Most reliable outdoor appliances

Find out which barbecues, lawnmowers and line trimmers are most reliable and satisfying to own.

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Our annual reliability survey reveals which outdoor appliances are most reliable.

About our survey

We asked our members about products they’d bought new in the last ten years. We wanted to know the brand, the year it was bought and whether it had ever needed repair. We also asked respondents if they were satisfied with their product. Our thanks to all who participated.

We only analyse brands that got 30 or more responses in a category. For each brand, we calculate our reliability score as a weighted percentage of its products that have never needed repair.

Where we haven’t re-surveyed a particular product, we’ve included the reliability data from surveys conducted between 2017 and 2019.

Barbecues

Data is from our 2019 survey

Total number surveyed: 1969

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Reliability by type


For more on finding the best barbecue, see our buying guide.

Lawnmowers

Data is from our 2019 survey

Total number surveyed: 1718

Reliability by brand


Reliability by type


For more on finding the best lawnmower, see our buying guide.

Line trimmers

Data is from our 2016 survey

Total number surveyed: 1567

Reliability by brand


Reliability by type


For more on finding the best line trimmer, see our buying guide.

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