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Compare the 10 Best Barbecues - August 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every barbecue on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 930 barbecues, 407 reviews and 1,120 prices. Last updated 15 August 2017.

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#2 Hamilton Beach 25462

25462
The best rated BBQ under $50, with very good features and a recent release date
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Contact Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jun 2017
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $22.00
Newegg US $30.12
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$36.32

#3 Applica GR10RM

GR10RM
A fully featured and cheap electric barbecue
96
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Contact Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $36.32
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$57.40
Save $14.78 (20%)

#4 Nesco GRG‑1000

GRG-1000
A bargain price and good spec electric BBQ
95
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $57.40
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$70.77

#5 Campingaz Party Grill 200

Party Grill 200
A moderately out of date and average spec gas BBQ
59
Features
Average Features
45
Overall Score
Mediocre
Yes
Gas
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Blue
Jan 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Amazon US $70.77
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$68.82
Save $28.77 (29%)

#6 George Foreman 18471

18471
A bargain price and good spec electric barbecue
94
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Contact Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Mar 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $68.82
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$98.43

#7 Applica GFO201R

GFO201R
A cheap and good spec electric BBQ
83
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Sep 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $98.43
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$99.99

#7 DeLonghi BGR50

BGR50
The best scoring BBQ under $100
96
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
No
Electric
Contact Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Cooking Station
Black
Apr 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Best Buy $99.99
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$110.54

#8 Applica GFO240S

GFO240S
A good spec and cheap electric grill
77
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Contact Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Black
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $110.54
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$75.95

#8 REDMOND RAG‑241

RAG-241
A good value for money and good spec electric grill
89
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jan 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $75.95
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$20.49
Save $124.99 (86%)

#9 Gibson Baseball

Baseball
A top-value and good spec charcoal grill
98
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Charcoal
Barbecue
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
White
Nov 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
eBay $20.49
Amazon US $45.96
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Choosing The Best Grill Or Barbeque

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

We currently list 54 grills ranging from $19 to $4,000. The average price of a new barbecue is $384 and the 80% of BBQs are priced between $42 and $850. The Weber Performer is the most expensive BBQ that we found at $4,000, and the Weber Smokey Joe is the cheapest at only $20.

Grill Brands - Price Range

Broil King grills start at $1,133 and the most expensive Broil King barbecue costs $1,133. The average price of Broil King grills is $1,133 which is the highest average price of all barbecue brands.

Traeger barbecues start at $800 and the most expensive Traeger BBQ costs $800. The average price of Traeger barbecues is $800 which is the second highest average price of all BBQ brands.

Tepro BBQs start at $776 and the most expensive tepro barbecue costs $776. The average price of tepro BBQs is $776 which is the third highest average price of all barbecue brands.

Grill Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 25 expert reviews and 17 user reviews for BBQs available online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of barbecue. Big Green Egg is the top rated barbecue brand with an average rating of 88%. KAMADO is the second best brand with 85% and Jamie Oliver is the third best brand with 85%.

Biggest BBQ Retailers

We found 48 current offers for BBQs from eBay making it the biggest barbecue retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 14 current offers for BBQs. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 6 current barbecue offers.

When Are Most New Barbecues Released?

July to September is the most common period for new grills to be released in. That means that most of the latest grill technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. August was the biggest month last year for new BBQs, with 44 new BBQs released that month. 106 new grills were released in July 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new grill releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new barbecue releases was September, with 79 new barbecues released that month.

How Fast Do Grill Prices Drop After Release?

On average BBQs drop in price by 9% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $34 on a typical $384 new grill by waiting 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

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

We found 134 barbecues that are electric barbecues, which makes electric the most frequently found heat source amongst new barbecues. We found 106 BBQs that are gas BBQs, making this the second most popular heat source amongst new BBQs.

Types

We found 266 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Grill Type, which makes this the most common type amongst new BBQs. Barbecue is the second most frequently found type amongst new BBQs. We found 130 BBQs that are grills that have a Barbecue Type.

Form Factors

Amongst new grills, the most frequently found form factor is Tabletop. We found 127 grills that are barbecues that have a Tabletop Form factor. The second most frequently found form factor amongst new grills is Cart. We found 77 grills that are grills that have a Cart Form factor.

Colour of Products

We found 257 BBQs that are grills that have a Black coloured, which makes Black the most frequently found colour of product amongst new BBQs. The second most popular colour of product amongst new grills is Stainless steel. We found 89 grills that are BBQs that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Lids

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

The vast majority of the 345 new barbecues currently listed on Kagoo are BBQs with a lid. 244 barbecues (71%) 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

We found 48 current offers for grills 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 14 current offers for grills. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 6 current BBQ offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for BBQs?

With the cheapest price on 41 grills, eBay is most frequently the cheapest barbecue store.

Proportion of Grills for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on grills is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 85.4% of its grills.

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