Deal of the week: save more than £58 on this Outback gas barbecueNearly 30% off the Excel 300

14 September 2012

Make the most of any last days of sunshine with this Outback Excel 300 gas barbecue, currently on offer for £114.96 at Toolbox.

The Outback Excel 300 gas barbecue uses lava rocks instead of vapouriser bars, apparently creating a better char-grilled taste. But does this really mean tastier barbecued food? And how easy and safe it is to use?

How we test barbecues

Barbecues aren't cheap, so it's important to know before you buy how well a barbecue cooks or how safe and reliable it is. That's where Which? comes in. 

In our lab tests we look at how easy each barbecue is to assemble, how well it cooks a variety of food and how tasty the food is. Most importantly, we also conduct stringent tests into safety and stability. So if you want a safe barbecue that cooks well, get a Which? Best Buy.

Find out how this Outback Excel 300 gas barbecue did in our expert lab tests. Not a Which? member? Unlock all our barbecue reviews by signing up for a £1 trial to Which?

Gas barbecues

A gas barbecue is effectively a combined gas hob and grill that you can use outside on your patio. Burners, fed by gas, provide a source of instant heat and food is cooked over this heat on the metal grill.

There are three main types of gas barbecue:

  • standard gas barbecues - grill-only models, great for grilling meat, kebabs, fish and vegetables
  • gas barbecues with hoods - you can roast and bake food inside the barbecue, in addition to grilling on it
  • gas barbecues with a grill and griddle - a griddle is a handy feature if you like to barbecue lots of different types of food

Not sure whether to go for gas or charcoal? Our expert guide will show you how to buy the best barbecue.

Deal of the week

Spotted the Outback Excel 300 gas barbecue for less elsewhere? Let us know – email with the details. All prices correct at 10am on Friday 14 September 2012.

To buy the Outback Excel 300 gas barbecue, visit the Toolbox website. 

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