Benchtop for bbq kitchen

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Little_o
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Benchtop for bbq kitchen

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Hi everyone,

Still in our planning stages, but looking for options for benchtops for the outdoor kitchen. Apparently the benchtop needs to be heat resistant for the bbq, so the section that will hold the built in.

Anyone know much about using a hardwood timber? Is that sufficient? Apparently most engineered stones aren’t warrantied for it, only one brand dekton but it’s on the $$$ side. Looking at sourcing a granite but I’d rather timber if we can.

Any idea?
titch
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Re: Benchtop for bbq kitchen

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A link to the Built in that your looking at would be good, is it Gas or solid fuel?
You can line timber with cement sheet or tiles if its Gas for the built in section
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Little_o
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Re: Benchtop for bbq kitchen

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Just looking at the Webber q built in so it has a stainless surround. https://www.weberbbq.com.au/weber-q/built-in/
Do you think a hardwood wouldn’t provide enough protection? The cupboards will be compact laminate which I’m pretty sure is resistant too.
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Never knew Weber did Q series built in, looks great, read there spec sheet, I reckon you would be good to go.
But, be aware of oil splatter etc, your the one cleaning it.
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Re: Benchtop for bbq kitchen

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Little_o wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:07 pm ....

... the benchtop needs to be heat resistant for the bbq, so the section that will hold the built in.

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I'd suggest you get the spec sheet for the BBQ you're looking at and check the built in space and heat requirements. All built in BBQs have specifications for gap distances for airflow and heat transfer.

As titch mentions, think about cooking splatter and how you'll clean it. Hardwood might look awesome, but cooking splatter build up into the timber grain will be a PITA to clean.
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