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Should You Buy a Weber Barbecue?

Matthew
Updated 25 May 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 5,200 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 $35 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 $843.

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%
2,667 reviews
#2
92%
92%
2 reviews
#3
Cobb
76%
76%
4 reviews
#4
Tefal
France
71%
71%
584 reviews
#5
Philips
Netherlands
71%
71%
111 reviews
#6
63%
63%
32 reviews
#7
63%
63%
525 reviews
#8
63%
63%
80 reviews
#9
63%
63%
2 reviews
#10
Severin
62%
62%
1 review
#11
Bestron
62%
62%
2 reviews
#12
KAMADO
59%
59%
0 reviews
#13
Everdure
58%
58%
0 reviews
#14
Sinbo
56%
56%
0 reviews
#15
UCO
55%
55%
0 reviews
#16
Gastroback
54%
54%
0 reviews
#17
BergHOFF
52%
52%
0 reviews
#18
Traeger
52%
52%
0 reviews
#19
Blackstone
52%
52%
0 reviews
#20
DeLonghi
Italy
52%
52%
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. At an average purchase price of $843, Weber barbecues also tend to be more expensive than most other barbecue brands.

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

Weber have better reviews than the typical barbecue brand, with the average rating of a Weber barbecue being 93%.

No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
$265
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $2,999
Price Distribution of All Barbecues
No. Of Barbecues
Average Price
$843
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,249
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
4
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Weber logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,111
4 stars
336
3 stars
91
2 stars
56
1 star
49
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 71% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Weber barbecues are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% 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 Weber Char-Broil Tefal OUTDOORCHEF Cobb
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
69%
4 reviews
gadgetgear.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
160%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
70%
2 reviews
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
90%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
1 review
Average
78%
7 reviews
69%
6 reviews
79%
6 reviews
130%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Weber Barbecues Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Weber barbecues. 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 2 awards for its barbecues.

Compare all award winning barbecues

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

How Reliable Are Weber Barbecues?

We checked over 5,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Weber barbecues. over 220 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

The Weber Q1200 Gas Grill is a portable grill that is built from high quality materials which are made to last
toptenreviews.com
Looks very well built
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

broke off
Walmart.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Weber Barbecue?

Weber Q 1000

$214.99
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Weber Q 1000
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Weber Q 1000
2,600W
POWER

A great mid range choice, priced at $214.99 is the Weber Q 1000, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Lid
Electronic ignition

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

86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
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 $214.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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