Best BBQs And Grills For Both Charcoal And Gas Garden Cooking!

BBQs are a huge part of any summer day family or social gathering. But, what is the best grills and BBQs for 2021?

The Latest BBQs For Your Garden
The Latest BBQs For Your Garden

With charcoal BBQs making a huge comeback because of taste and flavours, the gas BBQ has started to decline.

Gas Powered BBQs

Over the last ten years, gas powdered BBQs controlled the market and created some huge outside ovens that never quite tasted like BBQ food.

But, with the new range of smokers & grills, the charcoal BBQ is making a well-deserved comeback.

Gas-powered BBQs are a quick and very efficient way to cook foods in the garden. They heat instantly and work very well, but it’s still an oven in the garden.

What To Look For In A Good BBQ?

We all know a good BBQ cooks great foods, but what makes a BBQ right for you? When it comes to choosing a BBQ for your family you need to decide:

  • How often you are going to use it?
  • What size BBQ do you require?
  • Gas, charcoal or both (hybrid BBQ)
  • Easy clean system?
  • Material: steel or stainless steel?
  • Portable and easy to cover

Answering these questions above will help you determine what type of BBQ will suit you and your family. For quick BBQs without the taste then you should use a gas BBQ. If your looking for that great charcoal taste then go for the hybrid option with both gas and charcoals.

The Best BBQs For 2021

This section reveals the best BBQs currently on the market or about to be released for summer 2021. We have listed a mixture of BBQs that are the best of the best.

  • Gas BBQs
  • Charcoal BBQs
  • Smokers
  • Mixe: Gar and charcoal BBQs

#1 CosmoGrill BBQ DUO Gas Grill & Smoker

CosmoGrill Charcoal and Gas BBQ
CosmoGrill Charcoal and Gas BBQ

This is the ultimate BBQ it uses gas and charcoal so you can part cook your foods and then use the charcoals and smoker for flavour.

This method of BBQing is quick and efficient because you have instant heat from the gas.

Once the charcoals are starting to whiten you can finish cooking using the hot charcoals for flavour.

CosmoGrill BBQ Sizing
CosmoGrill BBQ Sizing

CosmoGrill BBQ Details

  • Brand: CosmoGrill
  • Cooking Method: Gas and Charcoal
  • Off-set Smoker
  • Stainless steel
  • Double Thermostats
  • Price £400-450

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#2 CosmoGrill Outdoor XXL – Charcoal

CosmoGrill XXL Charcoal Smoker
CosmoGrill XXL Charcoal Smoker

This next option also from CosmoGrill is the XXL charcoal BBQ, I chose this model because I have it at home. It’s a strong chunky BBQ that is easy to manoeuvre around the garden and looks great.

This is a large BBQ and can cook “ALOT” of food at once. If you want a decent long-lasting BBQ model then the XXL by CosmoGrill offers a premium grill that will last many years if looked after all year round.

CosmoGrill Outdoor XXL Details

  • Brand: CosmoGrill
  • Cooking Method: Charcoal
  • Stainless steel
  • Price £280 – 290

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#3 Kono Barbecue Grill

KONO BBQ Portable Grill
KONO BBQ Portable Grill

The Kono BBQ grill is a standard but very functional and portable BBQ. It costs around £50 but has a lot to offer.

It is easily portable and can be loaded into the car for family picnics. Another great option is the wind protector and top rack for warming and cooking veggies.

With anti-rust steel, this model will last the test of time if covered and cleaned after use. For a cheaper model, the KONO BBQ is ideal for families on the go and looking for adventure.

Kono Barbecue Grill Details

  • Brand: KONO
  • Cooking Method: Charcoal
  • Stainless steel
  • Price £45 – 50

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#4 Charles Bentley Premium Gas BBQ

The Charles Bentley Gas Grill!
The Charles Bentley Gas Grill!

The Charles Bentley gas BBQ is a premium cooker that looks amazing in any garden.

It comes in a high sheen silver packed with convenient extras to help your BBQ experience all year round!

This BBQ has every extra you can imagine for a BBQ such as:

  • Five Burners
  • Bottle opener
  • Cupboards
  • Side burner
  • Thermometer
  • Enamel cooking grills
  • Side table
  • Warming rack
  • Side hooks
  • Four rubber wheels

If you’re looking for a long term investment and a great product that will instantly cook your meats and vegetables then this is the model!

It’s easily moved, very sturdy and the hood does not swing when open!

Charles Bentley Gas Grill Details

  • Brand: Charles Bentley
  • Cooking Method: Gas
  • Enamel Grills
  • Price £345 – 360

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Caring For Your BBQ

Looking after your BBQ is key to getting the most from your money.

The better you look after your BBQ the longer it will last, if you are going to leave it in the garden all year round it must be covered.

TOP TIP: Never clean your grills in the dishwasher because they will discolour, crack and pit.

After every cook you must clean the grease, this is because grease is extra hard to remove after it has cooled down and set!

These two simple to cleaning your BBQ will make it last for many summers to come.

  1. Clean and degrease after every use
  2. Store out of the elements or use a good BBQ cover

FAQ’s About BBQs

Can I Use A BBQ On My Decking?

I would advise you to not use a BBQ on decking. This is because grease will stain your decking. Once grease gets into your wooden decking boards it is extremely hard to remove and will stain the wood.

Can I Use Charcoal In A Gas BBQ?

You cannot use charcoal in a gas BBQ, this could be very dangerous especially if the gas bottle is still attached. Another point to make is the metal casing has not been reinforced to hold hot coals and will ruin your gas BBQ.


Whatever type of BBQ you decide to use, keeping it in good condition will greatly improve its life.

We love BBQs in the summer because it gets everyone outside and socializing! Enjoy your summer with a new BBQ, great foods with friends and family.

Happy BBQing 😉

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