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BBiQ – a history of technological innovation and development over 10 years

The design brief for the CROSSRAY® was challenging from the very beginning:

  1. 1. Redefine the outdoor gas BBQ so that it can perform exactly like the fundamental and traditional outdoor way of cooking
    over a bed of red hot coals.
  2. 2. Create an even heat over the entire cooking area, and devise means to stop any fat are ups.
  3. 3. Incorporate a system that will also function as an infra red oven, in the way of traditional wood fired stoves such as the AGA.
  4. 4. Act as a true multi-function appliance, so the consumer needs only one outdoor appliance that can act as a pizza oven,
    normal oven, long slow smoker oven and an exceptional conventional grill.

The revolutionary design solution has been refined and improved upon over the years. Fundamental to the design is the surface combustion gas red infrared burners. These are uniquely mounted with the actual grill casing, under the cooking plates. The
burners are mounted at an angle that directs the infrared heat evenly over the entire cooking area.

As a result of this revolutionary design, the CROSSRAY® is able the reach temperatures around 50% higher than a similar sized, traditional gas BBQ.

In fact, the CROSSRAY® is the only BBQ that can provide controllable, even heat from 100C to nearly 400C. Amazingly, these higher temperatures are achieved while using 50% less gas than a similar sized conventional unit.

Collaboration with design excellence

Early in its development, the CROSSRAY® was embraced by the team at Porsche Design Studio who took the patented infrared technology and housed it within a sleek, sports car style body. Their interpretation of the “grill car” was considered a masterpiece – highly functional and stylistically pure. The result was widely heralded as the “Porsche of barbecues” and placed CROSSRAY at the pinnacle of outdoor cooking.

Award winning design

CROSSRAY has been recognised for its design excellence – recently taking out a coveted Good Design Award for outstanding
product design and innovation.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented –

“The Jury was impressed with the robust double-skinned doors and LED lights used to operate the switches and control knobs. Material choice (ceramic coating) on the grilles is excellent and provides great performance. The patented heating elements and ease of cleaning is a big plus that will set this product aside in a very competitive market.” – Dr Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia.