7 Best BBQ Tables and BBQ Trolleys

7 Best BBQ Tables and BBQ Trolleys

There’s nothing better on a warm day than a BBQ with family and friends but, the problem comes when you have to rush from the kitchen to the garden with plates, tools, and of course more food to put on the BBQ.

Unless you’ve got a fully fitted outdoor kitchen, you’ll have to come up with a more streamlined way of having all of your BBQ essentials in one place and that’s when a BBQ table or BBQ trolley is a perfect option.

BBQ Tables and BBQ Trolleys have four distinct purposes.

  1. They provide somewhere to keep your salt, pepper, ketchup and other sauces
  2. You can prepare meat or keep food ready to go on the BBQ
  3. They can store drinks until your ready for your next beer or wine
  4. You can keep your plates and BBQ tools all in one place and to hand

7 Best BBQ Tables and BBQ Trolleys

Below we’ll give you some information on our 7 best BBQ tables and BBQ trolleys on the market.

Following our top 7, you’ll find some key information on what you need to look for when you buy a BBQ table or BBQ trolley.

1 Keter Unity XL BBQ Table

Keter Unity XL BBQ Table

The first on our list is the fantastic Keter Unity XL BBQ table and it’s not surprising why it’s here.

The main body of the Unity XL is constructed from plastic resin for which Keter is enormously famous. The worktop however is made from stainless steel.

The combination of the two materials means you get something that’s incredibly hard-wearing, long-lasting, and also very easy to clean.

The resin body has an appealing wood-like texture and is all weather-resistant that preventing it from rusting, peeling, and denting.

Although it’s classed as a BBQ side table it does in fact have wheels so you can move it around your garden. The only problem with the wheels is that they are much smaller than other BBQ trolleys.

One thing however that sets it aside from many other tables is its stability. On one end you have the two wheels for maneuverability and on the other, there are two adjustable feet. The adjustable feet allow you to have a nice solid stable table even on slightly uneven or sloped ground.

Another thing we really like about the Keter Unity XL is its storage and practicality.

Firstly it has a lockable storage cupboard which has a capacity of 183 litres. That’s a lot of storage for a BBQ table and allows you to keep everything you could possibly want to be locked away in safety.

Secondly, there’s a handy shelf where you can keep a variety of items whilst you use the stainless steel top for preparation.

Finally, there are two sidebars that are perfect for gloves a hook holder with 4 hook hangers, a bottle opener, and even a spice rack and paper towel holder.

The dimensions of the Keter Unity XL BBQ table are ‎133.9cm Long x 51.6cm Wide x 89.4cm High.

What we like:

  • Nice stainless steel top
  • Lots of storage and very practicle
  • Easy to clean
  • Very stable

What we don’t like:

  • More expensive than some others
  • Wheels are quite small
Current Price

2 Beneffito Portimao BBQ Trolley

Benneffito Portimao BBQ Trolley

The Beneffito Portimao BBQ trolley is a simple yet stylish addition to any garden.

It has a nice long handle and wheels which makes moving the trolley very easy. Meanwhile, the sleek and stylish black steel finish looks fantastic and will bring a touch of class to any garden space.

The trolley is less versatile than many others as it only comes with one shelf for storage but its steel finish makes it extremely easy to clean and maintain.

As the wheels are fairly large it makes moving the trolley on grass fairly easy and it is also really easy to put together.

The dimensions of the Beneffito Portimao BBQ Trolley is ‎81cm Long x 65cm Wide x 80cm High.

What we like:

  • Nice black steel finish
  • Very modern and stylish
  • Large handle to help moving

What we don’t like:

  • Very little storage
  • Only one shelf
Current Price

3 Keter Unity Chef BBQ Table

Keter Unity Chef BBQ Table

If you thought that the Keter Unity XL was big then you haven’t seen anything!

The Keter Unity Chef BBQ table is absolutely huge but perfect for large gardens where you are intending on cooking for large groups.

The Unity Chef is basically a combination of the XL and a sink unit which will surely fulfill the needs of anyone wanting to cook outside.

It is made from Keter’s famous weather-resistant resin and has a durable finish that can withstand all cooking and serving tasks. The top meanwhile is stainless steel which, when added to the resin means you have a table that is really easy to clean and maintain.

One of the best things about the Unity Chef is that it not only provides sealed, lockable storage but also boasts an integrated sink for washing and cleaning.

It still has handy shelves, handles, rails, and hooks like the Unity XL but offers a whole different BBQing experience.

One difference however is that due to its size it does not have wheels, but does still have adjustable feet.

The dimensions of the Keter Unity Chef BBQ Table are 237cm Long x 51.3cm Deep x 89.4cm High.

What we like:

  • Large preparation area
  • Stylish looking
  • Lots of storage
  • Sink for cleaning

What we don’t like:

  • No wheels
Current Price

4 Nestling Folding BBQ Table

Nestling Folding BBQ Table

You may look at the Nestling folding BBQ table and think, Why is it on this list?

Well as we will cover below, if you’re looking to buy a BBQ side table or trolley you need to get one that suits your needs.

Some people will have a BBQ once or twice a year and some may use a portable BBQ when camping or hiking so what’s the best sort of table for these occasions.

In our opinion, the Nestling folding BBQ table is perfect for these occasions. Let’s face it if you’re going camping or just want something to use on the odd BBQ, what’s better than one that packs away easily and can be stored in the car, in a rucksack, or shed?

It comes in two parts which are made from aluminium and has a roll-up tabletop and extending legs that are height adjustable.

Ideal for camping trips and BBQs on the go as well as in any garden it is very versatile and easy to clean

The dimensions of the Nestling folding BBQ table are ‎91cm Long x 53cm Wide x 45cm-70cm High.

What we like:

  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for camping
  • Folds away
  • Adjustable legs
  • Cheap

What we don’t like:

  • Not as large as others
  • No real storage
Current Price

5 Onlyfire Heavy Duty BBQ Trolley

Onlyfire Heavy Duty BBQ Trolley

The Onlyfire heavy duty BBQ trolley is made from stainless steel and is very sturdy and handy.

The large stainless steel work surface comes with a detachable shelf to give you more space when needed.

The whole trolley is easy to clean and maintain and can be washed quickly with a soapy cloth.

Its two large wheel makes it very easy to move and the addition of a handle allows you to push or pull it around your garden.

Underneath the work surface, you’ll find a couple of baskets that provide ample space for storage. They can also be easily removed to aid cleaning.

In addition to the storage, there is also a number of hooks to help store your BBQ tools and even a bottle opener.

The dimensions of the Onlyfire heavy-duty BBQ trolley are ‎85.3cm Long x 55cm Wide x 81cm High.

What we like:

  • Nice stainless steel top
  • Strong and durable
  • Removable shelf
  • Hooks for tools and storage baskets

What we don’t like:

  • Frame not made from stainless steel
Current Price

6 Beneffito Aveiro BBQ Trolley

Beneffito Aveiro BBQ Trolley

The Beneffito Aveiro BBQ Trolley is perfect for keeping all your essentials close at hand when you light the BBQ.

It looks really good and has an elegant and refined design and is made from a steel frame and wooden top.

Two-tier design has a handy shelf for storage, a bottle holder for those bottles of wine, and a four-hook utensil holder.

This BBQ trolley is easy to clean and also weatherproof, although as with all BBQ side tables and trolleys, it should ideally be stored under cover when not in use.

This BBQ trolley is also highly practical and easy to move thanks to its side handle and wheels.

The dimensions of the Beneffito Aveiro BBQ trolley are ‎97cm Long x 65cm Wide x 80.5cm High.

What we like:

  • Nice metal and wood finish
  • Stylish looking
  • Handy storage bottle rack
  • Hooks for tools

What we don’t like:

  • More expensive than some others
Current Price

7 Portable Aluminium Folding BBQ Table

Portable Aluminium Folding BBQ Table

Ok, we know it’s not the most stylish of tables to feature in our list but again this one is here for both practicality and price.

This portable aluminium folding BBQ table is exactly what it says it is. It folds, it’s made of aluminium, it’s portable and it is a table.

There are no bells and whistles but it is easy to carry, folds up, and is very very practical offering a large work area where you can prepare or store your food and drinks whilst you barbeque.

The legs are adjustable and it is also easy to clean and can just be wiped down with soapy water.

With a very low cost, if you just want something to put away in the shed or garage or even throw in the boot of your car when you go camping, then this is a perfect option.

The dimensions of the portable aluminium folding BBQ table are ‎120cm Long x 60cm Wide x 55cm-70cm High.

What we like:

  • Easy to clean
  • Portable
  • Folds away
  • Practical and cheap

What we don’t like:

  • Not stylish
Current Price

Why use a BBQ Side Table or Trolley?

There are a number of reasons why you should use a BBQ side table or trolley.

Firstly, although many BBQs have side tables attached to them they are rarely large enough to hold everything you need whilst having a BBQ.

If you’re anything like us you’ll have various types of meat that you want to cook, along with ketchup, mayonnaise, and other sauces, let alone the tools and beer!

Although you could just have everything on your garden table, you’ll ideally want to keep that space free for the salad, baps, and of course to eat. The last thing you want to be doing is having to clean the table before you sit down to eat.

You could also run back and forth from the kitchen to get the next thing you need but for some, that could put quite a few extra steps on your count for the day.

Secondly, BBQ tables and trolleys are much more stable and you can have them right next to your cooking area. Some people may opt for a BBQ shelter when cooking of which most have shelves to keep your food etc nearby but they can also be more expensive and not so easy to move around.

You read more about the best wooden BBQ shelters by clicking the link and reading our article.

Finally, you’ll also find that cleaning a BBQ table or trolley when you’ve finished is much easier than cleaning a standard garden table. Many are made from steel or plastic and can easily be wiped or washed down with some soapy water and a cloth or sponge.
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What to Look for When Buying a BBQ Table or BBQ Trolley?

Let’s face it if you want to use any table you want for a BBQ then you can but having a specialist BBQ table or trolley means you’ll easily be able to cart around everything you want with ease and it will also be easier to clean!

Our barbeque table and trolley buying guide will help you by giving you a little food for thought before you go out and buy one.

Price

BBQ tables and trolleys are available at a whole range of prices so make sure you set yourself a budget that you can afford and stick to it.

As with most things in life, more expensive tables and trolleys are often of superior quality to cheap alternatives. However, you don’t always have to spend a fortune to get a good quality table that will suit your needs.

Size

Size unsurprisingly is one of the most important factors to consider.

Yes, we’d always suggest you get as large a table or trolley as possible to ensure you have enough space but you also need to think about other size requirements.

Firstly you need to look at the number of people you are going to be grilling for. If there’s only going to be two of you then a handy BBQ side table will probably suffice. If on the other hand, you’ll be cooking for large numbers then you may want to opt for a larger table or trolley.

Finally, you’ll want to think about the size of your garden. In a small garden you won’t have room for a large table or trolley but in large gardens why not go big!

Material

BBQ tables and BBQ trolleys are generally made of three distinct materials or a mixture of the three. These include metal, wood, and plastic.

Each has a benefit that will appeal to different people. Wooden tables and trolleys look more traditional but can need more care and can be slightly more difficult to clean.

Stainless steel is obviously much easier to clean but can look a bit clinical in some circumstances whilst plastic or resin is also easy to clean but can sometimes not look as refined.

Additional Storage and Weight

Do you want any storage on your BBQ table or trolley? Does it have any shelves or hooks to hang your tools or store your food on? Is the table strong enough and is there a bottle opener on the side? These are all things you may want to think about before buying your BBQ side table.

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Don’t forget, ideally you want something that is going to be easy to clean and maintain. Also, you’ll need somewhere to store your table and trolley or you’ll need to buy a cover to keep it protected from the elements.

Wood tables may need treating each year and can stain easily with certain foods. Plastic and stainless steel tables and trolleys are definitely our choices as they need very little maintenance.

Both can be wiped down and cleaned really easily and if you get a mixture of the two like the Keter Unity you’ll have a table that not only looks good but will last for years.

Summary

No matter what type or size of BBQ you own there’s one thing that will come in handy and that’s a good quality BBQ table or BBQ trolley.

If you haven’t bought your BBQ yet, please head over to our shop to find your perfect gas BBQ or charcoal BBQ.

Hopefully, after reading this article you’ll have a better idea about why you need a BBQ table or trolley and which one to buy.