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5 Best Barbecues Under £30 in the UK - November 2019

Updated 01 November 2019 by Matthew
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5 best barbecues under £30

Which Are the Best Barbecues Under £30?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best barbecues under £30? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best barbecues under £30 are:


What Barbecue Under £30 to Buy in November 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 barbecues under £30 currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

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Weber Smokey Joe Cobb Compact tepro Crystal Mini Smart SBE6000 Severin PG 8542
Weber Smokey Joe Cobb Compact tepro Crystal Mini Smart SBE6000 Severin PG 8542
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Dawsons Dept Store
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95
Reviews
154 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
78
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
4 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
53
Brand Rating
Average Brand
67
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
79
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
76
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
68
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
80
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Age
4 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
67
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
68
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
1 Year Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
A bargain price and classic barbecue Type grill, with a good spec. It has a lid and a smoke function and features cool-touch handle. Our review analysis indicates that it's an outstanding size and really well made, and easy to assemble. A cheap but 4 year old grill Type grill, with a good spec. A cheap but 5 year old grill Type BBQ, with a good spec. A good value for money but 2 year old grill Type barbecue, with a good spec. It has a non-stick coating and features cool-touch handle. A cheap but moderately out of date barbecue Type BBQ, with a good spec.
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Lid
Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter
Smoke Function
Cool-Touch Handle
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Lid
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Lid
£4 Cheaper
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Cool-Touch Handle
More Shops Are Selling it
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Adjustable Thermostat
One Month Newer
3 Reasons Against
More Expensive by £4
Less Retailers
Older by Over Two Years
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Lid
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £15
Older by One Month
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Does Not Have a Lid
Smaller Cooking Area
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Weber Smokey Joe

£18.56
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Weber Smokey Joe

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The Weber Smokey Joe has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of £18.56 this barbecue is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Weber Smokey Joe or read our article on whether you should buy a Weber barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid
Smoke function
Features cool-touch handle

A bargain price and classic barbecue Type grill, with a good spec. It has a lid and a smoke function and features cool-touch handle. Our review analysis indicates that it's an outstanding size and really well made, and easy to assemble.

95
Reviews
154 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
78
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
4 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Weber Smokey Joe has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 97%, based on 152 reviews. Looking across the entire Weber grill range, the average reviews for all Weber BBQs are also excellent.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Weber Smokey Joe

Lid

The Weber Smokey Joe has a lid (as do the Cobb Compact and the tepro Crystal Mini), but the Severin PG 8542 and the Smart SBE6000 do not have this feature. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter

The Weber Smokey Joe has a cooking surface diameter of 370, but the tepro Crystal Mini is only a 290mm cooking surface diameter barbecue (80mm smaller). More ...

The cooking surface diameter of a barbecue refers to how large the usable cooking surface on the BBQ is, measures in millimetres.

A larger surface area means there is more space to cook food on, meaning more food can be cooked at once.

Smoke Function

The Weber Smokey Joe has a smoke function, but the Cobb Compact, the Severin PG 8542, the Smart SBE6000 and the tepro Crystal Mini do not. More ...

The denotes whether the BBQ has the ability to channel the smoke from the coals into (usually) a separate area, to allow for smoking foods rather than cooking them.

Smoking meat and fish, whether hot or cold smoking, normally requires specialist gear and a lot of work. Having a smoking function on your BBQ makes it far easier to create delicious hot-smoked salmon.

Cool-Touch Handle

The Weber Smokey Joe features cool-touch handle (as does the Smart SBE6000), but the Cobb Compact, the Severin PG 8542 and the tepro Crystal Mini do not feature this benefit. More ...

A barbecue with cool touch handles is specially designed to be always cool to the touch, even when the main body of the BBQ is extremely hot.

Cool touch handles mean that the BBQ is far easier to move around and handle, and there is less of a chance of you accidentally burning yourself on hot metal. Which hurts. A lot.

Better Kagoo Score

The Weber Smokey Joe has received a Kagoo Score of 81, however the Cobb Compact scored 73, the Severin PG 8542 scored only 69, the Smart SBE6000 scored only 69 and the tepro Crystal Mini scored 76.

Better Brand

Weber barbecues have an average rating of 93.5%, whereas Cobb only has an average rating of 77.7%, Severin only has an average rating of 82.1%, Smart only has an average rating of 63.9% and tepro only has an average rating of 79.4%.

3 Reasons Against for Choosing the Weber Smokey Joe

More Expensive by £4

The Weber Smokey Joe is £4 more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini.

Less Retailers

The Weber Smokey Joe is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Cobb Compact is stocked by 2 sellers and the Smart SBE6000 is stocked by 4 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this barbecue remaining in stock.
Older by Over Two Years

The Weber Smokey Joe is three years older than the Severin PG 8542 and three years older than the Smart SBE6000.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Smokey Joe in the UK is £18.56 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Cobb Compact

£17.01
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Cobb Compact

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Cobb Compact

The Cobb Compact has a Kagoo Score of 73. With a price tag of £17.01 this barbecue is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Cobb Compact.

Features We Love:
Lid

A cheap but 4 year old grill Type grill, with a good spec.

67
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
79
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Cobb Compact

Lid

The Cobb Compact has a lid, and so do the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Smokey Joe, but the Severin PG 8542 and the Smart SBE6000 do not. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Cobb Compact

Worse Kagoo Score

The Cobb Compact has received a Kagoo Score of 73, however the tepro Crystal Mini scored 76 and the Weber Smokey Joe scored 81.

Less Retailers

Only 2 retailers sells the Cobb Compact, whereas 4 stores sell the Smart SBE6000. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Two Years Older

The Cobb Compact is older than the Severin PG 8542 by three years, older than the Smart SBE6000 by three years and older than the Weber Smokey Joe by one month.

Worse Brand

Cobb barbecues have an average rating of only 77.7%, whereas Severin has an average rating of 82.1%, tepro has an average rating of 79.4% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Compact in the UK is £17.01 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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tepro Crystal Mini

£15.00
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tepro Crystal Mini

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tepro Crystal Mini

The tepro Crystal Mini has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of £15.00 this barbecue is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the tepro Crystal Mini or read our article on whether you should buy a tepro barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid

A cheap but 5 year old grill Type BBQ, with a good spec.

68
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
80
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Age
4 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Tepro Crystal Mini

Lid

The tepro Crystal Mini has a lid, and so do the Cobb Compact and the Weber Smokey Joe, but the Severin PG 8542 and the Smart SBE6000 do not. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

£4 Cheaper

The tepro Crystal Mini costs £14.99 less than the Smart SBE6000 and costs £3.56 less than the Weber Smokey Joe.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Tepro Crystal Mini

Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter

The tepro Crystal Mini is a 290 cooking surface diameter barbecue. That's 80mm smaller than the Weber Smokey Joe (370mm). More ...

The cooking surface diameter of a barbecue refers to how large the usable cooking surface on the BBQ is, measures in millimetres.

A larger surface area means there is more space to cook food on, meaning more food can be cooked at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The tepro Crystal Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 76, however the Weber Smokey Joe scored 81.

Less Retailers

Only 1 seller sell the tepro Crystal Mini, whereas 2 retailers sell the Cobb Compact and 4 retailers sell the Smart SBE6000. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Two Years Older

The tepro Crystal Mini is older than the Cobb Compact by two months, older than the Severin PG 8542 by three years, older than the Smart SBE6000 by three years and older than the Weber Smokey Joe by three months.

Worse Brand

Tepro barbecues have an average rating of only 79.4%, whereas Severin has an average rating of 82.1% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Crystal Mini in the UK is £15.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Smart SBE6000

£29.99
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Smart SBE6000

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The Smart SBE6000 has a Kagoo Score of 69. However with a price tag of £29.99 this barbecue is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Smart SBE6000.

Features We Love:
Features cool-touch handle

A good value for money but 2 year old grill Type barbecue, with a good spec. It has a non-stick coating and features cool-touch handle.

67
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Smart SBE6000

Cool-Touch Handle

The Smart SBE6000 features cool-touch handle (as does the Weber Smokey Joe), however the Cobb Compact, the Severin PG 8542 and the tepro Crystal Mini do not feature this benefit. More ...

A barbecue with cool touch handles is specially designed to be always cool to the touch, even when the main body of the BBQ is extremely hot.

Cool touch handles mean that the BBQ is far easier to move around and handle, and there is less of a chance of you accidentally burning yourself on hot metal. Which hurts. A lot.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Smart SBE6000

Does Not Have a Lid

The Smart SBE6000 does not have a lid (As does the the Severin PG 8542), but the Cobb Compact, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Smokey Joe do. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Smart SBE6000 has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Cobb Compact scored 73, the tepro Crystal Mini scored 76 and the Weber Smokey Joe scored 81.

More Expensive by £15

The Smart SBE6000 is £13 more expensive than the Cobb Compact, £15 more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini and £11 more expensive than the Weber Smokey Joe.

Older by One Month

The Smart SBE6000 is one month older than the Severin PG 8542.

Worse Brand

Smart barbecues have an average rating of only 63.9%, but Cobb has an average rating of 77.7%, Severin has an average rating of 82.1%, tepro has an average rating of 79.4% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SBE6000 in the UK is £29.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Severin PG 8542

Severin PG 8542

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Severin PG 8542

The Severin PG 8542 has a Kagoo Score of 69. With a price tag of £0.00 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Severin PG 8542.

Features We Love:
Adjustable thermostat

A cheap but moderately out of date barbecue Type BBQ, with a good spec.

68
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
1 Year Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Severin PG 8542

Adjustable Thermostat

The Severin PG 8542 has an adjustable thermostat, whereas the Cobb Compact, the Smart SBE6000, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Smokey Joe do not. More ...

Some barbecues have an adjustable thermostat that can be altered, to change the heat up or down.

Different food cook best at different temperatures, so the ability to change the heat level of your BBQ means that you can always pick the best temperature for what you're cooking.

One Month Newer

The Severin PG 8542 was released 23 months ago, but the Cobb Compact was released five years ago, the Smart SBE6000 was released two years ago, the tepro Crystal Mini was released five years ago and the Weber Smokey Joe was released five years ago

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Severin PG 8542

Does Not Have a Lid

The Severin PG 8542 does not have a lid (As does the the Smart SBE6000), however the Cobb Compact, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Smokey Joe have this feature. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

Smaller Cooking Area

The Severin PG 8542 is an 851 cooking area barbecue. That's 224cm² smaller than the Weber Smokey Joe (1,075cm²). More ...

The usable cooking area on a barbecue is a measurement of the physical size of the grill that can be used for cooking food.

A larger surface area means there is more space to cook food on, meaning more food can be cooked at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Severin PG 8542 has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, but the Cobb Compact scored 73, the tepro Crystal Mini scored 76 and the Weber Smokey Joe scored 81.

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Worse Brand

Severin barbecues have an average rating of only 82.1%, however Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

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