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Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby NCD22 » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 2:39 am

Anyone know where to get a decent BBQ grill for a reasonable price? Went to two places today (BQ Mart at Kallang and Big Box at Jurong) and they had some decent ones, but at both, grills that would cost say US$400 (S$500 or so) in the US were going for S$1,400! Absolutely insane! I could buy the same grill and have it shipped by Amazon and taxes/duties paid for less... Which i think i may just do out of spite...

On a side note, anyone has a used one to sell or know anyone that does please PM me.
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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby curiousgeorge » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 4:13 am

Welcome to Singapore where things cost more (TM)

Go ahead and get it shipped. Just check for valves and gas-mix compatibility first.

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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby Barnsley » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:39 am

NCD22 wrote:Anyone know where to get a decent BBQ grill for a reasonable price? Went to two places today (BQ Mart at Kallang and Big Box at Jurong) and they had some decent ones, but at both, grills that would cost say US$400 (S$500 or so) in the US were going for S$1,400! Absolutely insane! I could buy the same grill and have it shipped by Amazon and taxes/duties paid for less... Which i think i may just do out of spite...

On a side note, anyone has a used one to sell or know anyone that does please PM me.


Make your own out of an old oil drum .....

Our German Colleagues in the Dragon Boat Community have made a couple cracking BBQ grills.

They require charcoal for cooking though :cool:
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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 2:10 pm

When I work in the Oil Industry, we also used 55 Gallon drums to make BBQs, and for the one or two person picnic out of the boot of the car/beach we used Freon R22 bottles cut in half sideways with brazed on legs handles, etc. Or you can use an empty LPG gas bottle of the type used for stoves here in Singapore that use bottled gas and not city gas.


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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby x9200 » Sun, 24 Jan 2016 6:27 pm

I had this one:
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Paid, ca $300, carbon steal, survived 1 season. Functionally was ok, but the parts exposed to the direct heat (mostly the bottom part) corroded out extremely quickly.

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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 25 Jan 2016 4:08 am

Grills are very expensive in Singapore. Most however, are better quality than the typical CharBroil you find at Home Depot.

The majority of the grills come from Australia. You may think you can ship from the USA, and you will be stunned a) when you see how many grills are not eligible for international shipping, and b) when you see the costs... you can easily spend $700 shipping a 4 burner grill.

Gas isn't an issue as long as you get a propane grill. You'll have to buy the regulator from whomever you purchase bottled gas, and they will hose you to attach it to the gas line on the grill.

I purchased two high quality used gas grills when I lived in Singapore, one for each semi-D I lived in. Paid around S$400 each... you just need to be patient and keep checking out the various for sale websites, including eBay.

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Re: Where to get a BBQ grill?

Postby NCD22 » Thu, 04 Feb 2016 2:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestions all. Just to update, I ended up going with BBQ Warehouse (http://bbqwarehouse.com.sg/). The prices are still way more than I ever envisioned myself ever spending on a gas grill, but at least they are comparable to US prices and the current exchange rate so at least I know that I am getting what I paid for. For a country that has such awesome BBQ weather you would think there would be more options. In the US, $400 (S$570 or so) gets you a pretty serious gas grill...
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