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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every barbecue on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,000 barbecues, 551 reviews and 1,150 prices. Last updated 17 October 2017.

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#1 Weber Smokey Joe

Smokey Joe
Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
A very good value for money and award winning charcoal grill, with very good features
98
Reviews
1 Award
99
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Charcoal
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Grey
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
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$33.39

#2 Applica GR10RM

GR10RM
A low cost and good spec electric grill
98
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
79
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jul 2015
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$24.32

#3 Hamilton Beach 25462

25462
The highest scoring grill under $50, with good features and a recent release date
98
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
79
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jun 2017
Form Factor
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$24.32
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$61.43
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#4 Nesco GRG‑1000

GRG-1000
A good spec and affordable electric grill
96
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2016
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$99.99
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#5 DeLonghi BGR50

BGR50
The highest scoring grill under $100
97
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
77
Overall Score
Very Good
No
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Cooking Station
Black
Apr 2016
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$99.99
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$99.99

#6 Char‑Broil The Big Easy

The Big Easy
An extremely cheap and good spec electric BBQ, with very good user reviews
71
Reviews
2 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Barbecue
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Barrel
Black
Jan 2017
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$77.92

#7 REDMOND RAG‑241

RAG-241
A very cheap and good spec electric BBQ
92
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jan 2015
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$83.85
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#8 George Foreman 18870

18870
A good spec and bargain price electric barbecue
94
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Mar 2015
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$83.85
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$149.95

#9 DeLonghi BG 500 C

BG 500 C
The top rated barbecue under $500
93
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
No
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2015
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Colour of Products
Release Date
$149.95
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$109.21

#10 Applica GFO201R

GFO201R
A good spec and very good value for money electric grill
90
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Sep 2016
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Choosing The Best Grill Or Barbeque

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.

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 73 grills ranging from $19 to $2,234. On average, a new BBQ costs $307 and 80% of barbecues are priced between $61 and $519. The Weber Smokey Joe is the cheapest BBQ at only $20, and Broil King REGAL XL is the most expensive at $2,234.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

The average price of Broil King BBQs is $2,234 which is the highest average price of all BBQ brands. Broil King BBQs start at $2,234 and the most expensive Broil King BBQ costs $2,234.

Traeger grills start at $700 and the most expensive Traeger BBQ costs $1,390. The second highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Traeger grills with an average price of $1,045.

The average price of tepro grills is $776 which is the third highest average price of all grill brands. tepro grills range in price from $776 to $776.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 24 expert reviews and 19 user reviews for grills available online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of grill. Big Green Egg is the top rated grill brand with an average rating of 88%. Weber is the second best brand with 86% and Cadac is the third best brand with 84%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

We found 66 current offers for barbecues from eBay making it the biggest grill retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 27 current offers for barbecues. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 7 current grill offers.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

Most new BBQs tend to be released between July and September. The biggest month last year for new BBQ releases was August, with 45 new barbecues released that month. In 2015 most new grills were released in July, with 104 new grills released that month. 82 new BBQs were released in September 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new grill releases.

How Fast Do Grill Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, barbecues drop in price by 12% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $36 on a typical $307 new grill by waiting 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

Type of fuel, which is a heat source e.g. gas.

Electric is the most common heat source amongst new barbecues. We found 148 barbecues that are electric barbecues. The second most common heat source amongst new BBQs is gas. We found 119 BBQs that are gas barbecues.

Types

Amongst new BBQs, the most frequently found type is Grill. We found 242 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Grill Type. We found 134 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Barbecue Type, making Barbecue the second most common type amongst new BBQs.

Form Factors

Tabletop is the most common form factor amongst new BBQs. We found 148 BBQs that are grills that have a Tabletop Form factor. Cart is the second most frequently found form factor amongst new BBQs. We found 76 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Cart Form factor.

Colour of Products

We found 286 barbecues that are barbecues that have a Black coloured, which makes Black the most common colour of product amongst new barbecues. We found 107 grills that are barbecues that have a Stainless steel coloured, making Stainless steel the second most popular colour of product amongst new grills.

Lids

This denotes whether the BBQ comes with a removable or hinged cover.

The vast majority of the 372 new BBQs currently listed on Kagoo are BBQs with a lid. 264 out of 372 are BBQs 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.

Biggest BBQ Retailers

We found 66 current offers for BBQs from eBay making it the biggest barbecue retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 27 current offers for BBQs. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 7 current barbecue offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on BBQs is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 63 BBQs.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest store by number of grill for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 95.5% of its grills.

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