Best gas grills 2022: our top 10 to complete your yard

The best gas grills as tried and tested in our own backyards, featuring top brands such as Weber, Char-Broil, and Campingaz

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The best gas grills can complete your summer and transform your yard for cookouts and BBQs year-round. The leading gas grill brands such as Char-Broil, Weber, and Campingaz have gas grill options that use both propane and natural gas. 

We have reviewed seven of the top gas grills in this guide, and the rest are works in progress. When reviewing gas grills we look for powerful burners that pack high BTUs, and ease of use that will make you want to cook on your gas grill breakfast, lunch and dinner. Because we test every part of these gas grills, from assembly through to cleaning, we're here to tell you everything you need to know about what they are like to use and to maintain. 

You’ll need to consider a variety of options to find the best gas grill for your money. Ask yourself if you want a small, portable gas grill or something with more burners for large servings. Our top pick for the best grill, the Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS, has 669 square inches of grill room, which can cook over 30 burgers at any one time.

The best gas grills for 2022

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Weber Genesis II EX-335Gardeningetc Reviewed and Rated badge

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The very best gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 172 lb
Cooking surface: 669 sq. in
Burners: 3 + side

Reasons to buy

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3 gas burners
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Large cooking area
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Built-in smart cooking technology
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Impressive warranty
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Excellent 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 grill 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. 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. There was no problem catering for eight on this grill. 

We cooked a range of vegetables, such as sweet corn, peppers, and purple sprouting broccoli, as well as a selection of meats on a different part of the grill. We really enjoyed the height of the grill, and the side burner is also far more capable than many of the grills we have tested. 

The stainless-steel Flavorizer Bars of this model promise the flavor 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. Also bear in mind it'll arrive on a crate so you'll need (at least) two people to help move it in sections to where you want to call your 'cooking station'. It's mega heavy.

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The very best hybrid grill

Specifications

Weight: 132.3lbs (4 burner)
Cooking surface: 420 sq. in
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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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. Even when using the charcoal tray with this grill 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. Both gas and charcoal gave amazing results, so it's the best of both worlds. 

You can 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 grill 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.

Assembly took a while but it's sturdy, reliable, and easy to use. We tested the three burner model, but there are also two and four burner models available.

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The best gas grill for families

Specifications

Weight: 145.4lbs
Cooking surface: 513.4 sq. in
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
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Heats fast
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Simple to use considering its size
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Versatile

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly took a while

We tested the Campingaz 4 Series Premium S 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. Coming in at an affordable price tag, 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 turn 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 and created InstaClean Aqua technology that flushes out fat and grease from the grill 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.

Weber Traveler BBQGardeningetc Reviewed and Rated badge

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The best gas grill for campers

Specifications

Weight: 47lbs
Cooking surface: 160 sq. in
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 camp? The Weber Traveler LP BLK Gas grill 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 grill 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 grill 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. While 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.

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The best portable gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 160lbs
Cooking surface: 160 sq. in
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 beach, then this one from Weber is brilliant. It comes in your choice of gas or charcoal, but we tested the charcoal model in particular, and it fared well. It offers everything a normal-size charcoal grill 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 grill secure when not in use.

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

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6. Everdure Furnace Gas Grill

The best looking grill

Specifications

Weight: 84.66lbs
Cooking surface: 466 sq. in
Burners: 3

Reasons to buy

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Easy to use
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Storage shelf
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Fast heat up
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Eye-catching colours
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Ergonomic taps
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3 colors

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 yard and impressing your guests in more ways than one. While 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 grill 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 yard, then go for the Force 2 instead of the Furnace.

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7. Weber Genesis SPX-435

The best luxury gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 220lbs
Cooking surface: 994 sq. in
Burners: 4 + side

Reasons to buy

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Feature-packed
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Great for large families
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Huge cooking area
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Night vision light
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Smart technology

Reasons to avoid

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Large price tag
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Huge size
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Long assembly time
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Can't stay at one temperature

This Weber grill might be large in size, but if you're a keen cook or love grilling outdoors, then this is definitely the purchase you want to make. It takes the guesswork out of cooking entirely and offers a huge amount of cooking space to use so that you can cook everything all at the same time. It has four burners plus a side burner. If you're someone who often hosts in the summer, then this is the grill for you.

With almost 1,000 square inches of cooking space in total, it is jam-packed with all of the features you'll want in your next grill. It offers a night light for when the days start getting shorter, as well as heaps of storage space from side tables to locker storage. It has a keep warm rack for your food, to help with timings, and it comes with a thermometer probe for checking your meats and fish are ready. 

The entire grill connects to the Webber Connect App, so that you can control it from indoors, and so that you'll be notified when your food is ready. This way, you can spend more time enjoying yourself, chatting with your guests or even prepping side dishes in the kitchen. Just bear in mind that this grill can't keep itself at a set temperature without your help.

This sizeable grill will need to be covered or put away in a garage in the winter months. It needs a small amount of maintenance before use. You need only brush the grill grates and discard any grease. 

The best gas grills we're currently reviewing

Our top seven best gas grills have been tested and reviewed by our expert team. However, we're still working on reviewing the models below. We have featured them here because of their popularity and ourstanding user reviews, and we're aiming to have our reviews complete before grilling season gets into full swing next year. Watch this space! 

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8. Weber Q3200 Gas Grill

The best feature-packed gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 86lbs
Cooking surface: 320 sq. in
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 grill has quality porcelain-enameled 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 grill 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 the burners are stainless steel. The body itself is cast aluminum 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 aluminum frame that keeps tools and other essentials nearby. Its handle even has a light for cooking in the dark.

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9. Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 RSIB

The best premium gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 96lbs
Cooking surface: 900 sq. in
Burners: 6

Reasons to buy

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Integrated ice bucket
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Safety glow knobs
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Natural gas or propane options
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Lift-assist lid

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
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A weighty option

Prestige by name, the Napoleon is one of the most luxury grills you can buy. With the Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 RSIB, you'll get an in-built ice bucket and six powerful burners combining 80, 000 BTU's in total. 

Featuring an infrared rear rotisserie burner, this grill can cook large cuts of meat over a continuous heat to keep it juicy and evenly-cooked. The control dials are backlit and will ensure that you never forget when you've left the gas running. 

It's an expensive option and one that will require meticulous maintenance, but we think the Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 RSIB is the top choice for those who want to invest in the ultimate gas grill that will be used year after year. 

Royal Gourmet GB8000 gas grill

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10. Royal Gourmet GB8000

The best large capacity gas grill

Specifications

Weight: 117lbs
Cooking surface: 950 sq. in
Burners: 8

Reasons to buy

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Plenty of heat for mass grilling 
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Folding side tables for additional prep space
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Too big for most people 

If what you're shopping for is a gas grill that can cook for a ton of people for under $500, the Royal Gourmet GB8000 offers some serious bang for the buck. This grill packs a ton of firepower. The GB8000 has eight burners with 13,000 BTUs each, totaling 104,000 BTU output in total. There are two sets of regulators included so you can cook a few different things at a time.

The GB8000 has 950 square inches of cooking surface. That's plenty of room to grill dozens of hot dogs and burgers at the same time for a large gathering of people. There are also two folding side tables for side dishes and prep work and two levels of heavy-duty shelving underneath for extra storage. 

Cooking for a ton of people also means cleaning up after them. The GB8000 has two draw-out grease drip pans that make it accessible to maintain this whopper-of-a-grill after the party is over. 


Black Friday gas grill deals: what to expect

Falling on the 25th of November 2022, Black Friday gas grill deals are just around the corner. While you're probably not expecting to do any grilling any time soon, now is actually a brilliant time to find a gas grill on sale, with stock levels high and demand lower than in the summer months. 

If you buy now, you'll be guaranteed delivery before the season gets warmer. Just be prepared to do some early assembly to make sure the grill is ready to fire up some the warmer seasons. 

Last year we saw some brilliant savings on gas grills from Weber, Campingaz and Char-Broil, with savings of up to 20% on grills we've tried and loved. Here are some of our top places to find Black Friday gas grill deals: 

What is the best gas grill?

The Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS is our top-rated gas grill, and it has been reviewed (and given 5 stars) by our editor. It's feature-packed, easy to use, smart and it boast a range of on-board storage. 

How we review the best gas grills

Char-Broil Gas2Coal

Char-Broil Gas2Coal in use

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We like to get hands-on experience with all the products featured in our guides, which is why we made it our mission to review the top gas grills on the market. The products in this guide with a Gardeningetc badge have been reviewed by a member of the team or a freelancer. In some cases, these grills have been reviewed on one of our sister sites.

The factors we look out for when testing a grill, and rating it out of 5, include not only how it looks but also the really important things like how easy it is to set up. We consider how easy it is to use when cooking meat and veggies, as well as any built-in storage there might be. Moreover, after each use we'll always be sure to clean the grill to report back on its maintenance. We do also take into consideration the overall size of the grill because, after all, we don't all have a large space to flex our outdoor cooking skills, and some of our review panel face the same situations, too.

As we work through our reviews (we like to test products for a minimum of six weeks) we have considered what other customers think about the product and have also called upon our barbecuing knowledge, to share what we think are the best grills. For more information, you can read more on how we review barbecues and grills.

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

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie is our appliance editor and she tests everything to do with cooking for us, especially grills.

Millie reviewed the Char-Broil Gas2Coal in her parents' large garden in the British countryside, and she loved it. She rated it 4.5 stars out of 5 after testing it several times. 'In our Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ review we put it to the test cooking steak, scallops, halloumi, and veggie kebabs. When it came to cooking ability, it's a definite winner, but assembly was a little fiddly,' says Millie.

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Beth Murton

Beth, our editor, tested our favorite gas grill for us, the Weber Genesis II EX-335 GBS.

Beth rates it 5 out of 5 stars and still uses this barbecue to cook up a storm come the sunny weather. 'A state-of-the-art gas grill for serious BBQ fans, this BBQ will cater for your grilling needs all year round. Thanks to its built-in smart technology, it's easier than ever to grill your chosen BBQ dishes to perfection, plus it will encourage you to cook exciting recipes that you wouldn't have considered attempting before,' she says.

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Ginevra Benedetti

Gin is a Freelance Reviewer at Gardeningetc, while being the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine.

She tested the Weber Traveler and rated it 4.5 stars. 'The Weber Traveler gas barbecue is the ideal portable barbecue for those who are looking for a grill that's both easy to use and easy to clean. It's perfect if you're short on storage space and, as a bonus, you can bring it with you when camping or on a self-catering holiday,' she says.

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Annie Collyer

Annie has tested a load of portable barbecues on her spacious London patio, from the likes of Weber, Everdure and BergHOFF.

She tested the Weber Go Anywhere but in the charcoal version, for us. While she rated it 5 stars in the charcoal model, she can't comment on how the gas version cooks. 'The Weber Go Anywhere is a brilliant little barbecue to take on the go, whether to the beach or on a staycation. It's convenient in more ways than one, while the gas version makes it faster to ignite. Just bear in mind it works with disposable gas canisters,' says Annie.