The best Weber BBQ for your grilling needs in 2024

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An example of the food that can be cooked on the best Weber BBQs

by Rosie Floyd |
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When looking for a new BBQ or outdoor grill, you can't go wrong with the best Weber BBQ. When we think of a great BBQ brand, it's one of the first that comes to our mind. The best Weber BBQs are all made with high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the elements, so they’re built to last. Not to mention, most come with a 10-year warranty, so you’re covered in the unlikely event something goes wrong.

Not only can you whip up delicious barbecued burgers and sausages, but on some Weber BBQs, you can even cook pizzas and bake cakes which makes them a really versatile piece of cooking equipment for your patio.

Best Weber BBQs at a glance:

Best Weber BBQ for beginners: Weber Spirit II E-210 – View on Weber
Best overall Weber BBQ: Weber One Touch E-5710 Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ – View on John Lewis
Best gas Weber BBQ: Weber Q2000 Gas Grill Barbeque - View on Amazon UK
Best Smart Weber BBQ: Weber Genesis EPX-335 Smart Gas Barbecue - View at Weber

Before deciding which Weber BBQ to buy, first, you need to think about what type of BBQ would be best for your needs. Weber has four main types of BBQ to offer: Charcoal, gas, electric, and wood pellet. A charcoal BBQ will bring smoky, charred flavours to your food. It allows you to cook food super high or way down low.

Looking for convenience and efficiency? Gas BBQs will heat up in a flash. You'll have more control over the heat of the grills, just as you would if you were cooking on a hob. Alternatively, you can try an electric BBQ that is ideal for use on terraces and balconies where an open flame may not be safe. You'll just need to make sure you've got a socket to plug it into nearby. And finally, wood pellet BBQs; this type of BBQ works quite like a convection oven as it cooks food evenly and it helps you grill food easily with less smoke.

Best Weber BBQs

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Best Weber BBQ for beginners

Weber Spirit II E-210Modern Gardens/Weber

The Weber Spirit II E-210 offers a compact design compared to other quality BBQs, featuring an open cart for accessory storage and integrated hooks on one side table for your tools. Additionally, one side table folds down to save space. Ideal for smaller outdoor areas, it's a great choice if space is limited.

Our tester thought it was easy to use, even as a complete newcomer to BBQing. On building it, our tester said: "You will need to carve some time out to actually put the BBQ together. The build took me and my family friend around two hours and I felt like the majority of that time was spent putting the base and wheels together rather than the cooking part of the BBQ."

Rosie says: "Once you’ve figured out the setting the burners need to be on, the barbecue does all the hard work for you and you can keep an eye on the temperature without even opening the lid so it takes the worry out of making sure your food is cooking how it’s supposed to. The warming rack is also a welcome addition if you’re cooking for multiple people as you can keep everything nice and hot while waiting for everything else to cook to perfection."

Read our full review of the Weber Spirit II E-210.

Pros

  • Built-in lid thermometer so you can know how hot it is inside without having to lift the lid up
  • As it's a two burner design, it's ideal for small patios/gardens, balconies
  • Plenty of storage space both with the underneath open cart and tool hooks on one of the side tables

Cons

  • Initial assembly takes a long time

Best overall Weber BBQ

Weber One Touch E-5710 Original Kettle Charcoal BBQJohn Lewis/Weber

The Original Kettle from Weber remains faithful to its iconic design while incorporating modern enhancements for the best barbecue experience. The One-Touch Cleaning System, with a deep ash catcher, simplifies ash disposal, while integrated tool hooks keep barbecue utensils within easy reach. Customers praise the build quality, saying its sturdy and built to last.

Crafted with a porcelain-enamelled lid and bowl, this grill retains heat effectively for consistent cooking temperatures and durability under high barbecue temperatures. Temperature control is made easy with the adjustable damper, without needing to lift the lid. The lid is equipped with a built-in thermometer. For mobility, the barbecue is equipped with crack-proof, all-weather wheels.

So, for Weber enthusiasts or newbies to authentic charcoal grilling, this classic kettle BBQ is our top pick. Just be aware that charcoal grilling is more involved that gas grilling and there will be a bit of cleaning up to do.

Pros

  • Iconic design
  • Versatile: grill, smoke and sear
  • Quality build
  • One-Touch cleaning system

Cons

  • Damage to the lid means it will no longer fit properly

Best charcoal Weber BBQ

Weber Compact 47cm Charcoal BBQWeber/Amazon
Price: $96.43

A favourite on Amazon with over 7,800 reviews, this Weber BBQ may have compact in the name, but it still offers plenty of grilling space. One reviewer mentioned it had enough room to cater for six-eight adults, while another commented they were able to cook 16 sausages and 8 quarter-pounder burgers at once. Even with all of that cooking area, it won't take up a lot of room if you're limited on outdoor space and need to store it away when you're not using it.

As is expected with Weber, this is a robust piece of kit and its compact size makes it portable, so it's a great choice for camping trips. A customer does point out that the height of the grill to the coals isn't adjustable, so be prepared for some initial trial and error to achieve perfect chargrilled results.

Pros

  • Weatherproof
  • Heat-resistant bowl and lid
  • Easy to control heat

Cons

  • The height of the grate could be adjustable

Best gas Weber BBQ

Weber Q2000 Gas Grill BarbequeWeber/Amazon

Easy to use and clean, you can't go wrong with this Weber gas BBQ. It has everything you require to cook up an alfresco feast, with two foldable side tables to prepare and store your ingredients but is still compact enough to fit on a modest-sized patio. This rust-resistant gas grill is just what you need for cooking in all weather.

The Modern Gardens team has seen this BBQ in action and we were impressed with its compact size and portability. Although we can't always rely on the Great British weather, you can rely on quality from Weber. Customers agree, praising its build quality and how easy it is to clean.

If you're looking for a BBQ for a small garden, this is our top recommendation.

Pros

  • Stylish and practical design
  • Porcelain-enamelled cast iron cooking grates
  • Can be used with or without the stand for more versatility

Cons

  • Some reviewers found it a little flimsy

Best portable charcoal Weber BBQ

Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Grill BarbequeWeber/Amazon
Price: $80

Are you someone who travels a lot? The Weber Smokey Joe BBQ will allow you to cook food to perfection wherever you are. The cooking grate is made from rust-resistant stainless steel, so it's extremely durable, while the lid and bowl retain heat to ensure a consistent temperature and even cooking. Available in five different colours, this is a stylish choice for all your on-the-go cooking needs. We love the Spring Green option.

This Amazon's Choice recommended product has over 1,150 reviews rating it 4.4 out of 5. It's the perfect size for two or three people.

Customers really like that this small and portable BBQ achieves authentic chargrill flavours, yet takes up little space. However, some users have commented on the enamel cracking on the lid.

Pros

  • Black, blue, ivory, grey and green colourways available
  • Lightweight
  • Tuck-n-carry lid and locking carry handle for easy storage

Cons

  • A handful of reviews had issues when fitting the handle on the lid

Best portable gas Weber BBQ

Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Barbeque GrillWeber/Amazon

Another great portable option. Whether you're planning a day at the beach or heading on a camping adventure, this Weber Go-Anywhere grill has got you covered for rustling up delicious grilled food when you're away from home. It's powered by gas, and it'll heat up in an instant, thanks to the push-button ignition. This compact grill is lightweight with foldable, pivoting legs, so it's easy to transport from location to location.

It's an Amazon's Choice recommended product with over 1,300 reviews rating it 4.7 out of 5. Customers love how easy it is to assemble and it's sturdy whilst being portable – it fits in a car boot. It can be used on a table-top too, so it offers more versatility for travel than the larger BBQs.

A customer points out that this model (unlike the US version) doesn't have side handles so you have to wait until the main unit has cooled down before moving.

Pros

  • Bowl and lid are heat-resistant
  • Folding legs for support and easy storage
  • Triple-plated cooking grate

Cons

  • Could have side handles to make it even easier to transport

Best wood-fired pellet Weber BBQ

Weber SmokeFire EX4 GBS Wood Fired Pellet GrillWeber

Perfect for garden parties and other occasions that require a big cookout, this all-rounder BBQ grill has the versatility to sear steak and smoke briskets, and even bake cakes, plus everything in between. It has dual grilling zones for direct and indirect cooking with a temperature range of 95-315°C. The Weber SmokeFire also has a built-in grilling assistant, which when paired, sends notifications to your smartphone when it's time to flip and serve.

Customers say that this is one of the best and most versatile pellet smokers on the market. Use it for authentic smoky ribs and steaks, or cooking low and slow. You can even grill a pizza on it. It's been praised for high-level grilling, yet easy to use. The pellets give a great smoky taste without being too messy. Plus, customers like the app control as it gives guidance on cooking times and temperature.

Be aware that at this price-point it is an investment, but if you're a total grill-seeker, then this is a fantastic wood-fired smoker and grill.

Pros

  • Large cooking area
  • Elegant, rust and crack-free look
  • SmokeBoost function to give food a wood-fired smoky taste

Cons

  • One reviewer has had issues with the pellets not dispensing

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Best Smart Weber BBQ

Weber Genesis EPX-335 GBS Weber Crafted Smart Grilling 3-Burner Gas BBQWeber

The Weber Genesis is a mightily impressive bit of kit. It's a big barbecue with a huge cooking area and plenty of power when it comes to delivering searing, consistent heat. It's designed to make barbecuing as straightforward as possible, with in-built Smart features that allow you to monitor the internal temperature of whatever you're cooking via your phone and a clever grease management system that makes it easy to clean, too.

Our tester thought the design and build was very well though-out and it was simple to use with consistent cooking results. Adam says: "The fact it isn’t a total pain to keep clean means you’ll find lots of excuses to use it, too."

Read our full Weber Genesis EPX-335 Smart Gas Barbecue review.

Pros

  • Huge cooking surface
  • Loads of storage space
  • Clever cleaning system

Cons

  • Large and heavy to move

Best 3-burner Weber gas BBQ

Weber Spirit II E-310 GBS 3-Burner Gas BBQJohn Lewis/Weber

The Weber Spirit II E-310 GBS 3-Burner Gas BBQ has three gas burners and a spacious cooking area that's perfect for family meals. It's a top pick amongst Weber BBQs, with over 10,200 reviews on John Lewis rating it 4.6 out of 5.

In particular, customers love how quickly it heats up and is such an easy gas grill to use. Its Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates provide versatility for various menu options. Features include tool hooks, side burner for sauces and iGrill compatibility for precise grilling. With even heat distribution and easy cleaning, it ensures BBQ success. Additionally, it has transporter wheels for mobility and is compatible with Weber's specialist accessories.

This is a top option for entertaining up to six guests or for a family BBQ. Customers have owned the previous Weber grills for 15 years or more before upgrading to this model. It goes to show the quality and durability of Weber BBQs.

Pros

  • Generous cooking and prepping area
  • Easy to clean
  • Gourmet Barbecue System compatible with Weber BBQ accessories

Cons

  • Customers comment that they wish it had four wheels for better manoeuvrability

Best electric Weber BBQ

Weber Lumin Electric BarbecueWeber

High on heat and big on versatility, the Lumin is Weber's electric BBQ. You can sear, smoke, steam or boil with various cooking settings, and it reaches temperatures over 315°C. Not only that, the Lumin allows you to barbecue food from frozen as it thaws food while the barbecue preheats. When it comes to serving, this modern and convenient grill keeps food warm, so if you've got any latecomers to your BBQ party, the food will stay at an edible temperature for longer. Just find your nearest plug socket, and you're good to go.

A customer praises this BBQ for giving more consistency and temperature control in comparison to previous charcoal and gas grilling. As a result, he feels more confident with BBQ cooking.

Additionally, another customer recommended the Weber Lumin for BBQ enthusiasts who live in apartments and have a balcony.

Pros

  • Compact and space-efficient design
  • Modern looking
  • Different cooking settings

Cons

  • No locking latch for the lid

Best 4-burner Weber BBQ

Weber Genesis II E-410 4-Burner Gas BBQJohn Lewis/Weber

Weber Genesis II E-410 4-Burner Gas BBQ stands out as a premium choice for larger outdoor dining events. Boasting four stainless steel high-performance burners, this BBQ can cook for up to ten people. There is ample cooking space, complemented by an extra warming rack. Stainless steel Flavorizer bars enhance the barbecue taste and safeguard burners from grease and juices. The grease management system ensures easy cleaning and upkeep. This gas barbecue's open cart design includes two side tables and six utensil hooks. Equipped with porcelain-enamelled, cast-iron Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates and a built-in lid thermometer, it provides excellent performance and precise temperature control. Additionally, the front-mounted control panel, tuck-away warming rack and compatibility with the iGrill 3 thermometer enhance its functionality.

If you're serious about outdoor cooking the large Weber BBQ is ideal for entertaining a crowd. A customer praises it as a worthy upgrade from the previous three burner model. Given it's price-point, there's not many reviews online but Weber are wholly renowned for their quality so if you are looking to invest in a large BBQ, this is a top pick.

Pros

  • Cooks for up to 10 people
  • High quality, robust build
  • Packed with features

Cons

  • Not many reviews

Best 2-burner Weber gas BBQ

Weber Spirit E-215 GBS 2-Burner Gas BBQJohn Lewis/Weber

Designed to cater for small groups, The Weber Spirit E-215 GBS Gas BBQ has two gas burners for efficient cooking. Its compact build, complemented by two foldable side shelves, makes it ideal for smaller spaces such as patios and balconies. The grill is compatible with Weber's Gourmet Barbecue System accessories. Key features include two gas burners with electric ignition, two folding side tables, a BBQ cabinet with a steel door, stainless steel Flavorizer bars, and a porcelain-enamelled lid with a built-in thermometer. Equipped with four castor wheels, including two with locking mechanisms, the barbecue offers easy mobility. The barbecue's storage cabinet, side shelves and tool hooks provide convenient storage for utensils and accessories. Plus, the porcelain enamel finish ensures durability and easy cleaning, making maintenance a breeze.

Customers highly praise this BBQ, some even boomeranging back to Weber after trying other brands of BBQ that didn't last. For fast heat-up, ease of use and easy cleaning this is a top opinion for two to three people.

Pros

  • Imparts excellent flavour into meat
  • Quality build
  • Built-in lid thermometer
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Assembly is tricky (but you can have the delivery team assemble it for you)

How we chose the best Weber BBQ

All of these Weber BBQs have been hand-selected by our team of Modern Gardens shopping experts.

We carefully considered size, fuel type and features in our selection of the best. Our team has spent hours investigating and researching Weber BBQs to make it easier for you to find the very best, and we'd never recommend a product we don't believe in.

Where possible, we also test and share the latest and best products you should know about. And, with help from Modern Gardens Magazine, Garden News and Garden Answers, we share expert gardening knowledge to help you get the most from your product.

FAQs

How much is a Weber BBQ?

You can buy a Weber BBQ for under £100, but equally, you can buy one that costs over £2,000. It all depends on your needs, the space you have available and your budget as to which one would be best suited for you.

You may be thinking about whether buying a Weber grill is worth the money, but we do think the combination of durable components and modern style make Weber BBQs a great addition to any outside space.

Can you leave a Weber BBQ outside?

Although most Weber BBQs are made with rust-resistant components, you should always aim to keep yours covered when you’re not using it. Unfortunately, we’re not blessed with year-round warm weather in the UK, so by using a BBQ cover to protect your appliance, you’ll shelter it against blustery weather, dirt and general wear and tear.

You can, of course, store your BBQ in a shed or garage over the cooler months of the year, but if have don’t have either of these or you’re limited on storage space, covering it is a great option. This way, it’s still easy to access outside of the summer months, so you can get your grilling fix throughout the year.

Can you use a Weber grill straight away?

We know what it’s like when you get a new BBQ or any new gadget arriving at your door. You want to dive straight into the box and use it right away. Depending on which BBQ you buy, there may be some assembly required. This is something to bear in mind if you want to get grilling imminently.

After doing any set-up needed, Weber recommends preheating your grill for approximately 20 minutes before the first use. This should burn off any packing material, or that warehouse smell you may have from it being packaged up. From then on, you can throw your food on the grill, and away you go!

How to clean a Weber BBQ

How you clean your Weber BBQ, all depends on whether you have a gas BBQ or a charcoal-powered grill. Luckily, Weber has all the tips you need to get your BBQ looking spick and span at once. Take a look at their cleaning tips for both types below.

What is the life expectancy of a Weber grill?

With good care, a Weber BBQ can last between 10–15 years. The Spirit II, Genesis II, Genesis II LX, and Summit Gas models have a 10-year warranty on components.

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Rosie Floyd is a Pets, Homes and Garden Product Writer for Modern Gardens, specialising in outdoor living. Before joining the team at Bauer, Rosie spent almost three years writing content for a garden buildings company so knows her stuff about garden sheds, rooms and offices and how to make the most of your outdoor space.

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