5 Of The Best BBQs For Garden Grilling

Call that a grill? It's time for an upgrade

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What's the right BBQ for you?

They come in all shapes and sizes, and all prices so before blowing this month's pay packet think about how often you'll realistically use it, where you'll store it and who you're likely to be catering for. If you live in Great Britain, it might be a good idea to take the weather into consideration, too. Also think about the types of food you'll want to cook. Finally, consider the assembly time. There's nothing more likely to put you off the idea of a spontaneous garden party then the stress of having to try and force the legs back onto an 'easy-to-assemble' high-end kettle number.

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Here's our round-up of the best BBQs out there today.


1 | Best Small Gas BBQ: Weber Spirit Classic E-210 (above)
Dead simple to use – there's only two dials, and two burners – this is a good entry model for anyone getting into the world of gas BBQs. Keep skewers and condiments to hand on one of the two fold-down side tables, which are also good for storing when this isn't in use. Will cater for six.
£450; weber.com

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2 | Best BBQ For Blowing Your Entire Summer Holiday Budget: Grill Dome Benjamin Kamado Barbecue

Is a grand-and-a-bit a waste of money for a BBQ? That probably depends how much you love BBQ-ing, and how serious you are about BBQ food. Either way, this is about as good as it gets. Great for low, slow cooking as well as traditional grilling. The triple-baked red finish and stainless steel fittings are world-class quality, while the 1.5 inch ceramic walls are 50 percent thicker than rivals The Big Green Egg. Also comes with a porcelain-enamelled indirect cooking rack for heat deflection. You know you want one.
£1,140; amazon.co.uk

3 | Best Budget Charcoal BBQ: B&Q Russel Charcoal Kettle Barbecue

Good value for money. Cooks for up to 10 people and comes with an ash collection tray, chrome plated steel wire cooking grill plus – as you've probably noticed – wheels. The ideal size for 'small social gatherings'.
£50; diy.com

4 | Best Premium Kettle BBQ: Weber One Touch Premium Charcoal

If you really love the taste of charcoal-grilled food, it's worth upgrading that wobbly kit bought from an Esso forecourt into something more permanent. The lid and bowl are manufactured from premium US steel and come coated with porcelain enamel. Stright-forward to assemble and sturdy with it, even the packaging oozes quality.
£219.99; weber.com

5 | Best BBQ For That Spontaneous Party: Bar-Be-Quick Party Size FSC Instant BBQ

One for when the sun suddenly decides to make its annual appearance, this will last for 90 minutes and has enough grill space for 10. Best of all? Once the last sausage has gone, you can just chuck it in the bin.
£10.99 for a twin-pack; argos.co.uk

6 | Best BBQ For Mr Impatient: Barbecook Major

Can't be bothered to hang about for coals to heat? This clever model is ready for cooking in 15 minutes. Easy and light to use, it comes with a patented QuickStart system and, crucially, a QuickStop system too. Will serve 10.
£155; barbecook.com


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