3 Burner Barbecues

Making a case for gas against charcoal is not a difficult task but when it comes to selecting a gas barbecue, which one is best?

With several models to choose from, it all comes down to functionality and budget. Most 3 burner gas barbecues will come complete with side shelves and even side burners, and all will have stainless steel burners. You can expect a cast iron grill plate and griddle, Piezo ignition and a lower storage cabinet or shelf with most models. A powder coated or stainless steel hood are standard features and all are generally easily transportable.

Char-Broil Performance Series T36G5 - 3 Burner Gas Barbecue, Stainless Steel Finish.
Price: £541.44
4.3 out of 5 stars

This Char Broil T36G5 B-3 Gas Barbecue offers every party the opportunity to enjoy delectable meals in the comfort of their own garden.

The fully stainless steel body creates a unit that is sure to appeal to the most modern of interior designers with a host of practical additions that cannot help but please. A large double door cupboard at the base can be used to easily stored unused pots and pans along with essential utensils and even condiments.

  • TRU-Infrared Cooking System - cooks food evenly, with less flare-ups to give up to 50 Percent juicier food and uses up to 30 Percent less gas
  • Stainless Steel Burners - strong, durable burners that are built to last
  • Surefire Electronic Igniter - light all your burners with the push of a button
  • Grate-level Temperature Gauge - monitor and control the temperature of the independent cooking zones
  • Side-burner - warm up sauces to complement your grill
  • Warming Rack - keeps cooked food warm or ideal for burger buns or baguettes
  • Side Shelves - a place to rest your grilling tools or useful work-space
  • Cast Iron Cooking Grates - durable, rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • 2 Years Warranty - all parts including the burners
Campingaz 3 Series Adelaide Woody Flatbed 3 Burner Barbecue
Price: --
3.5 out of 5 stars
  • High quality & powerful: 3 high-performance cast iron burners (14 kW); grill with reliable Piezo ignition for convenient lighting
  • Endless cooking options: Large 2-part enameled stamped steel Grid & Griddle (61 x 46 cm)
  • Attractive wooden trolley: a textile screen on the front side shields unsightly gas cylinders from view; painted steel lid protects the cooking surface while not in use
  • Storage & transport: 2 convenient wooden side shelves and 2 locking casters to tuck your grill away when it's not in use
  • Specs: cooking surface 2,800 cm²; cooking height: 83 cm; gas consumption 830g/h; weight 33 kg
Char-Broil Performance Series™  340B - 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill with TRU-Infrared™ technology, Black Finish.
Price: £449.99
  • TRU-Infrared cooking system - cooks food evenly, with less flare-ups to give up to 50% juicier food and uses up to 30% less gas.
  • Stainless steel burners - strong, durable burners that are built to last.
  • Side-burner - warm up sauces to complement your grill.
  • Surefire electronic igniter - light all your burners with the push of a button.
  • Lid-mounted temperature gauge - monitor the inside temperature of your grill.
  • Warming rack - keeps cooked food warm or ideal for burger buns or baguettes.
  • Side shelves - A place to rest your grilling tools or useful work-space.
  • Wheels and 2 locking casters - making it easy to move and keep it stable at its station.
  • Warranty - 5 years on the stainless steel burners. 2 years on all other parts.
Char-Broil Advantage Series 345S - 3 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill with TRU-Infrared Technology, Stainless Steel Finish
Price: £459.99
  • TRU-Infrared Cooking System - cooks food evenly, with less flare-ups to give up to 50% juicier food and uses up to 30% less gas
  • Stainless steel burners - strong, durable burners that are built to last.
  • Side burner - warm up sauces to complement your grill
  • Surefire Electronic Igniter - light all your burners with the push of a button
  • Lid-mounted temperature gauge - monitor the inside temperature of your grill
  • Warming Rack - keeps cooked food warm or ideal for burger buns or baguettes.
  • Porcelain coated cooking grate and emitter in one for easy grilling and easy cleaning
  • Plancha | Cast iron grill plate - ideal for cooking omelettes or crispy bacon
  • Wheels and 2 locking casters - making it easy to move and keep it stable at its station
  • Warranty - 5 years on the stainless steel burners. 2 years on all other parts

However, the 3 burner gas barbecue does have a distinct advantage over the 2 burner models.

Built-in versatility

The luxury of having a 3 burner gas barbecue is that you can cook a lot of food at any one time but you can also turn one burner off and use that area to keep food hot. Cooking food on a barbecue often requires an area for the cooked food to be kept until required, and a 3 burner model is ideal for this.

The 3 burner models, at around 130 cm wide, do not look out of place in smaller gardens and are big enough to cope with the demands of a hungry family and their friends. Should colour be a deciding factor, you can choose from a combination of colours including grey, black, green and brown. You also have the option of all steel or a mix of wood and steel.

A very popular model

Whichever of the 3 burner gas barbecue models you choose, you’ll be delighted with the strong yet lightweight construction and the ease of use. Most 3 burner barbecues will come as a self-assembly kit but don’t let that put you off. They are very easy to assemble for anyone with just the very basic knowledge of mechanics. Instructions are simple to follow, and you only have to do it once.

Also, a 24 month guarantee usually comes as standard with most models in this range. The 3 burner gas BBQ is proving to be a very popular model for families of all sizes with gardens big and small.