Best BBQs

The best BBQ will give you perfectly cooked food with that awesome smoky flavor.

Grill with kabobs and other yummy food
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Looking for the best BBQ? Smart thinking. Nothing brings joy quite like a family BBQ. Who would disagree that some quality meats, veggies, and whatever else you've got cooking, taste extra special when barbecued at home? 

When looking for a top-notch BBQ, there are a few things to consider. How easy it is to clean, portability, style, color, affordability... All these things will no doubt influence your decision. To help make this process that little bit easier, we've picked out some of the best BBQs you can find. Our favorite, the MASTER COOK 3-burner BBQ, is a smart choice indeed. It comes with three stainless-steel burners and porcelain-enamel wire cooking grates – neat, right? To learn more about this, plus some of our other great options, read on.

Best BBQ overall

MASTER COOK 3-Burner BBQ

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MASTER COOK 3-burner BBQ

With two six-inch wheels and foldable side shelves, this is a handy addition to any cookout

Both multi-functional and practical, this propane gas grill performs. Burger, anyone?

Pros:

  • Quick start-up
  • Three stainless-steel burners
  • Porcelain-enamel wire cooking grates
  • Stainless-steel control panel

Cons:

  • No smoking chamber / offset smoker

When it comes to buying an all-round quality BBQ, this MASTER COOK 3-burner BBQ is an undeniably great choice. With three stainless-steel burners, the propane gas grill is ever so easy to use. Simply push and turn the control knob, and away you go. Complete with a built-in thermometer on the cover lid, so you can keep close watch of those sizzling delights, this BBQ is wheeled and equipped with two foldable tables. Frankly, we're sold.

Best modern BBQ

Char-Broil 463377319 Performance 4-Burner Cart Style Liquid Propane Gas Grill

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Char-Broil 4-burner propane gas grill

Our favorite advanced BBQ

The best options for those who like precision cooking.

Pros:

  • Porcelain-coated grease pan
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Precision controls 

Cons:

  • A bit small
  • No hooks

The Char-Broil 4-burner propane gas grill is a contemporary option, great if you prefer cooking with propane. Plus, you won't lose out on that classic smoky barbecue flavor. Where it comes to cooking your food to perfection, the Char-Broil really delivers, with the grill and grates porcelain coated for heat retention without burning. As well as this, it has a durable grease pan, which can be removed for easy cleaning, and electric ignition – fire it up! This model is a bit small, and we think it would've done better as a three-burner instead of the size, but, with that in mind, it's great. 

Best budget model

Cuisinart CCG190RB Portable Charcoal Grill

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Cuisinart portable charcoal grill

A cheap and cheerful choice

The affordable BBQ you can take with you wherever you go – and still make awesome-tasting food. 

Pros:

  • Chrome-plated cooking rack
  • Large capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Lid locks 

Cons:

  • Takes a lot of charcoal to get it hot enough

The Cuisinart charcoal grill is your inexpensive answer to camping trips or tabletop grilling in your back yard. It's easy to move and position exactly where you want it, weighing just two pounds, and the handy lid locks ensure there won't be any greasy spills in your car after getting back home. We do find it takes a lot of charcoal to get it properly hot for cooking and the grill height is not adjustable.

Our verdict

It looks like you're hosting the next BBQ. After all, with such great options out there, you've no excuse. In case you're still not sure which one to go for, we've outlined our top picks below.

Our favorite, the MASTER COOK 3-Burner BBQ is an easy-to-use choice, supplying the cook with three stainless-steel burners. For something modern and fast, try the Char-Broil 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill. On a budget, but after something that performs? The Cuisinart Charcoal Grill is a neat and portable choice.

Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

Anna is Consumer Editor across Future's home brands. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor, consumer rights, and gardening.