2Barbecook cylinder Barbecue, pounds 59.99. Sleek stainless steel BBQ for style junkies. Lid open, it functions as a conventional barbecue, lid down it smokes your food. Lightweight and easy to assemble - a very cool addition to the garden. Selfridges; 0171-629 1234
3Weber Go Anywhere Grill, pounds 40. Neat folding legs and a secure lid make this the ideal portable barby. B&Q (0500 300 150).
4Smokey Joe Grill, pounds 39.00. Reminiscent of the aliens in the 70s Smash adverts, this BBQ has a good deep bowl which makes it possible to cook whole chickens, stews and vegetables. Made from porcelain enamelled steel it is rust-proof, lightweight and easy to assemble. John Lewis; call 0171- 828 1000 for nearest branch.
5Instant Barbecue, pounds 3.45. Although not very attractive this is brilliant for picnics. Forget about messing around with fire lighters - this is, as the name suggests, an instant BBQ with an hour's cooking time. Sainsbury's Homebase; 0181-784 7200
6Picnic Barbecue, aka the `bucket', pounds 39.99. This unusual design involves no assembly and is easy to store. Selfridges; 0171-629 1234
Stylist: Rose Hammick
Photographs: Tony Buckingham