Beefeater Discovery 1100e 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

Beefeater Discovery 1100e 4-Burner

$1,600
8.4

Construction Quality

8.0/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Features

8.5/10

Flare-ups

8.5/10

Durability

8.5/10

Pros

  • High Heat Output
  • Powerful Side Burner
  • View Window
  • Versatile Cooking Surface
  • Removable Hood

Cons

  • Lightweight Side Tables
  • Primitive Design
  • Comparatively Expensive
  • Limited Distribution

Specifications

  • Four 17,000 BTU cast iron burners
  • 660 square inches of primary cooking area
  • 68,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 15,000 BTU flush mounted side burner
  • On knob piezoelectric ignition
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Comes standard with one large cast iron griddle
  • Window built into the single layer hood
  • Stainless steel and enamled steel construction
  • 174 pounds total weight
  • Sold as propane - convertible to natural gas
  • Made in China by Beefeater Grills and sold through specialty retailers

Full Review – Beefeater Discovery 1100E Gas Grill

Beefeater started out as one of the original manufacturers of grill in Australia. Australian style grills are built for power. The burners are close to the food and they are particularly good at direct, intense heat. Beefeater still works for this goal and this Discovery 1100E 4-Burner has all that. This straightforward gas grill and at around $1,600USD it doesn’t jump out versus a lot of the lower quality competition. That is too bad. These are great grills, but tend to be hard to find.

While customizable, the standard configuration of this gas grill included four 17,000 BTU cast iron burners under 660 square inches of porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates (one section is typically a griddle). This is a lot of power. But that heat close to the cooking surface, as is the style with Australian grills, and make that cooking surface heavy and this is a grill that can put a lot of heat on foods. Even the 15,000 BTU side burner is more powerful than you find on competing grills.

Open grilling is big in Australia. In fact, lids are kind of a new thing and this grill has a completely removable lid so it can be an open grill approached from any side. The lid has a large window built into it, so you can watch for flare-ups (sometimes and issue) without lifting the lid. The construction quality of this grill is high, making it a great choice if you can track it down. In my opinion, Beefeater grills deserve a lot more attention than they get.

This model gas grill is also available as an insert if you can find it. As an addition to an inexpensive grill island, it is also a very good choice.