Best gas BBQ 2021: from Weber, Char-Broil, Everdure and more

The best gas BBQs for summer 2021, featuring gas barbecues with two to six burners for every type of garden

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The best gas BBQ will bring the heat this summer. With convenient ignition and an extensive range of extra features, gas barbecues are often the most low-maintenance option for any garden. 

Not only do gas barbecues offer convenience, but they also come in a huge range of sizes. In our best gas BBQ guide we have included a range of sizes, from single-burner or two-burner barbecues to as many as six burners, which is ideal for garden parties and entertaining. 

Other key features include side burners, which are perfect for cooking side dishes such as steamed vegetables, and smart thermometers that can alert you when your steak is cooked perfectly. For our complete guide, you can take a look at our best BBQ roundup. Here you'll not only find some of the best gas BBQs you can buy right now, but charcoal, electric and hybrid gas and charcoal options. 

While we're doing our very best to keep our best gas BBQ guide up-to-date, you can check out our guide on where to find BBQs in stock right now. For our top picks of gas BBQs, keep reading. 

The best gas BBQ for 2021

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1. Weber Q3200 Gas Barbecue

Best gas BBQ: this Weber barbecue packs away easily and looks great when assembled

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 45kg
Colour: Black
Reasons to buy
+Lightweight+Foldable side shelves+Bottom shelf for storage
Reasons to avoid
-Limited to two burners

The Weber Q3200 BBQ has quality porcelain-enamelled cast iron cooking grates and comes on a lightweight frame that's easy to move as you need. 

For the family

The Q3200 will serve up to six people on its two burners. While the frame is small, the grill covers the entire top surface area so no space is wasted. It also has two side tables that can be folded away easily, and a storage shelf underneath the aluminium frame that keeps tools and other essentials nearby. 

A portable gas BBQ

Most gas barbecues can be on the heavy side, making them difficult to drag inside after use. The Weber Q3200 has two front wheels and weighs 45kg, so you'll have no trouble taking it just about anywhere. 

High quality

The cooking grates are cast iron and porcelain-enamelled for easy cleaning and durability. The frame is glass-reinforced nylon, and burners are stainless steel. The body itself is cast aluminium and comes with an in-built thermometer. 

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2. Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill

Best hybrid gas BBQ: not ready to commit? Opt for this tried and tested hybrid model

Specifications
Fuel: Gas & charcoal
Weight: 45kg
Colour: Black
Reasons to buy
+Easy to convert from gas to coal+Sturdy frame with plenty of extras+Perfectly portable and not too heavy
Reasons to avoid
-Assembly took a long time

The best gas BBQ can still be versatile. We gave this one 4.5 out of 5 stars in testing. Assembly took a while but it's sturdy, reliable and easy to use. 

All the extras

In-built thermometer? Check. Warming rack? Check. We could go on, because from the side burner to the in-built can opener this BBQ is perfect for cooking up a feast.

Pick your ideal size

We tested the three burner, but there are also two and four burner models available. The three is perfect for a family of four or entertaining for a larger crowd, but a two burner would still do the job for most events. The four burner is built to impress, for the true grill lover. 

Convert from gas to coal

Even when cooking with coal you get the convenience of gas to ignite and heat the charcoal before cooking. All you need to do is insert a charcoal tray, which has a shelf directly underneath the grill for when not in use. Both gas and charcoal gave amazing results, so it's the best of both worlds. 

Gardeningetc rating 4.5 out of 5 stars – head over to our Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ review for the full details. 

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3. Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force 2 Burner

Best contemporary gas barbecue: this gas BBQ is the perfect complement to a modern garden design and delivers great food, of course

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 33kg
Colour: Mint or graphite
Reasons to buy
+Style and substance+Fast heat up+Eye-catching colours+Ergonomic taps
Reasons to avoid
-Only two wheels for moving

A good looker as well as a good cooker, the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force 2 Burner BBQ could prove a welcome addition to your outdoor space. 

Sleek design

We’re not putting looks above usefulness, but its appearance does make this gas BBQ stand out from the crowd. Its lines are far less bulky than your average barbecue and the colour draws the eye, too. In other words, it’ll bring more than cooking to the party.

Cooking options

This model has a high hood for convection cooking, and effective flavour infusion. There are three gas burners, which are independently controlled, and a cooking area that’s 2915cm2 so guests won’t go hungry.

Handy features

For a long life, this barbecue is made with a die-cast aluminium body and serveries to prevent rusting, and vitreous enamel coated cast iron plates for easy cleaning. You can move the BBQ around on the two castors, and they’re lockable once it’s in position.

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4. CosmoGrill Deluxe 4+1

Best four burner gas BBQ: all the space you need to cook up a storm

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 16.6kg
Colours: Black
Reasons to buy
+Heaps of cooking space+In-built thermometer+Side burner for pan cooking
Reasons to avoid
-Not the cheapest on our list

As if the generous four burners weren't enough, the CosmoGrill Deluxe 4+1 comes with a side burner for serious feasting. It's got plenty of storage and an in-built thermometer, what more could you want? 

What's under the hood

A 61 x 42cm cooking area, for a start. There's also a warming rack to keep things toasty without burning, and because you've got four burners to play with you can cook for a small group by just firing up one or two. 

Large 

Despite how lightweight it is it's far from small. The CosmoGrill Deluxe 4+1 has dimensions of 135 x 54 x 110cm. The arms won't fold down either, so measure out your storage space before buying. Because it comes on four wheels, transportation is easy enough. 

Classic design

If you want a gas BBQ with that classic frame for a sturdy and put-together look, the CosmoGrill Deluxe 4+1 will impress. It's got storage space that resembles a built-in kitchen and the sturdy build will last for many summers. 

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5. Char-Broil Professional Black Edition 3500 Gas BBQ

Best gas barbecue for gourmets: opt for a model designed for even heat and juicier results

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 56kg
Colour: Black
Reasons to buy
+Made for great cooking results+Sleek design+Easy to clean grates
Reasons to avoid
-If sleeker lines are more your thing

The CharBroil Professional Black Edition 3500 Gas BBQ has sturdy good looks and a striking black finish. 

Even heat

Garden chefs, this barbecue’s TRU-Infrared cooking technology promises you even heat distribution and flare-up prevention for the best cooking results, as well as 50% juicier food and 30% less gas use. There’s a lid thermometer, and three gas burners plus a side burner to prep your food on.

Store more

You can stash the essentials for meal preparation behind the barbecue’s enamelled steel doors and use the side shelves to ensure everything you need is at hand.

Colour choice

We like this black exterior, and the red LED illumination of the temperature controllers, but you could go for red to make more of a splash, or the ever-popular stainless steel.

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6. Weber Genesis II E-310

Best gas BBQ for the whole family: a smart outdoor cooker for your garden get-togethers that makes barbecuing a relaxed affair

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 57kg
Colour: Black
Reasons to buy
+Space for meat, fish and veggies for all+Side shelves+Warming rack
Reasons to avoid
-Takes up space

If you think food from a gas barbecue won’t deliver on flavour, the Weber Genesis II E-310 BBQ could convince you otherwise.

Barbecue flavour

We know not everyone’s convinced that food from a gas barbecue can meet their standards, but with its nifty Flavorizor bars, this model should make you think otherwise. It has three burners and 68 x 48cm of grilling space plus a warming rack as well so you can keep up with demand.

Stylish design

We’re fans of this stylish black porcelain design, which will make a fabulous centrepiece for an outdoor entertaining area. It’s easy to look after, too, with a rust-proof porcelain-enamelled lid and wheels to make moving easy, or a cover available. 

App available

Love your smart appliances? The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub could be added to this BBQ to help make cooking even more precise. The notifications will let you relax without compromising on food quality.

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7. John Lewis & Partners 2 Burner Gas BBQ

Best gas BBQ under £200: high quality at a low price

Specifications
Fuel: Gas
Weight: 24kg
Colours: Silver
Reasons to buy
+Super lightweight+Warming rack+Lid thermometer+Reasonably priced
Reasons to avoid
-Side burners don't fold away

The John Lewis & Partners 2 Burner Gas BBQ has that classic look, but without the high price tag. In fact, you can buy this gas barbecue for under £200, which given its sturdy design and grilling capacity is pretty impressive. 

Affordable

For its modest price you'll get extras such as a warming shelf and in-built thermometer with the John Lewis & Partners 2 Burner Gas BBQ. It's covered by a ten year warranty on the hood, three years on the ignition and burners, and one year on everything else.

Add some storage

Under the grill you'll find multiple shelves, which can be used to store plates and grilling equipment. The two side shelves don't fold down, which means they're secure enough to support weighty piles of plates or cutlery. 

Portable

With two castor wheels and a super lightweight build, you'll be able this BBQ in and out of the garage or shed when you want it, and store it easily when you're done.

How to buy the best gas BBQ

Where to buy the best gas BBQs

Burners

Check out how many burners the barbecue has. Multiples are best as you can have different temperatures in different areas to suit the cooking task you’re performing. Take a look at the burner controls, too. Ergonomic handles or knobs will give you the control you’re used to in your kitchen.

Hood

If you want to cook bigger cuts of meat look for a model with a high hood to accommodate them.

Storage

Think about how much food preparation space you’d like: side shelves, storage underneath, hooks for utensils. All can be really useful to make cooking a smoother experience if your gas BBQ isn’t part of an outdoor kitchen with worktops and built-in cupboards.

What is the best gas BBQ for 2021? 

Here’s a quick recap – if you want the best gas BBQ for 2020, we’d recommend the Weber Q3200. It looks great, has lots of features and enough room to cook for the whole family. We love that you can connect it to the Weber app for guided cooking.

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Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie has been writing for Gardeningetc since the beginning of 2021, covering all things barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits. A lover of al fresco dining, Millie is always on the hunt for the best barbecues and pizza ovens for entertaining friends and family. She is a firm believer that everyone should have their own herb garden, and can often be found taming her over-zealous rosemary plant.