Although you can use a weed killer to tackle problematic weeds, a weed burner (either electric or gas-powered) is a more eco-friendly alternative. It’s also safer for families with pets or young children because no harmful chemicals are left in the targeted area.
To assist you in selecting the right weed burner for your garden, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using both gas and electric weed burners to kill the most common types of weeds. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Weed Burners
Although using chemical weed killers is our preferred option for killing weeds, there are occasions when we use a burner. For example, if the weeds are in an area where children or pets play, we avoid spraying chemicals.
Over the years, we’ve tried and tested both gas and electric weed burners in our garden as well as other gardens that we manage (Airbnb’s and rentals). During our ongoing testing, we analyse the tool’s heat settings, attachments (as shown in the images below), ease of igniting (gas), usability and build quality.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest weed burners (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test where applicable.
As well as our testing and experience using multiple weed burners, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we considered included the tool’s heat settings, supplied attachments, ease of setup and use, build quality, additional features, warranty and value for money.