Michael Van de Elzen, Celebrity Chef


Michael Van de Elzen loved the Engel Fire so much, he decided to become an ambassador for the brand. Michael's passion for exceptional food that is healthy is a great fit with the Engel Fires ethos.


Customer Reviews


Nothing compares

Nothing compares to the Engel fire we installed at our Queenstown home.  It’s a focal point for gatherings during all seasons and especially during summer – it is literally our primary cooking source!  There’s nothing we haven’t been able to successfully cook, from roasts and rotisseries, bread, pizzas – even a slow cooked stew!  And when the meal’s over, the fire is a superb hub for enjoying some of those beautiful Otago pinots.  We’re also very proud that our Engel is number 0001!

Pauline and Manny Fernandez - Queenstown

Blown away

Since we purchased our Engel fire we have been blown away with not only the quality of materials and faultless engineering but the ease in which it transfers from one function to another and then back again to the fire. We really love our Engel and partnered with the mobile base certainly make a versatile combination . We would recommend to anyone who was thinking about purchasing an Engel to do so .

Mike and Cathy Henderson - Auckland

A true artisan

We have had our first summer with our Engel fire and enjoyed using in the evenings.  Now it's starting to cool off, the fire is fun to have at our glam camping building site. It creates a really nice atmosphere and we have planned a pride of place position in our new home in the outdoor court yard. We are looking forward to using the cooking side of our fire place when we have our new home. Carl is a true artisan when it comes to engineering skills.

Mark Rainbow - Pauanui

Focal point

As we are based in the wet and wild Waitakere Ranges, we were concerned that we would not use an Engel Fire enough to justify its true value.  How wrong we were!!  We built the Engel into our patio area and, with the addition of drop down café roller blinds, we have created an outdoor room which we use extensively all year round.  Not only has the Engel made us famous in the area for our superb pizzas and barbeque feasts, but in it we also have an efficient and effective heater and focal point for the many gatherings that take place around it. 

Alec and Philippa Mandis - Waitakere


Piece of art

Although we haven't used the fire as much as we would like that should change from now on. Our ideas for an outdoor fire changed when we saw your fire at the field days last year, the fire is not just a fantastic looking piece of art it is also very efficient and effective at cooking a large variety of dishes from rotisserie lamb and chicken to pizza's and more traditional BBQ type food. We are really pleased that we spent the extra money to get what we feel is a fantastic addition to our home and family

Neil and Sue Hindman - Morrisville

Style and functionality

We purchased an Engel fire off Carl and Jude at the end of 2017. They worked closely with us to design a chimney tall enough to be built into our outdoor living room. The Engel has finished the area off perfectly, not only with its style and functionality, but also our farm name being cut into the fire box as a finishing touch. We have cooked the most amazing meals on it including chicken, beef roasts, steak, roast lamb, venison, wild pork and crispy potatoes, the list goes on. The meat is always so tender and doesn’t dry out when cooking. The best part is when you have eaten until you can’t fit another bite we pull the fire box to the front of the fire and enjoy the heat, while socialising with our friends and family. The Engel has impressed our guests from around the globe and I’m so pleased to have it as part of our beautiful home

Dave and Leah Buick - Marlborough

Loving it!

I’ve been meaning to write to let you know how thrilled we are with our Engel Fire.  We managed to get it installed just before Labour Weekend and have only used our inside oven 3 times since.  We had all of the family around for Christmas and it truly was the focal point of our deck.

We’ve tried a huge variety of different meals on it.  We love the smoking capabilities, the flavour it gives is so much better than electric smokers.  Even a simple roast or steak tastes so much better than when cooked on a BBQ.

Thanks for a fantastic product.  Everyone who has seen it installed on our deck wanted one for themselves.

Rebecca Plum - Nelson