Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite

Heatlie Island Gourmet
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Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite

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Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite 600 and 850 BBQ – AUSSIE MADE!

Available in two sizes, this barbecue can be easily incorporated into your Outdoor Kitchen. A first for the bbq market, The Heatlie Island Gourmet Elite (IGE) is designed to be dropped into a bench top made from any material, including combustible materials such as wood. It has been specially designed to be installed with minimal fuss. The IGE comes standard with a flat lid. See “Features” tab for additional accessories. You can also purchase the Heatlie Island Gourmet cabinet which has the necessary ventilation requirements as specified by the Australian Standards.


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 bench top 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.

Auto ignition…
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 door step 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 is 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 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.


Box Contents, Ventilation and Installation Videos
As of September 2013, all Island Gourmet BBQs will be dispatched as assembled bbqs, so you have no need to read the following information as it is no longer relevant to you. Ventilation requirements still apply. If you purchased your bbq earlier that this, continue to read further for the additional assembly instructions and videos. Your Island Gourmet Box will contain the bbq, a flat lid, and a manifold with a hose and regulator attached.Allen keys and associated screws are also included. A full inventory list is included in the box with the instructions. Please check that all items have been included when you receive your bbq. Please view the videos below before attempting to assemble and install your Island Gourmet.

Ventilation requirements for this bbq are also included, but also refer to the PDF “Installation and Ventillation requirements” on the download brochure tab on this website for more information. Incorrect ventilation will not allow the Island Gourmet to function correctly and will void warranty.

Installation Videos

Heatlie Island Gourmet Assembly Part 1: Burner Assembly


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 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.


What is the Island gourmet Elite Barbecue plate made from?

The BBQ plate comes in either mild steel or stainless steel. We recommend the mild steel as it conducts the 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, and will stop 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.


Do I need to season the plate?

Seasoning the plate will stop food from sticking and give you a better cooking surface.

I have a problem with my Island Gourmet lighting. What can I do to rectify this?
If you find your Island Gourmet is not lighting, it may be an issue with the electrode placement.

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