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5 Best Barbecues Under $50 in the US - December 2019

Updated 08 November 2019 by Matthew
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5 best barbecues under $50

Which Are the Best Barbecues Under $50?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best barbecues under $50? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best barbecues under $50 are:

  • 1) Weber Smokey Joe - $20.00 eBay
  • 2) UCO GR1 - $33.00 eBay
  • 3) Nesco GRG-1000 - $39.20 StyleTechGroup
  • 4) Gibson Football - $44.99 eBay
  • 5) Sunbeam GR8210 - $22.52 eBay

What Barbecue Under $50 to Buy in November 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 barbecues under $50 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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Weber Smokey Joe UCO GR1 Nesco GRG-1000 Gibson Football Sunbeam GR8210
Weber Smokey Joe UCO GR1 Nesco GRG-1000 Gibson Football Sunbeam GR8210
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86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
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Good
78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
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Good
78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good
77
Features
Good Features
76
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good
A fully featured and classic barbecue Type barbecue, with a fair price. It has a lid and a smoke function and features cool-touch handle. Our review analysis indicates that this barbecue isan excellent size and very well made, and easy to assemble. A good spec and bargain price grill Type grill. A good spec and bargain price grill Type barbecue. An affordable and good spec barbecue Type grill. A good spec and affordable grill Type barbecue.
7 Reasons For
Lid
Smoke Function
Cool-Touch Handle
Better Kagoo Score
$13 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
3 Reasons For
Lid
Adjustable Thermostat
202mm Bigger Cooking Surface
1 Reason For
Lid
2 Reasons For
Lid
14 Months Newer
1 Reason Against
Over Two Years Older
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Lid
A Lot Smaller Cooking Surface
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $13
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $19
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
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$25 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
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Weber Smokey Joe

$20.00
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The Weber Smokey Joe has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $20.00 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Weber Smokey Joe or read our article on whether you should buy a Weber barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid
Smoke function
Features cool-touch handle

A fully featured and classic barbecue Type barbecue, with a fair price. It has a lid and a smoke function and features cool-touch handle. Our review analysis indicates that this barbecue isan excellent size and very well made, and easy to assemble.

98
Reviews
154 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Weber Smokey Joe

Lid

The Weber Smokey Joe has a lid, and so do the Gibson Football, the Nesco GRG-1000 and the Sunbeam GR8210, whereas the UCO GR1 does not. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

Smoke Function

The Weber Smokey Joe has a smoke function, whereas the Gibson Football, the Nesco GRG-1000, the Sunbeam GR8210 and the UCO GR1 do not have this feature. More ...

The denotes whether the BBQ has the ability to channel the smoke from the coals into (usually) a separate area, to allow for smoking foods rather than cooking them.

Smoking meat and fish, whether hot or cold smoking, normally requires specialist gear and a lot of work. Having a smoking function on your BBQ makes it far easier to create delicious hot-smoked salmon.

Cool-Touch Handle

The Weber Smokey Joe features cool-touch handle, whereas the Gibson Football, the Nesco GRG-1000, the Sunbeam GR8210 and the UCO GR1 do not. More ...

A barbecue with cool touch handles is specially designed to be always cool to the touch, even when the main body of the BBQ is extremely hot.

Cool touch handles mean that the BBQ is far easier to move around and handle, and there is less of a chance of you accidentally burning yourself on hot metal. Which hurts. A lot.

Better Kagoo Score

The Weber Smokey Joe has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the Gibson Football scored only 66, the Nesco GRG-1000 scored only 66, the Sunbeam GR8210 scored only 66 and the UCO GR1 scored only 66.

$13 Cheaper

The Weber Smokey Joe costs $20.00, whereas the Gibson Football is $44.99, the Nesco GRG-1000 is $39.20 and the UCO GR1 is $33.00.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

Weber barbecues have an average rating of 95%, however Gibson only has an average rating of 53.6%, Nesco only has an average rating of 58%, Sunbeam only has an average rating of 57.6% and UCO only has an average rating of 55.2%.

1 Reason Against for Choosing the Weber Smokey Joe

Over Two Years Older

The Weber Smokey Joe is older than the Gibson Football by four months, older than the Nesco GRG-1000 by 13 months and older than the Sunbeam GR8210 by two years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Smokey Joe in the US is $20.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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UCO GR1

$33.00
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UCO GR1

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The UCO GR1 has a Kagoo Score of 66. With a price tag of $33.00 this barbecue is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the UCO GR1.

Features We Love:
Features detachable leg

A good spec and bargain price grill Type grill.

78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the UCO GR1

Does Not Have a Lid

The UCO GR1 does not have a lid, but the Gibson Football, the Nesco GRG-1000, the Sunbeam GR8210 and the Weber Smokey Joe do. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

A Lot Smaller Cooking Surface

The UCO GR1 has a cooking surface of 230, but the Nesco GRG-1000 is a 432mm cooking surface barbecue (202mm bigger). More ...

'Cooking Surface' is the size of the usable cooking area in the BBQ, measured in millimetres.

A larger surface area means there is more space to cook food on, meaning more food can be cooked at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The UCO GR1 has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, whereas the Weber Smokey Joe scored 88.

More Expensive by $13

The UCO GR1 is $10 more expensive than the Sunbeam GR8210 and $13 more expensive than the Weber Smokey Joe.

Fewer Sellers

The UCO GR1 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Weber Smokey Joe is stocked by 4 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over Two Years

The UCO GR1 is seven months older than the Gibson Football, 16 months older than the Nesco GRG-1000, three years older than the Sunbeam GR8210 and three months older than the Weber Smokey Joe.

Worse Brand

UCO barbecues have an average rating of only 55.2%, but Nesco has an average rating of 58%, Sunbeam has an average rating of 57.6% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GR1 in the US is $33.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Nesco GRG-1000

$39.20
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Nesco GRG-1000

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The Nesco GRG-1000 has a Kagoo Score of 66. However with a price tag of $39.20 this barbecue is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Nesco GRG-1000.

Features We Love:
Lid
Adjustable thermostat

A good spec and bargain price grill Type barbecue.

78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Nesco GRG-1000

Lid

The Nesco GRG-1000 has a lid (as do the Gibson Football, the Sunbeam GR8210 and the Weber Smokey Joe), whereas the UCO GR1 does not have this feature. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

Adjustable Thermostat

The Nesco GRG-1000 has an adjustable thermostat, whereas the Gibson Football, the Sunbeam GR8210, the UCO GR1 and the Weber Smokey Joe do not have this feature. More ...

Some barbecues have an adjustable thermostat that can be altered, to change the heat up or down.

Different food cook best at different temperatures, so the ability to change the heat level of your BBQ means that you can always pick the best temperature for what you're cooking.

202mm Bigger Cooking Surface

The Nesco GRG-1000 has a cooking surface of 432, however the UCO GR1 is only a 230mm cooking surface barbecue (202mm smaller). More ...

'Cooking Surface' is the size of the usable cooking area in the BBQ, measured in millimetres.

A larger surface area means there is more space to cook food on, meaning more food can be cooked at once.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nesco GRG-1000

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nesco GRG-1000 has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, but the Weber Smokey Joe scored 88.

More Expensive by $19

The Nesco GRG-1000 is $17 more expensive than the Sunbeam GR8210, $6 more expensive than the UCO GR1 and $19 more expensive than the Weber Smokey Joe.

Not As Many Stockists

The Nesco GRG-1000 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Weber Smokey Joe is stocked by 4 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue.
Older by Over One Year

The Nesco GRG-1000 is 14 months older than the Sunbeam GR8210.

Worse Brand

Nesco barbecues have an average rating of only 58%, however Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GRG-1000 in the US is $39.20 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Gibson Football

$44.99
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The Gibson Football has a Kagoo Score of 66. However with a price tag of $44.99 this barbecue is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Gibson Football.

Features We Love:
Lid

An affordable and good spec barbecue Type grill.

78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Gibson Football

Lid

The Gibson Football has a lid, and so do the Nesco GRG-1000, the Sunbeam GR8210 and the Weber Smokey Joe, however the UCO GR1 does not. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Gibson Football

Worse Kagoo Score

The Gibson Football has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, whereas the Weber Smokey Joe scored 88.

$25 More Expensive

The Gibson Football is more expensive than the Nesco GRG-1000 by $6, more expensive than the Sunbeam GR8210 by $22, more expensive than the UCO GR1 by $12 and more expensive than the Weber Smokey Joe by $25.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 store sell the Gibson Football, but 4 retailers sell the Weber Smokey Joe. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this barbecue, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over One Year Older

The Gibson Football is older than the Nesco GRG-1000 by nine months and older than the Sunbeam GR8210 by 23 months.

Worse Brand

Gibson barbecues have an average rating of only 53.6%, but Nesco has an average rating of 58%, Sunbeam has an average rating of 57.6%, UCO has an average rating of 55.2% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Football in the US is $44.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sunbeam GR8210

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The Sunbeam GR8210 has a Kagoo Score of 66. With a price tag of $22.52 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sunbeam GR8210.

Features We Love:
Lid

A good spec and affordable grill Type barbecue.

77
Features
Good Features
76
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Sunbeam GR8210

Lid

The Sunbeam GR8210 has a lid, and so do the Gibson Football, the Nesco GRG-1000 and the Weber Smokey Joe, but the UCO GR1 does not. More ...

Some barbecues come with a lid which can be closed over the top of grill whilst it is cooking.

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.

14 Months Newer

The Sunbeam GR8210 was released 23 months later than the Gibson Football, released 14 months later than the Nesco GRG-1000, released three years later than the UCO GR1 and released two years later than the Weber Smokey Joe

3 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sunbeam GR8210

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sunbeam GR8210 has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, however the Weber Smokey Joe scored 88.

Less Retailers

Only 1 store sell the Sunbeam GR8210, whereas 4 shops sell the Weber Smokey Joe. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this barbecue and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Worse Brand

Sunbeam barbecues have an average rating of only 57.6%, whereas Nesco has an average rating of 58% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GR8210 in the US is $22.52 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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