Best gas BBQ 2022: our top 12 gas barbecues for indulging this summer

See the Gardeningetc edit of the best gas BBQs, featuring Weber, Campingaz, Char-Broil and more

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If you like to cook with gas in the home, then buying the best gas BBQ would be an appealing choice. It's one of the more popular ways to cook feasts outdoors thanks to features such as side burners, electronic ignition and easy turn dials. It's no surprise that these sell out around this time of year, and sell out fast is what they do.

We have a gas BBQ testing process which is editorially independent. The majority of barbecues that you see featured in this guide are currently being tested in our editors' gardens so, for now, we have used our experience to-date and other customer opinions to ensure that you get the best gas barbecue this summer.
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This page was last updated on the 7th of June 2022, and all of the products you see here were available at that time.

We've been busy reviewing gas barbecues from brands such as Weber, Char-Broil and Campingaz to bring you our top 11 gas BBQs, complete with pros and cons. Whether you want something large enough for family feasts, or a portable gas BBQ that can be taken on trips and camping holidays, buying the best gas BBQ will allow you to make the most of the outdoors.  

You can expect to spend a minimum of £200 on a gas barbecue, so you'll understandably want to choose the right one. Keep scrolling to see our favourite gas BBQs (so far) for 2022. Prefer to see some more options? No worries: head over to our best BBQ guide where you can see some gas options, alongside hybrid and charcoal barbecues.

The best gas BBQ for 2022

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Best gas BBQ: this barbecue from Weber is as smart as they come

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 84.8kg
Colour: Black

Reasons to buy

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Smart cooking is in-built
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Sturdy design
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Great side burner

Reasons to avoid

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The high-end price tag

We found that the Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS is as smart as they come when we put it to the test. It has three gas burners, smart cooking, and a great warranty. 

Super smart
Weber's Connect app allows you to get smart when barbecuing. It syncs your phone to your grill and allows you to add details on the type of meat you're cooking to get the perfect temperature and timing for your food. A probe also monitors the internal temperature. 

Great side burner
The Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS side burner has a lower level which means your flame won't become extinguished when you're cooking. That's good news for unpredictable weather, and we found that it rivals a regular hob in terms of power and ease of use. 

Straightforward assembly
Assembly included 72 steps, which is a lot! However, they make sure that every detail is perfectly adhered to so you build a grill that's built to last. Just make sure you have someone to help and it'll be done in a few hours. There's a 10-year warranty, too. 

Read our Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS review for more info

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Best gas BBQ for families: reasonably priced and packed with features

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 66kg
Colour: Slate

Reasons to buy

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Very easy to clean
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Speedy and consistent heating
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Modular cooking system

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly took a while

We tested the Campingaz 4 Series Premium S for families barbecues to see if its self-cleaning and modular cooking system was up to the task, and were very impressed. 

Generous size
Costing less than £500, the Campingaz 4 Series Premium S has four burners, a wealth of in-built storage, and a side burner to cook up side dishes. We found that it was more than capable of cooking for over 12 people at once, and the warming rack was great for catering to even more people. 

Easy clean
If you hate cleaning the barbecue, you're not alone. Campingaz took this into account though, and created InstaClean Aqua technology that flushes out fat and grease from the BBQ without any hard work on your part. It really does work, too. Just make sure you have a place to empty it out when it's finished. 

Full control
There's a thermometer on the top lid of the Campingaz 4 Series Premium S that accurately shows the temperature as you're cooking. This helped to make sure our food was still cooking when the lid was down, and because the dials could ramp down the temperature with ease, it offers complete control when cooking steak, etc.

Read our Campingaz 4 Series Premium S BBQ review for more info

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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

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Easy to convert from gas to coal
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Sturdy frame with plenty of extras
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Perfectly portable and not too heavy

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

Read our Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ review for more info

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4. Weber Traveler

Best gas BBQ for versatility: easy to store and take on the go

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 28.1kg
Colour: Black

Reasons to buy

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Easy to clean
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Ample cooking space
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Handy prep surface

Reasons to avoid

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It's actually quite heavy to take on trips

Love to travel? The Weber Traveler LP BLK Gas Barbecue is a top pick for you (and it's another one that we've tried hands-on!)

Great capacity 
The Weber Traveler LP BLK Gas Barbecue is very capable. It has a surprisingly large 2065 cm squared cooking area, which was able to cook up an entire tomahawk steak and lots of corn, with plenty of surplus room on the burner. 

Smart design
Take a look at the tool hooks at the front of the grill, which will support all the BBQ tools you need. The BBQ itself folds flat like a pram, but because it has a handle and all-weather wheels, all you need to do is pull it along behind you. 

Easy to store
Yes, you can take it on trips and wheel it along to the park or garden, but the Weber Traveler is also great to store because it folds flat and simply leans against the wall of your shed or garage. 

Read our Weber Traveler gas barbecue review for more info

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5. Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force 2

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, Graphite, Orange

Reasons to buy

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Looks and functionality
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2 gas burners with full temperature control
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Heats fast
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Good for slow cooking meat
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Hood can be up or down for cooking

Reasons to avoid

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No warming rack
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Doesn't come with any accessories
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Needs a cover

For the precision control of gas, plus fine and rather lovely lines, we think that the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Force 2 Burner is your perfect match. Use it to sear, roast and char everything from juicy burgers to an entire chicken. With 2 burners on offer, you'll have complete control, but it does come at a high price tag. If you're searching for a gas BBQ that's easy on the eye and even easier to use whilst cooking food al fresco, then this is your best bet.

Fast heat-up
Whilst testing this BBQ we immediately noticed how impressively fast it heats up. In under 4 minutes to be exact. How? This is mostly thanks to its aluminium lid. The 2 gas burners are independently controlled with slender ergonomic taps that have rotary ignition, too. 

Flexible cooking
Hood up or down, it’s your call on this model. With the hood down there’s 360° circulation around the food to infuse delicious flavour. You can easily fit enough food on there for a smaller garden party, with 10 people being fed, otherwise, you can roast 2 medium chickens at the same time.

Sleek style
This model stands out from the crowd. It’s not as bulky as other gas barbecues and there’s a choice of appealing colours so you can coordinate with your furniture. You also won’t miss out on a storage shelf, and it’s rustproof to boot so practicality isn’t sacrificed for sleekness. Moreover, we found this BBQ easy to assemble (it takes 11 steps) and simple to clean. It might be a fiddle to get the gas plates back into their position, otherwise, you can soak the rest of the removable parts in your sink.

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6. Weber Q3200 Gas Barbecue

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

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 45kg
Colour: Black

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Foldable side shelves
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Bottom shelf for storage

Reasons to avoid

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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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7. Argos Home Deluxe 3 Burner Outdoor Kitchen

Best budget gas barbecue: cooking and work space, plus storage, for a low price tag

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 45kg
Colours: Silver, black and wood finish

Reasons to buy

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Three burners and one side burner
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Affordable
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Easy to move around

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best looker

If you’re making your first steps into the world of gas barbecuing, then the Argos Home Deluxe 3 Burner Outdoor Kitchen Gas BBQ could be the one for you.

Simple prep
Although this barbecue has a small price tag, it will still deliver all the ease of cooking you’d expect from a gas barbecue. There are three adjustable burners, and it has a side burner as well. We like the fact that there’s a warming rack as well as it makes timings stress-free.

Family pleaser
This design promises to feed a decent size group with a cook top of 60 x 41cm. Organising what you need to cook and to dish up is made easier with a good amount of storage and space for condiments, too.

On wheels
You can roll this gas BBQ to where you need it in the garden without too much effort, and if you have space to put it away in winter. Otherwise, you can buy a cover that would work with it. 

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8. 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

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Heaps of cooking space
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In-built thermometer
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Side burner for pan cooking

Reasons to avoid

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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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9. 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

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Space for meat, fish and veggies for all
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Side shelves
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Warming rack

Reasons to avoid

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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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10. 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

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Super lightweight
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Warming rack
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Lid thermometer
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Reasonably priced

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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11. Weber Spirit II E-320

Best positionable gas BBQ: exploit a choice of grilling venues in the garden with an easy-to-manoeuvre design

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 41kg
Colour: Black

Reasons to buy

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All weather wheels
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51 x 46cm cooking area
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Two side shelves

Reasons to avoid

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On the smaller side

It’s easy to put the Weber Spirit II E-320 GBS Gas BBQ exactly where you want it when you’re barbecuing. It's H115.6 x W127 x D61cm in size and even comes with the gas ignition battery included.

Moveable feast
Chunky all-weather wheels make this gas barbecue no problem to move around the garden so you can take advantage of sun and shade as you want, or tidy it easily out the way when you’ve finished cooking. The cart below the BBQ ensures there’s still plenty of storage once the BBQ is in place, and there are tool hooks as well.

Cooking features
This two-burner BBQ also has a side burner for sauces. There’s a 51 x 46cm cooking area and a warming rack as well to help you stay on track with serving. There’s a built-in lid thermometer for cooking precision.

Barbecue system
You can use the Gourmet Barbecue System to switch out your grates for pizza stones, griddles, roasters and more. 


What is the best gas BBQ for 2022? 

Here’s a quick recap – if you want the best gas BBQ for 2022, we would absolutely recommend you buy the Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS (opens in new tab). It's a smart gas BBQ (in more ways than one) which will enable you to monitor everything from the Weber Connect app on your phone. Once set up, which admittedly does take a bit of time, you can simply let the gas grill do all the hard work while you relax in the backyard. 

It's big in stature so don't expect to hide it away easily during winter; the side tables don't drop down either. A suitable cover would be worth the investment here. It's all worth it because everyone can be catered for, it's sturdy and impressive cooking results can be achieved.

How we review BBQs

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Getting hands-on experience with all the products which you see featured in our guides is important to us, which is why we have called in all but a few for us to review in our own gardens. You'll be able to tell which barbecue we have reviewed by keeping a look out for our Gardeningetc badge - only the best of the best gas barbecues will make the cut.

When we're writing up our reviews, we look out for the really important things like how easy it is to set up, cook meat and veggies and store and maintain after each use. We do also take into consideration the overall look and size of the BBQ because, after all, we don't all have a large space to flex our outdoor cooking skills.

It'll take us about six to eight weeks to try out a gas barbecue, which is entirely dependant on the great British weather so it may take a little longer. Whilst we work through our reviews we've considered what other customers think about the product and have also called upon our barbecuing knowledge thus-far to share what we think are the best gas barbecues to have this summer. It is something which you best not delay, after all.

How to buy the best gas BBQ

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 a BBQ area or outdoor kitchen with worktops and built-in cupboards.

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Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie is the Small Appliances and Cooking Editor on the Future Homes Ecommerce team. She 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, even if it's just on their kitchen windowsill. 

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