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Compare the 10 Best BarbecuesFebruary 2018(Last Updated 20 February 2018)

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The best grills and BBQs for cooking meat and fish
Compare top brands including Weber, tepro and Char-Broil
Independent & impartial evaluation of every barbecue based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Barbecues We Impartially Analysed: 1,070 Barbecue Models 5,380 Barbecue Reviews 717 Barbecue Prices
To Find the Best Barbecues We Impartially Analysed:
1,070 Barbecue Models
5,380 Barbecue Reviews
717 Barbecue Prices
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#1

90

Char‑Broil Red Patio Bistro

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$178.49

Overstock
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Red
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Jul 2015
The top scoring grill under $500
#2

87

Weber Smokey Joe Premium

6 Reviews + 1 Award
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$55.07

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Bronze
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Jul 2013
An award winning and fully featured charcoal grill, with a fair price
#3

84

Weber Q 1400

4 Reviews
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$298.80

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Sep 2016
A top-rated and fully featured electric grill, with a fair price
#4

83

Weber Summit

5 Reviews
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$1,425.00

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Aug 2016
A very popular and critically acclaimed charcoal grill, with a good price and very good features
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#5

83

Weber Q 2000

9 Reviews
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$238.80

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Jun 2014
A fully featured and classic gas grill, with a fair price
#6

79

Char‑Broil Grill2Go

2 Reviews + 1 Award
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$129.00

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Jan 2017
An award winning and fully featured charcoal BBQ
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#7

79

Weber Performer

2 Reviews
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$310.60

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Black
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Aug 2015
A fully featured and positively reviewed charcoal BBQ
#8

78

Weber Genesis II E‑310

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$500.00

eBay
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Cart
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Black
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Jan 2017
A fully featured and good value for money gas BBQ
#9

78

Weber Genesis E‑310

1 Review
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$699.00

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Black
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Dec 2013
The best rated grill under $1,000
#10

77

tepro Toronto

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$776.00

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Cart
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Black
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Apr 2015
A fully featured but only OK value for money charcoal BBQ, with many owner recommendations
#11

77

Weber Original Kettle Premium

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$145.00

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Aug 2015
A fully featured but only OK value for money charcoal BBQ
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#12

76

Gibson Football

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$38.14

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Brown
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Nov 2015
The highest scoring barbecue under $50
#13

76

Cobb Compact

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$319.99

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Jun 2015
A fully featured but only moderate value for money gas grill
#14

76

Gibson Baseball

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$24.51

Amazon US
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White
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Nov 2015
A fully featured but only moderate value for money charcoal grill
#15

76

KAMADO Joe

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$325.00

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Red
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Jul 2015
A fully featured but only average value for money charcoal barbecue
#16

76

Coleman NXT 100 Grill

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$147.99

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May 2017
A fully featured but only OK value for money gas BBQ
#17

76

Coleman NXT 200 Grill

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$236.49

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May 2017
A fully featured but only average value for money gas grill
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#18

76

Big Green Egg Large

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$56.85

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Green
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Jun 2014
A fully featured but only moderate value for money charcoal barbecue
#19

76

Weber Genesis S

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$849.00

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Silver
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Oct 2015
A fully featured but only moderate value for money gas grill
#20

76

Char‑Broil Performance

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$169.98

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Mar 2016
A fully featured but only moderate value for money gas barbecue

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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

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

Grill Prices

In total we found 65 barbecues ranging from $22 to $4,064. A new barbecue costs on average $406 and 80% of grills are priced between $50 and $849. The Weber Summit E-670 is the most expensive barbecue that we found at $4,064, and the Hamilton Beach 25462 is the cheapest at only $22.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

The average price of Broil King grills is $1,460 which is the highest average price of all BBQ brands. Broil King grills start at $699 and their most expensive BBQ costs $2,783.

Traeger barbecues range in price from $900 to $900, and the second highest average grill price out of all brands is Traeger barbecues with an average price of $900.

Tepro barbecues range in price from $776 to $776, and the third highest average BBQ price out of all brands is tepro barbecues with an average price of $776.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 53 expert reviews and 3,736 user reviews for BBQs available online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of BBQ. Tefal is the top rated BBQ brand with an average rating of 93%. Jamie Oliver is the second best brand with 89% and Weber is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

We found 36 current offers for BBQs from eBay making it the biggest BBQ retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 11 current offers for BBQs. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 4 current BBQ offers.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

We looked at the release dates for new barbecues over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident pattern. January was the biggest month last year for new grills, with 38 new grills released that month. 44 new grills were released in August 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new grill releases. In July 2015 100 new BBQs were released making it the biggest month that year for new BBQ releases.

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

New barbecues drop in price by an average of 12% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of $49 on a typical $406 new BBQ if you wait 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

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

The most common heat source amongst new barbecues is electric. We found 165 barbecues that are electric BBQs. We found 97 BBQs that are gas barbecues, making gas the second most common heat source amongst new BBQs.

Types

Grill is the most common type amongst new BBQs. We found 249 BBQs that are grills that have a Grill Type. We found 121 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Barbecue Type, making Barbecue the second most popular type amongst new BBQs.

Form Factors

The most popular form factor amongst new barbecues is Tabletop. We found 166 barbecues that are BBQs that have a Tabletop Form factor. We found 64 barbecues that are grills that have a Cart Form factor, making Cart the second most frequently found form factor amongst new barbecues.

Colour of Products

Amongst new BBQs, the most popular colour of product is Black. We found 272 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Black coloured. We found 117 grills that are grills that have a Stainless steel coloured, making this the second most popular colour of product amongst new grills.

Lids

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

Most new grills are BBQs with a lid. 236 out of 364 on Kagoo 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 Barbecue Retailers

The biggest barbecue retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 36 current barbecue offers from eBay. The second biggest barbecue retailer is Amazon US with 11 offers. That means eBay is over 3 times bigger than Amazon US when it comes to BBQs. Air n Water is the third biggest retailer with 4 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on BBQs is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 32 BBQs.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 88.9% of its barbecues, eBay is most frequently the cheapest BBQ retailer.