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The best BBQs in Australia

We’ve found the six best gas, electric and charcoal barbecues you can get right now.

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The best BBQs in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on extensive research, real customer reviews and personal experience. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the BBQs with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall BBQ: Weber Family Q (Q3100)

Weber Family Q (Q3100)

  • Easy to use
  • Great for family BBQs
  • There are cheaper options available
  • Some customers complain about flimsy plastic parts

Price (RRP): $789

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Why we chose it

Weber was named the best-rated gas BBQ brand by consumers in the 19/20 Finder Retail Awards. We chose the Weber Family Q as the best overall BBQ because it has a huge number of positive reviews from customers on productreview.com.au, Appliances Online, The Good Guys and BCF.

The largest BBQ in the Weber Q range, the Family Q features a single-spark igniter and quick pre-heating. The lid and body are made from cast aluminium, and cooking heat is provided by two burners. Other features include cast iron cooking grills, a durable working table and a cart with tool holders.


Best cheap BBQ: Jumbuck Stardom 4-Burner BBQ

Jumbuck Stardom 4-Burner BBQ

  • Large cooking surface
  • Wok side burner
  • There are cheaper options available
  • Some customers complain about the development of rust

Price (RRP): $349

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Why we chose it

If you're searching for a family BBQ and you've got less than $400 to spend, the Jumbuck Stardom is definitely worth a look. It's priced at $349 and scores an average of 3.8 out of 5 from almost 40 ratings on productreview.com.au.

An honourable mention also goes to the Down Under G4DLK 4-Burner Hotplate. It's a great budget option with a price tag of less than $200 but misses out here because it doesn't have a grill.

The Jumbuck Stardom features four burners and a large cooking surface for family BBQs. It comes with a vitreous enamel firebox and a stainless-steel hood, and it sits on wheels so it can be easily moved around your outdoor area. There's also a wok side burner for added convenience.


Best gas BBQ: Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force

  • Stylish design
  • Easy to use
  • Only has two burners
  • Not cheap

Price (RRP): $899

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Why we chose it

If you're in the market for a gas BBQ, the Weber Family Q that was our best overall pick is obviously well worth considering. But if the Weber isn't right for you, there's a lot to like about the Force BBQ from Everdure by Heston Blumenthal.

With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 20 customer ratings on productreview.com.au, the Force offers easy ignition and a quick, 5-minute heating time. The body is made of die-cast aluminium and comes in a range of colours, while the high hood is designed to allow better convection cooking. The cast iron flat plates and grill plates are also interchangeable so you can tailor the cooking surface to suit your needs.


Best charcoal BBQ: Weber K14201024 Original Premium Charcoal Kettle BBQ

Weber K14201024 Original Premium Charcoal Kettle BBQ

  • One-touch cleaning system
  • Integrated tool hooks
  • There are cheaper options
  • Some home cooks may prefer a smoker BBQ

Price (RRP): $429

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Why we chose it

With an average score of 4.8 out of 5 from more than 30 productreview.com.au customer ratings, plus positive reviews from Appliances Online customers, the Weber is our pick as the best charcoal BBQ.

An honourable mention also goes to the 57cm Black Charcoal Kettle BBQ from Jumbuck, which has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 from more than 30 reviews on productreview.com.au. Available for less than $100, it's well worth a look if you're searching for a budget option.

The Weber Original Premium Charcoal Kettle comes with a plated steel cooking grill and a smoke setting to allow you to cook at lower temperatures. Other features include a built-in lid thermometer, barbecue tool hooks and a one-touch cleaning system.


Best electric BBQ: George Foreman GGR300AU Easy to Clean Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ with Grill

George Foreman GGR300AU Easy to Clean Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ with Grill

  • Affordable
  • Dishwasher-safe grill plate
  • Some customers criticise roasting performance
  • May be too small for some people's needs

Price (RRP): $149.95

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Why we chose it

Boasting positive reviews from customers at a number of appliance retailers, the George Foreman Easy to Clean Indoor/Outdoor BBQ is our pick as the best electric BBQ. George Foreman was also chosen as the best-rated electric BBQ brand by consumers in the 19/20 Finder Retail Awards.

Competitively priced, this model features a cast aluminium grill plate with a non-stick coating. The grill plate is also dishwasher-safe, which helps make cleaning a whole lot easier. The stand on the BBQ can be removed if you want to use it indoors, while the built-in hood thermometer allows you to cook your food at the ideal temperature.



Best portable BBQ: Weber Baby Q Standard (Q1000)

Weber Baby Q Standard (Q1000)

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Durable and easy to use
  • Not the cheapest option
  • Some customers complain about performance in windy conditions

Price (RRP): $339

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Why we chose it

A quick Google search turns up hundreds of positive customer reviews for the Weber Baby Q, including an average of 4.6 out of 5 from more than 200 productreview.co.au ratings for the standard model. Combined with the convenient features and ease of use of this model, it makes the Baby Q our choice as the best portable BBQ.

This compact BBQ weighs in at less than 11kg and is easy to take on picnics, when you go camping and on trips just about anywhere. It uses natural convection for hood-down cooking, while the single-spark igniter ensures fast and easy heating. Weber also offers a range of accessories, including pizza stones and hotplates, so you can cook a variety of different dishes.


Methodology

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Best BBQs chosen
  • We considered BBQs from more than 15 leading brands that are available across Australia.
  • We based our findings on reviews from real customers (as of September 2020) and key product features.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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