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Every week we rank the best barbecues based on features, reviews and price
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#1

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Smokey Joe

Weber Smokey Joe

7 Reviews + 1 Award
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$24.99

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Jul 2015
A top-value and award winning charcoal BBQ, with very good features
#2

86

Medium EGG

Big Green Egg Medium EGG

1 Review
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$140.00

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Aug 2016
A critically acclaimed and top-value charcoal grill, with very good features
#3

85

GR10RM

Applica GR10RM

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$36.32

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Jul 2015
A fully featured and low cost electric BBQ
#4

85

GRG-1000

Nesco GRG‑1000

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$52.30

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Aug 2016
The best rated barbecue under $100
#5

85

BGR50

DeLonghi BGR50

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$90.40

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Apr 2016
A phenomenally cheap and fully featured electric BBQ
#6

84

GFO240S

Applica GFO240S

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$113.02

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Jul 2015
The best scoring barbecue under $500
#7

84

The Big Easy

Char‑Broil The Big Easy

2 Reviews
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$99.99

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Jan 2017
A fully featured and spectacularly cheap electric barbecue, with great user reviews
#8

84

18471

George Foreman 18471

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$39.84

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Mar 2015
A top-value and fully featured electric grill
#9

84

BG 500 C

DeLonghi BG 500 C

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$149.95

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Aug 2015
A fully featured and great value for money electric BBQ
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83

Grill2Go

Char‑Broil Grill2Go

2 Reviews + 1 Award
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$125.36

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Jan 2017
An award winning and great value for money charcoal grill, with great features
#11

83

Football

Gibson Football

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$38.14

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Nov 2015
The best scoring grill under $50
#12

83

RAG-241

REDMOND RAG‑241

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$81.71

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Jan 2015
A fully featured and very cheap electric grill
#13

83

Smokey Joe Premium

Weber Smokey Joe Premium

6 Reviews + 1 Award
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$34.99

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Jan 2016
A fully featured and top-value charcoal barbecue
#14

83

Baseball

Gibson Baseball

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$21.49

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Nov 2015
A fully featured and astonishingly cheap charcoal BBQ
#15

82

Large

Big Green Egg Large

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$35.95

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Jan 2017
A fully featured and excellent value for money charcoal barbecue
#16

82

Patio Bistro

Char‑Broil Patio Bistro

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$138.94

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Jan 2017
A fully featured and top-value electric barbecue
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82

Performance

Char‑Broil Performance

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$153.09

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A fully featured and top-value gas grill
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81

Red Patio Bistro

Char‑Broil Red Patio Bistro

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$178.49

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Jul 2015
A fully featured and cheap electric barbecue
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81

CGH1020D

DeLonghi CGH1020D

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$223.99

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Aug 2016
A top-value and very popular electric BBQ, with very good features
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18870

George Foreman 18870

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$63.80

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What Are The Best Barbecue Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every barbecue made by each brand and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated barbecue brand is Weber with an average rating of 81%.

Logo Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
Weber logo Weber Barbecues 20 $25 - $1,399 81%
Other brands Other Barbecue Brands 54 $21 - $899

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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

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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.

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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

The price range of BBQs is from $21 to $1,399 and in total we found prices for 68 BBQs. On average, a new barbecue costs $289 and 80% of BBQs are priced between $52 and $700. The most expensive grill that we found is the Weber Summit at $1,399, and the cheapest is the Gibson Baseball at only $21.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

Hamilton Beach grills range in price from $899 to $899, and the highest average grill price out of all brands is Hamilton Beach grills with an average price of $899.

The %8highest average barbecue price out of all brands is tepro grills with an average price of $776. tepro grills start at $776 and the most expensive tepro barbecue costs $776.

Traeger barbecues start at $700 and the most expensive Traeger BBQ costs $800. The third highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Traeger barbecues with an average price of $750.

Barbecue Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 35 expert reviews and 4,646 user reviews for BBQs from across the internet and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of grill. The top three barbecue brands are Tefal, Big Green Egg and Cadac. Tefal has an average rating of 95%, Big Green Egg has an average rating of 88% and Cadac has an average rating of 84%.

Biggest Grill Retailers

We found 58 current offers for grills 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 20 current offers for grills. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 7 current barbecue offers.

When Are Most New Barbecues Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident trend in the release month for new barbecues. In 2017 most new grills were released in January, with 41 new grills released that month. 43 new barbecues were released in August 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new BBQ releases. July was the biggest month in 2015 for new grills, with 105 new grills released that month.

How Fast Do BBQ Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, grills drop in price by 2%. That means that on a typical BBQ costing $289 you could save on average $7 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

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

The most frequently found heat source amongst new grills is electric. We found 163 grills that are electric BBQs. The second most frequently found heat source amongst new barbecues is gas. We found 109 barbecues that are gas barbecues.

Types

Grill is the most frequently found type amongst new barbecues. We found 255 barbecues that are barbecues that have a Grill Type. We found 124 BBQs that are grills that have a Barbecue Type, making this the second most common type amongst new BBQs.

Form Factors

We found 167 grills that are grills that have a Tabletop Form factor, which makes this the most frequently found form factor amongst new grills. We found 65 barbecues that are grills that have a Kettle Form factor, making this the second most frequently found form factor amongst new barbecues.

Colour of Products

Amongst new BBQs, the most frequently found colour of product is Black. We found 284 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Black coloured. We found 107 BBQs that are grills that have a Stainless steel coloured, making this the second most popular colour of product amongst new BBQs.

Lids

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

Of the 374 new BBQs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are grills with a lid. 255 BBQs (68%) 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.

Biggest Barbecue Retailers

The biggest barbecue retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 58 current barbecue offers from eBay. The second biggest barbecue retailer is Amazon US with 20 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to BBQs. Air n Water is the third biggest retailer with 7 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for BBQs?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on BBQs is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 57 BBQs.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of barbecue for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 98.3% of its BBQs.