Best gas barbecue 2021: the gas grill shortlist for summer

The best large and portable gas barbecues for gardens, patios, balconies, picnics and camping

Best gas barbecue 2020
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Looking for the best gas barbecue for the patio, garden, campsite, Caravan, RV or beach? Look no more, because we’ve just made it a lot easier for you by selecting five top gas guzzlers from our current full-length barbecue guides. Dip in, the sausages are well and truly sizzling.

Best gas barbecues, in order

best gas barbecue: EVERDURE BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL FORCET3 Best Buy logo

1. Everdure by Heston Blumenthal FORCE 2 Burner

Best premium gas barbecue

Grill size: 365 inches sq
Burners: 2
For: Garden & patio
Reasons to buy
+Superbly built+Grills evenly+Accurate control dials

• Buy Everdure Force for £599 from John Lewis & Partners

This aesthetically spot-on two-burner gas model from food sorcerer Heston Blumenthal is built almost entirely out of rust-free die-cast aluminium so you can expect it to last for years. It also comes with the most accurate control dials in the business, a top-quality cast-iron grate with integrated flame tamers and a collapsible side table. Needless to say, it grills meat and veg to perfection – every time. You might struggle to do Heston's signature snail porridge in it, but feel free to try.

Best gas barbecue: Char-Broil All-Star

2. Char-Broil All-Star

A gas barbecue that is nicely compact and won't let you down

Grill size: 18 inches
Size: Medium
Reasons to buy
+Compact design+Grills evenly+Portable to some degree
Reasons to avoid
-Top section is difficult to remove-Compact size means larger gas cylinders don't fit in the allotted space

 • Buy Char-Broil All-Star 140 at Amazon

It's not a 'big' gas barbecue, unlike some of the monsters here, but the Char-broil All-Star is more than adequate for most nuclear families and a few neighbourly visitors.  It is about as compact as a grill can get without being more of a portable, camping type BBQ. 

Assembly is a little fiddly and the smaller size means that larger gas cylinders can't fit  in the recess underneath. That doesn't mean you can't use larger canisters however; just seat them on the ground instead. 

Overall we love this Char-Broil grill. You can find out more by reading our five-star Char-Broil All-Star review.

best gas barbecue: Weber Genesis II E-310

3. Weber Genesis II E-310

Best Weber gas barbecue grill

Grill size: 26 inches
Burners: 3
For: Garden & patio
Reasons to buy
+Top build quality+Integrated gas bottle hook+Works with an app

• This appears to have sold out but you can still browse remaining gas grills at Weber

This stylish open-cart Weber comes equipped with three high-performance burners, a large heavy-duty cast-iron cooking grate, a warming rack above the main grill, a gorgeously smooth porcelain-enamelled hinged lid with integral thermometer, reliable flame ignition, two side tables and space on the side for a Patio gas bottle. It’s also compatible with Weber’s optional iGrill 3 Bluetooth-enabled thermometer probe system. A top choice for al fresco connoisseurs.

best gas barbecue: PRIMUS KUCHOMA

4. Primus Kuchoma

Best lightweight portable gas grill for picnics and camping

Grill size: 16 inches
Burners: 1
For: Picnics & balconies
Reasons to buy
+Decent size grill+Compact size with carry handle+Uses camping gas canister

Off on a camping trip, a picnic on the beach or a trip into the tundra? Or perhaps you're in the market for an über cool table-top barbie for the balcony, patio or boat? If yes to either question, make an instant bee-line for this lightweight portable that comes with a 16-inch non-stick cooking grate, a lid high enough to accommodate a whole chicken and an integral carry handle. Simply screw on a disposable camping gas cylinder and fire away.

best gas barbecue: Char-Broil Grill2Go X200

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5. Char-Broil Grill2Go X200

Best small gas BBQ for tailgating, RVs, balconies and patios

Grill size: 200 square inches
Burners: 1
For: Balconies & camping
Reasons to buy
+As rugged as a Humvee+TRU Infrared cooking technology+Portable enough for short strolls

• Buy the Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 from Amazon

This rugged portable gas barbie uses camping gas-style canisters so it’s perfect for campers, caravaners and boaters. It’s also a prime little two-person model for balcony and patio use. The great thing about this particular gas model is that it features what Char-Broil calls TRU Infrared technology. In a nutshell, a perforated corrugated sheet of metal above the burner and just beneath the cooking grate radiates heat right across the entire cooking surface. And that means fewer cool spots, an anomaly with many gas barbecues. The infrared system works a treat though it does require regular cleaning. The X200 is quite bulky to carry single handedly so perhaps enrol another pair of hands if your chosen barbecue spot involves a lengthy stroll.

Best gas barbecue: Napoleon Rogue SE 425 RSIB

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6. Napoleon Rogue SE 425

Versatile family BBQ with side-mounted Sizzle Zone

Grill size: 13 inches
Burners: 3 plus Sizzle Zone
For: Garden
Reasons to buy
+Three burners+Sizzle Zone+Optional rotisserie+Illuminated dials

• Buy the Napoleon Rogue SE 425 RSIB from the BBQ Shop 

This high quality stainless steel model comes equipped with three main gas burners, a rear burner for optional rotisseries and a side-mounted Sizzle Zone infrared burner that reaches a steak searing temperature of 1,800˚F (982˚C) in an impressive 30 seconds. As if that weren’t enough to sate the appetite, it also features dual-level stainless steel sear plates, backlit control knobs for evening grilling and a large storage cupboard beneath for the gas bottle. If you’re on the hunt for a large and extremely versatile family gas barbecue that does more than just grill sausages and burgers, then this be the one for you me hearties.