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Compare the Best BarbecuesOctober 2020

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique barbecues rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 1,300 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Weber Q1200

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

$198.00

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Barbecue
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Gas
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Sep 2015
#2

85

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Tefal Optigrill+

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

$387.33

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Tabletop
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Electric
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Jul 2017
#3

84

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium

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

$96.88

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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#4

84

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Weber Original Kettle Premium

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

$155.00

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Charcoal
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Aug 2015
#5

82

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Weber Performer Deluxe

 

$149.99

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Cart
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Charcoal
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Jul 2015
#6

82

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Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ

 

$198.00

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Sep 2016
#7

81

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Weber Smokey Joe

 

$549.00

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Jul 2015
#8

81

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Weber Q1000

 

$199.99

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Gas
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Jan 2014
#9

80

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Weber Q2200

 

$269.00

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Oct 2017
#10

80

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Weber Q 1400

 

$303.97

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Sep 2015
#11

79

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Weber Performer

 

$349.99

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Aug 2015
#12

79

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Philips HD637194

 

$219.95

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Aug 2017
#13

79

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tepro Toronto

56 Reviews

$699.00

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Apr 2015
#14

78

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tepro Crystal Mini

 

$80.00

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Mar 2015
#16

77

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Barbecook Joya

1 Review

$199.99

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Aug 2015
#17

77

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Tefal OptiGrill + GC712D

 

$440.75

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Electric
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Jul 2016
#18

76

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Philips HD4419

 

$160.00

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Sep 2008
#19

76

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Weber Summit E‑670

 

$2,749.00

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Apr 2013
#20

76

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Weber Genesis II E‑410

 

$1,087.41

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Aug 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 Weber with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning barbecues.

Rank Brand Number of Barbecues Price Range Average Rating
#1
Weber Barbecues 68 $97 - $2,999
92%
43 reviews
#2
tepro Barbecues 21 $80 - $699
74%
64 reviews
#3
LANDMANN Barbecues 34
74%
31 reviews
#4
Barbecook Barbecues 25 $200 - $200
71%
1 review
#5
Char-Broil Barbecues 21 $74 - $139
43%
1 review
#6
Campingaz Barbecues 28

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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

In total we found 51 grills ranging from $20 to $2,999. On average, a new BBQ costs $506 and 80% of grills are priced between $100 and $1,299. The cheapest grill that we found is the Big Green Egg Mini at only $21, and the most expensive is the Weber Summit at $2,999.

Grill Brands - Price Range

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

Broil King BBQs start at $1,046 and their most expensive BBQ costs $1,853. The second highest average BBQ price out of all brands is Broil King BBQs with an average price of $1,450.

Big Green Egg BBQs start at $21 and their most expensive grill costs $1,600. The third highest average grill price out of all brands is Big Green Egg BBQs with an average price of $810.

Barbecue Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 11 expert reviews and 1,271 user reviews for BBQs and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of BBQ. The top rated grill brand is Weber with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is tepro with 74% and the third best brand is LANDMANN with 74%.

Biggest BBQ Retailers

The biggest barbecue retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 38 current barbecue offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 1 offers. That means eBay is over 38 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to barbecues.

When Are Most New BBQs Released?

The most common period for new grills to be released in is between January and March. If you wait until January 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your grill. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current barbecues cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. March was the biggest month last year for new BBQs, with three new BBQs released that month. In 2018 most new BBQs were released in January, with 39 new BBQs released that month. 32 new BBQs were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year as well for new grill releases.

How Fast Do Barbecue Prices Drop After Release?

On average BBQs drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical BBQ costing $506 you could save on average $40 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

The heating system used by the bbq/grill.

The most common type amongst new BBQs is grill. We found 313 BBQs that are grills that have a grill Type. We found 266 barbecues that are barbecues that have a barbecue Type, making this the second most popular type amongst new barbecues.

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 barbecues that are barbecues that have a tabletop Form factor, which makes tabletop the most popular form factor amongst new barbecues. Cart is the second most frequently found form factor amongst new BBQs. We found 157 BBQs that are barbecues 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 grills are grills with a lid. 387 out of 581 grills on Kagoo 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.).

We found 201 barbecues that are gas barbecues, which makes this the most common heat source amongst new barbecues. Electric is the second most common heat source amongst new BBQs. We found 194 BBQs that are electric grills.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Barbecues?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying barbecues. For each retailer it shows the total number of barbecues 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. 35 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 BBQs 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. 92.1% of their grill prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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