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Compare the Best BarbecuesJanuary 2021

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 38,000 UK prices • 2,500 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 18 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Tefal logo

Tefal Optigrill+

441 Reviews
Trusted Reviews Recommended

£75.00

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#2

85

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Tefal GC241D40

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

£45.00

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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

85

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Weber Q 1000

 
Lid  Electronic ignition 
Lid
Electronic ignition

£262.66

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#4

82

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Char‑Broil GRILL2GO

37 Reviews
Howstuffworks.com Best Buy

£179.99

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Jan 2017
#5

82

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Weber Go‑anywhere

 

£145.56

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Barbecue
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Fireplace
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#6

81

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Weber Smokey Joe

160 Reviews

£401.57

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#7

80

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Hendi GRILL‑MASTER MAXI

 

£124.85

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Cooking Station
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Gas
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Mar 2018
#8

80

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tepro Toronto

72 Reviews

£100.00

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Charcoal
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Apr 2015
#9

80

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Char‑Broil Patio Bistro

53 Reviews

£172.06

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Electric
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Jan 2017
#10

79

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Cadac Carri Chef 2

 

£186.00

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2017
#11

79

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

 

£66.59

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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#12

78

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LANDMANN 31426

9 Reviews

£279.00

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Barrel
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Gas
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Jan 2015
#13

78

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Campingaz 3 Series Classic L

 

£332.42

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Barbecue
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Cooking Station
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Gas
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Feb 2014
#14

78

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Campingaz Party Grill 200

 

£43.53

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Gas
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Jan 2016
#15

78

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Weber Q 1400

 

£800.00

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Electric
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Sep 2015
#16

77

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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
#17

77

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Campingaz 600 ST

 

£124.99

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#18

76

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Barbecook Billy

 

£21.99

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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Jan 2017
#19

76

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Weber Summit

 

£200.00

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Aug 2016

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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 £51 - £1,950
92%
286 reviews
#2
tepro Barbecues 21 £20 - £350
76%
80 reviews
#3
LANDMANN Barbecues 34 £30 - £400
74%
32 reviews
#4
Barbecook Barbecues 25 £22 - £450
71%
2 reviews
#5
Char-Broil Barbecues 22 £160 - £381
70%
103 reviews
#6
Campingaz Barbecues 28 £44 - £653
57%
3 reviews

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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

Grill Prices

Barbecues range in price from £15 to £4,022 and in total we found prices for 133 barbecues. On average, a new grill costs £360 and 80% of BBQs are priced between £45 and £641. The cheapest barbecue that we found is the tepro Crystal Mini at only £16, and the most expensive is the Broil King IMPERIAL XLS at £4,022.

Barbecue Brands - Price Range

The average price of Grillson BBQs is £2,047 which is the highest average price of all grill brands. Grillson BBQs start at £2,047 and their most expensive grill costs £2,047.

The second highest average grill price out of all brands is Big Green Egg BBQs with an average price of £1,590. Big Green Egg BBQs start at £1,590 and their most expensive grill costs £1,590.

The third highest average barbecue price out of all brands is Broil King barbecues with an average price of £1,417. Broil King barbecues range in price from £254 to £4,022.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 70 expert reviews and 1,784 user reviews for BBQs and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of barbecue. The top rated BBQ brand is Weber with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is tepro with 76% and the third best brand is LANDMANN with 74%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

The biggest barbecue retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 69 current barbecue offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest retailer is eBay with 46 offers. That means Amazon UK is significantly bigger than eBay when it comes to barbecues. Robert Dyas is the third biggest retailer with 3 current offers.

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 £53 on a typical £360 new BBQ by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

We found 314 BBQs that are grills that have a grill Type, which makes grill the most popular type amongst new BBQs. The second most frequently found type amongst new grills is barbecue. We found 267 grills that are grills that have a barbecue Type.

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 184 barbecues that are BBQs that have a tabletop Form factor. Cart is the second most popular form factor amongst new grills. We found 158 grills that are grills 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 grills are grills with a lid. 388 out of 583 on Kagoo are grills 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 popular heat source amongst new grills. We found 201 grills that are gas barbecues. We found 195 barbecues that are electric BBQs, making this the second most frequently found heat source amongst new barbecues.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying BBQs. For each retailer it shows the total number of BBQs 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. 48 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 grills 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. 69.6% of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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