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Should You Buy a Weber Barbecue?

Updated 14 October 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Weber Barbecue?

Weber is one of the most popular barbecue brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying a Weber barbecue then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of barbecue brands is compiled by analysing over 3,300 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 barbecues.

Weber are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular barbecues. Their barbecues start at £19 for the Smokey Joe which is a barbecue that has a barbecue Type, a barbecue that has a kettle Form factor and a charcoal barbecue and go up to £1,099 for the E-315 which is a barbecue that has a grill Type, a barbecue that has a cart Form factor and a gas barbecue. The average price of a new Weber barbecue is £392.

Weber are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular barbecues.

Is Weber the Best Barbecue Brand?

So are Weber barbecues any good? We give every barbecue a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all barbecues we are able to impartially rank all the barbecue brands.

Weber is ranked the No. 2 best barbecue brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Weber is the 2nd best barbecue brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
2 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
281 reviews
#3
Tefal
France
89%
89%
339 reviews
#4
Dancook
84%
84%
1 review
#5
Severin
81%
81%
0 reviews
#6
81%
81%
80 reviews
#7
Cadac
78%
78%
1 review
#8
77%
77%
32 reviews
#9
Steba
75%
75%
0 reviews
#10
Cobb
74%
74%
3 reviews
#11
TriStar
72%
72%
1 review
#12
Outback
70%
70%
6 reviews
#13
69%
69%
2 reviews
#14
Big Green Egg
68%
68%
4 reviews
#15
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
0 reviews
#16
BergHOFF
66%
66%
0 reviews
#17
Broil King
64%
64%
1 review
#18
Smart
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Sealey
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
DeLonghi
Italy
63%
63%
0 reviews
#21
Philips
Netherlands
63%
63%
1 review
#22
Bestron
63%
63%
2 reviews
#23
Clatronic
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
VidaXL
63%
63%
1,722 reviews
#25
Perel
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Solis
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
John Lewis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Nesco
61%
61%
0 reviews
#29
Everdure
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
KAMADO
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Sunbeam
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
La Hacienda
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
Rowenta
Germany
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
Cloer
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Sage
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
CamPart Travel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#37
Princess
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
Simogas
58%
58%
0 reviews
#39
Lokkii
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Batavia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
Gastroback
57%
57%
0 reviews
#42
Korona
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
WMF
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
Ferraboli
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Coleman
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Petromax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#47
OFYR
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
LotusGrill
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Weber barbecues compare to the other barbecue brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All barbecue Brands
Weber Barbecues

There's a wide selection of Weber barbecues available compared to other barbecue brands, with 10 Weber barbecues currently on the market in the UK. Weber also have better reviews than the typical barbecue brand, with the average rating of a Weber barbecue being 94%.

The average review score for a Weber barbecue is 94%.

However Weber barbecues tend to be more expensive than most other barbecue brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
£238
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,749
Price Distribution of All Barbecues
No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
£392
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,749
Price Distribution of Weber Barbecues

What Do the Weber Barbecue Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Weber barbecue to work out the average distribution of reviews for Weber and then compared this to the other barbecue brands.

Weber logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Weber logo

User Reviews

5 stars
239
4 stars
28
3 stars
4
2 stars
0
1 star
3
Weber has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its barbecues than most other barbecue brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 97% of user reviews for Weber barbecues are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 92% and 82% respectively across all Barbecue brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Weber barbecues by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other barbecue brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Tefal Char-Broil Cobb OUTDOORCHEF LANDMANN Weber
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
93%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
69%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
100%
1 review
agdmaniak.pl logo
90%
2 reviews
Howstuffworks.com logo
70%
2 reviews
absolutegadget.com logo
86%
1 review
elektroniktest.dk logo
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
87%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
60%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
74%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
1 review
Average
80%
7 reviews
69%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
85%
3 reviews
87%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Weber Barbecues Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Weber barbecue. The table below compares the number of awards given to Weber to other popular barbecue brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Weber has won 1 award for its barbecues.

Compare all award winning barbecues

Number of Awards Tefal Char-Broil Cobb OUTDOORCHEF LANDMANN Weber
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
3
agdmaniak.pl logo
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
Total
1
2
1
3
3
1

How Reliable Are Weber Barbecues?

We checked over 3,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Weber barbecues. 30+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 97% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Weber barbecue owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

97% of reviewers think Weber barbecues are reliable.

So, most people think that Weber barbecues are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Weber barbecues that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

is very well made
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

broke off
Walmart.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Weber Barbecue?

Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

£149.00
John Lewis
Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ
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Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

A great mid range choice, priced at £149 is the Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Lid
Features cool-touch handle

A good value for money but 3 year old barbecue Type BBQ, with a good spec. It has a lid and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle.

67
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

Weber Original Kettle 22 inch Charcoal BBQ Grill Review
Weber Original Kettle 22 inch Charcoal BBQ Grill Review
Weber Original Kettle 57cm Charcoal BBQ Grill Review
Weber Original Kettle 57cm Charcoal BBQ Grill Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ in the UK is £149.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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£149.00
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£189.00
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What is the Best High End Weber Barbecue?

Weber E-220

£510.00
John Lewis
Weber E-220
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Weber E-220
7,750W
POWER

If you're looking for a high end Weber barbecue then the Weber E-220 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at £510.

Features We Love:
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool-touch handle
Fairly big power (7,750W)
Warming rack

The top rated grill under £1,000, with a reasonable price. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle.

93
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the E-220 in the UK is £510.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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£510.00
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What is the Ultimate Weber Barbecue?

Weber E-315

£1,099.00
John Lewis
Weber E-315
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Weber E-315

For those with an unlimited budget then the Weber E-315 is the best Weber barbecue out there. At £1,099 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Lid
Features cool-touch handle
Warming rack
Three burners/cooking zones

A good spec but 2 year old grill Type BBQ. It has a lid, a thermometer and a warming rack and features cool-touch handle.

67
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the E-315 in the UK is £1,099.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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10 Year Guarantee
£1,099.00
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1 Price from 1 Store | £1,099.00
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