Blaze Prelude LBM 25-Inch 3-Burner Built-In Natural Gas Grill - BLZ-3LBM-NG
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Lifetime Warranty

Blaze gas grills have a lifetime warranty that warrants against any defects in the manufacturing and workmanship on the control valves, cooking grids, stainless steel housing, stainless steel burners, flame tamers, heat zone separators, and all other stainless steel components. All electrical and ignition components are covered for one (1) year after the date of purchase. Grills must be registered within thirty days for the warranty to apply. Labor not included.

Unlike the standard Blaze Grills, the Blaze Gas Grills BLZ-3-LBM(LP/NG), BLZ-4-LBM(LP/NG) can be used in multi-user applications, including but not limited to: apartment complexes, hotels, condo complexes, fire stations, police stations, multi-family dwellings, etc. For multi-user applications, Blaze applies the following warranty: Three (3) year warranty on stainless steel grill housing, stainless steel burners, cooking grids, control valves, and manifold assembles. A ninety (90) day warranty applies to all other components. This warranty replaces the lifetime warranty offered with residential use when grill is used in multi-user settings.

Refer to manufacturer's manual for full warranty details.

Customer Reviews (9)

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Richard
CA
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Lived up to expectations

Great, quality BBQ... Extremely well constructed at commercial-grade level. High grade stainless with very large diameter grate bars. Two recommendations - 1. Be ready to peel of plastic coating on all stainless steel components - be patient but it obviously well-protects the finishes 2. Needs two (2) people to move to installation location and place head on cart (shipping drops at curbside) - BBQ head weighs 88lbs. and cart 100lbs. (cart needs assembly) but once completed/in place - awesome product.

 

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John
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

I would buy this product again.

We "retired" a Napolian that lasted 20 some years in coastal South Carolina. Steel based grills last 2 to 3! My new grill looks better cooks better and is obviously heaver stainless steel than the one I replaced. We are more than satisfied.

 

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Susan
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Great grill

Just got it in, love the grill.

 

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Marc
St Petersburg, FL
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

7 years after purchase - great grill and customer service

Bought the grill in Sept 2014. We use it very frequently (3-4 times/week). Produces great heat.. Very satisfied with it over the years. Good value for the price. However, the stainless steel parts inside the grill are very corroded after 7 years of use. See photos. Not 316 stainless like much more expensive makes. I contacted customer service and they agreed to send new parts. I was quite surprised since I have bought many grills over the years and got nothing when they fell apart (cheaper grills so not unexpected). The burners are still okay, some corrosion but not affecting performance. I am now going to install the new parts and also add an exhaust hood.

 

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Ben
Marietta
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Love it!

Perfect freestanding grill for my backyard!

 

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David
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Best on the market

As advertised..no flare ups and quick balanced heat distribution

 

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Fooodlady
El Sobrante, CA
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

This grill exceeds expectations

We are super pleased with this grill. We do not need a very large grill or a ton of bells and whistles, but It ticks all the boxes for us: The build /parts are high quality. It has the capability to add upgrades if we decide to down the road. It is easy to use. It heats to temp quickly, way faster than any grill we have had in the past. For a smaller grill it has enough height to grill an upright "beer can chicken". The drip tray is just like the one I have on my indoor stove which makes it super easy to clean. We have not had it long, so I cannot speak to durability yet, though my husband keeps commenting that it is even nicer than he was expecting. We had been hoping to purchase a grill made in the U.S., and somehow thought that Blaze grills were, but it turns out they are not. I did not research that well enough, so that is on me. If for some reason we had to purchase a new grill, I would try to find something made in the U.S. first, but if I could not find a comparable U.S. made grill I would definitely purchase another Blaze.

 

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John
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.0

I would buy it again.

The grill works great. However, the Blaze Use and Care Guide has 10 words to explain how it needs to be installed. No diagrams. No detailed instructions on fit. Those 10 words do not tell if the grill needs to be sealed on the edges after it is resting on the lip of the frame. There are pages of warnings on gas and ventilation which is certainly necessary. But when rain water fills the drip pan during a storm it seems the more clear and detailed instructions are required on how it MUST be installed.

 

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Yvette
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.0

Simple and easy

It's simple no frills.

 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:
  • 304-grade stainless steel construction with outstandingly thick components
  • Extremely even temperatures and heat zone separators make grilling easy
  • Push & Turn flame-thrower ignition ensures effortless startup every time
  • Backed by Blaze’s best-in-class, lifetime warranty for residential use
  • Great for contractors thanks to its 3-year, commercial warranty for multi-user settings

From the beginning, Blaze has committed to pushing the boundaries of affordable Premium-class grills and outdoor living products. The Blaze Prelude LBM gas grill is just the latest example of the company’s ingenuity in action, with many Blaze hallmarks making an appearance: 304-grade stainless steel construction, heat zone separators, foolproof ignition, a best-in-class warranty, and more. Throw in a multi-user warranty for property owners and contractors, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a commercial-style grill anyone can use.

We didn’t pick just anyone for this Blaze Prelude grill review, though — it was none other than Chef Tony, our resident grill master, who conducted every test you’ll read about below. He measured all aspects of quality, performance, and features through a series of data-driven and real-world grilling tests, giving us a complete picture of the Blaze Prelude LBM grill’s value. Chef Tony used the freestanding Blaze Prelude 4-burner gas grill for this test; the Prelude is also available as 3-burner, with built-in variations for each model. (If you’re inserting the Prelude into a BBQ island made of combustible materials like wood, be sure you have a Blaze insulated grill jacket for safety.)

Quality:

The Blaze Prelude boasts thick, commercial-grade components and an unbeatable warranty covering residential and commercial use.

To see just how seriously the Blaze Prelude grill takes premium quality, Chef Tony inspected the chemical composition of every component using an XRF analyzer. He wasn’t surprised to discover the Blaze Prelude LBM grill features commercial-grade stainless steel inside and out — minus a few key spots. The only components not made with 304-grade material are the interior hood lining, perforated flame stabilizing grids, and firebox, which registered as 443-grade stainless. This is smart, intentional engineering: the high titanium content of 443 stainless steel lends superior strength and flexibility under intense heat, meaning it’s less likely to crack, warp, or suffer broken welds.

  • Chef Tony then used calipers to measure the thickness of each component. The exterior hood checked in at 16-gauge, while the interior lining was a bit thinner at 18-gauge; this double-walled construction protects the steel from discoloration due to heat, helping the grill maintain its shiny finish. As for the grill grates, they earn their “heavy-duty” name with solid 8mm stainless steel rods that provide equal amounts of longevity and searing capability. The Prelude’s perforated flame stabilizing grids proved to be 14-gauge — “definitely above average quality for a Premium-class grill,” per Chef Tony — and the newly designed tube burners (16-gauge), control panel (16-gauge), and firebox (18-gauge) all returned desirable thicknesses as well. “All of this together certainly sets the Blaze Prelude grill toward the top of the Premium class,” Chef Tony says.

  • Blaze Prelude LBM 8mm cooking rods

Blaze drives home the Prelude LBM grill’s rock-solid quality with the best-in-class, lifetime residential warranty for which the brand is so well known. The difference here, though, is Blaze’s addition of a 3-year, multi-user warranty covering commercial applications like apartment complexes, condos, multi-family dwellings, resorts, and more. That’s a massive advantage for contractors, builders, and property managers seeking an affordable yet high-quality grill.

Performance:

Between consistently even temperatures and heat zone separators, the Prelude LBM makes grilling easy for everyone.

Chef Tony’s performance tests started with objective temperature readings collected from thermocouples placed across the grill surface. The low-temperature trial saw all burners set to low for 30 minutes, producing an average of 230°F and all probes within 30°F–40°F of that number. According to Chef Tony, “That’s as good as, or better, than most home ovens.” The 15-minute preheat test with all burners on high yielded 595°F on average, more than hot enough to sear a steak. After an additional 5 minutes on high, the average temperature climbed to 655°F; the maximum variance was located in the rear-center of the grill, where the temperature probe was 60°F hotter than the average. “Certainly nothing to cry about,” says Chef Tony, who then turned to real-world grilling tests for another perspective on performance.

  • First up, the burger test: 24 patties covering the cooking grates end to end. The Blaze Prelude LBM gas grill cruised through with no problem despite the front being a little cooler than the rear and middle — Chef Tony noted the burgers closest to him simply needed another minute or two, no front-to-back shuffling required. To gauge how well the heat zone separators work, he simultaneously grilled cedar-plank salmon, broccolini, sliced bell peppers, and whole red onions at different temperatures. The results, Chef? “Pretty much flawless.” Gentler heat was equally accessible for the Blaze Prelude grill, which just as easily handled rosemary and sea salt-crusted flatbreads.

  • Blaze Prelude LBM having burgers cooked on it

Finally, Chef Tony sprung for an “All-American meal and grill test” — lucky him, huh? — featuring potato medallions and a few steaks. The potatoes received a thin, crispy crust with smooth and creamy centers, while the steaks came out with crosshatched sear marks. All things considered, Chef Tony assigned the Blaze Prelude grill “very high marks for the performance portion of our test.”

Features:

From foolproof ignition to its slide-out drip tray, the Blaze Prelude gas grill prioritizes a premium experience.

One of the first things that stood out to Chef Tony was the Prelude grill’s bead-blasted cooking grates, which have a smooth tooth for cooking oils to stick to. This allows the grates to season faster and keep that seasoning longer than a smooth-polished rod would. On the 4-burner model, those bead-blasted grates provide 748 square inches between the main grilling area and removable warming rack; that total dips to 558 square inches on the 3-burner Blaze Prelude LBM. And as noted in the Performance section, the stainless steel heat zone separators create a true multi-zone grilling environment to simplify the grilling experience.

Speaking of burners, each of the Blaze Prelude’s commercial-style burners are rated for a powerful 14,000 BTUs and ignited using Push & Turn flame-thrower technology. Chef Tony calls this “one of the best approaches to ignition on the market,” and the design takes things to the next level with crossover channels between each burner that make it possible to light the entire grill from a single flame. In the highly unlikely event primary ignition fails, Chef Tony found the backup flash tube ignition to be extremely easy to use. The flash tube carries a flame down to the main burners, meaning you don’t have to remove anything or even get your hands dirty. That last point applies at large, too: Blaze’s full-width, slide-out drip tray makes cleanup incredibly simple, something Chef Tony appreciated during his many grilling tests.

The final features are specific to the freestanding cart model — remember, the Blaze Prelude LBM gas grill is available in a built-in configuration — but worth calling out all the same. For starters, the freestanding Prelude has a pair of side shelves that offer convenient prep space and can be removed when storage space is tight. Within the cart is a dedicated spot for propane tank storage, complete with a locking bolt to keep the tank secure, along with a paper towel holder attached inside the left door. Not to be overlooked, Blaze includes 4 heavy-duty caster wheels on the cart for easy mobility around the backyard. Freestanding or built in, 3 burners or 4, we can confidently say the Blaze Prelude gas grill is poised to deliver on its promise of affordable premium grilling.

Overall Rating

4.3 out of5
Value
5.0
Design & Style
4.0
Construction
4.5
Innovation
3.5
Even Heat
4.0
High Heat
4.0
Minimum Flare-Ups
4.0
Temperature Range
3.5
Customer Service
5.0
Warranty
5.0

Questions & Answers (7)

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Question:
Does this product need 110V electrical power connection? If not, how the ignitor work?
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Answer:
Hi, Leven. The Blaze Prelude does not require plug-in power. The ignition system creates a spark by the turning action of the knobs.

Asked by Leven LiAnswered by Logan

 
Question:
Is there an insulator available for this grill and what is the cutout dimensions?
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Hello Scott! You can find the cut-out specifications under "Dimensions" on the product page or on page 25 of the manual, which is also on the product page under "Manufacturer's Downloads". And yes, there is an insulated jacket for this grill! You can find it here: www.bbqguys.com/blaze/insulated-jacket-for-25-inch-3-burner-gas-grills-blz-3-ij

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Can this grill be converted to fit propane tanks?
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Answer:
Hello! Yes, all Blaze grills can be converted! However, the conversion should only by performed by a licensed gas professional.

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Question:
What is the clearance depth required when the lid is opened?
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Hello! A distance of 5” will be needed behind the grill for the lid to open and close. If there is a combustible material behind the grill such as a wall you will need 16" from the back.

Asked by AnFAnswered by Dani

 
Question:
Can I use a rotisserie with this grill?
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Answer:
Hi Payne. The 25-inch Prelude does not have the bracket to support mounting a rotisserie kit unfortunately.

Asked by PayneAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
Does this grill come with a hose and connections?
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Answer:
Hi Dirk! This grill does come with a hose and regulator.

Asked by DirkAnswered by Brandi

 
Question:
How hard is it to clean this grill?
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Answer:
Hi Don, this grill has a full width drip tray that can be pulled out and cleaned for easy use and for a deeper clean the flame tamers and a LED Illuminated Control System burners are easy to remove and reinstall.

Asked by DonAnswered by Ryan

 
Question:
What is the difference between this grill and the Blaze LTE?
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Answer:
Hello Clark! Both grills are made of 304-grade stainless steel. The Prelude has 8mm round cooking rods and tubular cooking burners where the Blaze Premium LTE has 9mm triangular cooking rods and a cast linear burner. The LTE also has a rear rotisserie burner and where the Prelude does not.

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Question:
Can this grill be converted to natural gas with adapter later on? -Paul
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Answer:
Hi Paul! Yes, this grill can be converted to Natural Gas - we always recommended that this is done by a licensed professional. You can find more info about this on page 33 of the manual linked up on the grills product page!

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

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