Small barbecues review

We test two-burner barbecues designed for small spaces.
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  • Updated:11 Nov 2008


Small barbeques

Test results for eight small barbecues priced from $199 to $995

Two-burner barbecues are becoming increasingly popular and offer all the features of the larger style 4 burners, such as a hood, char-grill plate, solid hotplate and accommodating cooking for around 4 to 6 people at once.

Designed for smaller spaces, such as courtyards or balconies, many models have side tables that fold down to create extra space when they are not in use.

When you're shopping for one, how can you tell which models will cook your food evenly? Will an electric BBQ perform as well as gas? Which will be the easiest to use?

You'll find the answers in this report. We tell you what to look for in a barbecue, how to cook on a smaller grill and hotplate — and we tell you which models are the best from our test five two-burners, two one-burners and one electric barbecue. Also see our appliance reliability survey to see how the various barbecue brands rated.

For more information on Barbecues, see Backyard.

Please note: this information was current as of November 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.

Video: What to look for - Barbecues

What should you look for when choosing your next barbecue?

Models tested

  • Beefeater Discovery Classic 2 Burner
  • Downunder 2 Burner G2HDPC
  • Gasmate CB2-002-D
  • Grandhall Neil Perry T-Grill
  • Jackeroo Dockside Duo
  • Weber 57cm One-Touch Kettle with Gas Kit
  • Weber Q200

Electric model

  • Sunbeam Kettle King HG6600B

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