Boston half oil drum charcoal barbecue review

Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ review

A simple, no-frills barbecue that delivers tasty, well-cooked food every time.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy award winner, this is a consistently good performing barbecue with great cooking results. It has few features but is simple to set up and comes with a one-year warranty.
Assembly
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of cooking
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Cooking results
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Easy to assemble
Sturdy and robust once set up
Easy to move about
Cooks well and consistently with vents that make regulating the temperature easy
Cons: Lacks the features that other models have
The warming rack is a little unstable
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Is the Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal barbecue easy to assemble?

This has clear instructions and was simple to put up by just one person. It took less than 45 minutes to assemble.

What is the Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal barbecue like to use?

Although this has fewer features than others we tested it is a good simple barbecue that cooked food quickly and consistently. It feels sturdy and secure and the grill is large enough to cook plenty of food all at the same time. Vents on the side of the lid makes it easy to regulate the cooking temperature when the lid is closed. Wheels and a handle on one end make it easy to lift and move around the garden if needed.

How does Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal barbecue cook ?

This had consistently good cooking results and our sausages, burgers and vegetable kebabs were all cooked evenly and well.

Is the Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal barbecue good value for money?

Although this had less features than some of the models we tested it was the only one that came with a protective material cover. It cooked consistently and well, is a great price and comes with a one-year warranty. We think it’s great value for money.

Who is the Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal barbecue useful for?

This has a large grill capable of cooking around 20 burgers in one go so it’s ideal for large parties and groups of people. The storage shelf and chopping board are handy if you don’t have room on or for a table, making it a great choice for the smaller garden.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Boston
Name Boston Half Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ
Model Half Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ
Price £47.96
Barbecue type Charcoal
Fuel type Charcoal

Features

Adjustable grill height No
Hood Yes
Assembly Self assembly
Height 87cm
Width 90cm
Depth 63cm
Warranty 1YEAR

ecoCredentials

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Accessories

Wheels Yes