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Should You Buy a Weber Barbecue?

Matthew
Updated 07 September 2021
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should you buy a Weber Barbecue?

Weber is one of the most popular barbecue brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying a Weber barbecue then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of barbecue brands is compiled by analysing over 4,500 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 barbecues.

Weber are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular barbecues. Their barbecues start at $47 for the Smokey Joe Premium which is a barbecue that has a grill Type, a barbecue that has a kettle Form factor and a charcoal barbecue and go up to $2,999 for the Summit which is a barbecue that has a grill Type, a barbecue that has a barrel Form factor and a charcoal + natural gas barbecue. The average price of a new Weber barbecue is $755.

Weber are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular barbecues.

Is Weber the Best Barbecue Brand?

So are Weber barbecues any good? We give every barbecue a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all barbecues we are able to impartially rank all the barbecue brands.

Weber is ranked the No. 1 best barbecue brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Weber is the actually best barbecue brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
2,128 reviews
#2
81%
81%
3 reviews
#3
71%
71%
605 reviews
#4
Big Green Egg
69%
69%
4 reviews
#5
Philips
Netherlands
69%
69%
1 review
#6
Severin
65%
65%
2 reviews
#7
Tefal
France
64%
64%
583 reviews
#8
KAMADO
64%
64%
0 reviews
#9
63%
63%
80 reviews
#10
63%
63%
2 reviews
#11
Cadac
63%
63%
2 reviews
#12
Cobb
63%
63%
4 reviews
#13
Bestron
62%
62%
2 reviews
#14
Everdure
60%
60%
0 reviews
#15
Blackstone
59%
59%
0 reviews
#16
UCO
56%
56%
0 reviews
#17
Gastroback
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
TriStar
55%
55%
1 review
#19
Invicta
55%
55%
0 reviews
#20
Boretti
54%
54%
0 reviews
#21
BergHOFF
53%
53%
0 reviews
#22
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#23
Traeger
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Weber barbecues compare to the other barbecue brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All barbecue Brands
Weber Barbecues

There's a wide selection of Weber barbecues available compared to other barbecue brands, with 10 Weber barbecues currently on the market in the US. Weber also have better reviews than the typical barbecue brand, with the average rating of a Weber barbecue being 93%.

The average review score for a Weber barbecue is 93%.

However Weber barbecues tend to be more expensive than most other barbecue brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
$265
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
Price Distribution of All Barbecues
No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
$755
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of Weber Barbecues

What Do the Weber Barbecue Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Weber barbecue to work out the average distribution of reviews for Weber and then compared this to the other barbecue brands.

Weber logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Weber logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,691
4 stars
278
3 stars
69
2 stars
38
1 star
40
Weber has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its barbecues than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 80% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Weber barbecues are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 91% respectively across all Barbecue brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Weber barbecues by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other barbecue brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Char-Broil Tefal Weber OUTDOORCHEF Cobb
toptenreviews.com logo
69%
4 reviews
gadgetgear.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
160%
2 reviews
Howstuffworks.com logo
70%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
absolutegadget.com logo
86%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
78%
1 review
elektroniktest.dk logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
60%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
90%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
90%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
74%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
80%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
1 review
Average
69%
6 reviews
79%
6 reviews
79%
5 reviews
130%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Weber Barbecues Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Weber barbecue. The table below compares the number of awards received by Weber to other popular barbecue brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Weber has won 1 award for its barbecues.

Compare all award winning barbecues

Number of Awards Char-Broil Tefal Weber OUTDOORCHEF Cobb
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
pricerunner.dk logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
2
1
1
4
1

How Reliable Are Weber Barbecues?

We checked over 4,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Weber barbecues. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Weber barbecue owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Weber barbecues are reliable.

So, most people think that Weber barbecues are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Weber barbecues that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

is built heavy duty
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

I do have to add a leg was broken when he opened the box
Walmart.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Weber Barbecue?

Weber Q1200

$159.00
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Weber Q1200
2,640W
POWER

A great mid range choice, priced at $159 is the Weber Q1200, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
Lid
Adjustable thermostat
Features cool-touch handle
Built-in cutting board
Electronic ignition

The highest rated grill under $500, with a very good spec. It has a lid, an adjustable thermostat and a thermometer and features cool-touch handle. Our review analysis indicates that this BBQ is an excellent size and very easy to use, and well made.

97
Reviews
678 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Weber Q1200 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 678 reviews.

Weber Q 1200 Portable Grill Review
Weber Q 1200 Portable Grill Review
Weber Gasgrill Q 1200 Unboxing
Weber Gasgrill Q 1200 Unboxing
Info Video  / Unboxing Weber Gasgrill Q1200
Info Video / Unboxing Weber Gasgrill Q1200
Weber Q 1200 im Test - Alle Details im Video [Weber Q 1200]
Weber Q 1200 im Test - Alle Details im Video [Weber Q 1200]
Weber Q 1200 Review / Test - Ausf├╝hrlich hier! [Weber Q 1200]
Weber Q 1200 Review / Test - Ausf├╝hrlich hier! [Weber Q 1200]
Weber Q1200 Review
Weber Q1200 Review
Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill Review And BBQ Pork Chops, Awesome!
Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill Review And BBQ Pork Chops, Awesome!
Weber Q 1200 unboxing. Replacing cheap camping grill!
Weber Q 1200 unboxing. Replacing cheap camping grill!
Weber Q1200 Gas Grill [Unboxing]
Weber Q1200 Gas Grill [Unboxing]
Lightest Weber Portable Grill Q1200 Review
Lightest Weber Portable Grill Q1200 Review
Unboxing weber q1200
Unboxing weber q1200
Weber Baby Q 1200 Review
Weber Baby Q 1200 Review
Blue weber q 1200 unboxing and setup instruction 2020
Blue weber q 1200 unboxing and setup instruction 2020
THE WEBER Q 1200 GRILL REVIEW//The best portable grill on the market
THE WEBER Q 1200 GRILL REVIEW//The best portable grill on the market
Weber Q1200 quick review
Weber Q1200 quick review
Unboxing new Weber Q 1200 Red
Unboxing new Weber Q 1200 Red

The cheapest price that we could find for the Q1200 in the US is $159.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Weber Barbecue?

Weber Q 1000

$181.99
eBay
Weber Q 1000
Buy Now
Weber Q 1000
2,600W
POWER

At only $181.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Weber Q 1000 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lid
Electronic ignition

A good value for money and fully featured barbecue Type grill.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Grillen mit Weber Q1000 Gasgrill Partygrillen im Praxistest low carb barbecue
Grillen mit Weber Q1000 Gasgrill Partygrillen im Praxistest low carb barbecue

The cheapest price that we could find for the Q 1000 in the US is $181.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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