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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 3,400 UK prices • 3,200 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 18 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Tefal Optigrill+

265 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£79.17

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Jul 2017
#2

87

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Tefal GC241D40

72 Reviews

£44.99

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May 2018
#3

86

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Weber Q2200

20 Reviews

£245.05

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Oct 2017
#4

85

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Weber Q1200

19 Reviews

£188.96

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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

82

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Weber Q3000

£37.50

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Jul 2015
#7

82

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Weber Smokey Joe

154 Reviews

£23.64

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Jul 2015
#8

81

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Tefal GC461B34

£121.81

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Aug 2018
#9

81

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LANDMANN Taurus 660

3 Reviews
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£176.99

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Nov 2015
#10

81

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Weber Q 1400

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Sep 2015
#11

80

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Tefal TG8008

£160.51

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Jan 2016
#12

80

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Outback Omega 250

6 Reviews

£90.00

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Sep 2016
#13

80

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

6 Reviews
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£54.01

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Aug 2015
#14

80

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Campingaz 3 Series Classic L

£310.41

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Feb 2014
#15

79

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tepro Toronto

72 Reviews

£113.06

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Apr 2015
#16

79

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Campingaz Party Grill 200

£59.00

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Jan 2016
#17

79

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Tefal CB501812

£68.79

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Mar 2016
#18

79

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Char‑Broil The Big Easy

3 Reviews

£289.99

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Jan 2017
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78

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Campingaz 400 SGR

£128.21

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78

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Tefal Malaga TG3918

£67.67

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Aug 2015

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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 94%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
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Weber Barbecues 61 £24 - £1,099
94%
281 reviews
#2
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Campingaz Barbecues 25 £59 - £591
89%
2 reviews
#3
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tepro Barbecues 21 £17 - £230
77%
80 reviews
#4
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LANDMANN Barbecues 22 £119 - £326
71%
32 reviews
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Barbecook Barbecues 22 £203 - £203
70%
2 reviews

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Weber
Q1200
£188.96
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£182.00
Two years newer
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Weber
Q1200
£188.96
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cadac
Carri Chef 2
£182.00
Newer by two
years
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tepro
Toronto
£113.06
£64 cheaper
Better brand
More customers
recommend it
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LANDMANN
Taurus 660
£176.99
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
User reviews
are better
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Weber
Q1200
£188.96
£10 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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John Lewis
2 Burner Gas BBQ
£199.00
Newer by one
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Weber
Spirit Classic E-210
£274.99
£156 cheaper
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Cadac
Meridian
£430.50
19 months newer
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Campingaz
4 Series Classic
£349.00
£625 cheaper
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Genesis II E-410
£973.92
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12375
£116.99
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Omega 250
£90.00
£27 cheaper
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Joe Jr
£389.99
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Toronto
£113.06
£277 cheaper
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£59.00
£31 cheaper
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Safari Chef 2 HP
£89.95
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LANDMANN
Taurus 660
£176.99
Better Kagoo
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One more award
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Safari Chef 2 HP
£89.95
£87 cheaper
Better brand
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Party Grill 200
£59.00
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GC241D40
£44.99
£14 cheaper
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Q 1400
£180.00
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£182.00
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Smokey Joe
£23.64
£176 cheaper
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Atago
£199.99
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Toronto
£113.06
£16 cheaper
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Compact 57cm Kettle Charcoal BBQ
£129.00
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3 Series
£575.88
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Carri Chef 2
£182.00
£394 cheaper
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newer
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Char-Broil
The Big Easy
£289.99
£36 cheaper
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LANDMANN
42235
£325.98
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Joe Jr
£389.99
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Compact
£17.01
£373 cheaper
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Detroit
£89.99
£22 cheaper
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Sage
The Adjusta Grill
£112.14
Three years
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MiniMax
£650.00
£97 cheaper
One more award
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Genesis II E-310
£746.80
Newer by 20
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Adelaide 3 Woody
£198.83
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£149.00
£50 cheaper
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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

We currently list 142 BBQs ranging from £15 to £3,054. On average, a new BBQ costs £245 and 80% of grills are priced between £40 and £540. The tepro Crystal Mini is the cheapest BBQ at only £15, and Broil King IMPERIAL XLS is the most expensive at £3,054.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

Broil King barbecues start at £540 and their most expensive BBQ costs £3,054. The average price of Broil King barbecues is £1,797 which is the highest average price of all BBQ brands.

The second highest average BBQ price out of all brands is OFYR grills with an average price of £1,695. OFYR grills range in price from £1,695 to £1,695.

The third highest average grill price out of all brands is Big Green Egg grills with an average price of £1,185. Big Green Egg grills start at £650 and their most expensive grill costs £1,720.

BBQ Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 56 expert reviews and 2,477 user reviews for BBQs and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of barbecue. The top rated grill brand is Weber with an average rating of 94%. The second best brand is Campingaz with 89% and the third best brand is tepro with 77%.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

We found 81 current offers for barbecues from eBay making it the biggest BBQ retailer. That is over 5 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, John Lewis for whom we found 16 current offers for barbecues. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 8 current BBQ offers.

When Are Most New Barbecues Released?

We looked at the release dates for new barbecues over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any noticeable trend. The biggest month in 2018 for new grill releases was January, with 39 new BBQs released that month. January was also the biggest month in 2017 for new barbecues, with 33 new barbecues released that month. In 2016 most new BBQs were released in September, with 68 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 a saving of £36 on a typical £245 new BBQ if you wait 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

Grill is the most popular type amongst new grills. We found 282 grills that are barbecues that have a grill Type. We found 242 BBQs that are grills that have a barbecue Type, making barbecue 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.

Amongst new barbecues, the most frequently found form factor is tabletop. We found 176 barbecues that are grills that have a tabletop Form factor. Cart is the second most popular form factor amongst new BBQs. We found 140 BBQs 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. 344 grills out of 527 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.).

Amongst new BBQs, the most frequently found heat source is electric. We found 184 BBQs that are electric grills. We found 175 grills that are gas barbecues, making gas the second most frequently found heat source amongst new grills.

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 BBQs. 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. 75 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 BBQs by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of grill prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's grill prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 92.6% of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.