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Barbecues advice guides

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Our barbecue buyer's guides explain everything you need to know about choosing a gas or charcoal barbecue.

How to buy the best barbecue

Whether you’re looking for a simple grill or want to host an outdoor extravaganza, our expert guide covers everything you need to know about barbecues and how to pick the best BBQ.

Gas versus charcoal barbecues

Gas barbecue or charcoal barbecue? We explain the pros and cons of both barbecue types and more to help guide you towards stress-free grilling.

How to cook on your barbecue

From getting your charcoal lit to cooking the perfect steak, we've got plenty of tips to help you get the best from your barbecue.

Top five best gas barbecues

We line up the top five highest-scoring gas grills to make it easy to find the best gas-powered barbecue for your garden.

Which barbecue brand to buy in 2021

Exclusive Which? reliability and customer satisfaction data can help you choose a barbecue that lasts. We survey owners of barbecues from the likes of Weber, Landmann, Char-broil, B&Q, Outback and Aldi to find out which develop the fewest faults over time, and which brands customers are happiest with and would recommend.

Top three best charcoal barbecues

We round up our picks of the top-scoring charcoal barbecues to help you find the best smoky grill for all your outdoor cooking needs.

How to care for your barbecue

Keep your barbecue working for years with our expert cleaning and care tips

Barbecue features explained

Read our guide to everything you need to know about gas and charcoal terminology, features and parts.

How we test barbecues

Find out how Which? tests gas and charcoal barbecues to reveal which ones cook brilliant food and are easy to use.