Five best BBQs for every budget

Charcoal and gas barbecues from under £50 to £1,000

Whether you want a large, family-sized gas barbecue or a modest charcoal grill, we've rounded up some of the best burners on offer this summer.

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1. Dancook 7100

If you're after a simple yet sturdy barbecue that's easy to assemble, the Dancook 7100 is your answer. One of the best budget options available, it comes with an extra-thick 6mm chrome plated grid that's strong enough to hold heavy cuts of meat and poultry.

There are four slots to adjust the cooking height, and you can also invest in an optional battery-operated spit to turn into a rotisserie. It's well-engineered using good quality materials but is surprisingly light – and thanks to its minimalist design, cleaning is easy too.


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2. Weber Genesis II E-310 GBS

The Weber Genesis II comes highly recommended, achieving good reviews on Amazon and scoring highest of any barbecue priced under £800 on Good Housekeeping. It comes with three stainless-steel burners and a generous-sized cast iron cooking grate, making it a good choice for large families.

We like the open cart design and it scores extra points for having two handy side tables and wheels for easy transport. Assembly can take a little time, but it's well worth the effort.


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3. Outback Omega 250 2 Burner

Who says you can't get a decent barbecue for under £100? While the Outback Omega 250 is on the small side, it comes with a decent-sized cooking grate and a side burner, and is easy to control the heat.

We also like the basket for lava rocks underneath - good for creating smoky flavours and absorbing excess fat – and the hood which allows for roasting. It doesn't take long to put together, and because it's made of lighter materials, it's easy to move around the garden or store away.


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4. Char-Broil Kettleman


The Char-Broil Kettleman uses coals and comes with a porcelain-coated cooking grill, which is good for retaining and radiating an even heat. A metal grill allows fat to drip down, but stops flames and flare-ups from burning the food.

Because there's less hot air rushing upwards, meat, fish and poultry retain their moisture. The large domed lid creates space for roasting, while tiny holes in the grill gives the food a smoky, barbecue taste. For those who don't like to second guess, it comes with a handy temperature gauge.


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5. Everest 3 Burner Gas Barbecue

If you're after a trolley-style gas barbecue that does the business, the Everest won't disappoint. It comes with three powerful cast iron burners, a large grill, plus two side shelves, giving you space to prepare food or hold plates and cutlery. Cleaning is a doddle thanks to a removable drip-tray which catches fat, grease, and food debris – and it's easy to move about the garden and store thanks to its wheels.

Just be warned that it takes a while to put together – buyer reviews suggest anywhere from one to three hours – but once it's assembled, it looks impressive for the price.


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