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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 2,200 UK prices • 3,300 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 19 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Tefal Optigrill+

427 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£79.86

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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#2

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Weber Q2200

21 Reviews

£399.00

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Gas
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Oct 2017
#3

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Tefal GC241D40

72 Reviews

£37.66

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May 2018
#4

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Weber Q1200

20 Reviews

£264.05

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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#5

83

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Campingaz 600 ST

£100.00

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Sep 2015
#6

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Campingaz 3 Series Classic L

£332.98

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Gas
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Feb 2014
#7

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Weber E‑220

£510.00

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Mar 2016
#8

81

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Campingaz Party Grill 200

£58.99

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Jan 2016
#9

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tepro Toronto

72 Reviews

£117.84

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Apr 2015
#10

80

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Campingaz 2000020469

£174.95

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Jan 2015
#11

80

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Cadac Carri Chef 2

£180.00

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Gas
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Sep 2017
#12

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Campingaz 4 Series Classic

2 Reviews

£359.65

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Gas
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Mar 2018
#13

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Outback Omega 250

6 Reviews

£119.00

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Sep 2016
#14

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Char‑Broil GRILL2GO

37 Reviews

£149.99

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Jan 2017
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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

6 Reviews
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Aug 2015
#16

79

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Tefal TG8008

£166.77

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Jan 2016
#17

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Weber Q 1400

£260.67

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Sep 2015
#18

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Char‑Broil The Big Easy

3 Reviews

£279.99

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Jan 2017
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Weber Compact 57cm Kettle Charcoal BBQ

£129.00

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Sep 2016
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Weber Genesis II E‑310

£949.00

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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
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Weber Barbecues 60 £55 - £1,499
93%
284 reviews
#2
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Campingaz Barbecues 26 £59 - £824
85%
2 reviews
#3
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tepro Barbecues 21 £15 - £221
77%
80 reviews
#4
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LANDMANN Barbecues 22 £229 - £240
71%
32 reviews
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Barbecook Barbecues 22 £872 - £872
70%
2 reviews

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Weber
Q1200
£264.05
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£180.00
£84 cheaper
Newer by two
years
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Weber
Q1200
£264.05
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£180.00
£84 cheaper
Two years newer
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Weber
Spirit Classic E-310
£499.00
£200 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Everdure
FURNACE 3
£699.00
Two years newer
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Campingaz
4 Series Classic
£359.65
£787 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by seven
months
VS
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Weber
Genesis II E-410
£1,146.38
Better brand
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tepro
Toronto
£117.84
£12 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More customers
recommend it
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LANDMANN
Taurus 660
£129.99
One more award
User reviews
are better
Seven months
newer
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Campingaz
Party Grill 200
£58.99
£46 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Safari Chef 2 HP
£104.49
Newer by 10
months
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Cobb
Compact
£108.90
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Cadac
Safari Chef 2 HP
£104.49
Better brand
Newer by 19
months
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Weber
Spirit Classic E-310
£499.00
£100 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Everdure
FORCE 2
£599.00
Newer by two
years
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Weber
Q1200
£264.05
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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John Lewis
2 Burner Gas BBQ
£199.00
£65 cheaper
Newer by one
year
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Weber
Spirit Classic E-210
£399.00
£181 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Meridian
£579.99
20 months newer
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Campingaz
3 Series Classic L
£332.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Char-Broil
The Big Easy
£279.99
£53 cheaper
Newer by three
years
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Weber
Q2200
£399.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Campingaz
4 Series Classic
£359.65
£39 cheaper
Newer by five
months
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Cobb
Supreme
£185.00
£15 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Petromax
Atago
£199.99
Seven months
newer
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LANDMANN
Taurus 660
£129.99
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Cadac
Safari Chef 2 HP
£104.49
£26 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by 14
months
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Weber
Q 1400
£260.67
£18 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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John Lewis
3 Burner Gas BBQ
£279.00
One year newer
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KAMADO
Joe Jr
£535.00
Three months
newer
VS
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tepro
Toronto
£117.84
£417 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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tepro
Toronto
£117.84
£11 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Weber
Compact 57cm Kettle Charcoal BBQ
£129.00
Better brand
Newer by 17
months
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Big Green Egg
Large
£1,580.61
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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BergHOFF
Ceramic BBQ and Oven (small)
£275.51
£1,305 cheaper
Two years 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

Barbecue Prices

In total we found 124 BBQs ranging from £15 to £3,416. The average price of a new barbecue is £322 and 80% of BBQs are priced between £48 and £699. The Broil King IMPERIAL XLS is the most expensive grill that we found at £3,416, and the tepro Crystal Mini is the cheapest at only £15.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

The average price of OFYR barbecues is £1,695 which is the highest average price of all BBQ brands. OFYR barbecues start at £1,695 and their most expensive BBQ costs £1,695.

The average price of Broil King barbecues is £1,442 which is the second highest average price of all grill brands. Broil King barbecues start at £370 and their most expensive grill costs £3,416.

Big Green Egg grills start at £650 and their most expensive barbecue costs £1,620. The average price of Big Green Egg grills is £1,135 which is the third highest average price of all barbecue brands.

BBQ Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 61 expert reviews and 2,641 user reviews for grills and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of BBQ. The top rated BBQ brand is Weber with an average rating of 93%. The second best brand is Campingaz with 85% and the third best brand is tepro with 77%.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

The biggest BBQ retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 68 current BBQ offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is John Lewis with 23 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as John Lewis when it comes to barbecues. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

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

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, barbecues drop in price by 15%.

That means that on a typical barbecue costing £322 you could save on average £47 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

We found 283 BBQs that are grills that have a grill Type, which makes this the most frequently found type amongst new BBQs. We found 244 grills that are barbecues that have a barbecue Type, making barbecue the second most popular 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.

The most popular form factor amongst new BBQs is tabletop. We found 180 BBQs that are grills that have a tabletop Form factor. The second most frequently found form factor amongst new grills is cart. We found 139 grills 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 barbecues with a lid. 345 barbecues (65%) on Kagoo 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.

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 BBQs, which makes electric the most popular heat source amongst new grills. We found 175 BBQs that are gas BBQs, making this the second most frequently found heat source amongst new BBQs.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Grills?

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 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. 54 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 eBay. 79.4% of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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