The true name for an Argentine BBQ is ‘Asado’. It is a BBQ by name but not by nature. If you are in a hurry, get out your standard gas barbeque as this wood-fired charcoal barbeque is about taking your time and enjoying the relaxed social experience.
Three main features of the New Zealand made Argie Barbie allow you to experience the leisurely social style of a genuine Asado barbequing occasion. To enjoy delicious, wood-fired cooking continuously for several hours, you need to maintain an uninterrupted and adjustable heat source from a charcoal fire. That’s why the Argie Barbie has a separate wood burner, a height-adjustable grill, and fat channelling V grill plates.
Our grill is modelled after traditional Argentinian grills, utilising a timeless design proven throughout centuries. The Argie Barbie allows you to experience this Argentinian age-old tradition at home and make it the centre of a leisurely, unique occasion. Whizz up a chimichurri sauce and enjoy the wood flavoured food of your choice. You will taste the difference.
Imagine owning this ultimate in charcoal barbeques. Impress your family and friends, especially if you all love eating delicious, properly-barbequed food. Cook steaks, ribs, lamb and vegetables to perfection because of the embers and temperature adjusting grill.
The Argie Barbie is the really authentic way to barbeque in New Zealand without the usual pitfalls of charcoal BBQ’s! All gas barbeques will flare-up and burn your meat. And they don’t have that lovely smoky, BBQ flavour of cooking on charcoal. Argie Barbie provides continuous hours of succulent charcoal cooking without dangerous flare-ups because hot embers don’t cause fat to flare-up. Plus the V channel grill plate stops fat falling onto the embers. And the nifty height-adjustable grill allows you to regulate the cooking heat.
Impress your guests. The Argie Barbie is perfect for a slow and fun social time. Pour some good wine, take your time to cook many different smaller courses, just like the South Americans do.
Makes it very easy to control temperature by raising and lowering grill. Embers too hot? Just raise the grate. Embers too cool? Then lower the grate or raise grate and bring in fresh hot coals and lower when ready to cook again.
Prevents charring from dangerous fat flare ups by diverting fat along multiple V channels of the grilling plate. Collects fat in tidy drip trays. Extremely durable. Removes fat for a healthier meal. Easy to remove and clean.
Catches the fat as it runs off the front of the grill. Easy to remove and clean. Drip Trays can also be used to baste the meat with either the juices of the meat or a marinade.
Yes, you can use any type of dry wood or charcoal to create embers. The separate burners means there’s no space taken up for grilling. It’ll usually take about 15 to 30minutes for the burning wood to create enough embers. Keep loading wood into the Brasero to provide a continuous supply of embers enabling you to cook for long periods serving various courses. This prevents you having to build a new fire when the embers die down. Charcoals fall through bottom of Brasero to provide a constant supply of hot embers. Just sweep across new embers from under the Brasero as required. Cooking embers cause no flare ups at all and no fat fires to worry about. Prevents smoke tainting the food. The brasero acts as a great outdoor heater. No need to have a gas heater etc if you’ve got an Argie Barbie.
You will get many years of enjoyment from your Argie Barbie because it is made from the high grade 304 stainless which won’t buckle under the heat, or rust, unlike cheaper, lower-grade stainless steel. It may ‘tea stain’ if left outside by the ocean, but that can simply be cleaned off with a stainless steel cleaner.
The Argie Barbie uses firebricks on the base and sides to prevent heat from radiating outside the grill through the metal parts. Firebricks also help reduce the amount of wood or charcoal used because the bricks retain heat. The heat is distributed evenly below the grill which makes cooking easier because it creates an even temperature to grill over. Fire bricks can withstand very high temperatures.
Designed and built in NZ. Extremely durable and spare parts are readily available if required.
Just drop the front door down and sweep the fire bricks clean away the embers. Easily removed grills can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Slow it down. Start your fire, enjoy the flames, feel the heat.
Grab a drink, invite your friends, call out the family and relax knowing that your grill can handle it all.
Meats, chicken and fish, that’s what this grill was designed for.
Veggies, sides, appetisers… see what wood-fired embers can do for all your favourites.
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