Increasing numbers of us are enjoying the great outdoors and all it has to offer, this includes alfresco dining, and the new ‘going out’ is ‘staying home’ and eating in. In order for us to enjoy these activities we will no doubt have a barbecue grill, this is a great piece of kit for cooking a cozy meal for two or a great summer party. There are a whole lot of sizes, types and brands of barbecue grill on the market. They can be big or small, fixed or portable, have a range of fuel types such as gas, infra-red or charcoal, they can be expensive or low-cost, and there are many different brands too.
But no matter what barbecue grill you have, it is definitely worth while protecting it with a suitable barbecue grill cover; why go to the expense and trouble to purchase yourself a great grill and then not protect your investment. Wind, rain, sun, sand, dust and wildlife can all have a detrimental effect on your barbecue so it is definitely worth protecting so it keeps on functioning and gives it a longer life.
You will find that most of the grill producers actually have specific barbecue covers for their models, so for example Weber produce barbecue grill covers for their range of grills, as do Broil King, Ducane etc. But we appreciate that sometimes the universal styles of grill covers can fit just as well as the brand names but can be at a fraction of the cost.
Barbecue Grill Covers – Points To Consider:
Brand Name or Universal: You will be able to select your brand name barbecue cover often from the same outlet that you purchased your grill from. However it is worth shopping around for a good offer because it can often be cheaper to buy products online than in-store due to less handling costs. Similarly many suppliers will sell the universal grill covers too in order to offer customers a greater choice, although as with the brand names, they can be cheaper online, and often with a better selection online too.
Cover Material: There are different types of material used in the manufacture of barbecue grill covers. These include PVC, vinyl, polyester, fabric, canvas. They all have their good and bad points, for example the really durable ones can be much more expensive but would stand the test of time and cope with the elements, however the cheaper ones may not last so long, they may crack, peel or fade , but the initial cost is obviously less. Some of the materials will be heavy-duty and some will be much lighter. Some will have Velcro fastening, some will have tie strings, others may have elastic loops that hook around the legs. There are a range of colors available too, generally black, green or beige, although there are some multi-color ones available too.
Cover Size: You will need the dimensions of your grill before you start to shop for a barbecue grill cover, this will ensure that you get the correct sized cover.
Summary: So with your dimensions at hand you can shop for your ideal barbecue grill cover, but the choice is down to the individual, and this may be influenced by a number of factors.
These factors can include your preferred material type and therefore the choice may be heavy-duty or light-weight. Your local climate may also have an impact on your material choice as the sun can causing fading and some materials can go brittle and peel over a period of time in the hot sun, however if you live in a really wet climate then you definitely need a good waterproof option. Your budget may also be a deciding factor, as may color preference, and the cover anchoring devise as some prefer Velcro fastenings instead of tie-strings for ease of use, it is purely down to the individual preferences when choosing barbecue grill covers.
And finally where to purchase your grill cover, there are a number of stores that sell barbecue grill covers, but it is definitely worth looking online as there are often cheaper deals to be found on the internet, often the same as you could find in- store but cheaper online, and of course you can see a greater selection in one place online too.