Charmate Charmate BBQ's & Smokers


Charmate has been quietly providing Kiwis with traditional charcoal grills and outdoor heating options for about 20 years now. Meeting the Kiwi demand for well-priced charcoal products that will keep charcoal lovers in NZ happy. "Low and Slow" is firmly taking a foothold in this country, and we're on the forefront of all the charcoal goodness that is to come.

Why Charmate?

Nowadays people take inspiration from all around the world, we travel, we explore, we watch food TV and get mouthwatering recipes directly to our Instagram accounts. If you're inspired to give it a go - look no further... if you need a charcoal kettle, offset barbecue, smoker, fire pit, chimenea or fuel, you've come to the right place!

Our self-appointed team of experts beat, burn, abuse and generally give our products a good thrashing to make sure they satisfy our quality standards. Our website showcases the survivors of this brutal punishment, so now we’re satisfied, you get your turn.

For true charcoal cooking it is a labour of love, ‘low and slow’, hours spent loving your food and your craft, time to socialise and savour the aromas of your tasty fare. Whether you consider yourself a Backyard Apprentice, a Pit Pioneer or a Flavour Master, we have not only a product that’s right for you, we have loads of information to help you find your own ‘flavour’, and some great recipes to boot.

We source only the very best products to give you bang for your buck, and then we often modify the designs to suit Kiwi requirements. And we know what works best here.

More than cooking

The Charmate Outdoor Heating Range has what you need to make your outdoors cosy and welcoming. Solid fuel burning outdoor fireplaces, chimeneas, fire pits and fire bowls that come in a range of cast iron, stone, hand-crafted clay or stainless steel. Whether you have a small area and require a compact chimenea or a large area and prefer a large scale fire pit, Charmate has what you need!

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  • Traditional offset barrel smokers are gaining popularity in New Zealand.

    Traditional offset barrel smokers are gaining popularity in New Zealand.