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5 Best Charcoal Barbecues in the UK - November 2019

Updated 16 October 2019 by Matthew
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5 best charcoal barbecues

Which Are the Best Charcoal Barbecues?

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

  • 1) Weber Performer Deluxe -
  • 2) Cobb Pro - £110.04 eBay
  • 3) Big Green Egg Large - £1,720.00 John Lewis
  • 4) Campingaz Bonesco QST S - £80.00 eBay
  • 5) Barbecook Joya - £217.99 eBay

What Charcoal Barbecue to Buy in November 2019?

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

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Weber Performer Deluxe Cobb Pro Big Green Egg Large Campingaz Bonesco QST S Barbecook Joya
Weber Performer Deluxe Cobb Pro Big Green Egg Large Campingaz Bonesco QST S Barbecook Joya
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1,900W
POWER
92
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
71
Features
Good Features
70
Age
4 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
53
Brand Rating
Average Brand
65
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
4 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
54
Brand Rating
Average Brand
71
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
5 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
73
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
84
Reviews
1 Review
66
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec but 4 year old barbecue Type BBQ. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle. A good value for money but 5 year old barbecue Type barbecue, with a good spec. It has a lid and is portable. A good spec but 5 year old barbecue Type grill. It has a lid, a smoke function and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle. A good spec and low cost grill Type BBQ. A classic but 4 year old barbecue Type barbecue, with a good spec.
3 Reasons For
35% Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter
Adjustable Thermostat
Cool-Touch Handle
1 Reason For
Portable
2 Reasons For
Smoke Function
Cool-Touch Handle
3 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by £30
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Newer by Two Months
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Two Months Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Cooking Area
Worse Kagoo Score
£30 More Expensive
Seven Months Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
16% Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter
Worse Kagoo Score
£1,640 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
2 Reasons Against
Smaller Cooking Area
Older by Over One Year
4 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £138
Worse Brand
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Weber Performer Deluxe

Weber Performer Deluxe

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Weber Performer Deluxe

The Weber Performer Deluxe has a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of £0.00 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Weber Performer Deluxe or read our article on whether you should buy a Weber barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool-touch handle
Big cooking surface diameter (545mm)
Built-in cutting board

A good spec but 4 year old barbecue Type BBQ. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle.

71
Features
Good Features
70
Age
4 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Looking across the entire Weber grill range, the average reviews for all Weber BBQs are excellent.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Weber Performer Deluxe

35% Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter

The Weber Performer Deluxe is a 545 cooking surface diameter barbecue. That's 285mm bigger than the Barbecook Joya (260mm) and 85mm bigger than the Big Green Egg Large (460mm). 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.

Adjustable Thermostat

The Weber Performer Deluxe has an adjustable thermostat, but the Barbecook Joya, the Big Green Egg Large, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S and the Cobb Pro 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.

Cool-Touch Handle

The Weber Performer Deluxe features cool-touch handle, and so does the Big Green Egg Large, but the Barbecook Joya, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S and the Cobb Pro do not. 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.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Weber Performer Deluxe

Worse Kagoo Score

The Weber Performer Deluxe has received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the Campingaz Bonesco QST S scored 76.

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Two Months Older

The Weber Performer Deluxe is older than the Barbecook Joya by two months.

Worse Brand

Weber barbecues have an average rating of only 93.5%, whereas Campingaz has an average rating of 95%.

Cobb Pro

£110.04
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Cobb Pro

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Cobb Pro

The Cobb Pro has a Kagoo Score of 69. With a price tag of £110.04 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Cobb Pro.

Features We Love:
Lid
Portable

A good value for money but 5 year old barbecue Type barbecue, with a good spec. It has a lid and is portable.

65
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
4 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
Cobb Pro unboxing video
Cobb Pro unboxing video
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2017 WRX COBB PRO TUNE - THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Unboxing Review: Cobb Pro
Unboxing Review: Cobb Pro

1 Reason For for Choosing the Cobb Pro

Portable

The Cobb Pro is portable, whereas the Barbecook Joya, the Big Green Egg Large, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S and the Weber Performer Deluxe are not. More ...

A portable barbecue is one that is designed to be easily transported.

Portable BBQs are far easier to move from place to place, and can be set up anywhere - helpful for impromptu picnics!

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Cobb Pro

Smaller Cooking Area

The Cobb Pro is a 735 cooking area barbecue. That's 953cm² smaller than the Big Green Egg Large (1,688cm²) and 665cm² smaller than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S (1,400cm²). 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 Cobb Pro has received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Barbecook Joya scored 70, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S scored 76 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 72.

£30 More Expensive

The Cobb Pro is more expensive than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S by £30.

Seven Months Older

The Cobb Pro is older than the Barbecook Joya by seven months and older than the Weber Performer Deluxe by five months.

Worse Brand

Cobb barbecues have an average rating of only 77.7%, but Campingaz has an average rating of 95% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Pro in the UK is £110.04 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Big Green Egg Large

£1,720.00
John Lewis

Big Green Egg Large

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Big Green Egg Large

The Big Green Egg Large has a Kagoo Score of 69. However with a price tag of £1,720.00 this barbecue is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Big Green Egg Large.

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

A good spec but 5 year old barbecue Type grill. It has a lid, a smoke function and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle.

71
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
5 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
Unboxing van een Big Green Egg Large.
Unboxing van een Big Green Egg Large.
Unboxing / Aufbau Big Green Egg Large - Modell 2017
Unboxing / Aufbau Big Green Egg Large - Modell 2017

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Big Green Egg Large

Smoke Function

The Big Green Egg Large has a smoke function, however the Barbecook Joya, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S, the Cobb Pro and the Weber Performer Deluxe do not have this feature. 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 Big Green Egg Large features cool-touch handle, and so does the Weber Performer Deluxe, however the Barbecook Joya, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S and the Cobb Pro do not. 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.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Big Green Egg Large

16% Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter

The Big Green Egg Large is a 460 cooking surface diameter barbecue. That's 200mm bigger than the Barbecook Joya (260mm) and 85mm smaller than the Weber Performer Deluxe (545mm). 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 Big Green Egg Large has received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Barbecook Joya scored 70, the Campingaz Bonesco QST S scored 76 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 72.

£1,640 More Expensive

The Big Green Egg Large is more expensive than the Barbecook Joya by £1,502, more expensive than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S by £1,640 and more expensive than the Cobb Pro by £1,610.

Over One Year Older

The Big Green Egg Large is older than the Barbecook Joya by 15 months, older than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S by two months, older than the Cobb Pro by eight months and older than the Weber Performer Deluxe by 13 months.

Worse Brand

Big Green Egg barbecues have an average rating of only 68.9%, but Barbecook has an average rating of 73.4%, Campingaz has an average rating of 95%, Cobb has an average rating of 77.7% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Large in the UK is £1,720.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Campingaz Bonesco QST S

£80.00
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Campingaz Bonesco QST S

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Campingaz Bonesco QST S
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The Campingaz Bonesco QST S has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of £80.00 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Campingaz Bonesco QST S or read our article on whether you should buy a Campingaz barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid

A good spec and low cost grill Type BBQ.

73
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Campingaz Bonesco QST S

Better Kagoo Score

The Campingaz Bonesco QST S has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Barbecook Joya scored 70, the Big Green Egg Large scored 69, the Cobb Pro scored 69 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 72.

Cheaper by £30

The Campingaz Bonesco QST S costs £80.00, whereas the Barbecook Joya is £217.99, the Big Green Egg Large is £1,720.00 and the Cobb Pro is £110.04.

Better Brand

Campingaz barbecues have an average rating of 95%, however Barbecook only has an average rating of 73.4%, Big Green Egg only has an average rating of 68.9%, Cobb only has an average rating of 77.7% and Weber only has an average rating of 93.5%.

2 Reasons Against for Choosing the Campingaz Bonesco QST S

Smaller Cooking Area

The Campingaz Bonesco QST S has a cooking area of 1, but the Big Green Egg Large is a 1,688cm² cooking area barbecue (288cm² bigger) and the Cobb Pro is a 735cm² cooking area barbecue (665cm² smaller). 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.

Older by Over One Year

The Campingaz Bonesco QST S is 13 months older than the Barbecook Joya, six months older than the Cobb Pro and 11 months older than the Weber Performer Deluxe.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Bonesco QST S in the UK is £80.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Barbecook Joya

£217.99
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Barbecook Joya

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Barbecook Joya

The Barbecook Joya has a Kagoo Score of 70. With a price tag of £217.99 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Barbecook Joya or read our article on whether you should buy a Barbecook barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid

A classic but 4 year old barbecue Type barbecue, with a good spec.

84
Reviews
1 Review
66
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Barbecook Joya has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Barbecook Joya

Newer by Two Months

The Barbecook Joya is 15 months newer than the Big Green Egg Large, 13 months newer than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S, seven months newer than the Cobb Pro and two months newer than the Weber Performer Deluxe

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Barbecook Joya

Vastly Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter

The Barbecook Joya has a cooking surface diameter of 260, however the Big Green Egg Large is a 460mm cooking surface diameter barbecue (200mm bigger) and the Weber Performer Deluxe is a 545mm cooking surface diameter barbecue (285mm bigger). 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 Barbecook Joya has received a Kagoo Score of 70, whereas the Campingaz Bonesco QST S scored 76 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 72.

More Expensive by £138

The Barbecook Joya is £138 more expensive than the Campingaz Bonesco QST S and £108 more expensive than the Cobb Pro.

Worse Brand

Barbecook barbecues have an average rating of only 73.4%, but Campingaz has an average rating of 95%, Cobb has an average rating of 77.7% and Weber has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Joya in the UK is £217.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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