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Fire Mountain Everest 2-burner gas barbecue
Pros: quality materials, sturdy, quick preheat, variable cooking areas, accurate temperature control, spacious grill
Cons: lengthy build, cold spots, inconsistent gas
Burger count: approx 18
Overall rating: 3/5
Simple enough to build, all you'll need is a standard Phillips head screwdriver. However the instructions are confusing at times and the unassembled barbecue is poorly packaged with parts left loose in the box. This lead to a lengthier than expected overall assembly time.
The finished grill feels very sturdy and is evidently made with quality engineered materials, though the ridged side tables make neat storage trickier. The gas connected and ignited easily with the barbecue preheating in a super-speedy five minutes. The temperature gauge reacts quickly to subtle adjustments, though the grill itself struggled to fully light with around one-third acting as a perpetual cold spot.
Luckily the Fire Mountain offers a sectional high-quality cast iron grill that retains plenty of heat, which is perfect for quick charring. One side acts as a conventional grill area while the other offers a thick, griddle-style cook. This multiple function grill is also simple to remove and hand-wash.
Despite the persistent cold spots the overall heat distribution and accuracy is good, producing even browning across our tests with everyday barbecue staples (burgers, sausages, kebabs and halloumi).
There is a short distance between the grill and burners meaning that food cooked more quickly than it did on other models we tested, so you'll need to keep a keen eye on everything. However, the combination of a spacious surface area and a tall hood allows you to experiment with larger and more complex produce.
The Fire Mountain is good all-rounder, providing impressive though not perfect results across our extensive testing. It's a solid workhorse model that looks the part and is available at a reasonable price.
Assembly 2.5/5 (2 hrs)
Ease of use 2.5/5
Cooking results 3.5/5
Value for money 3.5/5
Overall rating: 3/5
Hose & regulator: included
Gas type: clip-on propane
Dishwasher safe: no
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