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The Ten Best Barbecues

Chosen by Emile Mehmet

Published 21/05/2009

<b>Tesco</b><br/> Made from hard-wearing materials, this rustic-looking barbecue will last and last. Be prepared for this to be a permanent fixture in your garden - cement is included.<br/>
<b>Price</b>: £300<br/>
Made from hard-wearing materials, this rustic-looking barbecue will last and last. Be prepared for this to be a permanent fixture in your garden - cement is included.
Price: £300
Marks and Spencer
A really funky kettle-style barbecue with an aluminium side table and a detachable liner to catch ash. This grill strikes the perfect balance between form and function.
Price: £249
John Lewis
TheWeber Summit gas barbecue is made of steel, with six burners and a rotisserie attachment for grilling whole chickens. The 'flavorizer' bars help give food that traditional smoky taste and theres an integral thermometer. A work of art, but also the most practical barbecue out there.
Price: £1,999
The portable Beer Barrel barbecue is a beautifully simple design, a compact grill with two cooking levels and a handle. Despite its funky appearance, it's a practical choice: its stainless steel shell will last many a summer. Great for impromptu picnics.
Price: £49.99
Sleek, sturdy and excellent value for money, the Edmonton half-barrel grill boasts a folding side shelf and adjustable cooking heights. With two separate cooking compartments, vegetarians needn?t worry about meat touching their food.
Price: £69.98
A sexy masterpiece that could double as a garden ornament. The Eva Solo charcoal grill features a collapsible support that allows it to stand on uneven surfaces.
Price: £450
The Cobb is incredibly fuel-efficient. Only a handful of briquettes allows for three hours of cooking. Add flavour to meat by filling the moat with wine or beer.
Price: £99.96
A clever gas-powered machine, the swanky Excelsior 6 Burner has porcelain-coated grills, griddle plate, and 'flavouriser' bars. It looks smart, too, mixing traditional wood with contemporary metal.
Price: £599.99
Ready for the catwalk, this long-legged beauty can also cook a mean steak. The grills easily slide out to create a brazier. Complete with a chopping board and ash-collector for easy clean-up, the Deck grill is hot stuff.
Price: £259.36
This chromeplated, cheerful looking piece of equipment can feed up to four people. It includes a protective cover and three-piece tool set, and is also available in red.

With the good weather on the way, hopefully, it's time to get in the summer mood with this range of barbecues

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