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1 in 4 Perth households now own a weber barbecue, according to new numbers released by the Australian consumer survey.
This comes after the outdoor kitchen retailer last month unveiled their succesful new ‘Glass Barbie’ grill, aimed at specialising in hot rock cooking.
“It’s good if you want to cook smoked goods” said one Perth FIFO worker by the name of Gordie.
“You can entertain for hours, like literally 24 hours sometimes longer”
“It’s just great”
Until now, homemade glass barbies were the staple for cooking up at most house parties and hotel kitchens around the Western Australian capital.
Weber’s decision to commercialise this cultural ritual has seen them experience their biggest profit margin in the company’s history.
WA has the highest BBQ use in the country with 3.8 per cent of people over the age of 14 having used the Glass barbie, nearly double the national average of 2.1 per cent.
However, the new Glass Barbie is expected to see an even larger increase in numbers of illegally trafficked cooking accessories.
In May last year, WA police charged 14 foreign nationals after they interrupted a major BBQ accessory racket into WA, with the seizure of 200kg of BBQ goods — worth a staggering $200 million.
The massive seizure was the second biggest in WA history following a 321kg BBQ bust in September the year before.