Written by Hayley Gilbert

BBQs and pizza ovens: a buyer’s guide

Outdoor kitchens are huge for 2021 as our outdoor spaces become more of an extension of our homes than ever before. Make sure you’ve got the best gadgets to show off your skills with our ultimate guide to the best BBQ’s and pizza ovens on the market now…

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1. Multifunctional marvel

Swap bangers and burgers for delicious stone baked pizza with the Blooma Maipo Charcoal Pizza Oven from B&Q. This multifunctional cooker can also smoke and barbecue meat, fish and vegetables as well as be used for roasting and there’s a handy shelf on the bottom to store sauces, condiments and plates.

Stonebaked pizza oven against brickwork backdrop with plants

B&Q, £168

2. Speed machine

The Igneus Classico cooks two 12″ pizzas in 90 seconds and is up to 400°c in 15 minutes. It has a large internal area of 60x60cm and weighs 45kg. The chamber can hold two roasting tins, allowing you to cook: meats, vegetables, breads, lasagnes, casseroles and more. There are six colours to choose from: Matt Black, Antique Copper, Aubergine, Verdigris Blue, Graphite and Red.

Classico Pizza Oven from the Pizza Oven Shop on a white background

thepizzaovenshop.com, £730

3. Perfect pizza

Create mouth-watering pizza in just 60 seconds with the Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven from Cuckooland. It’s compact and lightweight so perfect for camping and festivals and it’s no mess as well as fuss-free with no assembly required. Simply fold out the legs, place your baking stone inside, connect to a gas canister and start cooking.

Pepperoni pizza going into ooni pizza oven

Cuckooland, £299

4. Authentic taste

Dobbies’ Gas2Coal 2.0 3 Burner model is a premium gas and charcoal BBQ that creates authentic sear marks on meat, fish and vegetables for that traditional chargrilled taste. It has three burners, a side burner, stainless steel charcoal tray and heavy-duty wheels for stability and easy mobility.

BBQ in garden griling meat and pepper skewers

Dobbies, £469

5. Best for balconies

Perfect for multi-storey flats and city gardens with limited outdoor space, the Balcone Electric Barbecue from Morso is a compact model designed to sit securely on balcony railings thanks to the Mounting Set, which costs an additional £59. In aluminium with a cast iron grilling grid, it uses electricity rather than gas or coal, ideal for those who live in a regulated building where open fires are prohibited.

Electric BBQ on railings of balcony and wooden table and chairs with plates and glasses ready to serve

Morso, £349

6. Freestanding fabulous

Based on a traditional Argentinian Asado grill, the Everhot Grill is a large, height-adjustable cooking grill that can be used with charcoal or wood and allows you to speed up or slow down the cooking process depending on where you position the grill. Hand-built from marine-grade stainless steel, it comes with interchangeable grates, a hand polished rachet wheel, hand turned oak handle and a firebox base lined with oven-grade fire brick.

Outdoor cooking station on tiles with cookbook, salad, BBQ's and pizza ovens ready to go

Everhot, £2195

7. On-the-go hero

When you want something small to take to the seaside or park, Garden Trading’s Round BBQ Bucket is just the thing. The powder coated steel design uses charcoal and comes with acacia wooden handles and a removable grill with handle. It’s also handy for festivals and camping too.

Portable BBQ on beach with blankets

Garden Trading, £45

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