Wilko 2-burner gas BBQ review

A great gas barbecue will see you through the summer and beyond. Read our expert review of the budget-friendly two-burner gas BBQ from high street brand, Wilko. 

Wilko 2 burner Gas BBQ on a white background

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Wilko 2-burner gas BBQ black

Pros: sturdy, simple design, neat storage, versatile, even cooking, speedy pre-heat, outstanding value
Cons: fiddly assembly, cheaper materials

Burger count: approx 20

Overall rating: 4.5/5 

Buy from Wilko (£85)

High street heavyweights Wilko brush aside some of the industry’s leading barbecue specialists with this ridiculously affordable, functional, sturdy and efficient gas grill.

The build is occasionally fiddly and time-consuming, but lightweight parts and tooling, as well as exceptionally clear instructions and diagrams, make up for any frustrating moments. As does the price. You’re given a small screwdriver but a mallet or hammer will certainly help things along. The finished grill is easy to move around and store with foldable side tables.

When you're ready to grill, simply attach the pre-installed regulator, ignite those burners and it’s up to temperature and ready to cook in around 5 minutes. Impressive. 

Cooked barbecue food in a tray

Overall, it produced some of the speediest and most consistent cooking of the multiple barbecue staples in our extensive tests. The enamel-coated steel grill grates initially felt a touch lightweight and cheap but produced surprisingly even browning and are impressively non-stick. Size-wise, it holds its own against much pricier models. 

The gas burners are easily and accurately adjusted. They're a pleasing distance from the grill, which further aids the impressively even cooking. The steel hood holds temperature really well, as illustrated by the accurate temperature gauge (a real rarity at this price).

Taking all this into account, you can confidently cook your barbecue staples (burgers, sausages, kebabs etc) as well attempting more expert challenges (such as cooking large joints of meat, or a whole chicken etc). It ticks all the boxes and is available for well under £100.

Star ratings: 

Assembly 4/5 (2 hrs 10 mins)
Ease of use 4/5
Cooking results 4/5
Value for money 5/5

Overall star rating: 4.5/5

Buy from Wilko (£85)

Specifications: 

Height:  104.9cm 
Width:  58.4cm
Depth:  113.5cm 
Self assembly: Yes
Material: steel, plastic
Regular included: Yes
Gas type I3+ (28-30/37) (propane at 37mbar)

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