In This Issue
SOLEX 2019 hailed as great success
Organiser happy with response to her first SOLEX
Was Solex 2019 the tipping point from weave to modern contemporary garden furniture?
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
Norfolk Leisure unveiled new blue version of popular Florenity range
Zest 4 Leisure celebrates SOLEX success
Tom Chambers' major success on return to SOLEX
New Kadai Log Store creates huge interest
Kettler launch two new brands at SOLEX
Great response to the Garden Grill Company range of BBQ accessories
Riley Outdoor Pool Diner is a big hit at SOLEX
LeisureGrow fires up BBQ market with new Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Grillstream System
RotoSpa showcased new marketing displays
Pacific Lifestyle cover all areas at Solex
Hartman encourage younger people to invest in garden furniture
Charles Taylor unveil new style of wooden seating
Daro wow SOLEX with new products and industry-changing ideas
Outback launch charcoal cooking on gas
New additions to top-selling Barlow Tyrie range
Outdoor kitchens draw visitors to the BeefEater stand
Katie Blake Garden Furniture continues exciting growth
Mercer Leisure launch biggest range of garden furniture
The best of last week's garden retailing news
Char-Broil showcased its BBQ range for all sizes of outdoor spaces
All options covered by Garden Impressions
Lots of interest shown in BBQ Rubs and Sauces
GLATZ – the leading worldwide parasol experts
Urban Barbecues are on the UP with Cadac
Unique glass fronted heater from Lifestyle Appliances
Extreme Lounging intoduce their new B-bulb
New products for next season by Pagoda on show
Marble Stone and Ceramic table tops from Europa Leisure create a point of difference
A taste of Brazilian hospitality from Tramontina
See all the pictures from Build-up Day
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Outback launch charcoal cooking on gas

Outback launched their Hybrid BBQ solution with models that feature charcoal cooking, lit by the gas burners, alongside traditional gas BBQ burners.


MD Mark Osborne told Solex Sun this morning. "New for 2020 every model of Ranger Magnum, which are our three burner, Jupiter which is our four burner and then Signature which is our six burner will come with a charcoal basket.


"We're working with a UK production company who manufacture very dense charcoal briquettes so you can light this briquette with gas underneath the charcoal baskets, get it to a stage where it's just beginning to burn then turn off the gas and it will continue burning and you can cook on it as charcoal."


"We ran a consumer show two weeks ago down at Longleat a few weeks ago showcasing the models and getting some consumer feedback on what we were looking to launch for next year. When you show people charcoal to cook on a gas barbecue it is just what they want. Everybody loves the convenience of gas but what they also want is the charcoal flavour."


Also new for 2020 the Signature range comes ready assembled on a pallet and along with the charcoal basket it also boasts extra drawers and storage, acacia wood chopping board (passed for contact with food) plus a pull out tray for the patio gas botttle.


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