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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 2,800 UK prices • 3,400 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 19 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

90

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Tefal Optigrill+

429 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£75.54

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#2

87

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Tefal GC241D40

72 Reviews

£39.75

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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
#3

87

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Weber Q3000

£41.50

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Gas
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Oct 2017
#4

85

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Weber Q 3200

20 Reviews

£625.95

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Barbecue
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Electric
Gas
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Apr 2016
#5

84

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Weber Q1200

20 Reviews

£272.04

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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#6

84

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

6 Reviews
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£68.99

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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#7

83

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Campingaz 600 ST

£100.00

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Gas
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Sep 2015
#8

82

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Weber E‑220

£510.00

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Gas
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Mar 2016
#9

82

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Campingaz Party Grill 200

£58.99

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Kettle
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Gas
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Jan 2016
#10

82

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Tefal OptiGrill + GC712D

£103.76

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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2016
#11

82

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Campingaz 3 Series Classic L

£235.49

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Gas
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Feb 2014
#12

81

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Tefal GC461B

£107.00

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Tabletop
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Electric
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Aug 2018
#13

81

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tepro Toronto

72 Reviews

£101.44

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Charcoal
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Apr 2015
#14

81

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Campingaz 2000020469

£166.45

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Jan 2015
#15

80

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Tefal CB501812

£76.39

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Tabletop
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Mar 2016
#16

80

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Outback Omega 250

6 Reviews

£90.00

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Sep 2016
Voucher
#17

80

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LANDMANN Taurus 660

3 Reviews
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£189.00

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Nov 2015
#18

79

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Weber Smokey Joe

154 Reviews

£559.16

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Jul 2015
#19

79

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Tefal TG8008

£120.17

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Jan 2016
#20

78

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Char‑Broil GRILL2GO

37 Reviews

£179.99

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Jan 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 93%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Weber Barbecues 60 £42 - £1,499
93%
284 reviews
#2
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Campingaz Barbecues 25 £59 - £460
89%
2 reviews
#3
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tepro Barbecues 21 £15 - £192
77%
80 reviews
#4
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LANDMANN Barbecues 22 £130 - £323
71%
32 reviews
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Barbecook Barbecues 22 £800 - £800
70%
2 reviews

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Weber
Q1200
£272.04
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£179.99
£92 cheaper
Newer by two
years
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Weber
Q1200
£272.04
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£179.99
£92 cheaper
Two years newer
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Weber
Spirit Classic E-310
£499.00
£200 cheaper
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VS
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Everdure
FURNACE 3
£699.00
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12375
£130.49
£20 cheaper
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Biloxi
£149.99
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month
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Toronto
£101.44
£88 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
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Taurus 660
£189.00
One more award
User reviews
are better
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Party Grill 200
£58.99
£50 cheaper
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Safari Chef 2 HP
£109.00
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4 Series Classic
£460.24
£628 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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months
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Genesis II E-410
£1,088.48
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Spirit Classic E-310
£499.00
£100 cheaper
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FORCE 2
£599.00
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Q1200
£272.04
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£199.00
£73 cheaper
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Spirit Classic E-210
£274.99
£156 cheaper
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£430.50
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40425
£378.59
£46 cheaper
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BBQ11
£424.61
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months
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12375
£130.49
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Omega 250
£90.00
£40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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months
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Joe Jr
£359.07
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newer
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Toronto
£101.44
£258 cheaper
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LANDMANN
Taurus 660
£189.00
One more award
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Safari Chef 2 HP
£109.00
£80 cheaper
Better brand
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months
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Supreme
£185.00
£15 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Atago
£199.99
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newer
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Toronto
£101.44
£38 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Compact 57cm Kettle Charcoal BBQ
£139.00
Better brand
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months
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Smokey Joe
£559.16
Better Kagoo
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Atago
£199.99
£359 cheaper
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newer
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OptiGrill + GC712D
£103.76
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The Adjusta Grill
£96.61
£7 cheaper
23 months newer
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The Big Easy
£269.99
£53 cheaper
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42235
£322.98
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Q1200
£272.04
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OptiGrill + GC712D
£103.76
£168 cheaper
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newer
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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

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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.

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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

Grill Prices

Grills range in price from £15 to £3,054 and in total we found prices for 139 grills. On average, a new grill costs £259 and 80% of BBQs are priced between £39 and £558. The tepro Crystal Mini is the cheapest grill at only £15, and Broil King IMPERIAL XLS is the most expensive at £3,054.

Grill Brands - Price Range

Broil King BBQs range in price from £540 to £3,054, and the highest average barbecue price out of all brands is Broil King BBQs with an average price of £1,797.

Big Green Egg BBQs start at £650 and their most expensive barbecue costs £1,415. The second highest average barbecue price out of all brands is Big Green Egg BBQs with an average price of £1,033.

Barbecook grills start at £800 and their most expensive BBQ costs £800. The third highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Barbecook grills with an average price of £800.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 61 expert reviews and 2,641 user reviews for BBQs and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of grill. Weber is the top rated barbecue brand with an average rating of 93%. Campingaz is the second best brand with 89% and tepro is the third best brand with 77%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

We found 68 current offers for barbecues from eBay making it the biggest BBQ retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, John Lewis for whom we found 19 current offers for barbecues. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 7 current BBQ offers.

When Are Most New Barbecues Released?

The most common period for new grills to be released in is between January and March. That means that most of the latest barbecue technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2019 for new BBQ releases was March, with two new barbecues released that month. 39 new barbecues were released in January 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new grill releases. In January 2017, 33 new grills were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new grill releases.

How Fast Do Grill Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, grills drop in price by 15% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £38 on a typical £259 new barbecue by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

Amongst new barbecues, the most frequently found type is grill. We found 282 barbecues that are barbecues that have a grill Type. We found 244 BBQs that are barbecues that have a barbecue Type, making this the second most common type amongst new BBQs.

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 popular form factor amongst new barbecues. We found 179 barbecues that are barbecues that have a tabletop Form factor. We found 139 barbecues that are BBQs that have a cart Form factor, making cart the second most frequently found form factor amongst new barbecues.

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. 344 out of 529 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.).

We found 188 grills that are electric barbecues, which makes this the most popular heat source amongst new grills. We found 174 grills that are gas BBQs, making this the second most popular heat source amongst new grills.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

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 grills. 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 eBay. 53 of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of BBQs 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 eBay. 77.9% of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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