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Compare the Best BarbecuesMarch 2021

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 2,500 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 18 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Weber Q1200

20 Reviews
Lid  Adjustable thermostat  Features cool‑touch handle
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool‑touch handle

$179.99

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#2

84

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Weber Original Kettle Premium

 
Lid  Big cooking surface Huge cooking surface diameter 
Lid
Big cooking surface
Huge cooking surface diameter

$163.66

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Grill
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#3

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Weber Q 3200

21 Reviews
Adjustable thermostat  Lid  Portable 
Adjustable thermostat
Lid
Portable

$419.00

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Electric
Gas
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Apr 2016
#4

81

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Tefal Optigrill+

443 Reviews
Trusted Reviews Recommended

$294.18

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Grill
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(Unknown)
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Jul 2017
#5

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Weber Performer Deluxe

 

$149.99

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Cart
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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#6

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Philips HD637194

110 Reviews

$139.90

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Tabletop
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Electric
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Aug 2017
#7

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Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

 

$208.59

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Charcoal
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Sep 2016
#8

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Weber Q2200

21 Reviews

$269.00

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Cart
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Gas
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Oct 2017
#9

79

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Weber Q 1000

 

$188.42

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#10

79

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Char‑Broil Patio Bistro

53 Reviews

$138.99

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Electric
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Jan 2017
#11

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Weber Smokey Joe

154 Reviews

$549.00

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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#12

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LANDMANN 560202

 

$149.99

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Grill
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Charcoal
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Oct 2017
#13

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tepro Crystal Mini

 

$80.00

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Charcoal
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Mar 2015
#14

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Weber Q 1400

 

$295.63

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Electric
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Sep 2015
#15

76

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LANDMANN 42235

 

$267.50

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Grill
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Cart
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Gas
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Oct 2017
#16

76

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Bestron ASW318

1 Review

$117.90

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Tabletop
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Dec 2017
#17

76

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Weber Genesis II E‑310

 

$599.99

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Gas
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Sep 2018
#19

75

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Big Green Egg Mini

 

$21.99

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Jan 2017
#20

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Cobb Compact

 

$319.99

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Jun 2015

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What Are The Best Barbecue Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every barbecue and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated barbecue brand is Weber with an average rating of 93%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
#1
Weber Barbecues 68 $150 - $2,749
93%
286 reviews
#2
tepro Barbecues 21 $80 - $80
76%
80 reviews
#3
LANDMANN Barbecues 34 $150 - $197
74%
32 reviews
#4
Barbecook Barbecues 25 $200 - $200
71%
2 reviews
#5
Char-Broil Barbecues 22 $139 - $139
70%
103 reviews
#6
Campingaz Barbecues 28
57%
3 reviews

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$179.99
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$452.34
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$25.85
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$49 cheaper
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$188.42
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$324.90
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$155 cheaper
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$294.97
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$295.63
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$156 cheaper
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$254 cheaper
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$41 cheaper
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$88 cheaper
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Q 1000
$188.42
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Smokey Joe
$549.00
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$294.97
$254 cheaper
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$179.99
$20 cheaper
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Optigrill
$200.00
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Patio Bistro
$138.99
$35 cheaper
17 months newer
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Original Kettle Premium
$173.68
Better Kagoo
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Joe Jr
$460.00
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month
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Cobb
Compact
$319.99
$140 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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One more award
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Q1200
$179.99
$88 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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42235
$267.50
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years
Char-Broil
Patio Bistro
$138.99
$49 cheaper
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Q 1000
$188.42
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Q 1000
$188.42
$79 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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42235
$267.50
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$549.00
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$452.34
$97 cheaper
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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

Grills range in price from $21 to $2,749 and in total we found prices for 45 grills. On average, a new grill costs $484 and 80% of BBQs are priced between $118 and $1,300. The most expensive grill that we found is the Weber Summit E-670 at $2,749, and the cheapest is the Big Green Egg Mini at only $22.

Grill Brands - Price Range

Broil King barbecues start at $1,034 and their most expensive barbecue costs $1,839. The average price of Broil King barbecues is $1,437 which is the highest average price of all barbecue brands.

The average price of Everdure barbecues is $1,364 which is the second highest average price of all BBQ brands. Everdure barbecues start at $730 and their most expensive BBQ costs $1,999.

Weber barbecues range in price from $150 to $2,749, and the third highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Weber barbecues with an average price of $664.

BBQ Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 69 expert reviews and 1,711 user reviews for grills and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of BBQ. The top rated grill brand is Weber with an average rating of 93%. The second best brand is tepro with 76% and the third best brand is LANDMANN with 74%.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

The biggest grill retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 38 current grill offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 2 offers. That means eBay is over 19 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to barbecues.

When Are Most New BBQs Released?

We couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release dates for new BBQs over the last 3 years. Two new barbecues were released in October 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new BBQ releases. In March 2019, three new BBQs were released making it the biggest month that year for new BBQ releases. January was the biggest month in 2018 for new BBQs, with 39 new BBQs released that month.

How Fast Do BBQ Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, BBQs drop in price by 8% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $39 on a typical $484 new grill by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

Grill is the most popular type amongst new grills. We found 314 grills that are BBQs that have a grill Type. The second most common type amongst new BBQs is barbecue. We found 267 BBQs that are BBQs that have a barbecue Type.

Form Factors

Form factor is the case design of the grill/bbq. It can affect everything from the load capacity to what type of fuel is best used.

We found 183 barbecues that are barbecues that have a tabletop Form factor, which makes tabletop the most popular form factor amongst new barbecues. Cart is the second most common form factor amongst new grills. We found 158 grills that are barbecues that have a cart Form factor.

Lids

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

Most new barbecues are BBQs with a lid. 388 barbecues out of 583 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.

Heat Sources

The heat source on a barbecue refers to the type of fuel that the barbecue uses (i.e. gas, charcoal, electric etc.).

We found 200 grills that are gas grills, which makes gas the most common heat source amongst new grills. The second most popular heat source amongst new BBQs is electric. We found 194 BBQs that are electric barbecues.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying barbecues. For each retailer it shows the total number of barbecues where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying barbecues. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 38 of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Barbecues for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for BBQs by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of grill prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's grill prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 100% of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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