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Compare the 10 Best BarbecuesOctober 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every barbecue on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 999 barbecues, 421 reviews and 6,970 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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£83.99

#2 JATA GR269

GR269
The highest scoring grill available, with good features
91
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
85
Age
1 Year Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent
No
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Sep 2016
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£60.79

#3 DeLonghi CG4001.BK

CG4001.BK
A top-value but slightly out of date electric grill, with good features
95
Value for Money
Excellent
66
Features
Good Features
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Cooking Station
Black
Apr 2016
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Colour of Products
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Wellindal logo
Amazon UK £110.00
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£36.95

#4 George Foreman 18891

18891
A top-value and good spec electric BBQ
96
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Mar 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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Amazon UK £54.53
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£47.99

#5 Campingaz Party Grill 200

Party Grill 200
A top-value but 2 year old gas BBQ, with good features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
65
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Gas
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Blue
Jan 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Capital Outdoors logo
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£53.94

#6 Nesco GRG‑1000

GRG-1000
A low cost and relatively new electric grill, with good features
83
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2016
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£71.99

#7 Weber Smokey Joe Premium

Smokey Joe Premium
The highest review score grill on the market, but with only average features
No Reviews
89
Value for Money
Excellent
49
Features
Average Features
73
Age
2 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Charcoal
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Red
Aug 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Leekes logo
Amazon UK £95.00
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£30.53
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#8 Medion MD 16054

MD 16054
A low cost but 2 year old electric BBQ, with good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Oct 2015
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Amazon UK £43.84
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£25.99

#9 George Foreman 18870

18870
A top-value but 3 year old electric grill, with good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Mar 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay logo
Amazon UK £33.05
Co-op Electrical £39.99
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£29.99

#10 George Foreman 18871

18871
An affordable but 3 year old electric barbecue, with good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Mar 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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Hughes £29.99
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£53.16
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#11 Zephir ZHC657

ZHC657
The lowest running cost grill on the market, with good features
93
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Apr 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Amazon UK logo
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Barbecue Brands

Find out how barbecue brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their barbecues. Click on a link to compare all barbecues made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
Weber logo Weber Barbecues 24 £25 - £1,275 78%
Other brands Other Barbecue Brands 181 £15 - £1,821

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Choosing The Best Grill Or Barbeque

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

Grill Prices

Barbecues range in price from £15 to £1,822 and in total we found prices for 209 barbecues. The average price of a new barbecue is £209 and 80% of grills are priced between £31 and £499. The Bartscher 115109 is the most expensive BBQ that we found at £1,821, and the George Foreman 18850 is the cheapest at only £16.

Barbecue Brands - Price Range

Bartscher BBQs range in price from £1,793 to £1,821, and the highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Bartscher BBQs with an average price of £1,807.

Big Green Egg BBQs range in price from £599 to £1,590, and the average price of Big Green Egg BBQs is £1,186 which is the second highest average price of all barbecue brands.

The average price of Buschbeck barbecues is £712 which is the third highest average price of all barbecue brands. Buschbeck barbecues range in price from £712 to £712.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 24 expert reviews and 19 user reviews for BBQs from across the internet and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of barbecue. The top rated barbecue brand is Big Green Egg with an average rating of 88%. The second best brand is Weber with 86% and the third best brand is Cadac with 84%.

Biggest BBQ Retailers

The biggest barbecue retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 132 current barbecue offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest barbecue retailer is eBay with 112 offers. That means Amazon UK is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to barbecues. Wellindal is the third biggest retailer with 21 current offers.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

July to September is the most common period for new barbecues to be released in. The biggest month in 2016 for new barbecue releases was August, with 45 new barbecues released that month. July was the biggest month in 2015 for new barbecues, with 104 new barbecues released that month. 82 new barbecues were released in September 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new barbecue releases.

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

New grills drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £17 on a typical £209 new BBQ by waiting 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

Type of fuel, which is a heat source e.g. gas.

Amongst new BBQs, the most frequently found heat source is electric. We found 147 BBQs that are electric barbecues. We found 119 barbecues that are gas barbecues, making gas the second most frequently found heat source amongst new barbecues.

Types

We found 238 grills that are BBQs that have a Grill Type, which makes this the most popular type amongst new grills. Barbecue is the second most popular type amongst new barbecues. We found 137 barbecues that are BBQs that have a Barbecue Type.

Form Factors

We found 147 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Tabletop Form factor, which makes this the most common form factor amongst new BBQs. The second most common form factor amongst new BBQs is Cart. We found 77 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Cart Form factor.

Colour of Products

Amongst new BBQs, the most frequently found colour of product is Black. We found 281 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Black coloured. Stainless steel is the second most common colour of product amongst new BBQs. We found 105 BBQs that are grills that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Lids

This denotes whether the BBQ comes with a removable or hinged cover.

The vast majority of the 372 new grills currently listed on Kagoo are barbecues with a lid. 264 out of 372 grills are barbecues 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.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

The biggest BBQ retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 132 current BBQ offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest BBQ retailer is eBay with 112 offers. That means Amazon UK is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to barbecues. Wellindal is the third biggest retailer with 21 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on barbecues is Amazon UK and offers the cheapest price on 90 barbecues.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on grills is Amazon UK and offers the cheapest price on 68.2% of its grills.

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