Barbecues and Accessories

Healthy Barbecuing Made Easy

Whether it’s electrically powered or fueled by charcoal and gas - transparent security and quality seals make it easier for buyers to find the right barbecue. We can test the design and stability of your barbecues and accessories, and can even evaluate heat distribution and ease of cleaning. As a notified body, we can support manufacturers of electric grills in implementation of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.

Benefits at a Glance

With an internationally recognized certification mark from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Minimize the risk of liability with documented safety standards
  • Boost confidence in the quality of your products
  • Gain a competitive lead with an independent certification mark
  • Make it easier for your customers to decide which product to purchase

Our Testing Principles

We offer two different testing programs to confirm your product characteristics:

GS "Safety Tested" Test program in accordance with DIN EN 1860-1

  • Strength of spit and grate
  • Dimensional inspection
  • EN 1860 inspection
  • Stability
  • Temperature test

The Q-mark can also be awarded together with the GS-mark.

Q-mark "Quality Characteristics"

  • Ability to separate fire shell and grate into components
  • Features such as shelves
  • Review of manual and labeling
  • Evaluation of materials in accordance with food and feed regulations (Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch, or LFBG)
  • Even heat distribution
  • Effectiveness of chafing shelf
  • Practical handling of grill accessories
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Speed of readiness of barbecue
  • Stability of legs; rigidity
  • User-friendly assembly and disassembly

We also offer tests based on individual parameters.

Examples of Products for Certification

  • Barbecues, as gas grills, pan grills, grill trolleys, outdoor stoves, charcoal grills, kettle grills, electric barbecue grills or trunk grills
  • Accessories, like charcoal, barbecue set, barbecue skewers, meat staples, and lighters
  • Textiles, such as gloves and aprons