Best Gas BBQ

Best Gas BBQ

I LOVE COOKING ON GAS! BBQ purists they say you cant beat cooking on a charcoal bbq, I beg to differ! For easy, speed and simplicity I prefer the best gas bbq everytime.   With Charcoal BBQs you will be forever faffing about making sure the coals are right temp, spread evenly etc.  however the hooded Gas BBQs offer us the 

With a gas burner bbq those charcoal burgers will be a thing of the past!  Gas BBQs and Duel Fuel BBQs make it so much harder to burn the food. You just pop on the gas, warm it up and pop on the food, close the hood and VOILA! 

Another plus of the Gas BBQs (i love the Weber BBQs or Outbacker Ranges) is you can cook on these BBQs all year round with ease. We have our BBQ in a covered area and that means it’s safe weather wise.

So let’s review our favourite Gas BBQs so you can get ready for some Spring/summer of fun with friends and family. We have reviewed some great budget gas BBQ all the way up to our top of the range 4 burner family-sized grills.

Not got time for reviews? You can see the 10 best Gas BBQ with clickable buy links below

Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill - 3 Burner Gas & Coal Barbecue Grill,...
304 Reviews
Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill - 3 Burner Gas & Coal Barbecue Grill,...
  • Patented Charcoal Tray - ensures less flare-ups and unform heat for cooked, tastely food.
  • Stainless Steel Burners - strong, durable burners that are built to last.
Campingaz 4 Series Classic LS Plus Gas BBQ 4 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill 12.8...
559 Reviews
Campingaz 4 Series Classic LS Plus Gas BBQ 4 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill 12.8...
  • High quality and powerful: Four high-performance stainless steel tube burners (12.8 kW)
  • Endless cooking options: Large two part enamelled cast iron Grid and Griddle (78 x 45 cm), enamelled warming rack, base for Culinary Modular System included (pizza stone, wok or paella pan sold separately)
Weber, Titanium Q 2000 Gas Grill with Stand
32 Reviews
Weber, Titanium Q 2000 Gas Grill with Stand
  • Cast aluminium lid and body
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
Campingaz Gas BBQ Adelaide 3 Woody, 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill, 14kW...
278 Reviews
Campingaz Gas BBQ Adelaide 3 Woody, 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill, 14kW...
  • High quality & powerful: 3 high-performance cast iron burners (14 kW); grill with reliable Piezo ignition for convenient lighting
  • Endless cooking options: Large 2-part enameled stamped steel Grid & Griddle (61 x 46 cm)
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CosmoGrill 4+1 Gas Burner Garden Grill BBQ Barbecue w/Side Burner & Storage...
576 Reviews
CosmoGrill 4+1 Gas Burner Garden Grill BBQ Barbecue w/Side Burner & Storage...
  • The CosmoGrill 4+1 is the perfect introduction into gas barbecues, featuring a generously sized grilling area to easily cook for up to 10 people at a time. Includes 4 stainless steel burners and a side burner for pan cooking, enabling you to create your whole meal in one go!
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Four stainless steel burners (7.2 kW) and a side burner (2.1 kW) that can be adjusted and ignited individually via Piezo ignition to accommodate cooking a variety of meat and vegetables with different requirements at the same time. The CosmoGrill 4+1 also features a built-in thermostat enabling you to cook to perfection
Char-Griller E3001 Grillin' Pro 40,800-BTU Gas Grill, Black
1,271 Reviews
Char-Griller E3001 Grillin' Pro 40,800-BTU Gas Grill, Black
  • 40,800 BTU gas grill with 438 square inches of main grilling area
  • 192 square inch warming rack, 12,000 BTU side burner
Outdoorchef 18.127.71 Leon 570 Gas Kettle, Black
41 Reviews
Outdoorchef 18.127.71 Leon 570 Gas Kettle, Black
  • One burner system with piezo ignition
  • Rotatable flip funnel for direct and indirect grilling
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Weber Q 1000 Gas Barbecue, Titanium
124 Reviews
Weber Q 1000 Gas Barbecue, Titanium
  • One stainless steel burner produces enough energy to heat whole cooking area
  • Porcelain-enamelled cast-iron cooking grates, and cast aluminium lid and body
Char-Broil, Stainless steel Advantage Series 225S-2 Gas Barbecue Grill with...
777 Reviews
Char-Broil, Stainless steel Advantage Series 225S-2 Gas Barbecue Grill with...
  • TRU-Infrared Cooking System - cooks food evenly, with less flare-ups to give up to 50% juicier food and uses up to 30% less gas
  • Stainless steel burners - strong, durable burners that are built to last.
Dellonda 4 Burner Portable Gas Plancha Grill BBQ Griddle with Piezo...
133 Reviews
Dellonda 4 Burner Portable Gas Plancha Grill BBQ Griddle with Piezo...
  • Portable gas plancha bbq grill with four stainless steel bbq burners for use in the garden, travel or camping trips.
  • Easy to clean barbecue griddle, just wipe down the large surface after use and the drip tray removes any excess liquids.

How to pick the Best Gas BBQ

When looking for the Best Gas BBQ you want to consider a few key points and these are:

  • Price – What’s the budget for your Gas BBQ?
  • Size – How many people will you be cooking for and what storage space do you have?
  • Add ons – think griddles, gas ring burners, side panels etc

How much should I spend on a Gas BBQ?

How much you spend on a Gas BBQ can range from a hundred or so pounds for a hotplate gas BBQ to a thousand for a Multi Burner Family Sized Gas BBQ.  How much you spend will depend on your budget and the size of BBQ you need – is it a small portable gas bbq or family grill you want?

One word of advice is see this as an investment piece and buy one from a reputable brand such as  Campingaz or Weber where you can.   We also recommend a newer brand Char-Broil who are becoming a family favourite BBQ UK wide with their authentic American Style Gas BBQ.

Also check the warranty you get with your Gas BBQ – sure they shouldn’t go wrong but with an investment like this a guarantee is always a good idea.  Some of the top BBQ makers like Char-Broil offer a 5 year BBQ Warranty for peces of mind!

Size

People often shop for the right sized BBQ based on how many people they want to cook for.  So if you ware like me you imagine cooking for the hoards and buy a 4 burner Gas BBQ that then wont fit in your shed!

So when considering the size of Gas BBQ you want think of where you are going to store the BBQ as well.  Also consider the cooking space you have…you need room to cook safely at the BBQ.  If you have a small garden maybe a 2 burner or portable gas BBQ is a better option.

Most gas bbqs come with 2 burner, 3 burner or 4 burner options.  

Add Ons for your Gas BBQ

Do you want a griddle as part of your Gas BBQ or perhaps a shelf for keeping things warm on?  

There are plenty of useful little extras you can get on any size gas BBQ.  From retractable work surfaces to give you more cooking space to thermometers in the hood.  I am a huge fan of the extra gas ring our our Weber Gas BBQ – it’s brilliant for cooking onions, making sauces or reheating the baked beans on.

It’s always a good idea to look for a deal on your gas BBQ that includes a BBQ cover to protect your investment from the elements.  Also some of the higher end BBQs come with cleaning tools. 

Also to keep food safe whilst cooking why not check out our range of plastic food containers 

Now whilst we are talking extras you need somewhere to eat the food so check out our best picnic benches here.

Review of 10 Best Gas BBQs

Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill - 3 Burner Gas & Coal Barbecue Grill, Black Finish
304 Reviews
Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill - 3 Burner Gas & Coal Barbecue Grill, Black Finish
OVERALL BEST GAS BBQ - All the trimmings of a WEBER BBQ at a fraction of the cost! Even better its a HYBIRD BBQ so thats Gas & Charcoal powered. Available in a 3 or 4 burner option this is a best in class Gas BBQ. Comes on portable stand with side gas burner & storage cupboard. Electric ignition, long lasting stainless steel burners & patented charcoal cook tray means you can make it a CHARCOAL BBQ in under 60 seconds!

Pros

Cons

Campingaz 4 Series Classic LS Plus Gas BBQ 4 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill 12.8 KW Power Instaclean Easy Cleaning System Cast...
559 Reviews
Campingaz 4 Series Classic LS Plus Gas BBQ 4 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill 12.8 KW Power Instaclean Easy Cleaning System Cast...
BEST GRIDDLE/GRILL GAS BBQ - Again as many extras as any WEBER BBQ but half the cost! Includes Griddle & two part grill - great for Pizza, Paella etc. Easy clean technology means it comes apart to clean. Side gas ring, Hood temp gauge folding side shelf for easy storage.

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Weber, Titanium Q 2000 Gas Grill with Stand
32 Reviews
Weber, Titanium Q 2000 Gas Grill with Stand
BEST SMALL GAS BBQ - Small enough to fit on just about any patio with the power to grill up a full meal. This WEBER BBQ is a quality grill. Cast aluminium body & lid make it hard wearing, the solid gas ring burner means it heats evenly across the grill. Enamelled grill designed to last & clean easily

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Campingaz Gas BBQ Adelaide 3 Woody, 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill, 14kW Power, InstaClean Easy Cleaning System, Steel Grids, 2...
278 Reviews
Campingaz Gas BBQ Adelaide 3 Woody, 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill, 14kW Power, InstaClean Easy Cleaning System, Steel Grids, 2...
BEST WOODEN GAS BBQ: Love this Australian Style BBQ (first came across them in Spain where they are popular because of the Plancha for veg & fish etc (flat griddle)). Works on 3 burners & has very even heat distribution. Its a different cooking experience - needs same attention when cooking as a charcoal BBQ but food wont burn up!

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CosmoGrill 4+1 Gas Burner Garden Grill BBQ Barbecue w/Side Burner & Storage - Black
576 Reviews
CosmoGrill 4+1 Gas Burner Garden Grill BBQ Barbecue w/Side Burner & Storage - Black
BEST BUDGET FAMILY GRILL BBQ - This is your family sized grill on a budget for sure! Four burners plus the extra gas ring - you will look like the daddy cooking on it but you havent spent the earth buying it! That said you will need to put a cover on it as cheaper BBQ = not as robust to weather or heat damage!

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Outdoorchef 18.127.71 Leon 570 Gas Kettle, Black
41 Reviews
Outdoorchef 18.127.71 Leon 570 Gas Kettle, Black
BEST GAS KETTLE BBQ: Small and mighty, space saving Kettle GAs BBQ that cooks for up to 6 people! Can use to cook directly or indirectly for moist food. Electric ignition and easy dial to regulate heat. Wheeled stand makes it easy to move & store. Perfect Gas BBQ for a small garden/ Patio.

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Char-Griller E3001 Grillin' Pro 40,800-BTU Gas Grill, Black
1,271 Reviews

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Weber Q 1000 Gas Barbecue, Titanium
124 Reviews
Weber Q 1000 Gas Barbecue, Titanium
BEST PORTABLE GAS BBQ: This Small Gas BBQ can be thrown in car boot for camping & caravanning trips! works on LPG cartridges (camping gas) and you can cook a full meal or pizza on it! Cool for a table mount as well at home for family BBQs

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Char-Broil, Stainless steel Advantage Series 225S-2 Gas Barbecue Grill with TRU-Infrared technology, Finish, 2 Burners
777 Reviews
Char-Broil, Stainless steel Advantage Series 225S-2 Gas Barbecue Grill with TRU-Infrared technology, Finish, 2 Burners
BEST 2 BURNER GAS BBQ: Amazing American style BBQ with TRU Infrared cooking system for juicer food, this uses 30% less gas too! Compact, classy looking and one MEAN grill with grilled too. Its perfect for any family BBQ or party!

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Dellonda 4 Burner Portable Gas Plancha Grill BBQ Griddle with Piezo Ignition, Stainless Steel, 10kW
133 Reviews
Dellonda 4 Burner Portable Gas Plancha Grill BBQ Griddle with Piezo Ignition, Stainless Steel, 10kW
BEST PLANCHER GAS BBQ: If you just want the easy of griddle cooking for steak, fish and veg this is Gas Griddle BBQ is your man. PLace on any surface as legs stop direct heat contact, take camping or in the caravan with ease. $ gas burners so heaps of heat and space to cook for a party. Price is exceptional & easy to store in house so will last for years!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gas BBQs

Most frequent questions and answers

What is the difference between direct and indirect cooking on a gas BBQ?

Direct heat and direct cooking on a gas BBQ means dad (or mum) standing there in the apron and cooking and turning the food!  It takes up your time but if you love to be the King of the BBQ then this is how you want to cook!  

For me and hubby we are ALL about having a bbq to have fun with guests so we love the indirect cooking feature of a Gas BBQ.  Just heat up the BBQ to the temo you need with lid down (watch that in lid temp gauge) then wack on food, shut lid and BOOM go have fun.  

Set a clock so you go back for food at right time but with indirect bbq cooking you don’t need to turn food etc as it basically acts as an oven does.

How to clean a Gas BBQ ?

Well i prefer not to ever clean the BBQ but if your burners and base get fat and water from cooking on them they rot.  So firstly look for a Gas BBQ thats easy to take apart for cleaning.

I like to heat the bbq and scratch down the grill plates etc with a xxxx.  then take them in the house and soak and clean.

For the burners we heat it and hope that’s the fat burnt off! once a month i go wild and jet wash the entire BBQ…yes it can be done and let it dry in the sun.  It hasn’t harmed it yet!

And for the fat plate be sure to empty it after each use so you don’t start a fire when cooking!

How to light a BBQ ?

Honestly just get a BBQ with an electric ignition where you can! Safer, cleaner and less likely to end up with you becoming a human fireball.

I know sounds dramatic but people do suffer horrific burns from BBQ lighter fuel accidents.  If you are going to light a Gas BBQ by hand (sometimes the electric gas bbq ignition fails) use the long stem matches to avoid burns.  

What BBQ Essentials do I need ?

You are going to want a well fitting BBQ Cover – no point buying an expensive Gas BBQ and have it rot in the sunlight and rain!  Given the windy UK also make sure it can be tied on…we have had so many blow off!

BBQ cooking tools wise – you want BBQ tongs (avoid the burnt fingers), Spatulas (yes more than one as i always lose them) and a fork to rescue stuff that falls under grill.  

Sure if you want to look the the BBQ Daddy (or mummy!) then an apron to but ditch the BBQ chef hat as thats too dorky!

Have we reviewed your Gas BBQ here ¡ do you agree with us on the review? If you have anything to add please add in the comments. Have you a best Gas BBQ to recommend then drop us a line!

Last update on 2021-05-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API