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5 Best Charcoal Barbecues in the US - October 2019

Updated 21 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best charcoal barbecues

Which Are the Best Charcoal Barbecues?

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

  • 1) Weber Performer Deluxe - $399.00 eBay
  • 2) Cobb Pro - $117.39 eBay
  • 3) tepro Crystal Mini - $80.00 eBay
  • 4) KAMADO Joe - $390.00 eBay
  • 5) Petromax Atago - $250.05 eBay

What Charcoal Barbecue to Buy in October 2019?

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

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Weber Performer Deluxe Cobb Pro tepro Crystal Mini KAMADO Joe Petromax Atago
Weber Performer Deluxe Cobb Pro tepro Crystal Mini KAMADO Joe Petromax Atago
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Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
53
Brand Rating
Average Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
76
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
57
Value for Money
Average
60
Kagoo Score
Good
76
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
61
Kagoo Score
Good
A fully featured and good value for money barbecue Type barbecue. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle. A fully featured and bargain price barbecue Type grill. It has a lid and is portable. A bargain price and fully featured grill Type barbecue. A good spec but only moderate value for money grill Type barbecue. A good spec but only ok value for money barbecue Type BBQ.
7 Reasons For
Lid
A Lot Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter
Adjustable Thermostat
Cool-Touch Handle
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Lid
Portable
2 Reasons For
Lid
$37 Cheaper
1 Reason For
Lid
1 Reason For
Two Months Newer
2 Reasons Against
More Expensive by $319
Older by Two Months
5 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $37
Less Retailers
Older by Eight Months
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Six Months Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
$310 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Two Months Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Lid
Worse Kagoo Score
$170 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Worse Brand
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Weber Performer Deluxe

$399.00
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The Weber Performer Deluxe has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $399.00 this barbecue is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Weber Performer Deluxe or read our article on whether you should buy a Weber barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool-touch handle
Big cooking surface diameter (545mm)
Built-in cutting board

A fully featured and good value for money barbecue Type barbecue. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Weber Performer Deluxe

Lid

The Weber Performer Deluxe has a lid (as do the Cobb Pro, the KAMADO Joe and the tepro Crystal Mini), whereas the Petromax Atago 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.

A Lot Bigger Cooking Surface Diameter

The Weber Performer Deluxe has a cooking surface diameter of 545, whereas the tepro Crystal Mini is only a 290mm cooking surface diameter barbecue (255mm smaller). More ...

The cooking surface diameter of a barbecue refers to how large the usable cooking surface on the BBQ is, measures in millimetres.

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

Adjustable Thermostat

The Weber Performer Deluxe has an adjustable thermostat, whereas the Cobb Pro, the KAMADO Joe, the Petromax Atago and the tepro Crystal Mini 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.

Cool-Touch Handle

The Weber Performer Deluxe features cool-touch handle, whereas the Cobb Pro, the KAMADO Joe, the Petromax Atago and the tepro Crystal Mini do not feature this benefit. 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 Performer Deluxe has received a Kagoo Score of 85, but the Cobb Pro scored 77, the KAMADO Joe scored only 60, the Petromax Atago scored only 61 and the tepro Crystal Mini scored 82.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

Better Brand

Weber barbecues have an average rating of 95%, however Cobb only has an average rating of 75%, KAMADO only has an average rating of 52.3%, Petromax only has an average rating of 53.6% and tepro only has an average rating of 68.8%.

2 Reasons Against for Choosing the Weber Performer Deluxe

More Expensive by $319

The Weber Performer Deluxe is $282 more expensive than the Cobb Pro, $9 more expensive than the KAMADO Joe, $149 more expensive than the Petromax Atago and $319 more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini.

Older by Two Months

The Weber Performer Deluxe is two months older than the Petromax Atago. The Weber Performer Deluxe is the same age as the KAMADO Joe.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Performer Deluxe in the US is $399.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Cobb Pro

$117.39
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The Cobb Pro has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $117.39 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Cobb Pro.

Features We Love:
Lid
Portable

A fully featured and bargain price barbecue Type grill. It has a lid and is portable.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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Unboxing Review: Cobb Pro

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Cobb Pro

Lid

The Cobb Pro has a lid (as do the KAMADO Joe, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Performer Deluxe), but the Petromax Atago 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.

Portable

The Cobb Pro is a portable barbecue, however the KAMADO Joe, the Petromax Atago, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Performer Deluxe are not. More ...

A portable barbecue is one that is designed to be easily transported.

Portable BBQs are far easier to move from place to place, and can be set up anywhere - helpful for impromptu picnics!

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Cobb Pro

Worse Kagoo Score

The Cobb Pro has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the tepro Crystal Mini scored 82 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 85.

More Expensive by $37

The Cobb Pro is $37 more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini.

Less Retailers

The Cobb Pro is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Weber Performer Deluxe is stocked by 2 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this barbecue remaining in stock.
Older by Eight Months

The Cobb Pro is six months older than the KAMADO Joe, eight months older than the Petromax Atago, two months older than the tepro Crystal Mini and six months older than the Weber Performer Deluxe.

Worse Brand

Cobb barbecues have an average rating of only 75%, whereas Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Pro in the US is $117.39 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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tepro Crystal Mini

$80.00
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The tepro Crystal Mini has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $80.00 this barbecue is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the tepro Crystal Mini or read our article on whether you should buy a tepro barbecue.

Features We Love:
Lid

A bargain price and fully featured grill Type barbecue.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Tepro Crystal Mini

Lid

The tepro Crystal Mini has a lid, and so do the Cobb Pro, the KAMADO Joe and the Weber Performer Deluxe, whereas the Petromax Atago 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.

$37 Cheaper

The tepro Crystal Mini costs $80.00, whereas the Cobb Pro is $117.39, the KAMADO Joe is $390.00, the Petromax Atago is $250.05 and the Weber Performer Deluxe is $399.00.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Tepro Crystal Mini

Smaller Cooking Surface Diameter

The tepro Crystal Mini is a 290 cooking surface diameter barbecue. That's 255mm smaller than the Weber Performer Deluxe (545mm). More ...

The cooking surface diameter of a barbecue refers to how large the usable cooking surface on the BBQ is, measures 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 tepro Crystal Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 85.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the tepro Crystal Mini, however 2 stores sell the Weber Performer Deluxe. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this barbecue remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six Months Older

The tepro Crystal Mini is older than the KAMADO Joe by four months, older than the Petromax Atago by six months and older than the Weber Performer Deluxe by four months.

Worse Brand

Tepro barbecues have an average rating of only 68.8%, however Cobb has an average rating of 75% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Crystal Mini in the US is $80.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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KAMADO Joe

$390.00
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The KAMADO Joe has a Kagoo Score of 60. However with a price tag of $390.00 this barbecue is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the KAMADO Joe.

Features We Love:
Lid

A good spec but only moderate value for money grill Type barbecue.

77
Features
Good Features
57
Value for Money
Average
60
Kagoo Score
Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the KAMADO Joe

Lid

The KAMADO Joe has a lid, and so do the Cobb Pro, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Performer Deluxe, whereas the Petromax Atago 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 KAMADO Joe

Worse Kagoo Score

The KAMADO Joe has only received a Kagoo Score of 60, but the Cobb Pro scored 77, the Petromax Atago scored 61, the tepro Crystal Mini scored 82 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 85.

$310 More Expensive

The KAMADO Joe is more expensive than the Cobb Pro by $273, more expensive than the Petromax Atago by $140 and more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini by $310.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 seller sell the KAMADO Joe, however 2 sellers sell the Weber Performer Deluxe. More ...

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

The KAMADO Joe is older than the Petromax Atago by two months. The KAMADO Joe is the same age as the Weber Performer Deluxe.

Worse Brand

KAMADO barbecues have an average rating of only 52.3%, however Cobb has an average rating of 75%, Petromax has an average rating of 53.6%, tepro has an average rating of 68.8% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Joe in the US is $390.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Petromax Atago

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The Petromax Atago has a Kagoo Score of 61. With a price tag of $250.05 this barbecue is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Petromax Atago.

Features We Love:
Height adjustment

A good spec but only ok value for money barbecue Type BBQ.

76
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
61
Kagoo Score
Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Petromax Atago

Two Months Newer

The Petromax Atago was released four years ago, but the Cobb Pro was released five years ago, the KAMADO Joe was released four years ago, the tepro Crystal Mini was released five years ago and the Weber Performer Deluxe was released four years ago

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Petromax Atago

Does Not Have a Lid

The Petromax Atago does not have a lid, however the Cobb Pro, the KAMADO Joe, the tepro Crystal Mini and the Weber Performer Deluxe 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Petromax Atago has only received a Kagoo Score of 61, but the Cobb Pro scored 77, the tepro Crystal Mini scored 82 and the Weber Performer Deluxe scored 85.

$170 More Expensive

The Petromax Atago is more expensive than the Cobb Pro by $133 and more expensive than the tepro Crystal Mini by $170.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the Petromax Atago, however 2 shops sell the Weber Performer Deluxe. More ...

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

Petromax barbecues have an average rating of only 53.6%, however Cobb has an average rating of 75%, tepro has an average rating of 68.8% and Weber has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Atago in the US is $250.05 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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