigid and prevents legs dropping when moving unit.

Gas Bottle and Line Fittings

  1. Gas Bottle: Hang gas bottle on the brackets provided. The handle at the top of the bottle sits over the bent brackets.
  2. Regulator: Connect the regulator to the bottle, and the flexible hose to the Barbecue nozzle fitting at the base of burner controls (3 BSP fitting).
    Note: this is a low-pressure appliance and a pressure regulator must be used.
    You cannot connect this LPG barbecue directly to a natural gas supply.
    (The Heatlie BBQ can be easily converted for use with Natural Gas.)
  3. Gas Line Fittings: Use a spanner to tighten the flexible hose to the barbecue (right-hand thread). Do not overtighten. Tighten gas bottle connection with fingers (left-hand thread). Keep gas line away from potential hot surfaces.
  4. Leak Test: With the gas line connected to the controller unit – turn gas on at bottle and check for leaks. Use soapy water – brush over joints on gas bottle and connection at the controller unit and watch for bubbles.

Assembly of Heatlie BBQ Accessories

Protective Cover

  1. Attach handle to outside of the protective cover.
  2. Attach step bracket to the inside of the cover.
  3. Put the screw through the hole in the step bracket making sure that the elevated step of the bracket is facing the rear of the cover (this will allow the cover to be used as a windshield when cooking).
  4. Pass screw through cover and into the handle.
  5. Tighten firmly using a screwdriver.
  6. Repeat process for the other side of the handle (for 1150 model only)

End Table

  1. End tables can be placed on either side of the barbecue.
  2. Secure end table by positioning mounting support hook over the top edge of hot-plate allowing adjustable feet to rest against the stub leg of the barbecue cook-top.
  3. Use end table screws to adjust to the desired level making sure that both end table feet are placed against the stub of the barbecue cook-top.

Warming Drawer

  1. Ensure the BBQ legs have been removed from the BBQ cook-top.
  2. Turn cook-top upside down (place on grass or non-abrasive surface so as to avoid scratching cook-top).
  3. Remove galvanised sheet base by removing the 4 (or 6) screws using a Phillps head screwdriver.
  4. Remove the drawer from the drawer frame.
  5. Place warming drawer frame on the stub legs of the cook-top base.
  6. Ensure that the back panel of the drawer frame is at the rear of the BBQ and blanks the space between the frame and cook-top body.
  7. Insert wheel leg (Gas Control end of the barbecue) through drawer frame into stub leg of BBQ until leg cross rail meets drawer frame( ensure that bottle bracket is facing out from the BBQ). Tighten thumbscrews.
  8. Insert the other leg kit so that leg cross rail meets drawer frame. Tighten thumbscrews.
  9. Turn barbecue over onto legs.
  10. Remove plastic from base of the warming drawer.
  11. Insert drawer into the front of the drawer frame.

Drain Extension

  1. Hook drain extension into the drain spout in the front right-hand corner of the barbecue cook-top.
  2. Drain extension should extend down towards the ground with the angle facing the middle of the barbecue.
  3. Place a 20-litre drum or similar container to catch fat and liquids when catering for large numbers.

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