Top three best charcoal barbecues
If you love the smokey flavour of food cooked on a charcoal barbecue then you're in luck; we've rounded up our favourite three to make choosing the right charcoal grill for you easy as 1-2-3.
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Top three charcoal barbecues
We take our grilling really seriously. Every barbecue we review has been sent through a series of strict lab testing to see how easy it is to build, move and use. We then light up each grill to see how they are to use and have an expert chef assess the cooking ability of each grill.
Here we recommend the grills that cook up the most succulent, well cooked fare; no matter which of the three you choose, you'll easily cook delicious food.
The Weber Master-Touch 57cm charcoal barbecue is a premium kettle barbecue designed to cook for up to eight people. It comes with lots of the high-spec features that Weber barbecues are renowned for and a price-tag to match. But do these features really enhance the cooking experience? We put this charcoal barbecue to the test to find out.
If you love the stylish good looks of Kamado Joe barbecues but want a portable version, the Joe Junior could be just what you need. This red ceramic egg-shaped model is more compact than its siblings and designed for those on the move. But while the barbecue is small, the price certainly isn't, so you'll want it to cook brilliantly before splashing out. Read on to find out whether it impressed us in our cooking tests.
With a porcelain-coated grill and hood, wooden side shelves, warming rack and ash collector, this grill offers some top-notch features that could help you cater for four to six people. But are these enough to make it a Best Buy charcoal barbecue or does the food it cooks leave something to be desired?
And one barbecue to avoid
This grill might not be to everyone's tastes, and while it isn't a bad model, you'd be better off with one of our top three recommended barbecues.
This charcoal barbecue conjures up visions of an American-style barbecue. The large cooking surface and adjustable charcoal tray make this grill both versatile and great for feeding a big group of guests. We've tested and reviewed this grill to see if it was able to cook up a delicious barbecued meal. And while it was pretty good at grilling, it may not be to everyone's taste. Read on to find out why.
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We test thousands of products every year, from electric toothbrushes to cars. When testing barbecues in our lab, we assess far more than just how quickly and effectively they cook.
We assemble them first, looking at how well built and sturdy they are, as well as checking out how easy each barbecue is to move and store. Once they are lit, we see how long they take to warm up, how easy they are to use and how well they cook, before finishing up with the tricky business of getting them clean again.
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