6. BBQ TOWER
Undeniably sensible design with three separate charcoal grills so you can light one or all depending on the number of mates who bothered to show up. Also great for keeping meat and veggie options separate and providing all the cooking space you need without dominating the patio.
Price: £199 I BBQ Tower
7. Landmann Grand Tennessee Smoker
Steam engine-resembling BBQ-cumsmoker lets you create classics from pulled pork to slow-and-low-cooked brisket. Slurp.
Price: £350 | Landmann
This is from "101 gadgets you can't live without" in issue 220 of T3 Magazine. To see the full list get a digital or print copy here.
8. Grand Hall X Series 2
Built in conjunction with Porsche Design Studio, this costs more than some kitchens. It uses Crossray infrared burner tech, which is 40 per cent more efficient than gas, ensures even heat distribution, locks moisture into food and nom nom nom nom nom, frankly. You also get a built-in rotisserie, electronic instruments and gauges and a counterbalanced hood for some seriously satisfying lid action.
9. Bodum Fyrkat Mini
A somewhat cheaper portable barbie, and one that runs on manly charcoal rather than metrosexual gas, this is available in black, red and lime green. It’s just 30cm in diameter – “small enough to fit on a bike but large enough for two steaks,” it says here.
Price: £35 | Bodum.co.uk
10. Fire pits
Another BBQ innovation that’ll keep the neighbours glowering enviously at you is a fire pit. Either dig and line one yourself or, if you don’t fancy manual labour, you can buy a metal one. Now, we will grant you that these have a slightly Roman Empire/Third Reich look, but they’re great for social cooking and also double as a heat source as the sun goes down, or it suddenly starts snowing.
11. City Boy picnic grill
Achingly chic Scandiwegian design by Klaus Aalto makes this gas canister-powered portable in powdered steel the true aesthete’s choice. Standing 22cm high, it has a small but perfectly formed grill area of just 18x18cm.
Price: $229 | Finnishdesignshop.us
12. Outback Meteor
Nothing particularly awesome design-wise here, but this four burner gas number is a hell of a lot of barbie for 300 quid, and the red colour is very fetching…
Price: £300 | robertdyas.co.uk