Fire up the barbecue

Fire up the barbecue!

Barbecues come in all price ranges. If you want an affordable one that is also good quality, here’s what you should be paying


Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 1.24.01 PMA beer in one hand and a spatula in the other…does anything say “summer” more? Look for a BBQ that’s about $400 and made in North America, so you can easily replace parts, says Jason Rees, pitmaster at Baju BBQ in Toronto. Spend more, and you’ll have brag-worthy features like a rotisserie and infrared burners, but spend less and the grill will produce uneven heat that’s hard to cook on: “You’ll have three that are raw and three that are medium.” Avoid buying BBQs sold in grocery stores—they’re typically manufactured overseas. “After a year or two you have burners that don’t work,” Rees says, “and a $500 doorstop.”