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Compare the Best BarbecuesOctober 2020

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 43,000 UK prices • 1,300 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Tefal Optigrill+

150 Reviews
Lid  Adjustable thermostat  Features cool‑touch handle
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool‑touch handle

£75.00

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#3

85

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Tefal GC241D40

11 Reviews
Lid  Features cool‑touch handle Dishwasher‑proof parts 
Lid
Features cool‑touch handle
Dishwasher‑proof parts

£37.99

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#6

83

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Weber Go‑anywhere

 
Lid  Adjustable thermostat  Features cool‑touch handle
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool‑touch handle

£152.57

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Barbecue
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Fireplace
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#7

82

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Weber Q2200

 
Adjustable thermostat  Lid  Features cool‑touch handle
Adjustable thermostat
Lid
Features cool‑touch handle

£206.24

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Gas
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Oct 2017
#8

81

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Weber Spirit II S‑210 GBS

 

£450.00

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Grill
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Cart
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Gas
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Sep 2018
#9

81

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

 

£74.99

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Grill
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#11

79

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tepro Toronto

56 Reviews

£100.00

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Charcoal
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Apr 2015
#12

79

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Weber Pulse 1000

 

£349.50

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Oct 2017
#13

79

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Tefal OptiGrill + GC712D

 

£161.47

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2016
#14

78

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Weber Smokey Joe

 

£420.92

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#15

78

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tepro Crystal Mini

 

£57.90

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Grill
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Mar 2015
#16

78

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tepro Wichita

 

£163.21

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Grill
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Barrel
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Charcoal
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Mar 2015
#17

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Cadac Carri Chef 2

 

£179.90

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2017
#18

77

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Barbecook Largo Green

 

£76.00

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Grill
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Mar 2017

75

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Barbecook Oskar M

 

£169.00

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Jan 2017

74

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Dancook 7100 ‑ Medium Barbecue Box Grill.

 

£73.43

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Barbecue
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Cooking Station
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Charcoal
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Oct 2016

73

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tepro Silverado

 

£60.99

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Grill
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Fireplace
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Firewood
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Mar 2015

73

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Big Green Egg MiniMax

1 Review

£685.00

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Barbecue
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Barrel
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Charcoal
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Jan 2017

72

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Cadac Carri Chef 2 BBQ / Grill2Braai

 

£215.75

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Kettle
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Gas
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(Unknown)
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Aug 2017

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What Are The Best Barbecue Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every barbecue and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated barbecue brand is Weber with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
#1
Weber Barbecues 68 £27 - £1,950
92%
43 reviews
#2
tepro Barbecues 21 £27 - £210
74%
64 reviews
#3
LANDMANN Barbecues 34 £31 - £400
74%
31 reviews
#4
Barbecook Barbecues 25 £27 - £480
71%
1 review
#5
Char-Broil Barbecues 21 £140 - £543
43%
1 review
#6
Campingaz Barbecues 28 £41 - £1,185

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Weber
Q2200
£206.24
£194 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Campingaz
4 Series Classic
£400.50
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months
Weber
Smokey Joe
£420.92
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Billy
£26.99
£394 cheaper
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months
Cobb
Compact
£109.99
£43 cheaper
17 months newer
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Weber
Go-anywhere
£152.57
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Barbecook
Joya
£153.33
£47 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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VS
Petromax
Atago
£199.99
One month newer
Barbecook
Billy
£26.99
£126 cheaper
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newer
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Score
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Weber
Go-anywhere
£152.57
Better brand
Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£179.90
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years
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Weber
Go-anywhere
£152.57
£27 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Tefal
Optigrill+
£82.58
£267 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Weber
Pulse 1000
£349.50
Better brand
Newer by three
months
Weber
Smokey Joe
£420.92
Better Kagoo
Score
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Petromax
Atago
£199.99
£221 cheaper
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Weber
Smokey Joe Premium
£74.99
Better Kagoo
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More popular
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Barbecook
Billy
£26.99
£48 cheaper
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KAMADO
Joe
£17.63
£92 cheaper
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Cobb
Compact
£109.99
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Big Green Egg
Large
£1,564.00
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Compact
£109.99
£1,454 cheaper
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Campingaz
Party Grill 200
£39.49
£140 cheaper
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Carri Chef 2
£179.90
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
Weber
Smokey Joe
£420.92
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Steba
VG 325
£135.15
£286 cheaper
Newer by three
years
Big Green Egg
Large
£1,564.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Everdure
FURNACE 3
£699.00
£865 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Cobb
Compact
£109.99
£489 cheaper
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Score
VS
Everdure
FORCE 2
£599.00
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
Weber
Smokey Joe
£420.92
£264 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Big Green Egg
MiniMax
£685.00
One more award
19 months newer
Tefal
OptiGrill + GC712D
£161.47
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Gastroback
42537
£117.96
£44 cheaper
15 months newer
Campingaz
Party Grill 200
£39.49
£176 cheaper
Better brand
VS
Cadac
Carri Chef 2 BBQ / Grill2Braai
£215.75
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 19
months
Coleman
NXT 100 Grill
£253.01
Lid
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CamPart Travel
BQ-6840
£100.00
£153 cheaper
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Better brand
Campingaz
3 Series Classic L
£363.16
£236 cheaper
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Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Everdure
FORCE 2
£599.00
Newer by three
years
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between a BBQ and a Grill?
AWhile the two are used interchangeably, generally speaking BBQs are large cooking appliances meant for use outside, while grills tend to be smaller and can be used inside.
QWhat is a smoker function?
AA smoker is a function of a bbq that means it can be used to smoke meat and fish. There are 2 different types of smoker - hot smoking places the meat above the main heat source, and uses the hot smoke to cook the meat. Cold smoking, on the other hand, keeps the food in a separate container and channels the smoke through a funnel from the heat source, meaning the smoke is cooler when it 'cooks' the food.
QWhat is the benefit of a lid on a BBQ?
AOutside of keeping it cleaner when not in use, lids are useful for trapping heat when cooking meat, meaning the temperature under the lid rises sharply, allowing for a faster cooking and a seared outside to the meat.

Barbecue/Grill Buying Guide

Barbecues and grills are cooking devices meant for both outside and inside cooking. They usually comprise of a metal grill suspended over a fuel source (charcoal, gas or electric). The food (usually meats) are placed onto the grill, where the high temperatures from the fuel cook it quickly and efficiently. Barbeques are the epitome of summer cooking - great for parties and quickly cooking large amounts of meat and vegetables.

The two names can be used interchangably, but here are the main differences between barbeques and grills. It's important to be clear on which type you want when buying, because outdoor barbecues generally can't be used indoors - they generate a lot of smoke, that will make a kitchen very unpleasant very quickly!

Barbeques don't require electricity - prefering to use a fuel source such as charcoal or gas. They can be significantly larger than grills, meant for cooking for families and groups, which also means they can be more expensive. Their fuel sources generate a lot of smoke, meaning the can also be used for hot smoking meat and fish.

Grills are usually smaller than barbeques and can be used inside. They tend towards either electricity or gas as a fuel source, meaning they produce less smoke, but are more costly to run. They are meant more for small families, apartments, or places where setting up a big barbeque and causing lots of smoke would be more of a challenge. This means they can be significantly cheaper: however, since they don't use charcoal or wood as a fuel, you don't get quite the same chargrilled taste as a proper barbeque.

Size

Grills and barbecues come in all different shapes and sizes - from very small one-person grills that can only cook a couple of sausages at a time, to enormous barbeques that can easily cook entire racks of ribs or whole birds at once. The barbeques and grills on our site have a cooking surface measured in centimeters - the larger it is, the more food can be cooked at once. Smaller grills and barbeques may be marked as portable, meaning they are specially designed for picnics or outdoor parties.

Fuel Type

As mentioned above, barbeques and grills can use several different types of fuel sources. Outdoor barbeques tend towards charcoal, wood or gas, while indoor grills tend to use either gas or electricity. It's important that generally speaking one can't be substituted for the other - so make sure you have access to a source of fuel for your chosen barbeque before you buy it.

Lid

Some of our grills and barbeques are marked as having a lid. These are extremely useful for both increasing the heat of the cooking, and limiting the smoke generated by the barbeque. They are also essential for smoking, since it traps the smoke that gives hot-smoked meat and fish their unique taste.

Extras

Grills and barbeques are extremely customisable, and come with a wide variety of extras that can help you cook more effectively. These can include a non-stick coating to the grill rack, detachable legs for larger barbeques or a double-walled 'cool touch' handles to reduce the risk of accidental burning.

Moreover, some of our models are marked as 'easy to clean' - given how messy grilling a large quantity of meat and fish can be, this is a massive boon if you're going to use your grill frequently!

Barbecue Retailers, Prices and Features

BBQ Prices

The price range of BBQs is from £16 to £4,076 and in total we found prices for 159 BBQs. A new BBQ costs on average £350 and 80% of barbecues are priced between £50 and £699. The cheapest BBQ that we found is the KAMADO Joe at only £17, and the most expensive is the Broil King IMPERIAL XLS at £4,075.

Barbecue Brands - Price Range

Grillson BBQs range in price from £2,047 to £2,047, and the highest average barbecue price out of all brands is Grillson BBQs with an average price of £2,047.

The second highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Broil King grills with an average price of £1,436. Broil King grills start at £183 and their most expensive BBQ costs £4,075.

Big Green Egg BBQs range in price from £19 to £2,269, and the average price of Big Green Egg BBQs is £1,225 which is the third highest average price of all BBQ brands.

Barbecue Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 11 expert reviews and 1,271 user reviews for grills and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of BBQ. The top three barbecue brands are Weber, tepro and LANDMANN. Weber has an average rating of 92%, tepro has an average rating of 74% and LANDMANN has an average rating of 74%.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

We found 93 current offers for barbecues from Amazon UK making it the biggest grill retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 42 current offers for barbecues. The third biggest retailer is John Lewis with 5 current grill offers.

When Are Most New BBQs Released?

January to March is the most common period for new BBQs to be released in. If you wait until January 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your BBQ. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current BBQs tend to drop off when the next models are released. In March 2019, three new BBQs were released making it the biggest month that year for new barbecue releases. The biggest month in 2018 for new BBQ releases was January, with 39 new barbecues released that month. January was also the biggest month in 2017 for new BBQs, with 32 new BBQs released that month.

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

New BBQs drop in price by an average of 15% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical grill costing £350 you could save on average £51 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

Grill is the most frequently found type amongst new BBQs. We found 313 BBQs that are barbecues that have a grill Type. We found 266 grills that are BBQs that have a barbecue Type, making barbecue the second most common type amongst new grills.

Form Factors

Form factor is the case design of the grill/bbq. It can affect everything from the load capacity to what type of fuel is best used.

Tabletop is the most common form factor amongst new grills. We found 184 grills that are grills that have a tabletop Form factor. The second most frequently found form factor amongst new barbecues is cart. We found 157 barbecues that are barbecues that have a cart Form factor.

Lids

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

Most new barbecues are BBQs with a lid. 387 barbecues (67%) on Kagoo are BBQs with a lid.

A lid on a BBQ is extremely helpful for stopping the spread of smoke, as well as keeping the heat contained, meaning the food cooks quicker, and there's less chance of an accident. It's absolutely essential for trapping the smoke for hot-smoking food as well.

Heat Sources

The heat source on a barbecue refers to the type of fuel that the barbecue uses (i.e. gas, charcoal, electric etc.).

Gas is the most common heat source amongst new barbecues. We found 201 barbecues that are gas barbecues. The second most common heat source amongst new BBQs is electric. We found 194 BBQs that are electric BBQs.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Grills?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying grills. For each retailer it shows the total number of grills where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying barbecues. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Amazon UK. 74 of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Barbecues for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for barbecues by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of barbecue prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's barbecue prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Amazon UK. 79.6% of their BBQ prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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