This $30 Aldi “Grill Gazebo” Can Instantly Transform Your Backyard

published Jul 6, 2023
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It’s officially summer, which means it’s time for all of our favorite outdoor activities: camping, BBQs (check out our favorite grilling recipes), swimming, road-tripping, you name it. But before you open your yard for the season, you may want to make a trip to your local Aldi. Not only does the retailer have tons of new home and garden items, but they’re also selling one item in particular that’s sure to be the MVP of your outdoor grilling setup

A woman in the Aldi Aisle of Shame Facebook group (which you should absolutely check out ASAP) saw dozens of people posting in mid-June about the absolute steal that is the Belavi Grill Gazebo — going for only $29.99 at Aldi — and sprinted to her nearest store. She shared photos of her newly outfitted yard, and after stirring up much excitement in the Facebook group, it’s clear the pop-up canvas-and-steel canopy is a must-have for Aldi shoppers everywhere. I mean, just look at it!

Credit: Cecilia Pagan Jurado

But wait until you see it at night — can you believe this gem is under $30? We love how she dressed it up with flowers and string lights. You’ll want to make sure you set it up at least three feet from your home’s siding. (Check out other frequently asked grilling safety questions here.)

Credit: Cecilia Pagan Jurado

Complete with a double-vented roof for airflow, a basket for beverages and condiments, a flame-resistant and water-repellent canopy, two sturdy frosted glass shelves, utensil hooks for grilling tools, a built-in bottle opener, ground stakes, and more, this kit comes with everything you need to create the grilling oasis of your dreams. So, how is it this affordable?

The grill gazebo is an Aldi Find, meaning it’s only around for a limited time — typically a month or two. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. Luckily the German discount superstore is known to mark down items with major discounts once new seasonal items come in, which is likely what happened with this stellar find; it originally debuted this spring.

The structure was originally priced at $119.99 — which is still a great deal when compared to similar gazebos and canopies from competitors — then marked down to $89.99, $79.99, $69.99, and we know at least a few dozen people found it on clearance at their local Aldi for the mind-blowing price of $29.99. Find the manufacturer’s full description of the item here.

If this is the pièce de résistance your yard is missing — or you’re hoping to impress everyone at your next cookout without breaking the bank — I’d run to the closest Aldi before this canopy totally sells out. And if it’s unavailable at your local store, Amazon sells a very similar grill gazebo that’s currently on sale. No matter which one you snag, we can’t wait to see how you decorate yours.

Buy: Kozyard Andra 8’X5′ Soft Top Barbecue Grill Canopy, $75.99 (normally $145.29)

This post originally appeared on The Kitchn. See it there: The $30 Aldi Find That Instantly Transforms Your Backyard into a Grilling Oasis