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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 1,400 US prices • 4,200 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 13 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Weber Q1200

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

$159.00

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Gas
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Jan 2014
#2

85

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Weber Original Kettle Premium

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

$196.99

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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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Tefal Optigrill+

365 Reviews
Trusted Reviews Recommended

$416.33

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Jul 2017
#4

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Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

 
Lid  Features cool‑touch handle
Lid
Features cool‑touch handle

$113.99

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Charcoal
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Sep 2016
#5

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

 

$47.42

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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#6

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Weber Q 1000

 

$181.99

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Barbecue
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#7

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Weber Q 1400

 

$304.00

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Electric
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Sep 2015
#8

78

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tepro Crystal Mini

 

$80.00

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Charcoal
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Mar 2015
#9

78

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Weber Q2200

634 Reviews

$170.00

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Gas
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Oct 2017
#11

77

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Weber Genesis II E‑310

 

$450.00

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Sep 2018
#12

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Char‑Broil Patio Bistro

157 Reviews

$138.99

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Electric
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Jan 2017
#13

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Weber Genesis II LX S‑340

 

$950.00

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Sep 2016
#14

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Broil King Smoke Offset XL

 

$1,149.00

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Sep 2018
#16

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Broil King Keg 5000

 

$1,149.00

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Jun 2018
#17

76

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Barbecook Joya

 

$199.99

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Aug 2015
#18

76

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Cobb Supreme

2 Reviews

$269.95

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Tabletop
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Feb 2015
#19

76

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Weber Smokey Joe

377 Reviews

$899.00

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Jul 2015
#20

76

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Broil King Regal S420 Pro

 

$1,449.00

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Sep 2018

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Cadac Carri Chef 2

 

$227.14

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Sep 2017

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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 Broil King with an average rating of 94%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

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#1
Broil King Barbecues 20 $1,149 - $1,699
94%
3 reviews
#2
Weber Barbecues 71 $47 - $2,999
93%
2,129 reviews
#3
tepro Barbecues 21 $80 - $80
75%
80 reviews
#4
LANDMANN Barbecues 35
74%
32 reviews
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Char-Broil Barbecues 22 $139 - $220
73%
605 reviews
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Barbecook Barbecues 25 $200 - $200
70%
2 reviews
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Campingaz Barbecues 28
65%
4 reviews

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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

Barbecue Prices

BBQs range in price from $21 to $2,999 and in total we found prices for 44 BBQs. The average price of a new grill is $577 and the 80% of grills are priced between $114 and $1,449. The cheapest BBQ that we found is the Big Green Egg Mini at only $21, and the most expensive is the Weber Summit at $2,999.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

Everdure barbecues start at $1,299 and their most expensive BBQ costs $1,999. The highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Everdure barbecues with an average price of $1,649.

Broil King grills start at $1,149 and their most expensive BBQ costs $1,699. The second highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Broil King grills with an average price of $1,365.

Traeger grills range in price from $899 to $899, and the average price of Traeger grills is $899 which is the third highest average price of all BBQ brands.

Barbecue Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 79 expert reviews and 3,646 user reviews for grills and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of BBQ. Broil King is the top rated barbecue brand with an average rating of 94%. Weber is the second best brand with 93% and tepro is the third best brand with 75%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

We found 38 current offers for barbecues from eBay making it the biggest grill retailer. That is over 12 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 3 current offers for barbecues.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new barbecues. July was the biggest month last year for new grills, with one new grills released that month. Three new grills were released in March 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new BBQ releases. In January 2018, 39 new barbecues were released making it the biggest month that year for new barbecue releases.

How Fast Do Grill 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 $46 on a typical $577 new grill by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

Grill is the most frequently found type amongst new BBQs. We found 321 BBQs that are grills that have a grill Type. The second most common type amongst new grills is barbecue. We found 274 grills that are grills 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 184 BBQs that are grills that have a tabletop Form factor, which makes tabletop the most common form factor amongst new BBQs. We found 165 BBQs that are grills that have a cart Form factor, making this the second most frequently found form factor amongst new BBQs.

Lids

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

Of the 597 new BBQs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are grills with a lid. 399 BBQs out of 597 are grills 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.).

Amongst new BBQs, the most popular heat source is gas. We found 209 BBQs that are gas grills. We found 195 barbecues that are electric barbecues, making electric the second most frequently found heat source amongst new barbecues.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Grills?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying grills. For each retailer it shows the total number of grills where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying grills. 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. 36 of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for grills by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of barbecue prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's barbecue prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 94.7% of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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