Which? brings you its first impressions of the new £20 Lidl Florabest round barbecue released on 6 June 2016.
Fans of discount supermarket Lidl sing the praises of its limited-time sales of cheap own-brand home and garden gadgets.
But, Which? does wonder if you can trust a barbecue that costs just £19.99 to cook tasty food without incinerating it.
To answer this question we sent Lidl’s latest ‘Alfresco dining event’ barbecue home with our expert, to find out what you might expect when you pay so little for a kettle grill.
To find out which barbecues we recommend for your summer meals visit our list of Best Buy barbecues.
Lidl Florabest Round BBQ
This barbecue is surprisingly high spec for the price. It has the lid, vents and ash-collecting pan that you’d normally expect of a far more expensive design.
We tried cooking chicken portions to find out how easy it was to use and clean.
It is small, so don’t expect to cook food for more than three or four people on it.
We were quite impressed with the sturdiness of its tripod design, but found that the small size of the barbecue does have a negative influence on how easy it is to use when cooking.
Visit our Lidl Florabest round barbecue review to read our initial verdict.
Charcoal kettle barbecues on test
In our most recent tests we sent several premium charcoal kettle barbecues to our lab. You can read full reviews of the following models:
- Cadac Charcoal Pro 57cm, typical price £130
- Outback Charcoal Kettle 57cm, typical price £120
- Weber Original Kettle 57cm, typical price £130
- Weber Master-Touch Kettle 57cm, typical price £230
More Lidl first looks
Which? does not normally test Lidl’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-them products because they’ve sold out before we can get them to our lab.
But this year our gardening experts have managed to get their hands on several of Lidl’s products before they went on sale. Find out more with our first look reviews of the:
- Lidl Florabest FLB3000 leaf blower
- Lidl Parkside 100 E2 pressure washer
- Lidl Parkside 150 D3 pressure washer
- Lidl Florabest FRMA cordless lawnmower