23 Apr 19
GAS barbecues offer you control of your cooking, delivering a consistent flame that ensures your food is cooked inside as well as out.
A lot more convenient to use than charcoal barbecues, gas barbies are also more costly, so there are a few things to bear in mind before you buy.
Get out the hassle-free barbie – a gas one
Gas barbecues come in all shapes and sizes, with simple two burner units available alongside four or even six burner BBQs.
More power is a plus, with burner output measured in KW.
Always be wary of how much gas you have left well before the day of your BBQ party.
While you can pick up charcoal from your local off licence, for gas barbies you’ll need to pick up a refill from your local DIY outlet when you need it.
A 5kg bottle will last around 15 cook-outs.
Building a BBQ is likely to be a two-person job, so get some help and be safe – propane can be lethal.
Some in our round-up offer to build for around £40 extra.
Check our selection of the best gas grillers on the market now. Let’s get cooking.
Everdure Barbecue by Heston Blumenthal
This Heston Blumenthal BBQ doesn’t just look good, it’s ideal for convection cooking too
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal, £599 from John Lewis – buy here
The notorious chef has created a minimalist and solid gas BBQ that does the job while looking very good.
The premium-build barbie has two high-performance burners with sensitive variable heat control allowing you to take charge.
Its high hood is ideal for convection cooking and the large cooking area means your food will be evenly cooked and delicious
A perfect fusion of form and function, you don’t need to be a culinary genius to know this is a great deal.
Buffalo Barbecue Grill and Griddle
This six burner features a grill and griddle
Buffalo 6 Burner Combi BBQ Grill and Griddle, £515.98 from Nisbets – buy here
For the serious BBQ fan, this commercial unit has portability and performance in mind.
It includes foldout shelves and lockable caster that make it simple to pack and unpack, ready for the next party.
The left side is a three burner chargrill, while the right has a large steel plate griddle, making it very versatile.
Weber Genesis II E-610 BBQ
The Weber Genesis II E-610 has six burners
Weber Genesis II E-610, £1,399 from John Lewis – buy here
Six burners all firing at once will grill enough meat for the biggest family – or football team, cooking for up to 11 people at one time.
An innovative grease management system tackles the curse of the outdoor cook – the dreaded grease, keeping your precious grill clean and fresh.
Campingaz Gas BBQ 4 Series Classic LS Plus
Get the Campingaz Gas BBQ 4 clean ion no time as many parts can be popped in the dishwasher
Campingaz Gas BBQ 4 Series Classic LS Plus, £439.99 from Amazon – buy here
A critics’ favourite, the reasonably priced Campingaz BBQ’s 12.8kw burners may not be the most powerful, but it’s versatile, enabling you to grill, bake and fry your food.
Once you’re done, dismantle the system in less than 60 seconds, with many parts dishwasher safe.
Napoleon Rogue R425 Barbecue
The Napoleon Rogue R425 is easy to assemble
Napoleon Rogue R425, £539.99 from BBQ World – buy here
Small in stature, but big in performance, the Napoleon is designed for a rapid build.
From the box to a finished BBQ, you’ll be grilling in no time.
Constructed from premium quality aluminium the Napoleon is the ideal introduction to professional gas grilling.
6. Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Barbecue Grill
If you can’t decide between gas and charcoal then opt for this hybrid BBQ
Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Barbecue Grill, £341.10 from Leekes – buy here
Want the reliability of gas but the inspiration of charcoal?
With the Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid you can switch from gas to charcoal in less than a minute.
Burners are only 10kw, but the high-quality construction and all around versatility make this the ideal choice for those who want it all.
7. Weber Genesis II E-310 GBS BBQ
The Weber Genesis II E-310 has three performance-engineered burners
Weber Genesis II E-310 GBS, £800 from bbqworld.co.uk – buy here
The smaller brother to the E-610, the Weber delivers stand-out grilling performance from its three performance-engineered burners.
Totally redesigned for 2019, the superb build quality is backed with a 10-year guarantee.
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