The wish list

Five of the best barbecues, from budget grills to fancy fast flamers

With prices ranging from £22 to £1,935

1

LotusGrill XL

LotusGrill XL

This portable BBQ is a bigger brother of LotusGrill’s bestseller, and it can feed a whole family. It heats in under five minutes with very little smoke, thanks to its battery-powered fan, and its two-part construction means the outer shell can be handled even when in use.

2

Korpön Portable BBQ

Korpön Portable BBQ

The 28cm grate on this small grill with foldable legs is designed to stop small pieces from falling into the hot coals – ideal for fish or sliced vegetables. Vents increase the airflow to give a higher grilling temperature and quicker cooking. Suitable for two people,

3

Big Green Egg MiniMax

Big Green Egg MiniMax

This 40kg kamado ceramic BBQ grills, bakes, smokes and sears. It reaches cooking temperature in minutes and will stay hot for up to ten hours on a single load of charcoal. It’s for two to four people.

4

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K

The innovative kamado-style Everdure 4K has an electric fast flame ignition and heats up in ten minutes. It stays hot for up to nine hours on 1kg of charcoal.

5

Weber Original Kettle E-4710 Charcoal BBQ

Weber Original Kettle E-4710 Charcoal BBQ

Based on the classic kettle design, this BBQ features a large 47cm grill area, and is easy to assemble and clean. It can be wheeled around, and has a thermometer in the lid.

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