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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 1,500 US prices • 5,200 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 22 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#2

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Weber Q 3200

503 Reviews
pricerunner.dk Best in Test

$339.99

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Barbecue
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Cart
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Electric
Gas
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Apr 2016
#6

81

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Tefal Optigrill+

445 Reviews
Trusted Reviews Recommended

$303.79

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Grill
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#1

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Weber Q1200

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

$209.99

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#5

82

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Philips HD637194

110 Reviews
Adjustable thermostat  Dishwasher‑proof parts 
Adjustable thermostat
Dishwasher‑proof parts

$59.00

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Grill
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Tabletop
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Electric
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Aug 2017
#3

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

 

$39.99

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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#4

82

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Weber Original Kettle Premium

 

$121.99

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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#7

79

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Weber Q 1000

 

$214.48

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Kettle
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Gas
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Jan 2014
#8

79

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Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

 

$226.86

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Charcoal
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Sep 2016
#9

78

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Weber Q 1400

 

$300.00

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Barbecue
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Kettle
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Electric
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Sep 2015
#12

77

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Broil King Regal S490 Pro

 

$1,399.00

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Gas
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Sep 2018
#10

77

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Weber Smokey Joe

378 Reviews

$899.00

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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#11

77

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tepro Crystal Mini

 

$80.00

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Charcoal
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Mar 2015
#13

77

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Weber Genesis II E‑310

 

$700.00

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Sep 2018
#16

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Big Green Egg Mini

 

$21.37

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Jan 2017
#15

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Char‑Broil Patio Bistro

320 Reviews

$138.99

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Jan 2017
#16

80

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Bestron ASW318

1 Review

$117.90

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Tabletop
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Dec 2017

67

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Cobb Compact

2 Reviews

$319.99

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Gas
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Jun 2015
#17

76

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LANDMANN 42235

 

$222.85

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Oct 2017
#18

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Weber Q2200

634 Reviews

$199.00

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Oct 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 107%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
#1
Broil King Barbecues 20 $799 - $1,650
107%
2 reviews
#2
Weber Barbecues 69 $40 - $2,749
93%
2,667 reviews
#3
tepro Barbecues 21 $80 - $80
76%
80 reviews
#4
LANDMANN Barbecues 35 $150 - $223
75%
32 reviews
#5
Char-Broil Barbecues 22 $139 - $139
72%
525 reviews
#6
Barbecook Barbecues 25 $200 - $200
70%
2 reviews
#7
Campingaz Barbecues 28
57%
3 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

BBQ Prices

The price range of barbecues is from $21 to $2,749 and in total we found prices for 48 barbecues. A new barbecue costs on average $619 and 80% of BBQs are priced between $118 and $1,399. The Big Green Egg Mini is the cheapest BBQ at only $21, and Weber Summit E-670 is the most expensive at $2,749.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

The highest average barbecue price out of all brands is Everdure grills with an average price of $1,674. Everdure grills start at $1,299 and their most expensive barbecue costs $2,049.

Broil King barbecues start at $799 and their most expensive BBQ costs $1,650. The average price of Broil King barbecues is $1,130 which is the second highest average price of all BBQ brands.

The third highest average BBQ price out of all brands is KAMADO barbecues with an average price of $820. KAMADO barbecues range in price from $144 to $1,496.

BBQ Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 78 expert reviews and 4,349 user reviews for BBQs and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of grill. The top rated grill brand is Broil King with an average rating of 107%. The second best brand is Weber with 93% and the third best brand is tepro with 76%.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

The biggest BBQ retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 34 current BBQ offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 2 offers. That means eBay is over 17 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to grills.

When Are Most New Barbecues Released?

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

How Fast Do BBQ Prices Drop After Release?

New barbecues drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical barbecue costing $619 you could save on average $50 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

We found 318 grills that are BBQs that have a grill Type, which makes this the most common type amongst new grills. We found 269 grills that are grills that have a barbecue Type, making this the second most frequently found type amongst new grills.

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.

Amongst new grills, the most frequently found form factor is tabletop. We found 182 grills that are grills that have a tabletop Form factor. Cart is the second most common form factor amongst new grills. We found 162 grills that are BBQs 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 barbecues with a lid. 67% of barbecues on Kagoo are barbecues 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 grills, the most frequently found heat source is gas. We found 203 grills that are gas barbecues. Electric is the second most frequently found heat source amongst new grills. We found 194 grills that are electric 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 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. 32 of their barbecue 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 barbecues 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. 94.1% of their barbecue prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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