Enjoy the charm and taste that cooking outside using charcoal on the new HEAT 700 from Chesneys. The largest model in the Heat Collection range, this mammoth model boasts an extensive cooking area capable of coping with making delicious food for larger parties.
The Heat 700 offers cooking and outdoor heating modes, a rotatable, removable grill for variable cooking heights and for Wok cooking, an insulated lid to reduce heat loss, single lever air control for cooking and heating, cool touch handles, digital thermometer for precise cooking control, all weather cover and ash pan for easy ash removal.
Although most of us enjoy barbecuing and eating outside, we don’t get too many nights when it’s warm enough to remain outside for very long. Now, thanks to this new efficient and environmentally friendly outdoor heaters – British summer time can start earlier and finish later in the year.
Chef James Martin has said that given the choice, he wouldn’t cook on any other barbecue and so what’s so special about The Heat Collection?
Before starting work on the HEAT collection, Chesney's had already developed the technology in their stove range to produce a wood burning outdoor heater that would be efficient, clean and beautiful to look at. The challenge was to ensure that the same appliance could also provide an outstanding barbecuing and cooking experience. It needed to have a versatility and functionality that would appeal to the ambitious outdoor chef as well as the ease of use and reliability required by the weekend barbecue enthusiast.
They have designed an appliance that ticks all these boxes and which they believe is not only the best barbecue on the market but also offers a unique outdoor heating solution, which is both effective and atmospheric. So whether you’re a candidate for Masterchef or just want to make sure your sausages, steak and burgers are cooked to a turn, the HEAT 700 is for you. After cooking it will even self-clean once in heating mode allowing you to enjoy a well-deserved rest relaxing in the warm glow of the fire!
There is no waiting around with this appliance. Thanks to the unique combustion process the barbecue is ready to cook within 15 minutes of lighting. The combustion technology that Chesneys uses in its range of stoves has been adapted to provide a degree of temperature control that is uniquely sensitive and responsive to a barbecue. This means that grilling a steak or undertaking the most complex recipe can be approached with absolute confidence.
It’s easy to transition the appliance from barbecue to heating mode by simply repositioning a baffle inside it which turn the barbecue into a highly efficient outdoor heater, which will deliver up to 700 degrees of radiant heat. This is made possible by a temperature control system which uses the baffle to direct the heat upwards for cooking and then allows it to radiate outwards in heater mode.
When you place logs on the charcoal or wood ashes that have been used to cook within minutes, the heater is creating its own micro climate. The heater works in the same way as a stove with a glass door that opens so that the fuel can be replenished. It has a single lever operating a valve that controls the amount of air entering the chamber and governs the rate at which the fire burns and the level of heat it generates – which means you are in control of the heat.
Unlike a firepit, the heater uses clean burn technology to burn logs which reduces harmful particulate emissions at a time when there is increasing concern over air pollution and so it’s healthier to stay warm. And of course, burning wood is a carbon neutral compared with gas patio heaters which emit significant volumes of CO2 and contribute to climate change. And if you hate the smell of smoke on your clothes and on your hair, you’ll love Chesney’s award winning stove technology as no smoke is emitted.