Best gas BBQ 2022: our top 11 gas barbecues

The best gas BBQs as tried and tested in our own gardens, to cook everything from sausages to pork shoulder, scallops and every veggie we can find

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Should you be searching for the best gas BBQ, you've arrived at just the right place. Gas barbecues continue to be a firm favourite for most people when choosing a fuel type, either that or people like the best of both worlds with a hybrid option. Why? Gas is easier and faster to ignite, and it offers total temperature control. Which is why we tested a load of gas barbecues in our very own back gardens, and we've reported our verdict just below.

We've had hands-on experience with 7 out of 11 of these BBQs, so that you can buy with peace of mind. Whether you're replacing a current model or you've never owned a BBQ before, gas is a faff-free alternative to coal, and cooking with gas usually makes for an easier clean up. Saying that, gas barbecues are known to be a little more expensive than their charcoal counterparts, and they are usually larger in size, too. Just something to bear in mind.

Whilst searching, don't forget that gas barbecues have burners (much like your hob does), which means that the more burners on offer, the more food you can cook at different temperatures. Some even have side burners for sauces and for cooking side dishes. Gas barbecues with a built-in warming rack are also quite handy for helping with timings should you be feeding lots of people, and don't forget to ensure that your gas barbecue has a built-in temperature gauge so that you can tell when it's ready to go.

Ready to get browsing? Scroll for our favourites of the season for 2022. Otherwise, should you be searching for a charcoal or hybrid model, then head over to our best BBQ guide for more suggestions.

The best gas BBQ for 2022

Weber Genesis II EX-335Gardeningetc Reviewed and Rated badge

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The very best gas BBQ

Specifications

Weight: 84.8kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 3 + side

Reasons to buy

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Sturdy and durable design
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Great warranty
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Smart 
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Brilliant side burner

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly takes a while
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High price tag

One of Webers' most immense barbecues to date, the Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS is a serious grill for those who really care about their barbecue. Our Editor tried it and she still loves it to date. It's the top gas BBQ for serious foodies and offers total control over three burners. And, it's definitely built to last. 

We enjoyed using the Weber Connect Smart Grilling app for notifications about when our food would be ready. This made it a lot easier to deliver that perfectly medium-rare steak. 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. 

With a generous cooking area, you can serve up for a large party with this model and the warming rack means you can get all the timings right. We really enjoyed the height of the grill, and the side burner is also far more capable than many of the best barbecues we have tested. The stainless-steel Flavorizer Bars of this model promise the flavour barbecued food should have, but with the adjustability of gas and the simplicity of electronic ignition. 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. Though long (72 steps in total!) assembly is quite straightforward, and it only needs doing once.

Best BBQ Char-Broil Gas2CoalGold badge

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The very best hybrid BBQ

Specifications

Weight: 47kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 2 - 4 + side

Reasons to buy

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Hybrid model
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Warming rack
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Side burner
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Charcoal tray is easy to store
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Loads of cooking space
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Easy to clean
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Range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly takes time 

This is a top choice for those who don't want to compromise when it comes to quality on either cooking mode. It's also easy to clean, and simple to switch between gas and coal plus it features a warming rack for when your timing is a bit off. Not only is it great for cooking for a crowd, but it even has an in-built bottle opener to make for fewer trips to the kitchen. 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. 

Easily tell the temperature of your grill using the in-built gauge which goes up to 350 degrees, which is plenty for any meal. You can use this BBQ to cook just about anything from halloumi to steak, burgers and even scallops. It also has a side burner which is perfect for, you guessed it: your side dishes. Even when using the charcoal tray with this BBQ you ignite the fuel using the gas burner, which lights easily and only needs to burn for 15 minutes to get the perfect temperature in your charcoal. It also comes with a holder for the grate tool that helps to lift grates when they're hot or dirty. Assembly took a while but it's sturdy, reliable and easy to use. We tested the three burner, but there are also two and four burner models available.

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The best gas BBQ for families

Specifications

Weight: 66kg
Colour: Slate
Burners: 4

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 barbecue to see if its self-cleaning and modular cooking system was up to the task, and were very impressed. 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. 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. 

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. 

If you hate cleaning your 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.

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4. Char-Broil All-Star

The best gas BBQ for small families

Specifications

Weight: 30kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 1

Reasons to buy

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Great for small families
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Easy to move around
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Foldable shelves
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Handy tool hooks

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly is complicated
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Only one burner

The Char-Broil All-Star is a great little barbecue if you want something that's gas-powered but you don't have much to spend. It's ideal for smaller families and it offers plenty of cooking and storage space. We tested it on a small patio and it proves itself to be the perfect cooking companion, time and time again. In short: it's faff-free, affordable and has everything you need to cook up a storm for yourself and a few others.

It might take some getting used to, but this compact gas barbecue is brilliant. With cast-iron grill grates that are durable, rust resistant and easy to clean, it promises to cook evenly and with fewer flare-ups, using TRU-infrared technology. It has a built-in thermometer dial so that you know when it's ready (it takes around 10 minutes), and a handy keep-warm shelf to help get the right timings. The side shelves provide room for prep but they’re foldable, keeping it slim when you’re not cooking.

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5. Everdure Furnace Gas BBQ

The best looking BBQ

Specifications

Fuel: Gas
Weight: 34kg
Colour: Mint, Graphite, Orange

Reasons to buy

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Easy to use
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Looks great
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Storage shelf

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly tricky to clean
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Pricey
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No keep-warm shelf

The latest barbecue from world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal, the Everdure Furnace is the ultimate gas barbecue for anyone with a keen eye for cooking, and for those who would rather spend money on a barbecue that's created with style in mind. This do-it-all model can have your food cooked fast, whilst looking lovely in your garden and impressing your guests in more ways than one. Whilst testing, we found that it's great for amateurs and chefs alike, and we loved that it has three burners that you can individually control. It's the prime example of both function and form.

Ready to cook within five minutes, you can use this gas BBQ to cook pretty much anything you desire. With a built-in temperature gauge, it's easy to use even when you're cooking for a large group of people. It's plenty sizeable for tackling a party, in fact, it can cook up to 28 burgers at one time, and it has heaps of space so that you can separate your burgers from your wings and your veggies. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a keep-warm space although you could use one of the burners on the lowest temperature for this. Design-wise, it comes in a range of colours and offers storage space underneath for holding everything from your buns to your sauces. And in terms of build, it's definitely made to survive years of use, though it's too nice to leave outside for the elements to damage. It's on wheels for easy moving.

We also tested the Everdure Force 2 (opens in new tab) which is a very similar barbecue but with two burners instead of three. We rated this 4 stars out of 5 also. If you have a smaller budget, a smaller family and a smaller garden, then go for the Force 2 instead of the Furnace.

Weber Traveler BBQGardeningetc Reviewed and Rated badge

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The best portable gas BBQ

Specifications

Weight: 28.1kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 1

Reasons to buy

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Folds down for easy storage
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Easy to use and clean
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Ample cooking space
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Handy prep surface
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Very easy to assemble

Reasons to avoid

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One burner only 
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Quite heavy for a portable barbecue
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Gas canisters are disposable and not very eco-friendly

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!). It has a generous cooking area but folds down to a pull-along for easy transportation. We rated it 4.5-stars out of 5, mostly because of how easy it is to use, clean and cart around. It's app-connected, too, and it offers a handy prep surface. It's the ultimate portable gas BBQ for large families that might want to avoid a charcoal option. If you're often staycationing, then this is the buy for you.

Beyond the sturdy wheels and grippy handle, the Weber Traveler is very capable. It has a surprisingly large 2065cm 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. We think it could cook for four to six people, easy. 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. It's also got smaller, disposable gas canisters that won't take up much space, either. Whilst handy for being on the go, it's something to consider if you're trying to be eco-conscious. In terms of storage, take a look at the tool hooks at the front of the grill, which will support all the BBQ tools you need.

Weber Go Anywhere Gas BBQGold badge

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The best small gas BBQ

Specifications

Weight: 6.78kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 1

Reasons to buy

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Easy to store
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Hinged lid
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Great for travelling
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Lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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One burner only
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No built-in thermometer dial
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Gas canisters are disposable and not very eco-friendly

If you are searching for a portable barbecue to take on staycations, camping or on a trip to the seaside, then this one from Weber is brilliant. It comes in your choice of gas or charcoal, but we tested the charcoal model in particular, in a London garden that's compact in size and it fared well. It offers everything a normal-size charcoal BBQ can, without a huge amount of floor space required. It's the best bet for anyone short on space with a tiny budget and a small family to feed. Just bear in mind that the gas version uses disposable gas canisters which aren't the best when it comes to eco credentials.

Equipped with a lid, you can use this barbecue to cook anything from a dozen burgers to kebabs, sausages and even large joints of meat and veggies, too. The size of its cooking space is impressive considering its footprint, though you might need to batch cook on it if you are cooking for a large group. It's also easy to store and even easier to cart around. Its legs are foldable and help keep the BBQ secure when not in use.

Though we rated the charcoal version 5 stars, this sits at number 7 only because of the fact it uses disposable gas canisters which aren't very eco-friendly. 

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8. Weber Q3200 Gas Barbecue

The best gas BBQ for features

Specifications

Weight: 45kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 2

Reasons to buy

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Foldable side shelves
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Bottom shelf for storage
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Warming rack
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Handle light
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Tool hooks

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 wheels so that it's easy to move as you need. It will serve up to six people on its two burners, and while the frame is small, the grill covers the entire top surface area so no space is wasted. It can cook 14 burgers at any one time, making it ideal for families and for cooking for BBQ parties.

This BBQ might be more compact than others on our list, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in features. The frame is glass-reinforced nylon, and burners are stainless steel. The body itself is cast aluminium and comes with an in-built thermometer. 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. Its handle even has a light for cooking in the dark.

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9. Argos Home Deluxe 3 Burner Outdoor Kitchen

The best budget gas BBQ

Specifications

Weight: 45kg
Colours: Silver, Black, Wood
Burners: 3 + side

Reasons to buy

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Side burner
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Affordable
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Easy to move around
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Heaps of storage

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. Although it 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.

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

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10. John Lewis & Partners 2 Burner Gas BBQ

The best gas BBQ under £200

Specifications

Weight: 24kg
Colours: Silver
Burners: 2

Reasons to buy

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Super lightweight
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Warming rack
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Reasonably priced
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Storage shelves

Reasons to avoid

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No side burner
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Sides don't fold for storing

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. For this modest price you'll even get extras such as a warming shelf and in-built thermometer.

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

best gas BBQ Weber Spirit E-215 GBS 2-Burner Gas BBQ

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11. Weber Spirit II E-320

The best full-size gas BBQ for a balcony

Specifications

Weight: 41kg
Colour: Black
Burners: 2

Reasons to buy

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All weather wheels
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Two side shelves
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Great for smaller spaces
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Foldable sides

Reasons to avoid

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No side burner

It’s easy to put the Weber Spirit II E-320 GBS Gas BBQ exactly where you want it when you’re barbecuing, even if you only have a balcony as your outside space. It's also on wheels to make it easy to move around into the sun or shade or away from the wind. It has a sizeable cooking space plus a warming rack. And it even has a thermometer built into its lid for easy monitoring before and during 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. Plus, you can use the Gourmet Barbecue System to switch out your grates for pizza stones, griddles, roasters and more. Though compact, it's still quite versatile!


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 a good 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 barbecues

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Char-Broil Gas2Coal in use

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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. Here's more info on how we review gas BBQs at Gardeningetc.

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. Find more info about our reviews and our reviewers.

Here's who has tested what when it comes to gas barbecues. Any barbecues on this guide not listed below have been tested on one of our sister brands, Real Homes, Livingetc or Homes & Gardens.