Buying a grill cover seems to be a simple decision compared to buying a new grill, but the fact is, a bunch of us completely ignore this accessory which is extremely important in maintaining our grill.
Imagine you have just cooked your first meal on your brand new grill and are waiting for it to cool down when the weather decides to surprise you. It’s pouring and you haven’t had the time to cover your grill, even consider you did manage to cover the grill, but your water-resistant grill cover is just not up to withstanding such a downpour.
Your brand new grill is forced to hold its own against the vagaries of nature.
It could take days for your grill (and its cover) to fully dry out, and you’re wishing you’d been more prepared. Grill covers are an important accessory to own especially if your grill is placed in a space that is exposed to all kinds of weather: dust, rains, snow, wind, and sun.
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Let’s have a look at why grill covers are vital to owning a grill and how to choose the best grill cover for your Charbroil grill.
Reasons To Cover Your Grill
BBQ gas grills are made with materials that can withstand the earth elements to a certain extent. Letting mother nature have her way with your grill will reduce hinder the cosmetics of your grill and potentially reduce the life expectancy. Here are some other things to consider.
- Protecting Your Grill From The Elements
Rain can play the biggest spoilsport, whether it is enjoying a BBQ experience or while maintaining the exterior of your grill. Since most grills are made almost entirely of metal, exposing your grill to prolonged moisture can lead to rusting and eventually chipping of the grill body and parts. Before you know it, chipped portions can start corrosion and the grill will start to deteriorate.
- Working In Diverse Weather
Rains are not the only thing you need to worry about. If you live anywhere in places that are hot and humid, covering your grill can work against you. Covering your grill in damp or foggy weather could mean trapping the moisture under the cover, leading to corrosion. That’s why it’s best to buy a grill cover that is breathable and allows sufficient airflow.
If you live along the coast, you will need to watch out because the salt in ocean water can cause damage to your grill. This salt can lead to rusting and corrosion of surfaces and can be a potential safety hazard.
- Protecting Your Grill During Off-Season
We use our grills during specific parts of the year and do our best to keep them in shape in the grilling season. While upkeep is important while using our grill, it is equally important as we put it away.
Whether it is protecting our grill from rains or dust or covering it in winter, putting away your grill neatly ensures that it lasts for many years. Buying a durable grill cover helps protect your grill in times when it is not in use, even if you plan to store it in a garage, shed or someplace indoors.
- Keeps Pests Out
Depending on where you use your grill, a grill cover also prevents your grill from becoming breeding grounds for pests, insects, squirrels, and other animals. The last thing you want to deal with is bugs and critters around your grill.
If left uncovered for long, your grill can become a nesting area for bees, wasps, or any other animal that is attracted to the shade.
- Makes Your Grill Ready To Use
While most of us don’t mind spending time warming up or seasoning our grill, we don’t like having to spend time scrubbing down a grill when we’re in a mood to cook. Using a grill cover makes sure all your grill parts are clean and ready to use, allowing you more time to enjoy the experience.
How To Choose A Grill Cover
Ideally, grill covers need to be made of sturdy material that is weather-resistant and doesn’t tear easily. Some of the best grill covers are made of vinyl, polyester, oilcloth, or weather-proof nylon.
While choosing a grill cover, you can either buy a customized cover from the manufacturer of your grill or you can buy a generic cover that works out for most standard grills.
With a custom cover, the price might be higher but the cover is specifically designed for your grill model and is guaranteed to fit your grill snugly. You also don’t have to worry about the quality of the cover as they are made of superior quality materials.
Generic covers, on the other hand, are designed to work for a wide variety of grills. These come at a better price which is great, if you find a cover that fits your grill perfectly. But finding one that fits perfectly is not easy.
I’d recommend investing in a custom grill cover from the manufacturer of your grill because you can be sure that it fits and will work out just right.
Picking The Right Grill Cover For Your Charbroil Grill
Depending on the type of Charbroil grill you own, here’s what we recommend for a great grill cover.
Designed to create a snug fit for Char Broil 2 and 3 burner grills, this grill cover is made of 300D polyester material supported with a PVC outer coating that protects your grill against damage from the elements.
This grill cover measures 38 inches high by 52 inches wide, with a depth of 23 inches. Closure straps along the side help fasten the cover securely even in heavy winds or stormy rains.
Measuring 44 inches high, 62 inches deep and 25 inches wide, this grill cover fits 3 and 4 burner Charbroil grills. Its durable 300D polyester coated with PVC is fixed firmly with side closure straps.
You needn’t worry about your grill cover sliding off or blowing away in extreme weather.
For the bulkier models, Charbroil offers a grill cover of sturdy make that completely covers a 5 or over burner Charbroil grill. The 300D polyester with PVC outer coating can be securely fastened employing side closure straps so that your grill is protected well.
The grill cover has a width of 72 inches, 25 inches in depth, and 44 inches in height.
Aspects to Consider
While buying a grill cover consider the size of your grill, the material that is best suited depending on where you place the grill (something breathable should work well for all weathers) and compatibility to your grill. Irrespective of the type of grill you have, spending an extra $50 or $100 dollars is sure worth protecting your grill that costs a few hundred dollars.
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If you’re considering replacing your Char-Broil instead, read our head to head comparison of Char Broil compared to Weber.