Top three best charcoal barbecues
The best charcoal barbecues are well-designed, easy to use and, most importantly, give you delicious outdoor-cooked food full of tender juices and smoky barbecue flavour.
The worst we’ve tested take an awfully long time to get to cooking temperature and are a real pain to assemble and move.
We’ve pulled out our top three charcoal barbecues from our tests in the table below. We also list the models you’re better off avoiding.
Best charcoal barbecues
Charcoal barbecues to avoid
Fortunately, our tests are so far yet to discover a Don’t Buy charcoal barbecue. It’s worth being aware of the two lowest-scoring charcoal models, though, as your money can be better spent elsewhere:
Useful charcoal barbecue features
Here are three of the most useful features to look for when buying a new charcoal barbecue:
- Air vents - these can be used to control how hot your coals burn and how quickly they burn through.
- Warming rack - an internal shelf for keeping your food nice and warm once it’s cooked through.
- Ash collector - a removable shelf or tray helps make cleaning your barbecue much easier after use.