Furphy Foundry heats up public spaces with the release of their ‘community barbecue’, the latest addition to their street furniture range, which delivers fast heat-up times and a consistent, even cooking heat.
No other piece of park furniture is tested like a barbecue. With some barbecues being used over a thousand times a year, what are the critical factors that define the best of community barbecues? How does a barbecue withstand the rigours of park life, deliver a consistent cooking performance and remain cost effective when it comes to cleaning and maintenance?
The answer to these questions is embodied in the new range of Furphy Barbecues, engineered from the ground, piece-by-piece, based on extensive research into the success factors for public space barbecues.
Sam Furphy, Managing Director of Furphy Foundry, unveiled the new range of barbecues at the iconic foundry in Shepparton on Australia Day – 26 January 2017.
“A community barbecue is the logical next step to complement our street furniture range,” said Sam.
“We have installed our park furniture in just about every state in Australia, in just about every type of environment, and with that understanding began the process of designing and manufacturing our barbecue.
“We wanted it to be an exceptional piece of sturdy engineering, and in keeping with many other products we have produced over the decades. We approached our potential customers and asked them about their frustrations with existing community barbecues. We asked them what they liked, and what improvements they’d like to see.
“The top four topics we heard time and again were the durability of materials used, the cooking performance of the hot plate, easy cleaning and maintenance, and warranty and after sales service.
“That’s what we have delivered.
“Through consultation with cleaning contractors, we learnt that the speed of removing cooking waste (fat) was key to the time spent cleaning each unit, from that we developed our unique ‘fat bag’.”
All materials used in the construction of Furphy Foundry barbecues are chosen for their durability – from the aluminium frames to the stainless steel benches and the Colorbond™ sheeting used for panelling.
Tested by an independent authority accredited by NATA, the Intuitive Cooking Control installed on Furphy barbecues delivers very fast heat-up times and a consistent and even heat throughout the cooking cycle.
Furphy Foundry is also selling the complete Intuitive Cooking System, including the hotplate, separately. This is an option for retrofitting existing barbecues or a drop-in for custom designed barbecues.
Cleaning cost savings are potentially significant due to the unique ‘waste bag’ installed in each Furphy barbecue. The days of cleaners scraping out the internal waste space are gone, as the waste bag can be removed and replace in seconds. Each Furphy barbecue comes with 50 bags. Also a potential time saver, with no entrapment points or exposed vents, cleaners are safe to use high-pressure water guns to clean the hot plate and exterior.
Furphy backs its class-leading barbecues with a five year structural and two-year electrical warranty.
Furphy barbecues are available in three models, each with single, double or double plate/sink options.
The range includes:
Evolve | Where colour and design options are the priority.
Access | Provides full accessibility for people using wheelchairs.
Premium | Robust stainless steel construction made for corrosive environments.
Furphy barbecues are exclusively marketed by Landmark Products and RWA (for South Australia only). To find out more about their extensive range visit their website.