Best gas BBQ 2024 - 9 tried and tested BBQs for this summer

Looking for one of the best gas BBQs? These are the ones we've reviewed and approved at Ideal Home

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Find the right grill for you with our guide to the very best gas BBQs, which range from affordable picks which are simple to use to more technical, spacious models. 

You're already one step closer to a stress-free summer of al-fresco dining if you've settled on a top-rated gas BBQ, which in many cases can be as simple to use as a gas hob. 

Or, if you're still deciding between a charcoal, gas, electric or hybrid grill, then our extensive guide to the best BBQs out there can guide you in the right direction. 

Don't forget, just because gas barbecues are convenient to use doesn't mean you'll be compromising on flavour, especially if you prioritise models that have high-quality cooking grates and enough space for all of the grilling you need to do. 

Other must-have features include plenty of space for your grilling tools, as well as wheels if you want to move your gas BBQ around your outdoor space. 

These top-rated buys have all been reviewed by us, most of them during Ideal Home's dedicated BBQ testing day, so that you know you're getting a certifiably excellent grill. With these gas BBQs, your next outdoor cooking session is shaping up to be better than ever.

Best gas BBQ - the quick list

Best gas BBQ overall

Weber Spirit II E-310 gas barbecueproduct badge

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Best gas BBQ

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Cooking area (diameter): 46cm
Weight : 51.9kg
RRP : £689.00

Reasons to buy

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Affordable, value for money BBQ
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Easy to set up and use 
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Excellent grilling results 
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Quality materials that will last
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Big wheels for moving around 

Reasons to avoid

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Not as stylish as the Everdure Force ( #3)
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Gas canister is very visible

What does it take to be the best BBQ on this list? Value for money, cooking power and ease of use – all of which the Weber Spirit II E310 GBS Gas Barbecue has by the bucket load. 

This entry-level buy is perfect for anyone who needs quality but isn't willing to compromise on power. In our tests, it proved itself as a reliable investment from the minute we set it up, and was even a fairly easy BBQ to clean, which goes a long way in the heat of a summer's day. This particular model is part of a wide range from Weber, with prices ranging from £599 to £1299 depending on the spec you want. 

Earning five stars in our review, this three-burner BBQ wowed us with its versatile cooking ability, acing every test we threw it at (including veggies, sausages, burgers, and a whole spatchcock chicken). Importantly, it reached the optimum temperature for grilling with ease and was able to stay at that heat without incident. 

Design-wise, this is a practical-looking BBQ with all of the features to make flipping those burgers considerably easier. Searching for sturdy side tables and space for all of your spatulas and tongs? The Weber Spirit II E310 GBS won't disappoint, with large wheels for repositioning in your garden too. We'll admit, it's not as show-stopping as the Everdure Force (which comes in at #3), but its value for money can't be overstated. For the price, you guarantee three burners, a large cooking space, and performance and quality that usually come with a much larger price tag.  

Our Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas BBQ review has the full details.

Best budget gas BBQ

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Best budget gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners: 1
Cooking area (diameter): 38cm
Weight : 12kg
RRP: £199.99

Reasons to buy

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Stylish, compact design 
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Under £200 
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Easy to move around the garden 
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Heats up fast with excellent cooking

Reasons to avoid

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Inital set up is a little fiddly 
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It won't be big enough for large parties unless you cook ahead 

If, like us, you're not looking to totally break the bank on your next gas BBQ, then the Cadac Citi Chef 40 is a wonderfully affordable option. In our at-home tests, our reviewer Helen (who has exceptionally high BBQ standards), thought it was the perfect alternative to oversized models, with enough space and power to cater to smaller outdoor cooking occasions. 

Its simplicity (with just one burner) is part of what makes it so great, and it's suitable for patios and terraces too. The design is stylish enough to rival much more expensive options, and there's an incredibly good range of accessories if you're a budding outdoor chef – we're talking paella pans and a stone to turn it into one of the best pizza ovens too. 

Using this BBQ couldn't be easier (even if the assembly is a little tiresome), with the automatic ignition making cooking as simple as using a gas hob. It took just five minutes for the Cadac Citi to be ready for Helen to use, which means you can BBQ in enough time before a Great British downpour begins. The meat Helen cooked on this BBQ was succulent and well-done, with not a hint of dryness. 

We think the Cadac Citi Chef 40 FS BBQ is a perfect compromise between budget-friendliness and quality, with so much to offer to smaller to medium-sized homes. 

Our Cadac Citi Chef 40 FS BBQ review has the full details.

Best 2 burner gas BBQ

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Best 2 burner gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners: 2
Cooking area: 2440cm2
Weight: 33kg
RRP: £749.00

Reasons to buy

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Available in three different shades
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Great for longer cooking times
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Built-in temperature gauge
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Heats up exceptionally fast
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Great temperature control

Reasons to avoid

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No keep-warm rack
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We're not keen on the visible gas canister 

Gas BBQs are known for their convenience, but that doesn't mean that they have to be drab. The Everdure Force is the most stunning gas BBQ out there in our opinion (with Heston Blumenthal's stamp of approval on it too), and it produced showstopping results in our tests for equal measure.

Our main takeaway after testing was that this BBQ was packed with serious power. It took just 3 minutes and 14 seconds to get up to 250 degrees Celsius, and retained heat beautifully, meaning that it mastered our rotisserie chicken test like no other BBQ. You get two burners for your money here, with ample space for hosting a large garden party affair. There's space for 24 small burgers at a time if you're so inclined, we checked.

The design of the Everdure Force captivated the entire Ideal Home team on our BBQ testing day, with the striking pop of colour on the lid matching perfectly with the clean lines look of the rest of the BBQ (our favourite colourways are blue and orange). The small details are picture-perfect too, including the flush taps and a built-in thermometer. 

You might be able to tell that we love this BBQ, but we don't feel the same way about the price, which is steep at £749.00 (RRP). It's a real investment buy, with the quality that we're certain would last, but it misses out on the top spot here due to lack of affordability. 

OurEverdure Force Gas BBQ review has the full details.

Best gas BBQ grill

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The best American style gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners : 3
Cooking area (diameter): 55cm x 38 cm
Weight: 46.4 kg
RRP: £568.99

Reasons to buy

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Delivered great smoky results in testing
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Well built, should last for years 
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Very simple to use 

Reasons to avoid

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Overly complicated assembly 

The Monarch 320 is not a small BBQ, with a fairly big footprint. It does look the part though, with the markings of an all-American style grill. Though we found the set-up of this grill to be a little testing, it's a classic option if you want that real smoky taste to your BBQ food. 

The quality cast iron grills are great for getting that chargrilled look, and the Flav-R-Wave system does a phenomenal job at helping to circulate smoke and vapour through the cookbox, which gives the aforementioned excellent signature taste.

If you do want to avoid a long assembly time, or you're short on space, this probably isn't the BBQ for you, as it arrived on a large pallet and took several hours of set-up time to finally get right. 

Our Broil King Monarch 320 BBQ review has the full details.

Best gas BBQ for families

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Best gas BBQ for families

Specifications

Number of burners: 1
Cooking area: 45cm
Weight: 30kg
RRP: £489.99

Reasons to buy

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Using this BBQ is a breeze
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Great, compact size
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SO much space for accessories
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Couldn't be easier to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly is difficult
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You'll need to batch-cook for larger groups

We think that this Char-Broil BBQ is at a good price point for what it can offer, and you can often find it for way less than its £489.99 RRP. It's compact, high-performing, and ideal for family use in the summertime. If you don't want to wait an age for your BBQ to be ready, the quick heat-up times here will be a lifesaver. 

And just because it only has one burner doesn't mean that you're restricted from hosting a garden soiree. In our tests, it took just ten minutes to heat up, and it's a breeze to cook with. We'd recommend batch cooking ahead and using the two handy side tables to balance your salads and sides on, rather than splashing out hundreds of pounds on a larger BBQ that you might not get much use out of during the rest of the year. 

During our tests, this BBQ aced our rotisserie chicken test, with succulent results and space on the accompanying 'keep warm' shelves for burgers and sausages too.  It's safe for us to say that, while it might take a few uses to get the hang of cooking on this BBQ, it's well worth it once you do get the knack figured out.

Assembly is very frustrating and instructions are a pain (just use the app) but once it's done initially, it's done forever. The BBQ offers plenty of storage, including hooks for tools, which we found goes further than you might imagine on a BBQ testing day. It also has onboard storage for your gas canister, to hide it away. It sits on wheels for easy moving, too. Cleaning couldn't be any easier as you need only fire up the heat for 10 minutes with the lid closed, then you can use the tool included, to scrape food residue off the BBQ ready for next use.

Our Char-Broil All Star gas barbecue review has the full details.

Best Weber gas BBQ

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Best Weber gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners: 2
Cooking area (diameter) : 45cm
Weight : 37.6kg
RRP: £649.99

Reasons to buy

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Minimal effort set up 
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Straightforward lighting
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Reliable cooking results 
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Compact build with large wheels 

Reasons to avoid

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Not the highest quality build
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Can be slow to get going 

Get high-quality grilling results without the laborious build process with the Weber Q3200, which was by far the easiest gas BBQ to set up during our BBQ testing day. The process was so straightforward and should take you less than an hour. That means that your journey to flipping burgers will be nice and short so that you can have more time in the sunshine. 

We know it's not the prettiest of the bunch, or the most powerful, but it's quietly capable and has next to nothing complicated about it. To us, that's worth plenty. Lighting the BBQ was as easy as pressing a button, and the cooking results we got were all of a high standard. There was a slight delay with heat-up time, which is definitely something to bear in mind if you're a little impatient, but for the price, it's a great two-burner BBQ. 

For the price, we know that whoever invests in this BBQ is going to be serious about their outdoor cooking, which is why it's a great choice if you love to entertain. It's the BBQ with the largest grilling area from the Weber Q collection, and can serve up 14 good-sized burgers at a time, a fact we can attest to after our testing process.

Our Weber Q3200 Gas BBQ review has the full details.

Best 3 burner gas BBQ

Char-Broil BBQ

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Best 3 burner gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners : 3
Cooking area : 2737cm2
Weight : 56kg
RRP: £699.99

Reasons to buy

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Three burners of space 
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A warming rack and side shelves 
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Chance for very controlled power 

Reasons to avoid

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A mega time consuming build 
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Quality wasn't as high as the RRP suggests

This is a truly kitted-out gas BBQ, with ample space for your burger buns, salad and condiments, and the grilling power to cater to a garden full of people. It's probably not the most accessible BBQ for the casual user, with a long build time and a big price tag, but all of the foods we cooked on this Char-Broil came out well. 

Space-wise, on the grill itself, this BBQ has three burners, which makes it perfect for indirect cooking. Add to that a side shelf and an infrared side burner too, and you have a world of choice when it comes to your next grilling session. It's got a warming rack too, so that your burger buns are optimally warm for serving up. 

If you're keen to invest in a CharBroil, then we'd recommend the Professional 3400 S if you're a seasoned pro looking to take on a new challenge. It has a seriously tricky build process and getting a handle on the controls was a bit of a learning curve for us, but if it's an all-American grill with the capacity to cater to a huge crowd, you can't go wrong. 

Our Char-Broil Professional 3400 S BBQ review has the full details.

Best gas BBQ with side burner

VonHaus BBQ

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Best gas BBQ with side burners

Specifications

Number of burners: 5
Cooking area (diameter): 62 x 35cm plus a 57 x 14cm warming rack
Weight : 21kg
RRP: £249.99

Reasons to buy

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A great value buy 
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Warming rack and side burner 
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Intuitive to use 

Reasons to avoid

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Build quality could be sturdier 
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Tricky to assemble 

Our expert reviewer Helen had a little trouble when setting this BBQ up, as some of the parts weren't as sturdy as she would've liked. However, once it was up, she found this very spacious BBQ from VonHaus a grilling success on the whole, with space to grill up good for the whole family. 

She crammed many burgers and sausages onto the grilling space, and used the side burner with great success, even cooking up a full English outside during one test. It saved Helen from running between the kitchen and BBQ when entertaining – something that'll go a long way if you're hosting this summer. 

The ease of using this BBQ was also fantastic, and with all of the space available to her, Helen found it easy to create hot and cold zones to streamline the cooking process. And let’s not forget the price, this big BBQ is an affordable option which gets it a big thumbs up from us as a brilliant bargain buy. But do note that the price doesn’t include the gas connection hose and regulator – this will set you back a further £20.

Our VonHaus 4 +1 Burner Gas BBQ review has the full details.

Best portable gas BBQ

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Best portable gas BBQ

Specifications

Number of burners : 2
Cooking area : 54cm x 37 cm
Weight : 23 kg
RRP: £499.99

Reasons to buy

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Unbelievably convenient to store
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Great grilling ability 
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Good size for families and hosting 

Reasons to avoid

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More food prep space would be appreciated

It's got a somewhat intimidating name, but in simpler terms, the Napoleon TravelQ Phantom PRO285X is one of the most convenient gas BBQs we've tried. The design (that of a folding scissor stand) means that carting it around your garden or hiding it away for the winter couldn't be easier, and the wheels on this BBQ are very capable of holding its sizable weight. 

Better still, the components inside the barbecue – including the cast iron cooking grids – are also unusually convenient to handle and clean. The actual cooking isn't bad too, with the space, heat, and quick start-up times to make BBQing a straightforward affair. 

Our Napoleon TravelQ Phantom PRO285X review has the full details.

How we tested these BBQs

As per our testing protocol at Ideal Home, we're serious about trying the products that we recommend to you hands-on so that you know you can trust our guidance. For that reason, we've tested every single BBQ you can find in this guide, with more reviews on the way to add even more options to your search. 

When we test a BBQ we take into account the assembly process, how well it cooks both large and small cuts of meat and veggies, and the user experience from quality of build to durability. Also, we never forget the price tags of BBQs, as we know value for money is more important now than ever.