BBQ season is officially here and if you’re looking to up your grilling game, you’ll want to read on to find out more about the best BBQs in 2021. We’ve even found the best BBQs for small gardens, balconies and beginners, plus the best grilling gadgets to make barbecuing a breeze this summer.
Whether you prefer a gas, charcoal or electric barbecue, we’ve covered the best of each to satisfy everyone’s preferences. Here’s where you can find some sizzling deals on the top BBQs.
- CosmoGrill Smoker and Barbecue
- Weber Compact
- George Foreman Gas BBQ
- Weber Genesis II EX-315
- Argos Gas and Charcoal BBQ
- Tepro Grillwagen
- Weber iGrill2
CosmoGrill Smoker Barbecue
This CosmoGrill Smoker BBQ is one of Amazon’s most popular charcoal barbecues and it’s on offer right now for £189.46 -that’s a saving of £90.53 (32 percent off). The barbecue is simple to set up and easy to clean, and there’s plenty of storage and surface space whilst cooking.
Its variable heat distribution, generously sized grilling rack and warming rack lets you cook meat, fish and vegetables to perfection, whilst the chimney and adjustable air vents lock in that flame-grilled flavour. It’s ideal for large families or if you like to host summer parties and gatherings.
Weber Compact BBQ
Weber is renowned for its top quality gas and charcoal barbecues, including this highly rated Weber Compact BBQ. The kettle BBQ is ideal for those who like an extra smokey flavour and its compact size is a great choice for those with a small garden.
Its classic UFO-shaped design features a durable porcelain-enamelled bowl and lid. The lid’s heat shield helps prevent your lid handle from getting too hot, making it easier to lift up while cooking. It’s rust-proof ash catcher makes it super easy to maintain and clean.
The easy to use cooking area, which includes a chrome triple-plated cooking grate, is plenty big enough to feed four adults, however some Amazon reviewers reckon it can cook for more. There’s currently 10 percent off this Weber BBQ, making it under £100.
George Foreman Gas BBQ
If you enjoy barbecue food but new to cooking it yourself, this George Foreman Gas BBQ could be a great choice for beginners. Also, for a grilling station that’s priced under £300, it’s packed with tons of high quality features.
It has a large cooking area, big enough to cook for up to 10 portions and the integrated thermostat lets you control the temperature of the three cooking zones. Hassle-free automatic ignition also makes it quick and easy to light so you can start grilling in an instant.
There’s plenty of convenient storage, including a side shelf and fitted rack for condiments and cooking tools. And if you fancy a beer whilst barbecuing, there’s a handy bottle opener too!
Weber Genesis II EX-315 GBS
Tired of standing in front of the BBQ during the summer heat? If so, this high-end offering from Weber lets you step away and enjoy time with your family. This BBQ might fetch a high price at £1,249.00, but it’s certainly one to impress guests.
The Genesis II EX-315 combines its gourmet three-burner barbecue system and included meat probe with smart cooking technology. Its smart features provide real-time food temperature monitoring and readiness countdowns – ideal if you’re serious about precise cooking and love food cooked to perfection. Not only does it have a digital display, but it also sends alerts to your connected smartphone to let you know when your food is ready.
Argos Gas and Charcoal BBQ
When it comes to barbecuing, this Premium Dual Fuel Charcoal and Gas Combi BBQ from Argos gives you the best of both worlds.
If you fancy spontaneously lighting up the barbie one afternoon, you’ll love the speediness of cooking with gas (butane or propane- the choice is yours). But if you want a traditional, smokey flavour, you’ve also got the option of using charcoal. Both hoods also feature thermometers so you can monitor cooking temperatures.
It’s designed with a decent amount of storage so that you can conveniently hang your BBQ tools, have your spices and marinades close to hand, a side surface and bottom shelf to have plates at the ready.
Thanks to its warming rack, large cooking area and additional side storage, the Tepro Grillwagen Toronto BBQ is perfect if you’re cooking for large families. It’s currently enjoying a small saving of nine percent off, which is not to be shrugged at and great if you’re on a budget.
This charcoal BBQ quick and simple to set up and boasts a sturdy, robust design, plus wheels for easy portability. It features a height adjustable charcoal tray and enamelled cooking grate so you can cook food to perfection. It’s also super quick and easy to clean – simply slide out the removable charcoal tray and dispose of the ash.
Another great feature is the removable grill grid insert, which can be swapped out for other cooking surfaces such as a pizza stone and more.
If none of the above are taking your fancy, here are five more of our favourite BBQs in 2021, including some electric BBQs which are ideal for cooking indoors and out or even on your balcony.
In the UK:
- Weber Original E5730 Black Charcoal Barbecue for £251 at B&Q
- UTTORA Portable Barbecue Grill for £18.99 at Amazon
- Tower Electric Indoor and Outdoor BBQ for £59.99 at Amazon
- George Foreman Smokeless Electric Grill and Indoor BBQ for £74.99 at Amazon
- Char-Broil 3 Burner Hybrid Gas and Coal Barbecue for £489.93 at Amazon
In the US:
- Weber Original E5730 Black Charcoal Barbecue for $119 at Weber
- Fire Sense Black Notebook Charcoal Grill for $33.76 at Walmart
- Char-Broil 20602109 TRU-Infrared Electric Grill for £178.98 at Amazon
- Cuisinart CCG190RB Portable Charcoal Grill for $25.69 at Walmart
- Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker for $113 at Walmart
But that’s not all! It’s all well and good if you’ve decided on your new BBQ, but these trusty grilling gadgets can also make your barbecuing experience even more enjoyable this summer.
Whether you’re a grill master or an amateur cook, you’ll be able to consistently cook meat to perfection with this handy device. The smart thermometer by Weber helps to monitor the doneness of up to four cuts of meat so you can cook each guest’s food to their precise liking. You don’t need to own a Weber BBQ to use it either, as it’s compatible with all barbecues.
Simply connect to your smartphone through the app and via Bluetooth so you can get real-time readings and notified when food is ready to serve. There’s currently a 23 percent off the Weber iGrill2 at Amazon – that’s a saving of £25.27.
If this is a little out of your budget, there is a cheaper version available. The Weber iGrill mini performs the same job as the iGrill2, except you can only probe one cut of meat. It’s currently on offer for £51.34
After feasting on BBQ food, the last thing you probably want to do is clean the grill. Enter the Grillbot, an automatic cleaning robot which uses its nylon brushes to effortlessly clean your grill and do all the elbow work for you. Note- it’s only compatible with BBQs that have a lid.
This nifty gadget will get to work at the push of a button. You don’t even have to wait for your grill to cool down! Simply place it on the grill surface, set the timer and put the lid down. Once the cleaning is complete, the Grillbot will sound an alarm. All you need to do is give it a quick rinse, put the brush heads in the dishwasher and admire your nice, clean BBQ.
Similar to the Weber iGrill, except this meat thermometer is completely wireless. The Meater+ can be connected to a wide range of devices, including your phone, tablet or Amazon Alexa via Bluetooth, WiFi or the Meater+ Cloud.
It essentially uses two sensors to monitor the internal meat temperature up to 100 degrees. You can set up custom alerts to get notified when your food is ready by time and temperature, which is perfect for consistent results, everytime.
This is also great for those who aren’t great at time management while cooking as it can estimate how long to cook and rest your food.
This week at Jelly Deals, on top of bringing you the latest deals on tech and gaming, we’re also scouring the internet for all the best offers on outdoor products so you can make the most of your summer.
From the best home bar gadgets to robotic lawn mowers, there’s bargains for everyone to snap up. We’ll also be tweeting about them over on our Jelly Deals Twitter page so make sure to give us a follow!