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Netherton Foundry Black Iron 24 inch Split Barbecue Chapa

Netherton Foundry Black Iron 24 inch Split Barbecue Chapa

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About this Product.

Shropshire Made 24 inch Black Iron Split Barbecue Chapa

Two semi circular barbecue chapas that pair together to make an enormous 24 inch (60cm) diameter outdoor cooking surface.

An open fire / charcoal fuelled portable barbeque inspired by the Argentinian Gauchos.


The split chapa construction has several benefits.

Griddle at high tempertures on one half and use the other half for keeping food warm.

Use for sweet and savoury plates.

Separate meat from vegetarian dishes.

One half can be easily be moved by one person, whilst cooking, to add more fuel or rake the embers.

Easy to assemble, carry and store. 



Pre-seasoned with flax oil for a natural non-stick finish and easy to clean.

Two heavy duty ¼ inch (6mm) thick, black iron griddle plates, each with 3 detachable black iron legs.

Durable 99.1% pure iron with sturdy brass rivets and wingnuts.

Each plate has a pair of lifting handles.

Perfect for outdoor cooking over an open fire or charcoal.  Ideal for all kinds of food from steaks and burgers to fried eggs and pancakes.  

Highly versatile and great fun to use. No tools required, just hand adjust the solid brass wingnuts to fit and remove legs.

When you've finished cooking, detach the legs for compact storage and for indoor use on the hob.

The chapa griddle plates are suitable for high temperatures and resist warping and buckling.

Can be used on all hobs including: ranges, electric, gas, halogen, induction (heat slowly to keep the plate flat) 



Dimensions ( complete split barbaecue chapa): 

Weight: 24 lbs (11.0kg).

26 inches x  25 inches (diameter) x 10 inches (assembled)  67cm x 64 cm (diameter) x 26 cm (assembled).

The plates are 9 inches (23cm) from floor when assembled.  Packs down to  1.5 inches  (3.5cm)  deep when the legs are removed.

So why have we made this enormous split chapa griddle?

The story starts with a photographer,
Joe Woodhouse,
a food writer,
Olia Hercules
and their new garden.


   This is NOT their garden!!


Joe is a trained chef but after spending a number of years cooking he decided he wanted to pursue a career in photography and now works as a food and travel photographer. He's happiest when exploring, preferably in the outdoors, learning about different cuisines and cultures, and how food brings people together. 
 Have a look at some of Joe's work

Olia was born in Ukraine, moved to Cyprus at the age of 12, studied for her first degree at the University of Warwick,  spent a year in Italy and then settled in London, starting a career in journalism.

However, after a while, she gave that up to train at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, to pursue her dream of cooking for a living.  Her first book, 
 published in 2016 celebrates her family recipes from Ukraine and Moldova to Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.  Her second book, 
 a culinary journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and beyond, came out the following year.

Her latest book,
 Summer Kitchens
was published
by Bloomsbury 
in the spring of 2020.




Their new garden has a fire pit and Joe and Olia are looking forward to some serious outdoor cooking and entertaining.  They already have one of our chapas, but Joe fancied something bigger, a lot bigger.  So he got on the phone and had a detailed discussion with us. 

We don’t normally do bespoke designs, but we loved the idea of this and set to with enthusiasm.


The general idea was mulled over, discussed, considered, reviewed and out of these musings was born the notion of splitting the chapa in half, to make it easier to move one to the side to tend the fire beneath.  Of course, this creates other advantages too; one side for meat and one for vegetables or puddings, draw one side away from the heat to keep cooked food warm or cook more slowly, easier to carry and store. 


   Photo courtesy of Joe Woodhouse


We’ve delivered the very first one to Joe and Olia’s new house, placed it into this amazing fire bowl and this was their response, “It’s amazing! Can’t wait to get cooking”.  

How to assemble the Chapa Griddle Plate:


Why choose a pre- seasoned  Barbecue Chapa ?

No chemicals or PTFE are used in the coating of theChapa griddle plate.

The edible Sussex flax oil coating is easy to wash & naturally non-stick. It is ready for immediate use. 

Coating can be simply restored at home, time after time.

Chapa Iron griddle plates are tough and can be used at very high temperatures.

Iron is a pure, simple metal which is easy to look after & very recyclable.

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An email will be sent to the address you provide at the time of checkout to confirm that your order has been shipped.


Returns and Refunds

Returns are simply part of a shopping experience so we aim to make it as straight forward and easy as we can. 

Under what circumstances do we offer returns / exchanges and refunds? 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason we offer a 14 day returns policy. This means your item needs to be returned within 14 days to us.

Damaged or Faulty Items

If your order has been received damaged, faulty or not as description states, we will ask that you send us an email with a photo of the items. We will then arrange with you to have the item returned, replaced or refunded. For damaged items that can not be exchanged or replaced we will offer a full refund back to the original payment method. This is part of the Brambles Customer Satisfaction Guarantee – please email us at and we will sort out any issues within 2-3 working days.

What customers are required to do?

Please get in touch via email at, within 14 days of receipt, to request to return your item. Please let us know the reason you wish to return the item and include if you would like to receive an exchanged or a refund. 

We will respond to your email within 24 hrs to confirm receipt of your remain returns request. We will then ask that you please return the item, as soon as possible to our returns postal address, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your returns request email. 

The postage cost for a return (unless item is faulty or damaged) is at your own expense. However, we will refund the original postage charge cost with your refund. 

When customers can expect their refund?

Refunds will be processed within 48 hours of receipt of goods. All refunds will be processed onto original payment method.




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