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.
Video: What to look for - Barbecues
What should you look for when choosing your next barbecue?
- 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
- Sunbeam Kettle King HG6600B
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