Following Urban Griller lead, I recently went and bought the Blackstone 28 inch griddle from Amazon. It arrived safely 3 weeks later or so.
I'm not a fan of LPG bottles, so the plan was to convert it to Australian natural gas as I have an outlet already installed on my deck. I figured that I'd in addition to the AU hose I'd also need jets with a bigger hole to compensate for the lower pressure and heat energy of house gas.
I'm not a plumber and the information contained in this post should not be used as a guide or reference, nor seen as advice to follow. Consult with your plumber and relevant authorities, as well as your bbq manufacturer, for any advice in relation to natural gas conversion.
The assembly of the BBQ was super easy and took approximately 10 minutes. It was then time for a trip to Bunnings to buy the Australian natural gas outlet hose as well as some larger jets that would allow the griddle to still get hot enough.
I hit the jackpot with this conversion kit for Matador Bbqs, which I would then seek a plumber to install:
The hose comes with a preinstalled regulator and screwed right into the place that the US hose was in.
This sealer was used to avoid leaks:
The matador kit includes a heap of jets. I only needed 2.
The type A had the right thread, and the biggest ones were used, which were apparently intended for the sear and side burners of the Matador (2.04mm and 2mm).
Seems to have gone well and the elements are putting out a great flame:
Seasoned the grill last night. Hope to use it later today or tomorrow.