The affordable charcoal BBQ to buy now before it sells out

Anya Meyerowitz
·2 min read
The affordable BBQ to buy now before it sells out. (John Lewis)
The affordable BBQ to buy now before it sells out. (John Lewis & Partners)

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BBQ season is upon us and from today (29 March) groups of six or two households can meet up outside in the UK, provided they stick to the coronavirus guidelines and social distancing rules.

For many of us, that will mean a diary filled with alfresco drinks and crispy, flavoursome barbecued goodies.

Rather than buy disposable barbecues, which aren't the most environmentally-friendly nor the most purse-friendly in the long run, we recommend investing in an affordable reusable version that's perfect for a smaller group.

The Landmann Pedestal Round Charcoal BBQ is designed to cater for six people and is portable so you can cook up a storm whoever's garden you're in. Plus, it costs less than £45.

Why we rate it:

Aesthetically-pleasing, with wooden handles and a sleek stainless steel base, this barbecue won't become an eye-sore in your perfectly-manicured outdoor space.

The Landmann is also easy to assemble (a crucial factor when buying a portable barbecue) and has a windshield on the grill, so you needn't worry about the weather.

There's a removable ash catcher for easy cleaning and a base disc to help control air flow.

It's one of the most affordable BBQs available at John Lewis, retailing for £44.99. However, if you want to bag yourself a new barbie you may want to hurry as a huge selection of styles have already sold out.

Buy it: Landmann Pedestal Round Charcoal BBQ | £44.99 from John Lewis

The Investment Option 

Or, if you're looking to spend a little more on the summer gadget, this Weber BBQ, which is under £200, is also flying off the shelves. 

Weber One Touch E4710 Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ | £187.99 from John Lewis 

Add to basket: Big K Instant Light Lumpwood Charcoal, 4x1kg Bags Instant BBQ Charcoal | £10.88 from Amazon

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