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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 963 barbecues, 422 reviews and 1,190 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Weber Smokey Joe

Smokey Joe
Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
A low cost and award winning charcoal BBQ, with great features
94
Reviews
1 Award
99
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Charcoal
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Grey
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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$33.39

#2 Applica GR10RM

GR10RM
A low cost and fully featured electric barbecue
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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$24.94

#3 Hamilton Beach 25462

25462
The best scoring barbecue under $50, with a recent release date and great features
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jun 2017
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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#4 Nesco GRG‑1000

GRG-1000
A good spec and low cost electric BBQ
97
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2016
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#5 DeLonghi BGR50

BGR50
The best scoring BBQ under $100
97
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
No
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Cooking Station
Black
Apr 2016
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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$79.83

#6 REDMOND RAG‑241

RAG-241
A top-value and good spec electric grill
92
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Jan 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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$149.95

#7 DeLonghi BG 500 C

BG 500 C
The highest scoring BBQ under $500
93
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
No
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Tabletop
Black
Aug 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
Overstock $149.95
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$108.77

#8 Applica GFO240S

GFO240S
A very cheap and good spec electric grill
91
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Electric
Grill
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
Black
Jul 2015
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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$42.00

#9 Big Green Egg Medium

Medium
A critically acclaimed and cheap charcoal grill, with good features
No Reviews
84
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Charcoal
Barbecue
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Barrel
Green
Jan 2017
Form Factor
Colour of Products
Release Date
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#10 Gibson Baseball

Baseball
A good spec and excellent value for money charcoal BBQ
98
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
77
Overall Score
Very Good
Yes
Charcoal
Barbecue
Lid
Heat Sources
Types
Kettle
White
Nov 2015
Form Factor
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Release Date
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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

Grill Prices

In total we found 65 grills ranging from $20 to $2,202. A new grill costs on average $302 and 80% of barbecues are priced between $53 and $701. The Weber Smokey Joe is the cheapest barbecue at only $20, and Broil King REGAL XL is the most expensive at $2,201.

BBQ Brands - Price Range

The highest average grill price out of all brands is Broil King barbecues with an average price of $2,201. Broil King barbecues range in price from $2,201 to $2,201.

The average price of tepro barbecues is $776 which is the second highest average price of all grill brands. tepro barbecues start at $776 and the most expensive tepro grill costs $776.

The average price of GoSun grills is $701 which is the third highest average price of all barbecue brands. GoSun grills start at $701 and the most expensive GoSun barbecue costs $701.

BBQ Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 24 expert reviews and 15 user reviews for BBQs written online and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of grill. The top rated barbecue brand is Big Green Egg with an average rating of 88%. The second best brand is Cadac with 84% and the third best brand is Weber with 82%.

Biggest BBQ Retailers

We found 57 current offers for BBQs from eBay making it the biggest BBQ retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 24 current offers for BBQs. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 8 current BBQ offers.

When Are Most New Grills Released?

The most common period for new barbecues to be released in is between July and September. That means that most of the latest grill technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2016 most new barbecues were released in August, with 43 new barbecues released that month. July was the biggest month in 2015 for new BBQs, with 105 new BBQs released that month. In September 2014 79 new BBQs were released making it the biggest month that year for new grill releases.

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, grills drop in price by 8%. That means a saving of $24 on a typical $302 new barbecue if you wait 6 months before buying.

Heat Sources

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

We found 141 barbecues that are electric BBQs, which makes electric the most common heat source amongst new barbecues. The second most popular heat source amongst new grills is gas. We found 117 grills that are gas grills.

Types

Amongst new grills, the most popular type is Grill. We found 232 grills that are grills that have a Grill Type. We found 140 BBQs that are BBQs that have a Barbecue Type, making Barbecue the second most common type amongst new BBQs.

Form Factors

Amongst new grills, the most common form factor is Tabletop. We found 137 grills that are barbecues that have a Tabletop Form factor. We found 80 BBQs that are grills that have a Cart Form factor, making this the second most frequently found form factor amongst new BBQs.

Colour of Products

Amongst new barbecues, the most common colour of product is Black. We found 277 barbecues that are barbecues that have a Black coloured. The second most popular colour of product amongst new BBQs is Stainless steel. We found 100 BBQs that are barbecues that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Lids

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

Of the 365 new BBQs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are grills with a lid. 257 out of 365 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 BBQ Retailers

The biggest grill retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 57 current grill offers from eBay. The second biggest grill retailer is Amazon US with 24 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 8 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest BBQ prices (found to be cheapest for 55 barbecues).

Proportion of BBQs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 96.5% of its BBQs, eBay is most frequently the cheapest barbecue store.

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