Best BBQs For Your Patio Outdoor Kitchen

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A patio BBQ is a wonderful addition to any backyard space. Getting to cook BBQ recipes outdoors will enhance any meal, whether you're hosting a gathering or just cooking for your family.

Of course, you'll want to find the best BBQ for your needs. This guide will help you decide which BBQ is best for your Perth patio area!

There are three types of BBQs to choose from: charcoal, gas, and electric. When picking out the best BBQ, you'll first need to choose which of these types you want.

Charcoal BBQ

Many people's first choice for a BBQ is charcoal. The charcoal creates that classic smokey flavour that BBQ is well-known for. Charcoal BBQs also get very hot, meaning that they can cook food quickly on the grill, giving a caramelised finish. 

However, charcoal also has its downsides. The high heat means that it needs more space on your patio so as not to burn anything in its surroundings. Another aspect to keep in mind is that the charcoal needs time to heat up, which means you'll need to wait about 30 minutes before it would be hot enough to start cooking.

If flavour is more of a priority to you than time or space, charcoal would be a great choice. Here are some of the best charcoal BBQs you can find in Australia:

1. Weber Kettle Series

The Weber Kettle Series is Weber's line of standing charcoal BBQs. The series ranges from a compact 47cm grill to a much larger 94cm grill. These BBQs are assuredly high-quality while also being a cost-effective option.


  • Plated steel cooking grills
  • Rust-resistant aluminium dampers
  • Porcelain-enamelled bowl and lid

2. Weber Go-Anywhere

The Weber Go-Anywhere is Weber's line of portable charcoal BBQs. These BBQs range in size and shape, but they're all compact for easy transport and storage. This is a wonderful option for those who like to BBQ while travelling or camping.


  • Plated steel cooking grills
  • Rust-resistant aluminium dampers


While it isn't as obvious as with charcoal, gas BBQs get you some of that classic BBQ flavour without the hassles of the charcoal. The gas heats up much quicker than charcoal, so you don't need to wait to start cooking. The gas can get just as hot, though, so you'll have to leave plenty of space for the gas BBQ. 

One possible concern with gas BBQs is the gas tank, which can be dangerous in comparison to other BBQ types. If that's a concern for you, it's also possible to connect gas BBQs to your home's natural gas line. Hooking it up that way will make it safer, though it may be harder to move the BBQ around in the future.

If you don't have much time to pre-heat a BBQ but still want a bit of that classic BBQ flavour, a gas BBQ might be best suited to you. Here are some of the best gas BBQs:

1. Weber Family Q Series

The Weber Family Q Series is Weber's line of standing gas BBQs. These BBQs boast plenty of both grill and table space, making food prep comfortable and easy.


  • Choice to fuel with LPG (liquid petroleum gas) or natural gas
  • The premium versions feature electronic ignition and built-in thermometer with only a $10.00 increase
  • Stainless steel burners and porcelain-enamelled, cast-iron cooking grills

2. Crossray Infrared

The Crossray Infrared gas BBQs uses innovative infrared technology to cook your food. They provide both standing and built-in options to complement your outdoor BBQ kitchen.


  • High-intensity ceramic infrared burners
  • Electronic ignition for easy start-up
  • High but even heat distribution

Electric BBQ

If you would prefer a BBQ that's easy to use and reliably safe, an electric BBQ might be ideal for you. Like gas BBQs, they're quick to heat up, so you can start cooking sooner.

The electric grill won't get as hot as the gas or the charcoal, so you'll require much less space with these BBQs. The only downside to these grills is that they don't quite achieve that smokey flavour many people desire when grilling their food.

If that smokey BBQ flavour is not your priority and you would prefer something quick, safe, and easy instead, electric BBQs are the choice for you. Here are some of the best electric BBQs to choose from:

1. Weber Pulse Series

The Weber Pulse Series is Weber's line of electric BBQs. There are two different size options for these BBQs, but they're both small enough to be portable and large enough to provide a good amount of grilling space.


  • Integrated iGrill technology for use with a free app by Weber
  • Electronic temperature control
  • Porcelain-enamelled cast-iron cooking grate

2. DeLonghi MultiGrill

The DeLonghi MultiGrill is an electric BBQ that provides contact grill, open grill, and oven grill functions, allowing for diverse food preparation. It is also small and lightweight enough to be easily transportable.


  • Has separate thermostats for the separate plates, allowing for full temperature control
  • Non-stick Teflon-coated grills
  • Dishwasher-safe plates make for easy cleanup

Get the Perfect Outdoor BBQ Kitchen Today

What better place to enjoy your BBQ than on a custom-made patio? Great Aussie Patios design and build patios, pergolas, and carports for both commercial and residential clients across Perth, WA.

The right patio makes all the difference for your outdoor experiences and get-togethers.

Don't hesitate to contact us at (08) 9493 7115 to find out more about how we can help create your perfect outdoor space. It's also easy to get a free online quote at any time!

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