Thur 5 - Sun 8 September 2024
Auckland Showgrounds, Greenlane

BBQ Season

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BBQ season is so close we can almost smell it!  Thankfully the 2017 Auckland Home Show is just around the corner and we’ve got a sneak peek for you of some of the best outdoor cooking grills, BBQ’s and pizza ovens that’ll be on show…

BBQ Season

With the warmer weather thankfully comes the BBQ season.  A staple of our kiwi summer diet; sausages, steak, chicken, fish and more are the culinary smells that accompany us through September to April.  If your trusty two-wheeler BBQ has seen better days, then it’s definitely time for an upgrade.  We’ve pulled together a collection of some of our favourites below, so whether you’re a charcoal-griller or a wood-burner there’s an option for you!

Heston’s Heroes

Introducing the mighty Everdure BBQ range by Heston Blumenthal – a revolutionary new range done in collaboration with the world renown chef, featuring five stunning contemporary designed barbeques with all the joy of outdoor charcoal or gas cooking in mind.

Including the supreme HUB; the ultimate charcoal experience designed for outdoor entertainers with a flair for performance.  The Fusion; which makes charcoal cooking super simple and virtually effortless, the Cube; an amazing portable barbeque to enjoy at home or away, the Force; a simple to use versatile 2 burner gas barbeque, and finally the Furnace; an epic 3 burner gas barbeque.  You’ll be able to see them all in action yourself at the Auckland Home Show outside the Hall at Stand 18.

Outdoor Kitchen Necessity

We all like to live outdoors during the summer months and if you’ve got outdoor entertaining on your mind then the Broil King Imperial 490 Built-in Gas BBQ from 4 Seasons (Stand 250) is the perfect addition to your custom outdoor kitchen set-up.  This newly designed product is a big change for Broil King as it steps away from the typical cast aluminium body, to a grill that’s a combination of stainless steel, steel sheet metal and cast aluminium hood caps. This is one powerful grill.

Pizza Anyone?

If you’re wanting to try something a little more rustic, then consider adding in a woodfired pizza oven to your outdoor area.  The Forno Braga Traditional Woodfired Oven from Brustics Brushwood Fences (Site 8 on The Street)is just that – traditional.  Its pedigree comes all the way from Portugal, so you know there’s proven history there!  With three sizes available, it comes fully assembled so you can get cracking on your Frango Piri Piri straight away!

Then there’s the Maximus Portable Woodfired Oven from Brustics Brushwood Fences (Site 8 on The Street) that you can literally take with you anywhere, so you can experience that delicious woodfired flavour and smell anytime, or consider the beautifully New Zealand hand-crafted Woodfired Oven from the team at The Outside (Stand 811) featuring stainless steel, hard wood and electro-galvanised steel.

The Full Package

The Tekapo Outdoor Fireplace from Kent (Stand 461) is a perfect choice when you want more than just a nice fire to add a little warmth; this stunning fireplace features a built-in pizza oven with a grill and hotplate for barbecuing and roasting, as well as a secondary oven and storage compartment!  That’s all your cooking, warming and ambience needs met in one stunning package.

For more inspiration and products to help update your outdoor entertaining plans this summer; head along to New Zealand largest home and renovation exhibition – the Auckland Home Show on September 6-10 at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.  Tickets available now at