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Toast Australia Day on Us

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 

Celebrate Australia Day with a new BBQ from Gas Works.

There is nothing more Australian than a BBQ with friends on Australia Day and when it comes to Gas BBQ’s no one know Gas better than Gas Works.

They have the  top brand names like Beefeater, Gas Mate, Weber* and more (*selected stores). 

If you are looking for an outdoor kitchen then Gas Works can design and install a custom made kitchen for you.

Check out the special offers from Euro BBQ’s like the stainless steel 4 burner with bonus 115lts Bar Fridge.

So a get a few friends around and raise a glass and to help you celebrate, Gas Works are offering a $50 Dan Murphy’s Voucher on selected BBQ’s (See in-store for details), but its only on 'til Australia Day (Jan 26th 2016) so hurry in.

EAST versus WEST. Weber v Beefeater

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Come and check out our BBQ cooking demos tomorrow

Feed your curiosity about the Weber Q at our Findon Store (383 Findon Rd Findon)
Saturday: 11am-3pm (also open Sunday 11-3pm for great deals on BBQ’s)

Or understand how good Beefeater BBQ’s are at our Unley Store (61 Unley Rd Unley)
Saturday: 10am-2pm

Talk to Gas Works about an Outdoor Kitchen and make the most of summer.

Weber BBQ Cooking Demos at Gas Works Findon

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2015

 

Join us TOMORROW (Saturday 7th November) from 10am -2pm for our FREE Weber BBQ Cooking Demos at 383 Grange Rd Findon.

This is your chance to see first-hand just how easy it is to cook on the Weber Q and experience the amazing tastes.

You’ll get the good cooking oil on great recipes, BBQ tips and special deals on the full range that is exclusive to Weber Specialist Dealers.

The Gas Works Christmas BBQ guide

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Before we know it Christmas will soon be here, so it is time to get organised. We love a good Christmas BBQ. It is the perfect way to spend your Christmas afternoon. The adults can enjoy good conversation over a cold beverage while the children play backyard cricket or take their latest and greatest presents for a spin. 

Doing a Christmas BBQ is a great way to keep some of the mess and mayhem out of the house, it will stop the house from being overheated by the oven and eating outside will ensure there is plenty of room for everyone. In order to help you get ready for Christmas, Gas Works have put together a list of our favourite tips, ideas and recipes for hosting the perfect Christmas BBQ.

1. Put the bird on the barbie. Free up oven space and keep the house cool by barbecuing your turkey this Christmas. Try out this delicious recipe for your Christmas turkey or buy a pre-prepared bird and just stick to the cooking method.

Here are more tips for preparing and carving the turkey, to make sure it all goes smoothly.

2. If turkey isn’t your thing then you have a whole BBQ for seafood and other delicious morsels! These are some of our favourite festive recipes;

3. Sides and salads can make a meal so to make sure they are extra special on Christmas day, these will get your taste buds ready;

4. Kick off the meal with a truly special but simple lobster rolls. A twist on the normal lobster fare enjoyed on Christmas day but they will go down a treat.

5. Why not forgo Christmas pudding in place of a dessert that is still festive but compliments the Australian climate, try this Buche de Noel. It is a French dessert but in its Australianised form it is nougat ice-cream. How refreshingly delicious!

6. Now that we have the food organised it is time to think about table decorations. Just because you are having a BBQ doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful table setting. Here are some tips on deciding whether to keep it formal or informal. We personally love this colourful and inviting look, it is more relaxed but overall is makes for a very festive feel.

7. Make it a memorable Christmas with a delicious drink on arrival. We suggest a chilled mulled wine or a classic margarita for the adults and a homemade lemon cordial topped off with fresh mint and plenty of ice for the kids and drivers.

8. Backyard games will help to entertain children and adults alike while the food is being prepared and may even help work some of it off at the end of the meal! It can be as simple as a game of quoits (you can pick up a set for $6 at Kmart) or bocce, all the way through the backyard cricket, but it helps to be prepared and have all the equipment ready before the guests arrive.

9. Prepare in advance. Make sure you do as much as you can leading up to Christmas, as we all know how hectic it can get on the day. Cook as much as you can on Christmas Eve. Clean the BBQ using our great cleaning tips the weekend before. Gather all the table settings and games the night before. What ever you can streamline will ensure you can enjoy the day even more with all your friends and family.

10. If you are in need of a new BBQ before Christmas or perhaps as a Christmas present, you know were to find us! Gas Works has a large range of BBQs for all requirements and as you can see we love a good barbie so we sure do know how to pick the right ones for our customers.

Wishing all our wonderful customers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Get your BBQ ready for summer

Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Cleaning your BBQ is always a tough and messy task but how fulfilling it is to see that sparkle at the end. The weather is warming up and summer holidays are approaching, so whether you plan to cook up a Christmas feast on your beloved BBQ or love to cook outside whenever you get the chance, now is the time to make it sparkle. We sell BBQs if you are sceptical of how far a good clean will go to improving your BBQ.

BBQ spring clean

Prepare that BBQ for the summer silly season now. Here is the Gas Works step-by-step guide;

Prepare the BBQ

Ensure all food excess food residue is removed from the barbecue plates.

Degrease 

If required, heat the BBQ and leave on high for 5 minutes to burn off some of the excess grease. Leave the BBQ to cool.

Clean your BBQ plates

Half fill a tub with hot water and a little dishwashing liquid. Remove cooking plates one by one and submerge, scrub thoroughly with a bristled brush. Allow the plates to dry thoroughly. 

Finishing touches

Put hot water and a little dishwashing liquid in a bucket. Using a cloth wipe down the exterior of your BBQ. Including the dials, hood, side trays and trolley.

Ready to cook

When replacing the plates on the BBQ coat with oil and heat for 15 minutes to ensure they are seasoned, to prevent food getting stuck while cooking.

General BBQ cleaning tips

  • Clean while warm but not hot.
  • Line your drip tray with aluminium foil to make cleaning easy.
  • Teflon grill sheets can make cleaning a whole lot easier, they come in many different sizes and are perfect to cover your flat BBQ plate. Good for barbecuing for vegetarians and those with food allergies too, to keep the food separate.
  • Place grill plates in the dishwasher after use if they will fit, be sure to re-season before cooking again. To do this spray with oil and heat for 15 minutes.

Long term BBQ maintenance tips

  • Invest in a BBQ cover and use it whenever the BBQ isn’t in use.
  • Give your barbecue a good thorough clean once a year.

Safety checks

Start the summer BBQ season safely with these tips;

  • Ensure your gas bottle is a safe age. Check the date of manufacture stamped on the bottle, if it is any older than 10 years it needs to go.
  • Burners can become blocked while a barbecue isn’t in use. Ensure burners are clear, if they need a clean use a bottle brush to remove any blockages. Re-fit locking pins securely to ensure the burners won’t shift, and check that all burners are lighting properly.

Need a new barbecue?

If your BBQ is beyond saving this season we have a wide range of barbecues to choose from and would be happy to help you pick out the best BBQ for your lifestyle. Get in touch today to talk tongs!

Happy barbecuing this summer from the BBQ lovers at Gas Works!

Gas Works Better Winter Sale

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

Prepare your home for winter with a visit to your local Gas Works store during our Better Winter Sale. We have a huge range of products to make your home comfortable and cosy as the cold weather sets in. Plus we sell all the right brands at all the best prices.



With a wide range of heating options we will be able to find a heating solution to suit your home, style and budget. If you want to heat your home and create a beautiful show piece then a gas log fire is a great option. We offer a variety of built-in gas log fires with high efficiency. A free standing gas log fire starts from as low as $1,999. Enquire about systems with free flue kits or interest free terms available.

When you install a natural gas heating solution in your home you could be eligible for a $250 rebate for a gas space heating solution or a $750 rebate for ducted gas heating. Gas space heaters start from as low as $1,299 and come in a range of sizes and styles. Ducted gas heating prices start at $2899, which is inclusive of $250 cash back offer from Seeley International and a $750 rebate. The Braemar gas ducted heating solution is super efficient, with a six star energy rating. Gas Works are now a Climate Master of Seeley International so you have peace of mind with a 7 year warranty.

Gas Works specialise in fast hot water installation because we know the pain of having no hot water, especially in the cooler months. We can offer systems for as little as $28 per week, interest free or $799 before installation.

If you are using the winter months to do some home improvements you will be interested in our range of kitchen packages starting from $1,899 with a bonus rangehood. 

Also checkout our specials on;

Check out the catalogue online or in PDF version or visit your local Gas Works store to get your hands on a winter bargain!

8 Cooking Hacks For Efficient Foodsmiths

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013

One thing the majority of people do every day is cook! For some it is a task we’d like to spend the least amount of time doing, while still whipping up a nice meal. We’ve put together 8 cooking hacks to help make your more efficient and produce better meals in the kitchen!

8 Cooking Hacks:

1. Remove fats from soups/stews/casseroles with ice cubes.

cooking hacks 

Want an easy way to remove those liquid fats that sit on the top of soups, stews and casseroles? Just drop a couple of ice cubes into the pot and watch the fats come together and congeal near the ice cubes due to the temperature change. Now you can easily scoop it all out!

 

2. Prevent over-boiling with a wooden spoon.

wooden spoon over boiling pan 

Do your pots and pans tend to boil over when you’re cooking? Don’t worry it happens to the best of us! One way to stop it from happening is to rest a wooden spoon across the middle of the pot or pan. It might sound too good to be true but it works!

 

3. Put onions in the freezer before chopping to minimise tears.

no tears onion in freezer 

Don’t have a pair of swimming goggles lying around? Now worries. To minimise tears from cutting onions, place them in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before dicing them up. Make sure you don’t forget them in the freezer!

 

4. Microwave garlic to make it easy to peel.

easy peel microwave garlic husks 

Peeling garlic isn’t a hard task, but it can take longer than actually want to spend doing it. If the husks are a bit hard to peel off then throw them in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. This will make some of the moisture within the garlic come to the surface making the husk slide right off with a little squeeze from one end. It’s a great cooking hack that won’t change the flavour of the garlic in the process.

 

5. Use an ice cream scoop to deseed vegetables like squash & pumpkin.

deseed pumpkin with ice cream scoop 

Got a stack of pumpkin and squash to cook, or just want a more efficient way of easily taking out their innards? Why not try an ice cream scoop! It is the perfect size to get into the small area, while the flat edge of the scoop easily cuts away the innards from the flesh.

 

6. Use a bowl to cook crisp bacon in the microwave.

cook crispy bacon in the microwave 

Love bacon but don’t want to clean up the mess created by cooking it in a pan? Why not try the microwave! This unconventional method will produce nice crispy bacon every time. Just place a bowl upside down on a place, drape your bacon over the bowl and heat for 1 minute or more. It’ll produce great tasting bacon with the fats dripping off the edge of the bowl onto the plate. YUM.

 

7. Use an onion to clean your barbecue.

clean grill with onion 

Not a fan of using chemicals to clean your barbecue? Why not use an onion? Scrubbing half an onion over a heated barbecue plate or grill will remove the necessary grit and grime for clean cooking. It’s also a great green alternative that won’t cause any of those unwanted chemical smells.

 

8. Use a muffin tin to dispense condiments.

serve condiments in muffin tray 

Barbecues are great, lots of food, lots of friends and family but that also means lots of dirty dishes. To try and minimise the amount of washing, why not use a muffin tin to dispense condiments. A six muffin tin will reduce 5 bowls that would need to be washed if you didn’t use it. That’s a win in my book!

Do you have any other cooking hacks? Let us know in the comments below and if they’re deemed worthy we’ll add them to the list!

 

 Article by Nathan Hockley

9 Fair Dinkum Australia Day Recipes

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Australia Day Recipes Image 

January 26th is almost upon us and the weather outlook for the long weekend looks perfect. But now it’s time to figure out what Australia Day Recipes will we be cooking up for our guests. We’ve put together a list of 9 Fair Dinkum Australia Day Recipes you’ll want to eat all year round, and don’t worry  we’ve got you sorted through to dessert!

Australia Day Recipes

Lamb:

Australia day wouldn’t be the same without some tender lamb on your plate. Here are 3 amazing recipes for our 3 favourite cuts. Chops, the rack and the hearty roast.

Rosemary Lamb Chops with Grill Roasted Potatoes

Australia Day Lamb Chop Recipe

This fantastic recipe from Weber lets you use your kettle or conventional BBQ grill to cook these chops and potatoes to perfection. With prep and grilling time totalling around 50 minutes, you’ll have your guest’s mouths watering from the start. Make sure to brush clean the grill grates before putting the potatoes on. Click here for the recipe and cooking instructions.

Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb for Australia Day

When prepared correctly, racks of lamb will not only taste amazing but also look beautiful. This recipe for Mustard Crusted Rock of Lamb is by Emeril Lagasse of The Essence of Emeril (On the Food Network). The recipe also includes fig chutney if you wish to indulge your guests even more! Click here for Emeril’s recipe and directions.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Lamb Roasts are an Australia Day Recipe staple for many families and with this easy recipe from Myfarelady on allrecipes.com.au you have no reason not to have it on your menu! With only 6 ingredients needed this simple yet succulent roast will definitely leave your guests wanting seconds. Click here for the recipe and directions on allrecipes.com.au.

Prawns:

We’ve all heard the phrase “Put another shrimp on the barbie”. Although it might make some of us cringe when said, we all know how good BBQ prawns taste.

Bronzed Ozzy Prawns

BBQ Prawns Recipe

Tony Iomazzo sent in an amazing recipe to Heat Beads that is an Australia say winner. Tony believes you should keep the shells on when grilling as the shell is loaded with flavour and especially when browned. Check out Tony’s recipe here. If you want to know the best way to peel and devein a prawn look no further.

Salads & Vegetables:

No Australia Day feast can do without mouth-watering salads and vegetables to compliment the hearty meats on show. Here are a few of our fresh picks for Australia Day.

Couscous Salad

Australia Day Couscous Salad

This fresh and healthy couscous salad will be finished within minutes. It is a very tasty side dish that takes just minutes to prepare. Take a look at the recipe and preparation method on food.ninemsn.com.au.

Spring Feta & Lamb Salad

Lamb and Feta Salad Recipe 

You can’t have a salad on Australia Day without infusing some lamb into it! This delicious spring feta and lamb salad recipe from Coles is a delight and with minimal prep and cooking time this makes it a very enticing dish. Check out the recipe here.

BBQ Corn with Chilli, Lime & Herb Butter

BBQ Corn Recipe

BBQ Corn on the cob is one of the best side dishes for complimenting lamb. Not only does it look great on the plate but with chilli, lime and herb butter it also tastes great. If you don’t like a little extra kick, no worries, just take the chilli out of the recipe! Enjoy this recipe from Katie Quinn Davies posted on homes.ninemsn.com.au.

Desserts:

We all know the next two Australia Day Recipe favourites. But this year, why not make them yourselves rather than purchasing them pre-prepared. Go on, have a go!

Lamingtons

Australia Day Lamingtons

This recipe from Donna Hay is a breeze! The best part is definitely the use of icing sugar with the desiccated coconut for that extra sweet flavour! Take a bite out of the recipe here.

Easy Pavlova

Australia day Pavlova Recipe

This traditional Pavlova recipe is definitely a main stay when it comes to the Australia Day menu. With a hard outer shell and soft meringue centre, this amazing dessert will be devoured with conversation at a minimum! This recipe was uploaded to sheknows.com.au by Lauren Parker, find more details here.

So there you have it, some of the most delicious Australia Day Recipes around. Of course we know you’ll have your family traditions so there is no need to cook ALL 9 recipes, but I’m sure there are a 2 or 3 you’d love to add to the menu.

Have any other Australia Day Recipes we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 Article by Nathan Hockley

16 Succulent Christmas BBQ Recipes For The Big Day!

Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

With December 25th just around the corner many of you will be hosting for family and friends but still thinking what favourites you’re going to be serving up. Because Aussies love summer and barbecues we’ve decided to put together some of our favourite Christmas BBQ Recipes that you could whip up for your guests.

We have covered the old favourites plus a few new-era delights to wow your guests (and the vegetarians too!).

Not sure if you’re current BBQ is up to scratch? Take a look at our vast range of built in, freestanding and kettle barbeques. Still not sure? Talk to one of our Gas Works BBQ Experts to help find what will work better for you.


Christmas BBQ Recipes:


1. Perfect Christmas Turkey


Christmas BBQ Turkey

Although an overseas tradition, the Christmas Turkey has become more and more popular in Australia. This recipe adds an Aussie old faithful in the Webber Kettle to produce an amazing and succulent meal for many people. Anthony Pettorino is the foodie who served up this recipe. View his website for ingredients and cooking instructions!


2. Aussie Barbecued Chook

BBQ Chicken

This is a great recipe by an up and coming cook that goes by the name of ‘Not Quite Nigela’. Her name is Lorraine Elliott and she has an amazing Barbecue Chicken recipe that uses only Aussie ingredients, with two of them being Victoria Bitter and native bush spices. Lorraine takes you through the whole process and will have you serving an amazing Aussie chook in no time.

3. Christmas BBQ Ham


Christmas Ham Recipe

The Christmas ham is definitely a staple on the table of many Christmas lunches and dinners. But many of us buy them pre-cooked and ready to slice. But this Recipe by Tony Grigg of South Australia on the Heat Beads website makes you want to throw the apron on and get stuck in. This recipe also needs the services of a Weber Kettle (if you haven’t got one they make a great Christmas present!). View Tony’s ingredients and directions here.


4. Rum and Coke Ribs


Whenever anyone thinks of eating ribs they think of messy messy goodness. This recipe by acclaimed chef Peter Evans for lifestylefood.com.au will have you licking your fingers rather than reaching for the napkins. This recipe is quite easy to get going and the cooking process is fairly hands off, which makes it a great recipe to involve your kids.


5. Aussie Barbecued Lamb Roast


BBQ Lamb Roast

Lamb… it is such a great tasting meat and personally even if I didn’t like it, Sam Kekovich’s Lamb commercials would have turned me for sure! It is such a succulent type of meat when cooked on a Webber over coals and when using Terry McEvoy’s recipe on the heatbeads.com.au website. This is a great recipe with minimal ingredients that lets the cooking process create the wholesome flavour.


6. Mixed Satay Skewers


Satay BBQ Skewers

Satay skewers are great Christmas foods because they are easy to cook, distribute and eat. As nibbles they can be handed straight to your guests with a napkin. No need to dirty up any more plates, you’ll have a few of them at the end of the day that’s for sure! This recipe uses both chicken and a bit of variety. You’ll see that most of the ingredients should be hanging around in your pantry so you shouldn’t need to buy too much for these tasty treats. Take a look at the full ingredients list here.


7. Barbecued Citrus and Garlic Prawns


BBQ Prawns

An Aussie Christmas just isn’t the same without some sort of seafood! Rather than having just cold prawns this year why not take half and get them sizzling on the barbecue with an amazing marinade. This recipe by Kathie on allrecipes.com.au has been saved as a favourite over 190 times! I have no doubt these would be an amazing addition to any backyard Christmas.


8. Smokey Barbecued Meatball Skewers


BBQ Meatball Skewers

You know by now I love food on skewers, so easy to prepare, cook and eat. So it’s no wonder I’ve added another amazing skewer based meal to the list! These tasty barbecue meatball skewers go to another level with the added bacon and smokey barbeque sauce. Take a look at Liz Macri’s recipe that was also in the April 2011 edition of Super Food Ideas.

9. Barbecued Salmon


BBQ Salmon

This little beauty is great if you’re looking for a fresh and light meal for your guests. The accompanying dressing with garlic, capers and olives delivers amazing flavours along with the smokey flavour brought on by the barbecued Salmon. Check out the recipe here.


10. Barbecued Stuffed Pork Loin


BBQ Pork Loin

Any pork recipe that includes crackling is a winner in my mind. This stuffed pork loin is a great dish to add to your Christmas arsenal and the accompanying step-by-step video guide on taste.com.au will have you serving up the tastiest rolled pork roast in no time!


11. Asparagus on the Barbecue


BBQ Asparagus

We’ve made it to the important roughage to help complement the array of meats that you’ll have on show. Asparagus on the barbie is a great addition to any plate. It is a great light and fresh side dish that only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper to bring a little more of the flavour out. Take a look at the recipe and reviews here.

12. Barbecued Marinated Vegetables


BBQ Marinated Vegetables

As a side dish these vegetables will go great with any of the meats you decide to dish out on the big day. Cooking them on skewers will make it a lot easier to cook them evenly and place on plates. The leftovers are also great with crusty bread! Take a look at the recipe here.


13. Quick and Easy Barbecued Potatoes


BBQ Potatoes

Do you love the taste of roast potatoes with the crispy outer shell and the warm and creamy inside? Well you’ll love these barbecued potatoes. They give the same great texture and taste that oven cooked potatoes give but they can be done while cooking the rest of your food on the barbie. I love efficiency! Check out the recipe by stylistmama on allrecipes.com.au here.


14. Haloumi Cheese Fingers


BBQ Haloumi Cheese Sticks

If you love cheese then this is definitely a recipe for you! Add a little Cypriot-style to your Christmas this year with some barbecued haloumi cheese fingers. They go great with a greek salad and crusty bread or as finger food before the big feast begins! Take a look at Linda’s recipe on allrecipes.com.au.


15. Barbecued Corn


BBQ Corn Cobs

Corn on the cob is a great addition to any meal. Not only does it look great on the plate but when smothered in herb butter they won’t be left until last to be eaten. They are also a fun meal for kids to eat, which is a great way to keep them occupied for a while.  Other recipes can include a bit of chilli to spice things up but I think you’ll love this recipe that caters for everyone.


16. Barbecued Tofu Burgers


BBQ Tofu Burgers

When you host a Christmas day meal you have to make sure you cater for everyone’s needs. It is a special day and you’d hate to see someone left out. Some guests may have peanut or seafood allergies, which can be a hazard. But then there are also guests that may be Vegetarians. It is imperative to find out ahead of time if anyone is and if so you can whip up a couple of these amazing barbecued tofu burgers. This recipe has been known to receive the nod from the most picky eaters that enjoy their red meat. Check out Tracy Rutherford’s recipe that was in the March 2004 edition of Super Food Ideas.


The Christmas BBQ Recipes are in your hands!

I think you’ll agree that is quite a list! While not everything will jump out at you as a must have I’m fairly sure most of it will and your guests will definitely be chomping at the bit to get their hands around them!

If you have any other Christmas BBQ Recipes you think we should add then get a hold of us in the comments below.

Not sure if you’re current BBQ is up to scratch? Take a look at our vast range of built in, freestanding and kettle barbeques. Still not sure? Talk to one of our Gas Works BBQ Experts to help find what will work better for you.



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