Master ChefÂ® E500 Propane BBQ
Excellent BBQ for the price
As a former chef, when I was searching for a new bbq, I shopped around and compared features with price using common sense.
I really enjoy this particular bbq. Easy enough to
assemble with just 2 people. Chose the natural gas model for worry free cooking. I've had this model since early spring, and have truly LOVED using it. From complete breakfasts using a steel griddle to late night char-broiled steak supper with all the trimmings, I give this bbq two thumbs up! Very good choice for the money. As a Canadian Tire brand more value is put into the construction and not into the "Name". The only con is the open back which makes for a dust trap, as my city is extremely windy and dusty. I definately keep cooking utensils in my kitchen and not underneath.
May 16, 2012
I bought it recently and I have used it a couple of times. It is great and the heat is even all over it. I had a smaller one before but it always burned some part and uncooked the other.
The only negative point is assembly, it is really time consuming but I think it really worth it.
May 13, 2013
Great BBQ for the price
I bought this BBQ last summer on sale for $199. It was a great deal and the BBQ has performed to expectations. It was easy to assemble (requires 2 people but I managed to do it on my own). Large cook surface with even heat. Only complaint is lid is fairly light, so there is some heat loss.
May 12, 2013
Just got this for my birthday last week and have used it 4 times already. Great barbecue! As mentioned a few times, it is quite the task to put together, but with a couple of beers and a barbecued meal as a reward, it made it fun.
Again as mentioned, it seemed to take a while to heat up as per the temperature gauge but I think the gauge may be not very accurate. When cooking at Med/High on the dials, it shows around 300-375 degrees with the lid closed. If you rely on a temperature gauge, you may want to look at an upgrade.
Side infrared burner takes a while to heat up but once it does, works great.
For the money, I don't think you can beat this purchase. I'm looking to add the rotiserre soon... can't wait!
May 10, 2013
wow, bought this on sale $299 to replace my 12 year old rusting bbq.
First thing...if you like putting things together than you'll love this bbq....this thing took me three hours to put together!!! My only complaint is that the diections could be changed to make the setup easier. Otherwise this is an excellent bbq. This thing has some serious heft. Everything feels nice, solid and heavy...nothing flimsy about it.
First push of the ignitor and the thing roared to life. The infrared side burner is a huge plus for me, i love it.
Anyway I highly recomend this bbq can't think of any negatives
May 10, 2013
Really Great BBQ
We recently purchased this BBQ. The even heat it gives off allows you to perfectly cook every time. I love that the BBQ has 4 different sections and you can use all of them or only run half the BBQ if you are cooking something smaller!! Really a great product and makes it even more enjoyable to BBQ!!!!
May 8, 2013
This BBQ works well and looks great. Make sure the manifold turns before fully assembling - mine was stuck and I had to use a screwdriver internally to force movement.
May 7, 2013
I purchased this grill after reading the customer reviews. I was initially very happy with my purchase. The BBQ heats quickly and efficiently with great cooking results. The infrared side burner works great. However the rotisserie burner resulted in longer than expected cook times. The only real flaw in this BBQ and it is a big one is the cooking surface. After discussing my options for cooking surfaces with the Canadian Tire employee I chose the porcelain coated cast iron. I followed the manuals cleaning instructions since I had never owned this type before. Within 2 months of purchase the porcelain started to flake off, the surface became hard to clean and food started to stick even with oiling. After 3 months the grill began to rust and is not covered under warranty a replacement set will cost you $80 from Master Chef. Keep this in mind before you purchase.
May 7, 2013
I purchased this BBQ last week. It replaces an older cheaper one I purchased from Canadian Tire 3 years ago. What can I say about it? It was easy to put together. I tried it for the first time this weekend past and it was perfect. I could have bought a more expensive BBQ but the features and price of this one outmatches in my view comparable BBQ's that cost $500 to $600.00. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
May 6, 2013
Beautiful! But took forever to assemble
Great price, 299 on sale. Good quality. But wow, took over 3 hours to assemble! And I'm a technical trades guy! But it's worth it. heats up fast, side burner is awesome! Enjoy.
May 4, 2013
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