Battle of the HUBs: HUB™ vs. HUB™ II Charcoal BBQ

Battle of the HUBs: HUB™ vs. HUB™ II Charcoal BBQ

Everdure by Heston is known for its commitment to innovative design, quality, and functionality when it comes to outdoor cooking equipment.

Finally, the article you always wanted, comparing the Everdure by Heston HUB™ and the HUB™ II.

While both grills carry the HUB™ name, they come with distinct features and improvements. Let's pit them against each other to see which one is the ultimate choice for your next barbeque adventure.

Everdure by Heston HUB™: A Classic Redefined

The original Everdure HUB™ set the bar high for charcoal barbecues. With its sleek design and thoughtful features, it quickly gained popularity among BBQ enthusiasts.

Everdure by Heston HUB™ II: Evolution in Action

The HUB™ II is the newer iteration of this iconic BBQ, incorporating several upgrades and innovations. Here's a head-to-head comparison of the two:

Design and Build Quality:

  • HUB™: The original HUB™ boasts a distinctive cylindrical shape with a stainless steel body, making it a real eye-catcher. Its design is sleek, modern, and a true conversation starter.

  • HUB™ II: Building upon the success of the first HUB™, the HUB™ II retains the cylindrical design but now comes with a matte black finish. This not only adds a touch of elegance but also enhances its durability, thanks to the premium titanium finishings.

Cooking Area:

  • HUB™: The HUB™ offers a generous cooking area suitable for hosting small to medium-sized gatherings. Its adjustable height charcoal tray allows you to control the heat, making it perfect for various cooking techniques.

  • HUB™ II: The HUB™ II takes things a step further with its 53 lb (24 kg) cooking capacity, making it ideal for larger gatherings or events. It also features an improved rotisserie system, which allows for more versatile cooking options.



  • HUB™: While the HUB™ is relatively portable considering its size, it's not the most lightweight grill. However, it features two large wheels that make it easier to move around.

  • HUB™ II: The HUB™ II retains the same portability as the HUB™. 


Heat Retention and Control:

  • HUB™: The original HUB™ is known for its excellent heat retention, thanks to its insulated double-walled construction. It also features a chrome grill for even heat distribution and boasts Everdure's Fast Flame Ignition System™.

  • HUB™ II: The HUB™ II takes heat control to the next level with its automated touch controls, enhancing the power of the Rotiscope Technology ™, allowing you to use the buttons to automate rotisserie height adjustment. It also features a porcelain enamel firebox for heat retention and even cooking.


Both the Everdure HUB™ and HUB™ II charcoal barbecues are impressive pieces of outdoor cooking equipment, each with its unique charm and capabilities.

The HUB™, with its classic design and solid build quality, remains a strong contender for those who value aesthetics and functionality. It's well-suited for medium to large-sized gatherings and offers excellent heat control.

On the other hand, the HUB™ II takes the legacy of the original and enhances it with a sleek matte black finish, titanium upgrades, and automated touch control for rotisserie height adjustment. It's an excellent choice for those who frequently host larger gatherings and want the convenience of the latest innovations.

Whether you go for the classic HUB™ or the upgraded HUB™ II, you're guaranteed an exceptional grilling experience courtesy of Everdure by Heston.