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Lidl Florabest charcoal BBQ gets Which? once-over

Lidl Florabest Kugelgrill round barbecue

The Lidl Florabest round barbecue in action

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. 

Lidl Florabest Kugelgrill round barbecue cooking

Cooking chicken portions on the Lidl Florabest barbecue

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:

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:

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