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John Lewis's 'excellent value' gas BBQ is on sale and cheaper than ever

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Get ready for summer with John Lewis' budget-friendly BBQ. (John Lewis/Yahoo Life UK)

While the sun may be sporadically shining at the moment, before we know it we'll be digging out the BBQ, pouring the Pimms and dining al fresco. If your BBQ has seen better days and you're searching for a new one on a budget, there are some great high street options available, including several models from John Lewis's affordable own brand.

There are seven BBQs in the John Lewis & Partners collection, ranging from hybrid gas and charcoal design for £1,099, to three very affordable charcoal BBQs all under £500, the most highly rated of which is the mid-range £319 BBQ, which is currently on sale, reduced by 15% to £271.15. But, you'll have to hurry as the deal only lasts until 4 April.

The 3-Burner Gas BBQ can cook food for up to six people, which is ideal for families and small summer gatherings.

£271 at John Lewis

Why we rate it

The BBQ comes with all the bells and whistles you need, from an in-built lid thermometer to help you to keep an eye on the cooking temperature, to a warming rack to help you time the meal to perfection.

There's also a ton of storage, so you can have everything you need to hand. The side shelves are ideal for keeping food and BBQ tools. While the base and middle shelves provide even more storage for crockery.

Key features:

  • 3-burner gas barbecue cooks for up to 6

  • Each burner can be lit individually with no batteries required

  • Lid thermometer

  • Warming rack — use to keep food warm or as a secondary cooking area

  • Base and middle shelf plus 2 side shelves

  • Transporter wheels

  • Cast grills: Two are 41.5 x 18.5cm, one is 41.5 x 24cm

  • Easy to keep clean

  • 10 year guarantee included

To fuel the gas barbecue, John Lewis recommend propane or patio gas cylinder bottles ranging in sizes from 3kg to 13kg. The hose and clip-on propane regulator are included with the BBQ.

(John Lewis / Yahoo Life UK)
The BBQ has all the features you need. (John Lewis / Yahoo Life UK)
(John Lewis / Yahoo Life UK)
It is easy to clean and has a warming rack. (John Lewis / Yahoo Life UK)

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John Lewis recommends using a cover to protect the BBQ all year around, and luckily the brand has created a custom cover just for the BBQ for £39, which is waterproof, strong and features taped seams for better protection.

It's worth noting that some assembly is required with this BBQ, which John Lewis say is a two-person job that takes around 90 minutes. However, scrolling through the reviews, shoppers say it's "very easy to assemble".

If you don't want to deal with the fuss you can pay an extra £40 for 'BBQ assembly', which includes installation and disposal of your old BBQ. One shopper said it was "money well spent" and we'd have to agree.

The BBQ also comes with a 10 year guarantee included for peace of mind.

What the reviews say

The reviews are full of high praise and five-star ratings. Here's what some shoppers have said:

  • "Having researched what is available in BBQs this John Lewis 3-burner gas BBQ is excellent value, very solid and really well made. So pleased with it."

  • "Fantastic quality, looks beautiful. It was very easy to assemble and works perfectly. Very happy."

  • "Amazing BBQ. Very sturdy. Easy to put together, Easy to use. The side trays come in very handy. All in all an excellent purchase. Well done John Lewis."

  • "This is a really well designed BBQ, with most of the internal parts made out of stainless steel - such as the drip tray which slopes down to a removable fat sump, the drip tray is easily removable as well (just a quick rinse in the sink after cooking gets rid of all the fat and bits of BBQ food)."

  • "I didn't want to pay the cost of the Weber Spirit and this BBQ fit the bill perfectly. This is well made with sturdy components. The hood and the grates are quality, the dials feel good and the sides are strong enough to hold utensils and plates. Also picked up the cover which fits perfectly."

  • "Perfect size, good quality and good value for money. Really pleased with the bbq. Worth paying for it to come ready assembled too."

Shop now: John Lewis & Partners 3 Burner Gas BBQ | £271.15 (Was £319) from John Lewis & Partners

£271.15 £319 at John Lewis

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