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Review: 2 Burner BBQ
“Hockey Stick” Burners – Wedgetail Campers


Our Wedgetail Camper has a Sizzler Deluxe 2 burner BBQ. This sturdy unit is a versatile bit of equipment.

It can be used as an oven, BBQ or a conventional 2 burner stove.

The burners are straight tubes, about 350mm long. They’re ideal for heating the hotplate or cooking with long trays, but not so good when boiling the billy or heating a round pot.

The original burners supplied with our Sizzler Deluxe 2 burner BBQ.
The original burners are two straight tubes. Not very efficient and easily blown out in wind. (Excuse the messy BBQ… it’s had a hard life!)


Wedgetail Campers and the burner’s supplier have worked together to provide a better solution. They’ve come up with “hockey stick” burners to replace the standard straight ones.

The new "hockey stick" burners fitted to the outside 2 burner BBQ in our Wedgetail Camper.
New “hockey stick” burners as supplied by Wedgetail Campers.

Darren from Wedgetail Campers sent us a kit to install and try out.


The Issue

So what’s the issue with the current burner? Well, it definitely falls into the First World Problem category…

Because the existing burners are straight, boiling a round jug, billy or pot takes much longer than it should. You’re only using a small part of the burner.

This is not a big deal. It does waste gas, but it’s really not the end of the world.

What’s more annoying though is using the 2 burner BBQ in wind. Because much of the lit burner is exposed, it tends to blow out.

Hopefully the new “hockey stick” burners will be more protected underneath the saucepan or jug.

So what’s in the replacement kit?







The Replacement Kit

Wedgetail Campers supply a complete replacement kit for the Sizzler Deluxe 2 burner BBQ. It comes with:

  • 2 new “hockey stick” burners,
  • 2 M4 screws to attach the burners,
  • 1 new gas jet, and 
  • An illustrated instruction sheet.


Installation

Installation is straightforward and quick. You’ll need a drill, drill bits, marker pen, flat screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver and a 7mm spanner.

This installation video shows how easy the process is.

Installing the hockey-stick burners… and the results.


The Verdict

The new burners perform much better in windy conditions. It might be due to the gas outlet holes being on top of the new burners, rather than down either side on the old burners.

Whatever the reason, this is a worthwhile modification… a cheap solution to an annoying issue.

The completed installation of "hockey stick" burners on our Wedgetail Campers 2 burner BBQ.
Giving it a test run.

It’s easy to do, a half hour job. If you’re not confident in doing this yourself, give Darren a call at Wedgetail Campers on 0458 130 106 and they’ll supply and install the new burners for you.


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