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Island Gourmet Elite

Building your dream outdoor kitchen? Add the Island Gourmet Elite to your plans! Drop it into your benchtop with minimal fuss and start entertaining your friends and family with ease.

The Island Gourmet Elite is Heatlie's Australian made outdoor BBQ kitchen solution. Sitting level with minimal obtrusion, the BBQ features innovative technology that allows for the barbecue to be built-in to any outdoor benchtop, including combustible materials (a first of its kind!) This leads to a stylish look that is cohesive with any design aesthetic whilst providing you with a high-quality Alfresco cooking experience. 

We offer the choice of two hotplates, providing you with the most suitable cooking surface for your kitchen. The mild steel option is highly reactive to changes in temperature with greater control over your cooking, whilst the stainless steel hot plate delivers further rust resistance in coastal areas.

Our built-in barbecues are made to order in Australia with a 24-hour turnaround. A 316 stainless steel finish is available for rust-prone areas upon request, please call for more information.

To order online, customise the barbecue with the options below and make the outdoor BBQ kitchen of your dreams.

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It can be installed into any combustible material…

This barbecue is the only one on the market which is able to be installed directly into a bench and benchtop made from combustible materials. This means it can be dropped into any standard kitchen bench, eliminating the need for granite or stone benchtops. Granite, stone and similar materials will remain the preferred option for many Outdoor Kitchen owners, giving a look of sophistication and quality, to match the same characteristics in the Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite.

Designed to fit into standard benchtops…

This bbq will fit into a standard 600mm benchtop. Another bonus for Outdoor Kitchen owners who have had their kitchen built but are yet to choose their bbq, and easy for builders and cabinet makers too, eliminating the need for a non-standard bench to be manufactured.

Flame failure as standard…

This safety feature is often a standard requirement for many Outdoor Kitchen installations. It is now included in this new product as part of the gas tap configuration and is designed to cut the gas supply if the flame is extinguished by a gust of wind, for example.


As the knob on the Island Gourmet Elite is turned, the piezo ignition automatically lights the bbq. No additional buttons to push and maintain. Easy, no fuss and works every time.

Easy to clean…

The Island Gourmet Elite features a lift-out plate and a separate fat container which allows for easy cleaning while still eliminating the risk of a flare up from dripping fat. The plate can be lifted out, pressure cleaned or scrubbed, then easily replaced for your next bbq. The fat container can be easily cleaned out also.

Comes fully assembled…

The Island Gourmet Elite now arrives on your doorstep fully assembled, ready to drop into your benchtop and then to be connected to a gas supply. This bbq is comfortably lifted by 2 people. You will up and running in under 10 minutes, ready to cook on your new bbq.

LPG or Natural Gas… and Universal Gas

Bottled LPG and piped Natural Gas are able to be used safely on the Island Gourmet Elite. There is a small additional cost for the Natural Gas version. Heatlie were also successful in obtaining approval from the AGA (Australian Gas Association) for the use of Universal Gas, allowing this product to be used in other countries using this type of gas.

Optional extras…

  • Hood - The roasting hood is available which features a thermometer to assist the cook with keeping track of the temperature and cooking time of roasts and other larger items. This can be added when you purchase your new bbq or can be fitted easily at a later date.
  • Cabinet - A 2, 3 or 4 door cabinet is currently available. This is made in our factory in South Australia and is designed to house both the Island Gourmet models.
  • Roasting Rack - lifts the food off the hot plate which stops it from burning on the plate and allows hot air to circulate and cook food evenly. 
  • Vege baskets - designed to warm food or cook gently; these hang on the back of the hood.
  • Grill Plate - Available in mild steel or stainless steel, this plate with turn your bbq into a grill. Designed with safety in mind, there is no chance of flare-ups and comes with trays to catch any waste which drips through the grill.


What is the Island Gourmet Elite Barbecue plate made from?

The BBQ plate comes in either mild steel or stainless steel. We recommend mild steel as it conducts heat better than stainless steel. Both products will need to be seasoned, similar to a wok, and this will stop any food from sticking to the plate whilst stopping the plate from rusting. Even the stainless steel plate will go black and will rust, due to the grade of stainless steel used for this purpose.

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 of a stainless steel hotplate, we recommend to thoroughly clean the hotplate with non-caustic cleaning products, such as our barbecue cleaning kits, after each use.

How do I clean out the fat drip?

Cooking Guide

Seasoning the Plate

As the Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite hotplate is made from 5mm 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 the barbecue and apply a layer of vegetable or cooking oil.
  4. Turn off the barbecue.
  5. Wipe off the layer of oil.
  6. After cooking, scrape food particles off the 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.

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