Leading kitchen appliances specialist Smeg Australia presents a new range of barbecues featuring a sleek profile and delivering powerful performance.

The rising popularity of outdoor kitchens has placed the BBQ in the spotlight with most consumers demanding uniform cooking, rust-free components and minimal flare-ups as opposed to wok burners and rotisseries.

Smeg has used its indoor expertise to deliver perfectly controlled barbeque cooking in a sleek, beautifully designed built-in appliance crafted in high quality marine grade stainless steel.

Available in a choice of hooded and lidded designs, the Smeg barbeque offers 67.5 Megajoules per hour over five burners. Design features include an interlocking grill system and a hotplate as well as an integrated fat and oil collection system that drains all oils and fats away from the cooking area into a reservoir at the side of the unit for easy collection, resulting in healthier food and lower incidence of ‘flare ups’.

All outer surfaces are made from 316 Marine Grade stainless steel while the cooking surfaces are 304 Commercial Grade stainless steel, helping to create a very durable and long-lasting appliance. Even the interlocking grill system, hotplate and burners are stainless steel while the control panel is laser-etched so the serigraphy will not wear off with time.

Smeg’s BIBQ1205AH barbeque model features a double-insulated hood that provides a safe-touch exterior, plus a stainless steel warming rack and a 400°C thermostat. The BIBQ1205AF barbecue’s sleek lid-cum-protective cover doubles as a splashback when in use.

Both BBQ models are available nationally from appliance specialists, electrical retailers and some department stores.