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Heatlie BBQs are the toughest barbecues around. Originally designed for professional chefs, the full range of Heatlie BBQs are now available for you to enjoy at home. Available in 3 sizes and a choice of stainless steel or powder coated finish, you’re bound to find a Heatlie BBQ which looks fantastic in your outdoor kitchen or backyard. All Heatlie barbecues feature our unique burner system which uses precision machined burners to produce a more even heat than other barbecues. 



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, 1xI washer, 1xI 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 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 spanner
  9. Repeat process for other wheel

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 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 a 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 leveling 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 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 over tighten. 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 controller unit and watch for bubbles.

Assembly of Heatlie BBQ Accessories

Protective Cover

  1. Attach handle to outside of protective cover.
  2. Attach step bracket to the inside of the cover.
  3. Put 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 wind shield when cooking).
  4. Pass screw through cover and into handle.
  5. Tighten firmly using screwdriver.
  6. Repeat process for other side of handle (for 1150 model only)

End Table

  1. End tables can be placed on either side of 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 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 drawer from 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 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 warming drawer.
  11. Insert drawer into front of 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.


Before lighting

  1. Be sure the BBQ is at least 200mm away from any combustible surface.
  2. The unit should be placed on a firm solid surface.
  3. The unit should be levelled, with a slight incline to the front to be sure that the fat runs into the front valley. Place liquid collecting container (metal can or similar) under the spout, in the holder, on the front of the unit. Ensure container is properly located so that it cannot be accidentally dislodged.
  4. Turn gas burner controls to the OFF position.
  5. Turn on valve at the gas cylinder.
  6. Check there are no leaks. See Leak Test.


  1. Turn on front gas burner by pushing down the knob and rotating to high. Then push piezo ignition button until burner ignites. If ignition does not occur within 15 seconds, turn off and wait 30 seconds before trying again.
  2. To light rear burner turn knob to high and push piezo igniter or allow about 10 seconds for “cross lighting” to occur.
  3. Flame is visible through Viewing Portholes situated at each end of BBQ next to burners.
  4. After use, turn off knobs and gas supply.

Warning: Occasionally a Yellow or Low Flame may occur particularly if barbecue has not been used for some time. This signifies some blockage due to dust or a problem which may require assistance from a qualified gas fitter.

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.


Heatlie Barbecues Series Specifications
Series 1150 850 700
Jet Size (LPG) 1.70mm 1.30mm 1.15mm
Heat output (per burner) 38MJPH 21 MJPH 18MJPH

Jet Size (Natural Gas) 2.65mm 2.05mm 1.9mm Heat output (per burner 33MJPH 20MJPH 17MJPH
Cooking Area 1150x520mm 850x520mm 700x520mm

Height 780mm or 815mm with warming drawer.
Finish Stainless steel or powder coated in burgundy colour


Click Here for Features and Benefits of a Heatlie BBQ. 

Want to know more about:

1. Plate choices

2. BBQ Finishes

3. Sizes of BBQs with out legs (to place in recess)

Click HERE to download brochure.


Click Here on How to Care for your Plate 

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

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.

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 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.

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

What is Heatlies Warranty for Commercial and Domestic BBQs? Veiw Details of Warranty Policy.

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