Get grilling: 10 best gas barbecues

Don’t want to wait hours for the coals to heat up? Try one of these efficient barbies next time you're cooking al fresco 

Everyone loves a barbecue, but not everyone has time for the charcoal to reach optimum temperature. No wonder so many people end up with chicken that’s pink on the inside and black on the outside.

The solution? A gas barbecue. They're ready to cook as soon as you are. On the downside, gas barbecues tend to be more pricey than their charcoal-burning contemporaries. But there are deals to be had and the good ones will last you for many summers to come. We've tried and tested a selection; from Bodum's clever portable Fyrkat to Weber's top-of-the-range Spirit Premium Gourmet, there's something for all outdoor chefs. 

Verdict:

The name Weber has become synonymous with barbecues and with good reason. We particularly love their Go Anywhere model, one of the few transportable gas barbecues around, while the Spirit Premium Gourmet S320 is as good as it gets for back garden barbecuing. After something more affordable for summer gatherings? The Outback Spectrum 3-Burner is a new model of an old favourite that just gets better and better.

1. Cadac Stratos 4 Burner, £375

2. Mastercook Classic 2 Burner, £60

3. Bodum Fyrkat, £54

4 MasterChef Contender 2 Burner, £224

5. Bondi G450 4 Burner, £269

6. Weber Go Anywhere, £130

7. Tesco Cream Premium 4 Burner, £165

8. Outback Spectrum 3-Burner, £330

9. Weber Spirit Premium Gourmet S320, £849

10. Landmann 3 Burner Black Cronos, £279

 

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