Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill
- Best Value: Argos Dual Fuel BBQ
- Best Value Large: GoodHome Rockwell Black Hybrid Barbecue
- Best Hybrid Gas & Smoker BBQ: Char-Broil The Big Easy
The beauty of a dual fuel gas BBQ is they give you the convenience and speed of gas with the rich, smoky flavour of charcoal.
How We Selected
In this guide I’ll walk you through the hybrid BBQs that only get the most positive and enthusiastic reviews, covering all budgets.
I’ve scoured the internet sourcing the best hybrid BBQs available, which will save you the time.
For information on BBQ safety, see the ROSPA website.
So here is my list of the the best gas charcoal combo grills.
Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill
- Excellent hybrid all rounder that does both well!
- When you cook with charcoal it uses gas to heat up the coals.
- Side burner included.
- You can buy this hybrid in 2, 3 or 4 burner options.
- Pros: Electronic ignition, charcoal tray, various burner options.
- Cons: Pricey.
- Consumer Score: Brilliant reviews. 82% of buyers gave this 5 stars.
Argos Dual Fuel BBQ
Premium Dual Fuel Charcoal & Gas Combi BBQ
- Argos’ most popular and bestselling gas and charcoal combi.
- Lots of handy features including two thermometers, storage shelf, side shelf, spice rack, hooks for tea towels and BBQ tools.
- Suitable for both propane and butane gas, only the regulator for propane gas included.
- Pros: Sturdy and great value.
- Cons: A little difficult to assemble.
- Consumer Score: Buyers love this BBQ. From 94 reviews it scores an average of 4.7 out of 5.
Char-Broil The Big Easy (Dual Fuel BBQ
With Smoker & Roaster)
- Fantastic trio of functions to feed large groups.
- Impress your party with delicious smoked meats.
- You can slow cook whole chickens and lamb joints (up to 11 kg) or hook (x4) racks of ribs to the basket.
- Pros: Common buyer comments are that it’s super easy and convenient to smoke meats.
- Cons: Not much grill space.
- Consumer Score: Fab reviews. 77% of buyers give this 5 stars.
GoodHome Rockwell Black Hybrid Barbecue
- Need a big feed? This cracker lets you use charcoal and gas at the same time and you can feed up to 14 people.
- Includes integrated warming rack, loads of room underneath, side table, three hooks and bottle opener.
- Bonus points for the dishwasher safe grill.
- Pros: Has 4 wheels (many have two) so it makes it simple to move around the garden.
- Cons: Takes a while to assemble and not the most sturdy.
- Consumer Score: Fantastic reviews. Only 6 but all are 5 stars!
CosmoGrill Barbecue DUO Gas Grill + Charcoal Smoker
- If you have a big family or cooking for a large group this is a good option.
- Cooks for up to 20 people with combined cooking area over 80cm.
- Removable grease tray for easy clean up.
- Fire chamber creates ‘offset smoker’ effect for you to cook ribs and briskets.
- Also included is a propane gas 37 mbar regulator and hose.
- Pros: Common buyer comments are that it looks good and cooks well.
- Cons: Some buyers mention the paint has peeled off in places.
- Consumer Score: Excellent reviews. 78% give it 5 stars.
What To Consider When Buying A Duel Fuel BBQ
- Multi-functional – with a hybrid you get the best of both worlds with the convenience of gas and the delicious smokey flavour of cooking with charcoal. There are lots of choices to add even more cooking methods – including smokers, roasters or cooking with wood chippings.
- Money-saving – Buying one dual fuel BBQ is usually cheaper than buying two separate ones.
- Space-saving – A charcoal gas combo can also save you space over the need for having two options.
- Jack of all trades – as with other combination product, cooking or otherwise, the combination grill won’t be as effective at gas (or charcoal) as a gas only cooker. So if you see yourself as mostly using gas for its convenience (or other benefit) you could invest in a specialist gas bbq and then get cheaper charcoal bbq or even a portable bbq.
- Less Cooking space – Due to the hybrid bbqs usually having a grill split between gas and charcoal, unless you are using both, you are dividing your cooking space in two.
- Bigger units – Again, as you have two cooking surfaces, dual fuel bbqs tend to be generally bigger overall than specialist BBQs.
- Higher price – although there are cheap models, decent hybrid bbqs need to do both well and this does come at a price.
FAQ’s Duel Fuel BBQs
Yes they are! But it’s good to be aware of their pros and cons.
Because they cater to both gas and charcoal there are some concessions you have to make, compared to buying a specific one.
You can usually use both cooking methods at the same time thanks to the two separate grill trays. Check manufacturers guidelines.
You can pick whichever you prefer, or you could even start out on charcoal and switch to gas when it suits you, helping to cook your food more speedily, but still with that BBQ taste.
Duel Fuel BBQ Sale & Today’s Bestsellers
My overall top pick is the Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill as it’s an excellent all rounder when it comes to BBQs.
I hope this list of the best dual fuel BBQs was helpful.
If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Last Updated: March 2022
- Added link to ROSPA website.
- Added Pros/Cons on all products.
- Added ‘Things To Consider’.
- Updated FAQ’s.
- Added Final Thought.
- Moved OOS.
Barbecue Buyer’s Guides
Aldi Dual Fuel BBQ – Gardenline (currently unavailable)
- Extremely popular hybrid BBQ from Aldi (Please note this is difficult to get hold off – either out out of stock or not currently available). See their website.
- Two cooking grids for charcoal, two for gas.
- Lots of handy features – spice box, bottle opener, hooks for BBQ accessories.
- Two foldable side shelves and thermometers in the hoods.
- Comes with a regulator and hose.
- Cons: Takes a couple of hours to assemble, not difficult, just takes time.
- Consumer Score: Excellent reviews. From 430 reviews, it scores an average of 4.4.