Barbecues – Buyer’s Guide

Choose the best gas barbecue for your garden, with the help of our expert video guide.

Little beats the fun of cooking and eating outdoors, but with such a huge range of gas barbecues available choosing the right one can be a daunting task. In this video Buyer’s Guide, we run through all the points you need to consider.

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Focussing on gas barbecues below £1000, we outline the range of different models available. Then, we go through the main points to consider when buying a gas barbecue, including:

  • How long it takes to build
  • The quality of the grill
  • The number of gas burners
  • Side grills and tables
  • Warming racks
  • Other accessories

Next, we look at how to use a gas barbecue safely, from buying the right gas canister and connecting it up to lighting the barbecue and getting it to the right temperature for cooking.

Finally, we cover cleaning and storing a gas barbecue after use.

Brands featured in this video: B&Q, Charles Bentley, Char-Broil, George at Asda, Fire Mountain, Homebase, Napoleon, Outback, Weber and Wilko

Many thanks to the team at Richmond Park for their generous help in making this video.

Find out which of the gas barbecues featured in this video came out top in our On Test feature, in the June 2019 issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, on sale Thursday 27 May.

Alternatively, check out our test of the best charcoal BBQs, in collaboration with BBC Good Food.