Best BBQ deals 2023 | Weber, Char-Broil and more

Our team of expert reviewers have also tested all the barbecues in this list, and scored each model based on the quality of food, ease of cleaning, value for money, quality of materials, and ease of use – to help you make an informed decision about what to spend your money on. Find out more about how BBC Good Food tests products.

Best BBQ deals at a glance

  • Weber – offers on barbecue accessories, plus nine free pellet bags with selected models
  • Amazon – Prime Day (11th-12 July) deals already dropping
  • Appliances Direct – 100s of deals across small and large gadgets
  • Argos – offers across garden kit and homeware
  • Robert Dyas – savings of up to £200 on barbecues
  • JD Williams – up to 60% off kitchen and garden electricals
  • BBQ World – up to 50% off selected barbecues and accessories
  • Keen Gardener – deals across gas, charcoal and electric barbecues

Remember that all of the brands offering barbecue deals will be competing for your attention, so will be tracking other retailers’ prices as well as their own. The likes of Currys also offer a price-match promise. When you’ve found a deal that looks appealing to you, see if there are any added extras included, like free delivery or bonus barbecue accessories.

Best BBQ deals 2023

Weber Lumin Electric BBQ

Best blow-out electric barbecue

Weber Lumin electric barbecue

Star rating: 4.5/5

Weber launched its new Lumin range earlier this year, and now is the perfect opportunity to pick up a great saving on its electric barbecue. This portable model is impressively compact, easy to build and heat, and packs away easily too.

In testing we found it gave our aubergine and steaks those prominent grill lines we look for when barbecuing, and our spatchcock chicken was golden and soft without being dry. Most of the packaging could be recycled, and we also liked the grill scraper that was included in the box – very handy for turning ingredients and prising off stubborn bits of food afterwards.

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Best charcoal BBQ deals

Char-Broil Kettleman

Best for families who entertain

Char-Broil Kettleman BBQ

Star rating: 4.5/5

This large kettle-style barbecue is ideal if you’re entertaining over the summer. Lighting and heating it up was a speedy process, and the smooth-close lid formed an excellent seal to retain warmth. There’s a handy storage rack underneath the barbecue, and its robust wheels mean you can move it around the garden if you need to.

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The Kettleman cooked the majority of our barbecue recipes well, including our halloumi kebabs – which were well charred – and our spatchcock chicken, which had a crisp barbecued skin and smoky flavour.

Putting this model together is the most fiddly bit (it took us around half an hour, and we needed an extra pair of hands), but once built it can stay assembled and become a staple part of your garden set-up.

Read our full Char-Broil Kettleman charcoal barbecue review.

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Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Cube portable charcoal BBQ

Best charcoal barbecue for taking on trips

Everdure by Heston Cube charcoal BBQ

Star rating: 4/5

If you’re planning on camping or hitting the beach over the next couple of months, this portable charcoal barbecue is a handy companion that’s easy to transport.

It comes with other accessories to complete your barbecuing set-up, including a bamboo board and integrated storage tray, so you can prep ingredients wherever you are, plus a removable charcoal tray.

The bright orange model we tested was smooth, robust and stylish, and we liked the built-in heat protection shield around the outside – ideal if you’re cooking with children nearby. Though more time-consuming to cook with than other models, it also gave us great results.

Read our full Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Cube portable charcoal barbecue review.

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Kamado Joe Kettle Joe charcoal BBQ

Best large ceramic barbecue for affordability

Kamado Joe Kettle Joe charcoal BBQ

Star rating: 4/5

Already a great-value item, now you can scoop up an even bigger saving on this sturdy and generously sized barbecue. It comes with an additional smoking unit and has an effective split-level design, which means you can cook different ingredients at different rates if you wanted to.

We found this model maintained an optimum cooking temperature for several hours, producing delicious halloumi kebabs that had good grill lines and even charring. It has a five-year warranty too, so you can make good use of it for many summers to come.

Read our full Kamado Joe Kettle Joe charcoal BBQ review.

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Best gas BBQ deals

Broil King Crown 490

Best gas barbecue for versatility

Broil King Crown 490

Star rating: 4/5

If you’re looking to do some serious barbecuing, this is an impressively versatile model that’s worth considering while it’s on offer.

Featuring a large grill, warming rack, rotisserie, and side hob, this is a barbecue that means business – and it cooked all our recipes to a high standard. We liked the intuitiveness of the controls and found it retained heat well.

Moving it around and keeping it in place weren’t a bother, and the cast iron grills are robust and well-made. While time-consuming to assemble, once built we also loved the overall look of this barbecue and found it a joy to cook on.

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Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go

Best barbecue for couples or small families

Char Broil X200 Grill2Go

Star rating: 4/5

Great for small gardens or cooking on the go, this compact Char-Broil barbecue delivered impressive results with well-defined grill lines, succulent insides, and charred outsides.

We found it very easy to use, and though the controls could have been a little more reactive, the handy thermometer on the lid helped us keep track of the temperature.

It’s lightweight and small, so would easily fit into a car boot if you’re taking it on your travels. It also comes with a scraper, so you can easily clean it after use.

Read our full Char-Broil Grill2Go gas barbecue review.

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Napoleon Phantom Prestige 500 RSIB

Best barbecue for steakhouse-style char lines

Napoleon Phantom Prestige 500 SIB

Star rating: 3/5

This sizeable, stylish barbecue comes with a lifetime warranty, so offers great value even without deals attached to it. Ideal for families or anyone feeding a crowd, it comes with quirky features like a sizzle zone, which makes light work of searing and caramelising steak.

We liked its practical side shelves and the backlit control dials – very handy if you’re using it in the evening. It also comes with a snug-fitting, soft-close lid, as well as a grilling and searing plate, rotisserie function and rear burner.

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How to get a good deal on barbecues

  • Set a budget: work out how much you’d be willing to spend beforehand and try to stick to that figure. Sales like these are a great way to save on products like barbecues, air fryers and other gadgets, so to ensure you make the most of the deals, set a budget and stick to it.
  • Read reviews: before you purchase, it’s a sensible idea to check reviews so you can be sure the product isn’t a dud – regardless of how good the deal is. Discover our guides to the best charcoal and gas barbecues, which feature impartial and up-to-date advice on the models actually worth considering.
  • Use tools to alert you to the best prices: websites like CamelCamelCamel will show you the price history of products sold on Amazon.
  • Buy when you see a price you’re happy with: many barbecue deals will only be available for a short amount of time, so if you spot a deal you like the look of, don’t wait around.

How do we select barbecue deals?

There are several barbecue deals around at the moment, but those that feature in our list are the best performers of more than 30 models shortlisted and tested by our BBC Good Food reviews experts.

Each product is put through its paces using Good Food’s triple-tested barbecue recipes, which examine the basic barbecuing functions while also testing additional features. Read our full guides to the best gas and charcoal barbecues to discover our pick-of-the-best models available right now.

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